Crestwood aldermen review restrictions on Pardee Lane

Board of Aldermen votes to retain parking status quo

Crestwood City Hall

Photo by Gloria Lloyd

Crestwood City Hall

By Lucas Irizarry, Staff Reporter

Pardee Lane in Crestwood will retain its no parking allowed status after the Board of Aldermen voted to keep the status quo Jan. 11.

Pardee features fire lanes on both sides of the road and the proposed bill would have turned the side of the road with no hydrants into a special event parking area. The proposal was originally on the consent agenda, but Ward 4 Alderman Tony Kennedy pulled it for individual vote because he felt there was no clear consensus either way from residents.

“The consent agenda is meant to have things that are not controversial and when I looked at this ordinance and started reading all the comments from residents both for and against, it was pretty clear there was no supermajority,” Kennedy said.                  

A memo from Director of Public Services Jim Gillam showed residents on Pardee Lane, Pardee Road and Lou Court were in support of the ordinance by a count of 11-7.

Kennedy also said the final wording of the ordinance doesn’t fit the Public Works Board’s thought process. Applicants can grab passes to hang from rearview mirrors for cars attending special events, and the passes are valid for three years after issuance, but do not allow a vehicle to be parked on Pardee Lane for more than seven days in a calendar month. Applicants must state the number of requested days.

Ward 3 Alderman Scott Shipley said the wording may not be perfect, but it allows homeowners on Pardee to have a flexible time frame for planning and use of passes approved by the city.

The board voted 3-5 to deny the ordinance. Kennedy, Ward 1 Aldermen Jesse Morrison and Richard Breeding, Ward 2 Alderman Justin Charboneau and Ward 4 Alderman John Sebben voted no, while Shipley, Ward 2 Alderman Mary Stadter and Ward 3 Alderman Greg Hall voted yes.