Posted on 26 April 2012 by KWBG
BOONE, Iowa—The Boone City Council’s Public Safety and Transportation Committee has opted to consider the elimination of parking on the street and save the trees. The Committee was presented with the prospect during a meeting this week. Planning is beginning for the reconstruction of several blocks of South Marshall Street. Parking is currently permitted on one side of the street between 1st and Prairie. Iowa DOT specs call for the street to be 31 feet wide for that to continue. The current width is 27 feet. Widening would mean the elimination of a number of established trees. The Public Safety Committee has decided to seek and ordinance to prohibit parking on the street.