Pharos-Tribune staff writer

Special parking permits for downtown residents and workers are among the solutions being considered for alleviating parking problems.

In a letter to the Logansport Board of Public Works and Safety, Deputy Mayor Linda Klinck indicated those recommendations will be part of a report presented to the board at its 5 p.m. meeting March 1. Members of the task force are Doug Weaver, Tom LaDow, Stan Williams, Shae Young and Klinck. Weaver and LaDow are downtown businessmen. Williams is the planning director and Young is the new Logan’s Landing Association director.

Klinck did not attend the board meeting Wednesday because she was at a conference. Mayor Mike Fincher said however that Traffic Officer Wes Peters has received undue criticism for enforcing a two-hour parking limit downtown. Fincher said the limit has not been enforced for several years and Peters has done his job.

In other business:

•The meeting was the first held in the city council chambers since the room has a new look. Sky blue has replaced white on most of the walls with a dark blue accent on the wall behind the council, mayor and clerk-treasurer’s seats and along the upper edges below the ceiling.

•A route for a second “Mallory’s Mad Dash” was approved. The run/walk, a fund-raiser for Cass County Special Olympics that was held last year, will be moved from the high school to Riverside Park and the River Bluff Trail. The race will start and end at the park with a route that heads west on Race Street, north on Sixth and Michigan Avenue, east on River Bluff, south on Davis Road, west on High to 17th, and north on 17th to Miles Street. The race will be held April 9.

•An electrician license for Gary Timm of Coloma, Mich., was approved.

•Board members continued action on a property at 716 Washington St. owned by Jesus Rincones.

•Owners of 118 Eel River Ave. were ordered to repair the Bankers Row Home. They did not appear at the meeting.

•Unsafe building notices were approved for five properties and their owners, 717 Bringhurst, Michael and Mary Jane Rehling; 829 North St., Leon Savoie; 80 Seventh St., Joe Dunn; 702-704 Bringhurst St., Eldon and Dorothy Turner; and 74 Seventh St., Jerry and Rita Spurgeon. The last property will be demolished by the city and the owners will be billed $10,948.

•Of 20 properties inspected by Building Commissioner Gary Hostetler, Plan Director Stan WIlliams and Deputy Mayor Linda Klinck, 10 owners have been ordered to repair properties. Another seven of the properties are being renovated and three will be razed.

•Condemnation of 1717 Clifton Ave. was lifted.

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