LETTER: Parking plan could ease tension at schoolIf school personnel used these (off-street) areas to park in, it would help eliminate some of the traffic congestion we have at 3 p.m. when parents pick up their children.
By: David Reichelt, Mitchell
To the Editor:
After reading the article in The Daily Republic of the incident last Friday afternoon at the Longfellow School, I decided to write this letter.
The personnel at Longfellow park on First Avenue and Mentzer Street. I live on the corner of First and Mentzer and seldom have any open parking places around my home. If I was to have a visitor, delivery or need a plumber, etc., they would have to park in another area. They purchased a house on Second Avenue and made the lot for school parking. There are always at least five to 10 spots open in the lot and several more along school property on Second Avenue. I emailed Principal Childs with the suggestion that if school personnel used these areas to park in, it would help eliminate some of the traffic congestion we have at 3 p.m. when parents pick up their children. They could park in these spots instead of the alley.
I feel I am a good neighbor and try to keep my home as neat as possible. I also clean the gutters because the city sweeper can never get to them. This is not a complaint but a suggestion.