Jennings Residents Fed Up With No Parking Signs

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JENNINGS, MO (KPLR)-- A Jennings man says he's fed up with city hall after they put up no parking signs on the wrong side of the street.

Robert Cotton has lived on Garesche for about 18 years and has a problem with a no parking and snow route sign on his street. He says the city didn't give him notice and he got a ticket.

"They changed the signs on our streets from snow route to no parking," he stated.

Cotton says he's fed up with getting tickets on his street. He went out of town last week and when he got back, he found a parking ticket on his vehicle. He says the neighborhood had no idea the new parking signs were going up so he went down to city hall for answers.

"There's no parking for the residents on either side of the street because one side is marked for snow removal and there’s no parking at all,” said Cotton.

Turns out city workers put the new parking signs on the wrong side of the street. Cotton got the ticket dismissed , but another issue came to light. According to city code, snow route and no parking signage must be placed on the north and south side of the street. Residents say that can be a nightmare in the winter. They’re petitioning to have all of the no parking signs moved to one side of the street. The city says the signs are there for safety on the heavily traveled road.

"I want to petition to have the signs on one side or the other, the north or south side," said Cotton.

We spoke to city officials who say if you got a ticket on Garyshee you can go to the city clerk’s office to get a refund. And if citizens have an issue with how the signs are placed they can speak up at their next city council meeting. And that's exactly what Robert Cotton plans to do, "Let us park on the street it affects us."

The city says it plans to make adjustments to signs within the city limits in the coming weeks reporting.