“The issue of the street not being wide enough is totally invalid,”said Houk. “There’s not a vehicle too wide.”

Though he is still finalizing his proposal, Houk would like to allow parking from November to the end of March, Sunday through Thursday from noon to midnight.

Houk feels that if action isn’t taken soon, businesses may start to close.

“We’re just trying to come up with a situation where we could generate some revenue because all of us on Main Street are in pretty dire straits,” he told city commissioners. “We just don’t want to see the downtown have empty businesses, as an eyesore to the public.”

Houk says he will keep working at it for the rest of the winter going to different meetings, but fears that it may be too late by the time any decisions are actually made.

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