West Point City Council heard public comments Thursday regarding proposed ordinances against littering and the establishment of parking restrictions downtown.
If council approves the recommended changes regarding littering and parking, the proposed ordinances could take effect within two weeks., said City Manager Ed Moon, but the city would likely give more time to inform residents of the changes.
The recommended changes would establish two-hour parking signs that would restrict 60 parking spaces in the areas of 3rd Avenue, West 8th, 9th, and 10th streets and 4th Avenue in the downtown area. Fifteen signs would be installed throughout the areas at a cost of about $2,800.
Parking signs are also proposed on Kia Boulevard, Kia Parkway, Highway 18 and Webb Road.
Those signs would be labeled, “No parking, stopping, standing at any time,” and “No littering. Violators will be prosecuted.”
A fine for parking violation would be $50. A first offense littering violation would levy a $500 fine, and $1,000 fine for a second offense.
Other items up for public comment included the proposed 2014 budget, a new after-school reimbursement food program, bringing an EMS training program to the city and an annexation request from Harris County, though no one from the public or council did so.
Council wrapped up the brief work session and went into executive session to discuss the purchasing of a property.