Southsider Voice correspondent
Parking would be banned on city-owned lots in Southport during late-night and early morning hours, according to an ordinance being considered by the City Council.
The council approved the first reading of the measure, which would ban parking on city lots from 10 p.m.-6 a.m.
However, councilors are expected to amend the ordinance to change the time to 11 p.m. or midnight to 6 a.m. while adding language for signage, towing provisions and fees for violators.
The ordinance will be up for a second reading during the 7 p.m. May 19 meeting.
Police Chief Tom Vaughn reviewed the activities of his officers in March: They wrote 100 ordinance violations and made 459 checks on businesses.
Indianapolis City-County Councilor Jack Sandlin urged residents to attend a town hall-type meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Perry Township Government Center, 4925 Shelby St., to protest a proposed blood plasma center at Madison Avenue and Southport Road.
City officials also previewed several upcoming events:
• May 2-4 – Communitywide yard sales, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; another one will be held Oct. 3-5.
• May 3 and 4 – The Southport Redevelopment Commission will host an open house from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday at the Southport Community Center, 6901 Derbyshire Road.
• May 10 – Ninth annual Street Fair at Southport Park and Community Center. The event runs from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and will feature music, a painting contest, children’s games, wine tasting and more than 40 vendors.