You probably know that in certain parts of the Village, on-street parking is very limited. Within the boundaries of the original historic district, there are many driveways, and just some garage complexes fronted with small drives, that aren’t long enough to allow a car to pull up to the garage door without blocking the sidewalk. Such driveways exist on streets such as Falcon, Farragut, Flanders, Chalmers Lane, Drummond, Brompton, Burley and Andover. The situation is not the same in other parts of town, where longer driveways and on-street parking are more prevalent.
Blocking the sidewalk is actually not legal. However, because of our unique situations on the streets listed above, we exercise some leniency when enforcing this requirement. When out of necessity – not just for convenience – a parked vehicle blocks the sidewalk, we are typically not citing them, as long as a pedestrian can get around the vehicle without stepping off pavement into the street. Please be mindful of this when parking your car over the sidewalk! If you have somewhere other than over the sidewalk to park, you are encouraged to do so!
Based on the current status of the corona virus in Ohio and the orders and guidelines that have been put in place as a result of the virus, the Village has made the difficult decision to not hold public events this year. This means that events such as Community Days at the Pool, Harvest Fest, and Light Up will not be held in 2020. Concerts on the Commons will be evaluated on a monthly basis.
Attendance at these public events is open – tickets and/or advance registration are not feasible. Events such as these are considered to be “mass gatherings” and mass gatherings are still limited to no more than 10 people.
You are probably thinking about all the permissible events such as weddings, outdoor theater performances, sports leagues, etc. that are occurring. How do these differ from public events? Well, they differ since there is the ability to have advance reservations/registration of attendees that allows for the gathering of personal information in the event tracing is necessary. Our swimming pool is a good example of this. A condition of opening the pool was having a daily reservation/registration process in place.
We look forward to a full schedule of events in 2021!