For now, Irmo residents don’t have to worry about being ticketed for parking on the street or in their front yards.
On Thursday, the Town Council eliminated a rule against parking in the street. That action came after Irmo police issued 48 tickets last weekend to people who violated the restriction.
The council also struck the rule against parking in front yards, which was supposed to take effect next year.
Both rules were intended to prevent blight and to allow easy travel on many narrow streets. But residents had complained that the restrictions would leave many homeowners with nowhere to park their vehicles.
“It’s clear that it would be impossible for many residents to meet the requirements,” Councilwoman Kathy Condom said. “It was too draconian, so we’ll look at alternatives.”
Tim Flach: 803-771-8483