Q: I want to point out a problem in the area a block or two east of Massachusetts on 14th and 15th streets. The pavement is peeling up off of the road and is hazardous. Is anything going to be done to fix this?
A: Rod Bremby, assistant city manager, said the area on 15th, east of Massachusetts, was scheduled for repair in early October.
Excessive storm water this summer peeled the asphalt off its brick base, he said.
As for the area being hazardous, Bremby said: "If you're driving within the speed limit, and exercising the normal caution, then it is not hazardous."
If not, however, the area could be a safety problem, he said.
"We're going to get to it as quickly as we can," he said.
Q: I'd like to know if there are any ordinances or regulations regarding parking commercial vehicles, specifically moving vans, in residential areas.
A: Yes, there are two ordinances dealing with parking for commercial vehicles, said Rod Bremby, assistant city manager.
First, no vehicles are permitted to park on the street for more than 48 hours, he said. Moving vans are included.
Second, commercial vehicles over 20,000 pounds are supposed to stick to city-approved truck routes, outlined in a separate city ordinance: Kansas Highway 59 (Iowa Street), from the south city limits to Sixth Street; Sixth, from Iowa to Massachusetts streets; North Second Street, from the Kansas River Bridge to the north city limits; U.S. Highway 40, from the west city limits to Iowa Street; the Kansas Turnpike access road; and Rockledge Road, from the turnpike access road to Sixth.
There are exceptions, however. Trucks making deliveries within the city should use "the most direct route" possible, according to the ordinance. Parking is not specifically addressed.
Anyone observing violations may call the police department, 841-7210, for enforcement, Bremby said.