Council being asked to close stretch of Strafford Street to on-street parking

LACONIA — The City Council will consider a recommendation from the Police Department and the Department of Public Works to close a short stretch of Strafford Street to parking when it meets next month on Monday August 12.

The departments propose prohibiting parking along approximately 100 feet on the southwest side of street between Hudson Street and Bisson Avenue where the roadway narrows, prompting motorists to park on the sidewalk, which has no curb, and leaving pedestrians to walk in the street.

Stafford Street is home to the large Normandin Square Apartments building.

The Public Works Committee will review the proposal prior to the meeting at 6:30 p.m. and presents its recommendation to the council when it meets at 7 p.m.