City Council approves no-parking zones, Halloween hours

Blake Warman, Staff Reporter

Charleston City Council met Tuesday and unanimously voted to set up specific no-parking zones.

These no-parking zones will run from Eden Drive to 323 North on West Reynolds, and Eden Drive to 277 North on East Reynolds. The other parking zone will run from South Taylor from Ninth Street to 10th Street.

The council also voted and approved to proclaim and recognize the month of October as National NeighborWoods Month. During National NeighborWoods Month organizations all around the country work to improve communities by planting trees and forming coalitions with other organizations dedicated to a higher quality of life.

Another topic voted upon and approved by the city council was the approval of street closures for the annual Cub Scout Troop Cub-Mobile Race (Soap Box Derby). Streets needed for closure to host this event are Eighth Street from Jackson Avenue to Van Buren Avenue. The race will take place on Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.

Mayor Larry Rennels said originally a few weeks ago they had approved the Soap Box Derby but because of a date change this required them to revote on the item.

Finally the council approved the authorization to issue a renewal of license agreement with the Charleston Water Fowl Association to use and regulate hunting activities at Lake Charleston. This would then allow the Charleston Water Fowl Association to monitor all waterfowl hunting activities.

Rennels also approved this year’s Halloween trick-or-treat hours. The approved time for trick or treat hours for Charleston this year will be on October 31 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.

The council will also approved on the vacation of two alleys or streets near the Jefferson School District.

The city council will meet again at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21 in City Hall.


Blake Warman can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected].