Metra riders will have park vehicles in commuter lot in Worth

  • Written by By Sharon L. Filkins

Two parking issues were resolved in Worth at the village board meeting on Tuesday night with the approval of ordinances affecting 107th Street and 111th Place and Crandall Avenue.

Approval of the first ordinance called for the modification of the village’s municipal code to eliminate parking of large recreational or commercial vehicles at any time on 107th Street. Previously, commercial vehicles were allowed to park on the street for a period of two hours. The approved modification will no longer allow that.

The second ordinance approval prevents the parking of vehicles on 111th Place and Crandall Avenue between the hours of 7 a.m. and 11 a.m., with an exception provided for residents. The purpose of this modification to the municipal code is to prevent Metra commuters from parking on the street instead of using the Metra parking lot.

In other actions, the board authorized the sale of two 2009 Ford Crown Victoria vehicles previously used by the village’s police department.

Worth Mayor Mary Werner presented a proclamation recognizing May 1- May 7 as Municipal Clerks Week. She recognized Village Clerk Bonnie Price for the “vital services she performs and her exemplary dedication to the community.”

Price thanked the mayor and the board for the proclamation.

“It makes your job easier when you enjoy what you are doing and when you have the privilege of working with a great group of people,” she said.