South Charlotte

Two-hour parking limit set on street in Matthews

Matthews has reinstated two-hour parking along the 100 block of North Trade Street, between John Street and Matthews Station Street.

The two-hours limit is in effect 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays through Saturdays.

Other public parking spots in town will continue to have no time limit, at least for now.

Town commissioners at their Monday meeting approved the limit.

They asked staff to research further the remainder of a planning staff proposal that would also reinstate two-hour parking for the 200 block of North Trade and create four-hour parking for the first 45 spaces in the railroad lot.

They're also considering a time limit for parking along East Charles Street and a request to implement a permit system to park in four-hour spaces, first-come, first-served.

Several months ago, Matthews commissioners placed a moratorium on enforcing two-hour parking limits because of complaints from several area businesses. Town commissioners also accepted a report regarding the Old Public Works Facility which advised that the oldest building on the site be removed, the fence taken down, and the greenway routed through the property. A vote will come at their next meeting.

The town also will move its accounts to RBC Bank for the next three years.