City agrees to allow loading in Main Street No Parking zone

By BRYAN DAVIS PUBLISHER,

 The City of Indianola was quick to amend a recent vow to enforce the No Parking zone on the south end of Main Street.

The Board of Aldermen met on Monday night and approved adding a loading and unloading zone to the area that stretches from the corner of Front Street to Court Street.

There are several businesses on that side of the street, including Goldberg’s and Indianola Floral Design.

Merchants raised concerns last week about their vendors’ ability to gain access to their businesses with large trucks.

While the board voted to enforce no parking at any time, Mayor Steve Rosenthal said last week he was willing to bring it back to the board.

The signs were installed on Aug. 30, and the Indianola Police Department began writing tickets later that day.

While some merchants said they were concerned about the enforcement discouraging people from shopping in the area, it appears the No Parking signs will remain and will be enforced.