Bangor calls off Tuesday night meetings, announces parking ban because of storm

By Nick McCrea, BDN Staff
Posted March 19, 2013, at 11:11 a.m.

BANGOR, Maine — The city has called off public meetings scheduled for Tuesday night and announced a downtown parking ban in preparation for a storm that is projected to drop more than a foot of snow on Bangor.

“Given the amount of public interest for today’s meetings at both Business and Economic Development and Planning Board committees, we have opted to postpone the meetings until [March 26],” City Manager Cathy Conlow said Tuesday. “We want to ensure the greatest opportunity for public input, and given the latest weather forecasts, we are concerned that it will limit public participation.”

The committee meetings, scheduled for 5 and 7 p.m. respectively, included discussions about zoning to allow transitional housing and emergency shelters in Government and Institutional Service Districts, as well as where quarries should be permitted in rural zones of the city.

The storm also prompted Bangor to announce a downtown parking ban from 11 p.m. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday. Vehicles left on city streets during those hours may be towed at their owners’ expense.

Conlow said Tuesday morning that there were no plans to close city offices early.

For more information, visit bangormaine.gov.

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