Complaints bring no-parking zone

MERCEDES — The city has created a no-parking zone on Bruce Street after complaints from homeowners that high school students were parking there.

Homeowners who were fed up with students parking on their street made the complaints.

That led to the city placing a no-parking sign from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday – Friday. The sign was placed early last week.

Yesterday, Police Chief Olga Maldonado took a call from a resident on Bruce Street complaining about the many Mercedes High School students parking on the side of the street.

She said later yesterday morning students who had parked on Bruce Street were asked to move their cars into the school parking lot.

Over the years, students without parking permits to the school parking lot have been parking a block away from the school on Dowler and Bruce streets.

Now the two streets once public parking during the week are no-parking zones.

High school protocol states students who drive to school must have a driver’s license, vehicle insurance and have filled out an application for the school parking permit.

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