City to change unregulated downtown parking to two hours

Parking may become more limited for those who live and work in downtown Seymour.

The city is looking to change all parking spots along St. Louis Avenue, both eastbound and westbound sides, to two hours in an effort to free up more places for shoppers and others doing business downtown.

People spending more than two hours should be using one of the city’s seven free parking lots or face being ticketed, said Councilman Brian “Bubba” D’Arco, chairman of the thoroughfare and drainage committee.

It’s an issue that has been debated for years by city officials, business owners and the public.

Last April, two city councilmen — Shawn Malone and Matt Nicholson — led a town hall meeting to talk about possible solutions. No changes were made at that time; however, the idea for all on-street parking to be limited to two hours was suggested.

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January Rutherford is a reporter for The (Seymour) Tribune. She can be reached at or 812-523-7069.