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Don’t see red over yellow curbs: borough marks no-parking spots

By Dan Miller danmiller@pressandjournal.com
Posted 8/9/17

If you find a ticket on your windshield for illegal parking along one of Middletown’s main streets, you can no longer blame it on not being able to see the yellow paint on the curb.

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Don’t see red over yellow curbs: borough marks no-parking spots

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If you find a ticket on your windshield for illegal parking along one of Middletown’s main streets, you can no longer blame it on not being able to see the yellow paint on the curb.

Borough public works employees have spent much of the summer redoing yellow paint on curbing through much of the town.

This is the first time since 2013 or even 2012 that the borough has made a systematic effort to repaint the curbing, said Public Works Director Greg Wilsbach.

It couldn’t be done since then because the borough didn’t have enough staff. Wilsbach was able to remedy that by getting council to approve two seasonal workers to augment public works for the summer.

Besides painting the curbing, public works this summer has spent a lot of time spraying weeds, sprucing up downtown, and trying to catch up on some overdue park maintenance.

The yellow curb painting started on the most visible and highly traveled streets, such as Main and Union, Wilsbach said.

The borough has worked hard to try and get all the curbing repainted, but that is not going to be possible this year, Wilsbach said.

Even with the seasonal help, public works is stretched thin because Wilsbach is trying to bring back services that had been reduced or eliminated in recent years, such as street sweeping.

“That takes one person away for two weeks out of the month just to sweep. They didn’t have that for years,” Wilsbach said.

Also, the start of school is fast approaching so public works has to make sure all the crosswalks are up to par.

Wilsbach hopes to do the rest of the yellow curbing next year, but that will largely depend on whether council approves more seasonal help in the 2018 budget.

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