Council Accepts Block Grant Funds Targeting ADA Compliance, Codifies New Parking -Traffic Regulations
Bensalem Township Council approved the use of Community Development Block Grant funds at Monday night’s council meeting for 2022 to be used for ADA compliance project and voted to change parking regulations within the municipalities boundaries.
The township is receiving a little more than $381,000.00 in funds, said Solicitor Joe Pizzo
Most of the funds, said Council President Joseph Knowles, will be for improving access for ADA accessibility such as curb cuts on sidewalks.
Two areas targeted by the township for work to be completed using the funds are Trace Drive in the clusters and Brookwood Park.
Officials said a lot of work needs to be done at the park, with plans to lay new blacktop as part of the overall 2022 plan.
In related business, Council voted to approve amending traffic/parking regulations also citing concerns reported to them by residents police and fire officials.
Pizzo said from time-to time certain areas of the township experience issues with traffic and parking regulations or lack there of.
Council members amended changes for traffic regulations as follows:
- Do not Enter 3pm – 6pm Pine and Bristol Road’s
- No Parking, Stopping, or Standing Sign- Elizabeth Avenue Northbound From Brownsville Road to First driveway. Magnolia Avenue Southbound Intersection of Magnolia Avenue/
The last element of the new traffic regulations related to obstructing parking spaces throughout the township. Residents, motorists, and anyone parking a vehicle will not be able to, for example, use garbage cans, cones and or any other type of space holder/blocker to save parking spaces on public roadways.
The added regulation would make a violation of the ordinance to “save, block, reserve…” a parking space Pizzo said, …by way of barricades, cones, you know things of that nature.”
“So you can save your space in South Philly but not here,” Council President Joseph Knowles after passing the new ordinances.