Delaware City Council will have a public hearing comment for updates to its traffic laws at its chambers, 1 S. Sandusky St., 7:30 p.m. today.

The proposed ordinance would raise the fines from $40 to $250 to illegally park in a handicap spot on the first offense — but caps it at $500 on the third offense. Delaware police Chief Bruce Pijanowski has said it brings the city into compliance with state law.

Additionally, the proposed legislation would tweak the language of other parking and traffic laws of the city. It would add a $25 fine for parking outside of the lines to the fee schedule; prohibit parking 20 feet of a mid-block crosswalk; clear up language regarding the parking of a commercial vehicle. City code now prohibits trucks or commercial vehicles of a rated weight of more than “one ton” from parking. Pijanowski has said the one ton terminology is outdated and the legislation would replace it with vehicle classes.

In addition, Council will have presentations from Shelia Hiddleson of the Delaware General Health District. Mayor Carolyn Kay Riggle will present a proclamation to thank the Vintage Auto Club for organizing the city’s “Blast from the Past” car show. The club had its 23rd and final show this summer.

In other business, Council will have:

  • Second readings to approve final subdivision plats for sections of Westport Homes’ Lantern Chase housing development. The sections consist of 80 single family lots on about 39 acres located on Gelmsbury Drive, Connaught Place, Cedar Creek Street and Lanthorn Pond Drive; and Connaught Place and Marblehead Drive.
  • Second reading to supplement the 2016 Appropriations Ordinance to increase funding for the design of the Glenn Parkway Extension north to Berlin Station Road.
  • Second readings to issue and sale of bonds with the maximum principal amount of $4 million to pay for the construction of a new fire station; and $400,000 to pay the costs to replace the roof of the city’s Public Works building.
  • Second reading for a resolution to adopt the 2017 to 2021 five-year capital improvement program.

Council will meet in executive session at 6:30 p.m. with the regular meeting starting at 7 p.m.

By Brandon Klein

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Brandon Klein can be reached at 740-413-0904 or on Twitter at @brandoneklein.