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Semi-truck parking restricted in town

Posted: Thursday, Jul 31st, 2014

ROCHELLE –– Rochelle City Council tightened restrictions for semi-truck and trailer parking within city limits.

Current municipal code requires the zoning department to enforce any violations in residential office zoning designations. In all other residential areas the Rochelle Police Department may also enforce the semi-parking violation.

“Staff has had issues with semi parking in the R-O District on the weekend when the zoning staff is not present to document the violation,” explained building inspector Kip Countryman.

During the council meeting Monday night Rochelle City Council amended the City of Rochelle Municipal Code to prohibit truck parking in all residential districts.

Police cooperation

“The City of Rochelle’s Police Department is currently a member of I.L.E.A.S. (Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System), which is a mutual aid consortium of over 900 local law enforcement agencies,” explained Rochelle Police Chief Eric Higby. “We have been a member since the inception of the system, and we responded to the first ever call-out which was the Utica tornado in 2004. The I.L.E.A.S. board has recently made some changes make the mutual aid system more flexible. As a result, the City of Rochelle will need to pass a resolution to adopt these changes.”

For the complete article see the 07-31-2014 issue.

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