Flossmoor Voters Will Decide To Lift Truck Ban

Bernie Tafoya
November 02, 2018 - 8:30 pm
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WBBM NEWSRADIO -- Voters in one south suburb get to give their opinion this election whether they want to continue to have pick-up trucks banned from residential driveways overnight.

The referendum in Flossmoor is advisory.

Flossmoor Mayor Paul Braun said that in 1975 the village board voted to ban pick up trucks day and night unless, for instance, its owner was at a home to perform a service.

Braun said it was all about esthetics, and that people did not like the look of pick ups in their well-to-do community.

The restriction was eased 14 years later to what it is today, an overnight ban on pick ups in driveways.

Mayor Braun said that last year Flossmoor police issued 127 tickets to people who’d parked their pick-up trucks on driveways overnight.

He said that if voters decide pick-up trucks should be allowed on residential driveways overnight, it would only be for personal vehicles, not commercial ones.  He said the village board would likely, eventually, take up the matter if voters decide they'd like to ease up the restrictive parking law.

The wording of the referendum is:

"Should the Village of Flossmoor consider permitting a Class B truck or van (8,000 pounds or less) or a vehicle with specialty plates of a similar size as a Class B vehicle to park on a residential driveway so long as the vehicle is not used for commercial purposes?"