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Ross Commissioners Table Plan to Ban Parking on Fairley Road

Commissioner Peter Ferraro indicated a long-simmering dispute among neighbors may be close to a resolution.

Ross Township commissioners Monday night voted 7-0, with one abstention, to table a proposed ordinance to ban parking along the entire length of Fairley Road. 

Pamela Heck, who lives at 100 Fairley Road, asked the Ross commissioners on Oct. 1 to make the entire road a no-parking zone, because of an ongoing dispute with a neighbor who she said had been parking a large, white van directly in front of her mailbox.

Complaints about Bill Ansell's vehicles from other neighbors prompted the Ross commissioners to extend the no parking zone along Fairley road in August. 

Ansell's brother, Robert, who owns the home in which his brother lives on Fairley Road, was highly critical of the idea.

"I think that's unfair to every resident up there," he told the board. "My property can only support two cars in the driveway, if you put no parking on the entire street, where is everybody going to park if they come to visit somebody?"

Commissioner Peter A. Ferraro said at the board's Nov. 7 meeting that after years of disputes in the neighborhood, a no-parking ban may be the only way to solve the problems.

But at Monday night's meeting, Ferraro indicated a resolution was at hand.

"After hours of deliberations with Bob Ansell and Bill Ansell and our police chief I hope we can resolve the situation up there and move forward," he said. "This has been an item we have exhausted over the years and hopefully we can bring this to a conclusion."

At the end of the meeting, Robert Answell addressed the commissioners, thanking them and the police chief for their help. 

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