A proposed city
ordinance in Moberly, MO, that could have had truckers playing hide-and-go-seek
with their trucks has been tabled, thanks to opposition from an owner-operator.
Earlier this month,
the Moberly City Council discussed an ordinance that would prohibit commercial
vehicles from being parked or stored in residential areas.
director of the Office of Community Development for the city, told the Moberly
Monitor that the move was designed to keep big trucks from parking in
driveways and in front of homes.
“They don’t fit and
they’re just not designed for it,” he told the Monitor.
However, on July 18, the council voted to table the ban until it could
be further discussed, after resident and owner-operator Randy Cook spoke at the
meeting about how difficult the ordinance would make his day-to-day operations.
“I can’t afford to park (my truck) somewhere else and have
it be vandalized,” Cook said. “The police can’t be everywhere ... and it’s not
fair to the owner-operators. Where do you propose I park my truck coming home
Councilman Dick Boots moved to table the ordinance, and
asked Cook to develop a list of other owner-operators who would be affected by
the parking ban. No date has been set for another vote.