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  • MPC 400 Community Media II

What April First Means for the City of Olivet

OLIVET- It’s a span of five months that change the lifestyle of many. Parking seems to be a simple necessity, but it becomes more difficult when parallel parking is restricted from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. in the city of Olivet.


Olivet’s seasonal parking restrictions are enforced from Nov. 1 to April 1 so the Department of Public Works can plow and maintain the roads. Tickets will be given out if this requirement is not met. Unpaid tickets will be sent to a collection agency and may be reported to the credit bureau.


For students at The University of Olivet, this will allow more parking when typically, there are less possible parking spots, due to the seasonal parking restrictions.


According to campus safety officer, Lennon Williams, the potential for new parking lots has been a topic of discussion, “The intention is there. The money is there. The planning is there. We talk about it a lot and the issue are that there is not a lot of space to put new lots in.”

A speed limit of 30 mph is posted through the City of Olivet, as seen here on S Main St.

Parking spaces along Cottage Street in Olivet, which allow students and staff easy access to campus buildings and facilities.

Between the dates of Nov. 1 and April 1, parking is only permitted during the daytime from 6 A.M. to 2 A.M.

Parking along city streets is only permitted from April 1 to Nov. 1, per City ordinance.

A temporary ordinance set in place by the Olivet Police Department restricts access to certain spaces directly in front of a newly constructed building.

By Brie Brodrick and Ben Porter

Photos by Ella Gaffke


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