JAMESTOWN – A north side resident is again voicing her concern about truck delivers to a Washington Street business that she says goes against what had been promised to local residents when the business was first being proposed.
Resident Jeannette Jones told the Jamestown City Council Monday night that despite concerns being voiced earlier this year, large delivery trucks continue to deliveries at the NAPA Auto Parts store and have been parking along the residential area of 11th Street, sometimes blocking traffic and driveways. Jones added the trucks have also arrived outside of regular business hours, sometimes as early as 2 a.m., causing a disruption to residents who live there.
Jones pointed out that when the business was being proposed before the city planning commission in 2016, the developers had promised that only small box vehicles would be making deliveries and they wouldn’t occur after midnight. She said they also were told the delivers would be on the Washington Street side of the business, not on 11th Street.
According to an article that was published by The Post-Journal Dec. 3, 2016, James Beach, owner of Superior Auto Supply and seven regional NAPA stores, told the city planning commission that regular delivery trucks will be about 24 feet long, similar to a U-Haul, that will drop off parts to the store at night between 10 p.m. to midnight.
Jones said not only are residents upset about the disruption caused by the delivers, but they are also concerned the heavy vehicles may damage the sewer infrastructure, creating an unnecessary financial burden for both the city and residents.
Both the mayor and city council members said the police will continue to monitor the area and enforce any traffic violations that could be taking place.