Hyde park clarifies parking ticket appeals process

HYDE PARK—A parking ordinance was amended by the City Council Wednesday. Ordinance 2011-02 amended ordinance 2008-01 which was unclear about the process of appealing a parking ticket. The new ordinance informs residents that they are allowed to submit an appeal in writing to be considered by a hearing officer.

Hyde Park: Even disasters need a budget cap

HYDE PARK—During an emergency preparedness presentation at Wednesday night’s City Council meeting, Brian Potts of the Smithfield Fire Department stressed the need to draw up a formal declaration of a financial cap for disaster management if the city needed to declare a state of emergency.