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LOCKPORT -- A decision on whether the city will pursue enforcement of its ban on front-yard parking won't come until at least next month.

Alderman John Lombardi III, R-5th Ward, said the Common Council's Public Safety Committee lacked a quorum to discuss the matter at its meeting Tuesday. He said he hopes to schedule another meeting on the topic before the panel's next regularly scheduled meeting date March 20.

The city's building inspectors passed out 313 warnings about illegal parking during December and January, but no effort has been made to actually enforce the ordinance by towing the violators' cars. No fine is mentioned in the 53- year-old law, which has seldom been enforced.

The ordinance bans parking on the front lawns of homes or in the city right of way between the curb and the sidewalk.

City GOP chairman plans to resign

LOCKPORT -- City Republican Chairman Gregory M. Wik said Tuesday he will resign in April or May because he is moving to Pendleton.

Wik, a former 8th Ward alderman, became city GOP leader in September.

He is expected to be replaced by Vice Chairman John Lombard III, the 5th Ward alderman.

Wik said his new home on Donner Road is nearing completion, and he will officially hand in his resignation once he is ready to move.

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