Norway to alter parking at former pizza restaurant

NORWAY — Two 10-minute parking spaces outside the former Blackstone Pizza building on Main Street in Norway will revert to regular parking spaces now that the business has been closed for some time.

The Norway City Council on Tuesday approved a traffic control order to that effect after receiving a request from an adjacent business owner.

The two parking spaces were given a 10-minute limit in 2005 so Blackstone Pizza had an area for their delivery drivers and customers picking up orders, City Manager Ray Anderson said. With the business no longer in operation, the time limits aren’t necessary, he added.

In other business, the council:

— Agreed to pay up to $7,700 to U.P. Office Equipment of Iron Mountain for a new copier/scanner/fax machine for Norway City Hall. The existing machine is from 2009, in “rough shape” and costs about $3,000 annually in maintenance, Anderson said. The city will pay for the new machine with transfers from the electric, water, wastewater and communications department funds.

— Allowed the Saintly Stitchers group to place signs on public property to publicize its quilt show set for Oct. 12 and 13.