Special Easter parking approved

There will be more parking for people attending Emmanuel Christian Center Easter services.

The Spring Lake Park City Council March 18 unanimously agreed to allow church representatives to cover the no parking signs only on the west side of Terrace Road and allow for overflow parking at Terrace Park.

The no parking exception will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the church’s March 31 services.

Councilmember Larry Raymond questioned if the church, located at 7777 University Ave. N.E., would be in violation of the city fire code.

The church was built with 1,000 parking spaces, which was supposed to be the maximum occupation, he said.

The maximum occupation is posted and the extra parking may be needed for the overlapping time between services, said Barry Brainard, building official.

Plus Easter is a big church day, said City Administrator Barb Nelson.

Tammy Sakry is at [email protected]