Carl realizes it's a dead end street, but maintained a half dozen people park their cars on the part of the street that council intends to vacate. He indicated even more park there on weekends.
He said people regularly parking there live in nearby apartments and homes along Main Street.
"If you vacate that street where are all these people going to start parking their cars?" asked Carl.
He has two parking lots there and said he already constantly is chasing people off his lots.
S. First Street runs along the side of the magisterial district court at 106 Main St.
In January, council voted to vacate the portion of S. First Street bordering 44 Klines Lane, so the owners of Motors Plus would have enough land to meet parking requirements for their business.
But Pepe told Carl that motion was only to start moving forward with the process.
Carl was told a hearing will be held before council takes final action on passing an ordinance to vacate the end of that street and that passing that ordinance will be a two-meeting process, with first and second readings.
After the meeting, Pepe said that street vacation should come up for a first reading at the last council meeting in April or the first in May.
Labenberg told Carl the borough intends to keep First to beyond the point where an alley turns off it.