Posted: Jul 14, 2012 7:02 PM by Keele Smith - KPAX News
Updated: Jul 16, 2012 9:57 AM
MISSOULA- Floating on the river is one way to escape the heat, but parking along river access sites is causing problems for nearby residents.
In the area of MaClay's Bridge, floaters are especially troublesome with the Missoula County Sheriff's Office getting calls nearly every day from citizens complaining about parking violations and littering.
Floaters ignore the no parking signs that surround the area, blocking driveways and crowding streets, but Target Range resident Geoff Lukasik says parking isn't the only issue he's dealing with.
"They bend our fence, they go after our dogs, they leave trash in our yard," Lukasik said. "And it's totally disrespectful and rude. And they take privileges they don't have. And...we're tired of it," he said.
The Missoula County Sheriff's Office says they will maintain a zero tolerance policy for recreators who ignore no parking signs.