The "no parking" zones around The Whip tavern have been extended to include the south side of Route 841 from Springdell Road to Thouron Road. Neighboring landowner Dick Hayne has put up a low fence along that stretch of North Chatham Road, but apparently die-hard Whip patrons are still parking there, even if half their cars are protruding into the roadway.
More no-parking signs will be installed.
The chronic lack of sufficient on-site parking at The Whip has been a concern for years on the part of the tavern's neighbors.
The West Marlborough township supervisors held a brief hearing before unanimously approving the new ordinance. As required by law, court stenographer Bill Handy was there to record the proceedings. A local man, he is called upon to record most of the township's hearings and then likes to go to the Whip afterward for dinner.
"So where am I going to park?" he mock-grumbled as he was packing up his recording device.