Not all churches in Warren have off-street parking.
One that doesn't is asking the city to make some on-street parking spots that will be just for them.
Warren Supulski, senior pastor of the House of Worship Biker Church, made the church's request for five exclusive spots on Conewango Avenue at City Council's meeting Monday night.
"It's tough for us to get in there at times," Supulski said. "We've got Sunday morning service, Friday night service. The church has two vehicles, only leaves three spots."
Council Vice President Maurice Cashman asked if Supulski was requesting that the spots be church parking 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Supulski replied that was what he was requesting.
The spots the the Biker Church is seeking are on the west side of the street, across from the church, in front of a multi-family residence.
The intersecting street, Conewango Place, is one way with some on-street parking available.
Council tasked Police Chief Ray Zydonik with examining the feasibility of the request.
Zydonik told council that "nothing comes to mind" regarding similar parking arrangements in the city.
"We'll research this," he said. "We're going to have to look at residents in the area that will be impacted by that."
"My intention is to go over there and look at the area available for off-street parking for other residents, try to make contact with other residents and try to get their thoughts on whether they would like to see something like that go in," Zydonik said on Thursday.
He explained that when he was working in Harrisburg there were on-street parking places that were neighborhood and, in some cases, resident specific.
Supulski said that the "only people we're having trouble with is the building across the street."
City Solicitor Andrea Stapleford asked whether there has been any type of parking regulation like this at that location previously. Supulski said that he was told that there was a church parking only sign at the church sometime in the past.
Zydonik cautioned council, "I think, at this point, we're venturing into new territory."
He said he will have information to present to council at its July16 meeting.