Yankee Doodle Dandies
. Earlier this week, the Carmel city council introduced an ordinance that minimizes the pre-Carmelfest-parade lawn chair line up to only the day prior, beginning at 6 a.m. The proposal also bans tents, tarps, stakes, tape, blankets and other personal property from being placed in rights-of-way along the parade route. Violators will have to do a July 5 walk of shame to the Carmel Street Department where impounded items will be stored until pick up. The ordinance now heads to the land use committee for further discussion and, of course, the public will have a chance to weigh in (somewhere other than social media).