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November 29, 2012

Trustees move forward with paid parking plan

Board sets hearing on local law authorizing paid parking on Main and Pioneer streets

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Mebust said she favored keeping the limit at two hours, but allowing motorists to purchase an additional two hours of parking time.

Trustee Dr. Walter Franck said he agreed with Mebust about the two-hour limit and that the purchase of additional time should be allowed.

“It can be tried for a year,” Mebust said, adding that the board learned a great deal during the first year of paid parking in the Doubleday Field parking lot.

Falk’s committee had concerns about the impact on village residents and recommended that both 15-minute and handicapped spaces be exempt from any parking fees.

The residential parking permit plan that will go before the legislature will not apply to the on-street paid parking area. The plan calls for the use of pay and display machines like those used in the Doubleday Field parking lot.

The committee also recommends the revenue generated by paid parking be earmarked for the streets reserve fund.

In other business following public hearings, the board approved revisions to the village sign law and amended vehicle and traffic regulations to prohibit parking on both sides of Estli Avenue from Main Street to the village line.

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