Dowd has 60 days to issue a ruling.
Cooperstown Mayor Jeff Katz said he could not comment on the parking issue because of the lawsuit. However, he did say in the media release that the trustees will review the details of the paid parking and make appropriate changes for next season.
“At the end of the parking season, the village trustees plan to review this year’s experience with paid parking,” Katz said in the release.
Katz had previously said that he had heard several good ideas for changing the paid parking system, and that he and the trustees were willing to make changes for next season based on responses from merchants, residents and visitors. Two frequent suggestions have been to changes the hours of operation to later in the day to allow free parking in the morning and to allow the transfer of permits if a car is replaced.
The paid parking is seven days a week, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day. On weekends, it will extend until Oct. 31.