But we have to say, based on conversations we had with people before the weekend, the event that seemed to be on everyone’s mind, except ours of course, was the implementation of paid on-street parking. We must admit this was an issue with which we were not well versed. And it seemed that no one else was either. So we decided we would go to the village’s website and see what we might learn.
If we understand what is posted on the website paid on-street parking runs from the Saturday before Memorial Day through Labor Day. Paid on-street parking runs, on the north side of Main Street, from Pine Blvd. to River Street. On the south side of Main Street the paid parking runs from the entrance to the eastern most county parking lot to River Street. Paid parking is also in effect on both the east and west sides of Pioneer from Church streets to Stagecoach Lane.
Paid on-street parking is in effect seven days a week from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. The cost is $2 per hour available in 15 minute increments. It should be noted that, according to the website, “Each purchase is limited to a maximum of 2 hours of time although multiple purchases may be made in the course of a day.” We assume that means one would not have to move one’s car if one simply returns to the car and purchases an additional amount of time up to two more hours.
Fifteen minute and handicapped parking spaces are exempt from paid parking. And, for $25, anyone may purchase, at the Village Office, a permit that will exempt one’s vehicle from paying to park on the street. Such permits are not good for parking in the Doubleday Field Parking Lot.