The will consider a proposal to extend parking time limitations from one hour to two in the Port Washington Parking District, at Tuesday's town board meeting at at 7:30 p.m.
If the measure was approved, those parking at meters would not have to run out, say, during a half-finished meal, or in the middle of a salon visit, to feed the meter in order to avoid a $70 ticket, according to the Greater Port Washington Business Improvement District. Though the town board considered the measure at the May 29 meeting, the item was moved to Tuesday's meeting so that board members had enough time to review the proposal.
The BID board "has been pushing this plan and lobbying for it with the town for over a year," said Paul Oleksiw, BID president, and co-owner of Bill’s Auto, in a statement. "If this proposal is approved, it will benefit our residents, merchants and the town.”
“Another related topic we have proposed is to shorten the enforcement time to end at 5 p.m. instead of 6 p.m.,” he added.
Monika Wolfe, owner of Evolution Pilates and a past BID board member, noted, “Many neighboring communities in the Town of North Hempstead either have no meters or have two-hour meters so it is only fair that Port receives the same consideration.”
Wolfe is credited with initially proposing the meter time extension to the town at a previous BID board meeting. She said that although she likes her current Port Washington location, she would consider relocating to another community if the meter issue is not favorably resolved.
The 10-minute free-parking option would continue, regardless of of the town's decision on the 2-hour meters, according to the BID.
The BID is urging local business owners and residents to attend Tuesday's meeting to voice their opinions. Its board members credit Councilwoman Dina DeGiorgio for sponsoring the proposed resolution.
Roslyn Country Club Hearing
Also at Tuesday's meeting, the Town Board will hold a hearing on the – a in the community.
An agreement has been negotiated with the owners of the 7.3-acre property which will be discussed at the meeting. The $2 million transaction's funding will come from the Town's Environmental Legacy Fund.
For more on this item and other issues on the agenda, visit the town website.