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Parking, Crosswalks on Nyack Agenda

Village lawmakers to meet Thursday evening.

A spate of hot-button issues—from Nyack's to vacant buildings—are on the agenda for the village's Thursday lawmaking session.

Mayor Jen Laird-White and trustees will meet at at 7:30 p.m. for the first legislative parley of September.

Two Main Street residents are set to address the board concerning village crosswalks, which were . A 74-year-old Upper Nyack woman received serious injuries after ; a occurred weeks later.

Village attorney Walter Sevastian is slated to sound off on the impact so far of , which allow free parking from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.—but require downtown shoppers and bar-goers to feed the meters overnight, and between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Two public hearings on affordable housing, and how to handle vacant, dangerous buildings throughout the village, are set for 8 p.m.

Also on the agenda are discussions about , Nyack College Christmas Caroling and a community drum circle.

Dennis September 13, 2012 at 11:56 AM
Visiting Nyack for dinner and not having to worry about feeding the meter is great and we actually come more often! Dennis W. Hardy-Former Mayor-Village of Piermont
Richard Kavesh September 13, 2012 at 12:21 PM
Dennis, are you saying that having to pay 75 cents an hour for a maximum of three hours (assuming you arrived after 6:00 P.M.) actually kept you from coming to Nyack and spending, say, $80 for a dinner for two?
Dennis September 13, 2012 at 12:51 PM
No, it's not the money, however when I have hundreds of restaurants to choose from in Rockland where I do not have to feed a meter or have the nuisance of worrying whether or not I have enough quarters because the card readers don't always work then my decision is easy. The Village board has taken a small step in the right direction, however needs to do more to help small business otherwise you will see more "For Rent" signs!
Kevin Zawacki (Editor) September 13, 2012 at 03:38 PM
I'll be there tonight, so stay tuned for live updates.
Richard Kavesh September 13, 2012 at 03:41 PM
The muni-meters accept nickels, dimes, quarters, dollar bills, and credit cards. Personally, I think that Nyack's restaurants -- and Nyack's ambiance -- are so superior to the rest of Rockland's that the minor charge for parking is well worth it. And charging produces turnover, which is good for businesses small and large.
Dennis September 13, 2012 at 09:37 PM
Richard, Yes, Nyack's ambiance is what makes it such a special place! The current parking rules seem to be working in my opinion.
Eyeoftheyac September 14, 2012 at 12:51 AM
The new parking rules are stupid. How can we justify this as a success paying multiple parking agents to walk around all night as a pair. The bars are only busy two nights a week. We are paying parking agents to police a ghost town until six am seven days a week now. Often you will see the late night parking agents killing time hanging out together or in a local store. How can we justify paying multiple salaries late at night when the previous parking rules allowed for a more effecient scheduling option in respect to enforcement peak and manpower. All you have to do is drive around town late at night to see the waste of resources taking place. Can we afford this? What are we putting out in man power vs the return? Does the change make sense on paper? Its certainly anoying as a broadway resident.
Eyeoftheyac September 14, 2012 at 12:55 AM
... As a resident dealing with meters on half the day off half the day is easier then on off on off in one day, more oppertunities to get caught up in scheduling and ticketed as a resident. I do not support the change and have spoken to other residents with the same sentiment in my neighborhood.

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