Sterling Street parking law to be discussed at Village work session

05/20/2013 3:11 PM |
SUFFOLK TIMES FILE PHOTO | Greenport Village officials will discuss a proposed Sterling Street parking ban at tonight's work session.

SUFFOLK TIMES FILE PHOTO | Greenport Village officials will discuss a proposed Sterling Street parking ban at tonight’s work session.

Greenport Village officials will discuss a proposed amendment to a local law that, if approved, would prohibit visitors from parking on the eastern side of Sterling Street at tonight’s work session, which be held in the Third Street firehouse at 6 p.m.

At the Village’s last public hearing, Village Trustee Dave Murray recommended the board wait to evaluate the traffic situation until after the busy summer season before voting to amend the local law.

“I’m unfamiliar with the issue,” Mr. Murray said. “I think we need to wait and take everything into consideration.”

Mayor David Nyce has said the proposal came from village administrator Dave Abatelli, who said cars parked along the waterfront where the road curves have caused unsafe conditions for southbound travelers.

If approved, the parking ban would stretch for 50 feet along the waterfront side of Sterling Street, eliminating three parking spaces. A parking ban has already been enacted on the residential side of the street.

At previous public hearings, residents have argued that the parking ban would make it more difficult for them to access their boats docked in local marinas.

The full agenda for tonight’s meeting is available below.

Greenport Village Board work session, May 20, 2013

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