Update: Greenport Village cancels tonight’s special meeting for parking meter demo

JENNIFER GUSTAVSON PHOTO | The Village of Greenport may soon have metered parking stations similar to those in Port Jefferson.

Tonight’s Greenport Village Board special meeting to demonstrate how “pay and display” parking meter machines work has been cancelled, village officials announced Tuesday afternoon.

Village Mayor David Nyce said the public meeting was posted in error.

“We’re still contract negotiations and haven’t purchased any of the products,” he said. “We’ll have public demonstrations once we settled with a company.”

Instead of holding a public meeting, John Morgan of Metric Parking will demonstrate how the machines work to some of the village trustees at 5 p.m. and then again at 6 p.m. to the rest of the Village Board.

Both meetings are closed to the public.

Village administrator David Abatelli has said he plans to recommend that the Village Board enter into a contract with Metric Parking of New Jersey, which has also installed meters in Port Jefferson Village. The village is expected to vote this month on a contract to install eight solar-powered parking meters downtown in time for the summer season.

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