Town sets new public hearing for Mill Lane parking ban

The Southold Town Board scheduled the next public hearing on a proposed revision to a parking restriction on Mill Lane in Peconic at its meeting Tuesday.

The latest reversion of the draft law would establish “parking by permit only” signs on Mill Lane from the intersection of Sound Avenue and a private road known as Miami Avenue, according to the draft law.

Addressing parking concerns on that road has been an uphill battle for residents and town officials.

The board believes the revision will solve the problem created two years ago when the town adopted a policy limiting all parking between Mill Lane and Route 48. The hope was to prevent overflow parking generated by Goldsmith Inlet beachgoers, who residents said littered the roads with trash. However, that policy created another issue of signage posted every 50 feet long Mill Lane, which residents said made it difficult for guests and service providers to park outside their homes.

At the last public hearing on the issue in June, Mill Road residents indicated to board members that the parking restriction wasn’t warranted on the entire length of the road.

The next hearing will be held Sept. 10 at 4:30 p.m.

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