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Catskill village to restrict parking on Lower Main Street

May 03, 2017 7:20 am

Amanda Purcell is reporting in The Daily Mail the Catskill Village Board has decided to temporarily restrict parking to one side of Lower Main Street for 30 days due to safety reasons. The area becomes congested with heavy traffic and pedestrians during the warmer months and is a hazard, Village President Vincent Seeley said. When the street is filled with parking on both sides, only one car can get through at a time, he said. Following the initial trial period, an additional 30-day order will move parking to the opposite side of the street. Catskill Police Chief Dave Darling will have officers monitor the area and install temporary radar speed signs to reduce speeding, as well. The board cannot make a permanent change in the parking rules without passing a law and conducting a public hearing, hence the temporary orders. Signs will be placed along the street and residents will be notified via letter, Seeley said. "This is something we have talked about before," Trustee Heather Bagshaw said. "I say we move forward and make it permanent." The board will take comments from the public on the parking restrictions at its next meeting. Read the full story in The Daily Mail.

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