Village Trustees Consider Professional Parking Study

Village Trustees Consider

Professional Parking Study

The Cooperstown Village Board may delay expanding paid parking or seeking the state Legislature’s approval of residential parking permits until a full parking study is done, according to discussion among the trustees, meeting at this hour, to discuss the permit possibility. Trustee Cindy Falk told her colleagues every consultant her Streets Committee has contacted said “we would benefit from a parking study.” She questioned seeking legislative approval for a permit plan “that two years from now we will contradict.” Mayor Jeff Katz, who argued that two-hour parking should be limited to the environs of the Business District, thought perhaps Bassett Hospital and The Otesaga might be asked to share such a study’s cost with Village Hall. The only member of the public present was Pete Henrici, retired teacher and baseball merchant. From left are Trustees Jim Dean, Falk and Ellen Tillapaugh, Village Attorney Martin Tillapaugh, Katz, Village Clerk Teri Barown, and Trustees Lou Allstadt and Joan Nicols. Bruce Maxson was absent. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
The Cooperstown Village Board may delay expanding paid parking or seeking the state Legislature’s approval of residential parking permits until a full parking study is done, according to discussion among the trustees, meeting at this hour, to discuss the permit possibility. Trustee Cindy Falk told her colleagues every consultant her Streets Committee has contacted said “we would benefit from a parking study.” She questioned seeking legislative approval for a permit plan “that two years from now we will contradict.” Mayor Jeff Katz, who argued that two-hour parking should be limited to the environs of the Business District or Bassett Hospital, thought perhaps the hospital and The Otesaga would share such a study’s cost with Village Hall. The only member of the public present was Pete Henrici, retired teacher and baseball merchant. From left are Trustees Jim Dean, Falk and Ellen Tillapaugh, Village Attorney Martin Tillapaugh, Katz, Village Clerk Teri Barown, and Trustees Lou Allstadt and Joan Nicols. Bruce Maxson was absent. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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