Village offers update on public parking

— The village of Cazenovia’s recent purchase of the house at 22 Lincklaen St. to create a parking lot is exciting for those tasked with providing parking, as well as for those whose livelihoods depend on customers finding available parking.

The new lot is unlikely to be ready for use until late spring, but over the winter the Village Parking Committee will be considering its usage as well as considering significant changes to the overall parking approach, designed to increase the number of spaces available.

Any resident with suggestions about parking is invited to direct them to the parking committee.

Although the new lot is the most exciting recent development, it is also appropriate to update the community about other changes with parking and parking enforcement.

The area behind the library and on Riverside Drive has been leveled and spread with gravel to provide free all-day parking for everyone.

A number of additional parking spaces have been created immediately behind the library, and a new parking pattern has been marked.

A set of metal stairs has been added to create easier access from the lower lot to the sidewalk leading to Albany St.

Downtown workers are encouraged to use this lot and to leave Albany Street parking spaces for customers. Overnight parking at Riverside is available for reserved, permanent spaces or for overnight visitors by calling the Cazenovia Village Office at 655-3041.

A parking data study recently done by Parking Enforcement Officer Stacey Jones indicates:

—There are approximately 117 two-hour parking spaces in the downtown area.

—The number of parking tickets issued in recent months is down, suggesting that people better understand the parking regulations.

—Parking has increased on portions of Lincklaen, Sullivan and Williams streets, which were changed from two-hour to all-day parking.

—All-day parking in the portion of Albany Street nearer the lake is infrequently used.

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