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Online survey tackles vexing parking woes in Huntington Town

Huntington Town is close to getting an updated

Huntington Town is close to getting an updated parking ticket management system. (June 29, 2011) (Credit: Alexi Knock)

In an effort to maximize resident feedback on the downtown parking issue, Town of Huntington officials are encouraging participation in an online survey which must be completed by the end of the month. The survey will help identify the most effective and cost appropriate solutions to common and nagging parking issues in the village.

The survey is accessible through the home page of the town’s website, http://huntingtonny.gov. The study’s findings will be central to two meetings set for next month to obtain additional input.

“This is the town’s chance to hear from you, and all those who are most closely connected to parking conditions in the village: its business owners, local employees, residents, shoppers, visitors, and anybody who frequents the village for its business, cultural and recreational activities,” Supervisor Frank P. Petrone said in a news release.

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As part of the study, the town will form two groups of eight to 12 people: one of Huntington village business/property owners, and a second of residents affected by parking problems. Anyone interested in being considered for the resident group should email Joan Cergol at jcergol@HuntingtonNY.gov with their address and phone number.

Additionally, the Town of Huntington Economic Development Corporation will devote its Feb. 4 meeting at Town Hall to the downtown parking issue. On Feb. 26, the Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce will provide an update and hear input on the parking study at its networking breakfast at the Huntington Yacht Club. The breakfast and program will run from 8 to 10 a.m. The fee is $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers. To register, contact Ellen O’Brien at the chamber at 631-421-6100 or visit the Huntington Chamber’s website.

Above: Cafes, retail shops and restaurants line New York Avenue in downtown Huntington. (June 29, 2011)


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