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Huntington Town plan aims to ease clogged parking

Huntington Town Hall in an undated photo.

Huntington Town Hall in an undated photo. Photo Credit: Alexi Knock

Parking is to get easier at Huntington Town Hall this fall when a new policy will have some town employees parking off-site, said Keith M. Barrett, the town's deputy director of general services.

Parking has been clogged in the lot, which is used by employees and the public. Town Hall visitors often have to park on the street, which can be a hardship for older or disabled residents who have business with the town, Barrett said.

Employees who use town cars for much of their job park their personal cars in the Town Hall lot and pick up their official vehicles to conduct business. They return to the town lot and trade back at the end of the day.

"At some points you have their personal car there and their work vehicle, so we have double the parked cars," Barrett said.

Barrett said he's working with the town's highway department to clean up and pave an area in Boxer Court that the town's General Services Department uses for vehicle maintenance and storing municipal refuse vehicles. Once the lot is paved and painted, employees will be able to trade out their vehicles without clogging the spaces at Town Hall.

Barrett said it could free up about 50 spaces. The $70,000 project is expected to be completed next month or early October, according to the town's highway department.

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