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Patchogue to ban parking, idling near Suffolk police station

Patchogue Mayor Paul Pontieri Jr. stands on the

Patchogue Mayor Paul Pontieri Jr. stands on the street in Patchogue on Friday, Sept. 18, 2015. Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Patchogue vehicles will no longer be allowed to park or stand idle on Waverly Avenue near the Suffolk County Police Department’s Fifth Precinct in a move to help maintain safety and traffic flow.

The village board of trustees unanimously voted to amend the parking code Monday night following a public hearing. There was no discussion among board members.

“It’s where the Suffolk County Police Department comes out of the Fifth Precinct,” Village Mayor Paul Pontieri said after the meeting referring to the Waverly intersection. “It’s for their safety and convenience.”

Parked and stalled vehicles won’t be allowed on the north side of East 2nd Street at Waverly Avenue.

Suffolk County Department of Public Works made the request to village officials after conducting a review of the police building, village officials said.

Village officials said the move would also allow better access to the police building.

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