Public hearings on proposed changes to the Village of Dobbs Ferry’s parking permits schedule, and on the establishment of downtown loading zones, will be held at the village board’s meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 6:30 p.m. The proposals were first presented during the board’s Nov. 24 meeting.

If approved, all annual parking permits would be issued on a calendar year basis, beginning Jan. 1, 2021. Presently, some permits are issued for a calendar year while others are valid for 12 months beginning Feb. 14. If the measure passes, the latter permits would be pro-rated to account for the difference. Parking permits will soon be available for purchase online. Until now, permits had to be purchase at village hall.

The curb delivery trucks from double parking downtown, four loading zonings would be established — two on Cedar Street and two on Main Street.

Each loading zone would occupy two parking spaces, and would be available from 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Saturday, at these locations: 1 Cedar St., in front of Go Greenly, parking meters #134 and 135; 40 Cedar St., at Vert Pong, double meter #109; 138 Main St., across from Brick Oven Pizza, parking meters #269 and 270; and 91 Main St., in front of Ronen’s Barber Shop, at parking meters #214 and 215. 

The intent of the law, as delineated in the village board’s Nov. 24 resolution, “is to promote the public health, safety, and welfare of the Village of Dobbs Ferry.” In his Nov. 25 newsletter, Mayor Vincent Rossillo noted that the proposal aims “to alleviate traffic congestion and reduce the hazards caused by double-parked delivery trucks.”

The board will also consider changes to the operation of the municipal parking lot at 99 Cedar Street. The lot would be restricted to a 12-hour limit between Monday and Saturday, from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. In addition, the board would determine a new parking control method and restrict an undetermined number of spaces along the lot’s southern border to a 9 a.m.-6 p.m. limit, Monday to Saturday. Currently, 10 spaces are restricted.

Holders of Commuter Permits and Central Business Permits would be prohibited from the designated spaces; holders of Resident Commuter Permits, Nonresident Commuter Permits, and Central Business District Permits would be permitted to park in any space otherwise not restricted. No parking would be permitted 9-11 a.m. on the third Wednesday of each month, to allow for maintenance. Time restrictions would not apply on Sundays and holidays.

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