Thursday, July 12, 2012
Parking construction moves Sunday Farmers Market out of current location for up to five weeks.
The following is a message from Rita M. McNany, Parking Services Manager: Due to Park & Shop Lot 2 being under construction, the Summit Farmers Market is temporarily moving to Beechwood Road and Bank Street Parking Lot beginning Sunday July 22, 2012. We appreciate everyone's patience through the construction phase. City of Summit — Parking Services Agency — 908-522-5100
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Residents and merchants filled the council chambers to share opinions about Summit's new paid parking plan.
Although several residents spoke out against a move to abolish the free shopper parking at the lots on Deforest Avenue, an ordinance to do so passed 6-1 by the Summit Council on Monday night. Councilman Pat Hurley was the lone dissenting voice calling the move risky since downtown shoppers only would have 30 minutes of free parking versus 2 hours. "I can't support this," he said of the ordinance. Councilman Dr. Robert Rubino, who voted for the ordinance, agreed that free paid parking was a topic of sensitivity. "Thirty minutes might not be enough," Rubino said about the unpaid time shoppers would get under a new parking system. Rubino said he was glad the council was moving forward on the issue, but that flexibility was key. "We try to …
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Vote in our poll.
The Summit Parking Advisory Committee, which formed last December is expected to release recommendations for improvements to Downtown's parking problems. But what would you do if you called the shots? Let's say the choice is all yours. What would you do first? Get rid of those computerized meters and install more user-friendly ones? Add more five-hour paid parking spots near the train station? Build another garage? Vote in our parking poll, share your views on this matter. If we missed an idea, let us know in the comments.
Friday, December 23, 2011
The group that helps analyze and recommend parking initiatives was announced this week as part of a new resolution.
The new members of a revamped parking committee were announced this week. The parking committee consists of 12 members in all. There are seven people who are chosen as "Community-at-large" members who will serve two-year terms. One-year terms will be served by the following: the Common Council President, a member of the council's general services committee, and a council member on Summit Downtown, Inc. Both the City Administrator and Parking Services Manager will serve without limit. "Clearly over the past year there was a lot of discussion about certain issues having to do with parking, which is an issue that always evokes more passion in this city," said councilwoman Nouris Portuondo at this week's council meeting. "In the past we had …