121 West Broadway Port Jefferson NY 11777
Present: Kevin Wood, Dom Famularo, George Westbay, Marianne Ketcham, Kathianne Snaden, Maria Palmar - Visitation by resident Tom Provencher from 6pm to 6:26pm
Resident Tom Provencher visited the meeting to ask if a special permit could be given to him to load in and out and stay parked on main street as he is a private working musician for 1 or more of the private restaurants on main street. He stated his 50 year music career in Port Jeff should be considered - Co-Directors of the parking committee have taken under advisement, "Trustee Snaden will discuss with Mayor and Code".
Thank you to Dom Famularo for Donuts and Coffee
The PJ/Shuttle will continue Spring and Fall semester - with financial help from the PORT JEFF BID. The parking dept (Kevin Wood) and Joan Dickinson had made a presentation to the BID on February 11th. We are thankful to the BID for their support and will be reporting to the BID on ridership and other metrics. the remaining funding for this shuttle will come from metered funds and not from taxpayers - Proposed changes will be to run the shuttle later and include the HOTEL at SBU on the loop. We will be electroncially surveying riders this year as well.
Barnum Parking lot:
The BIDDING process is complete and the Village will be awarding the winning BID at Feb 18th Board meeting
April 1, metered parking will open at the same rates as last year
50 cents an hour 12 noon to 11pm
$1 an hour 12 noon to 11pm - Friday through Sunday
Dom Famularo would like to see the village charge $1.00 an hour every day.
EV Charger update
Under the management of Kevin Wood , the electric to the approved level 2 EV charger in the meadow lot at the mouth of the entrance to the Meadow lot - The charger will charge 2 cars at once.
The installation and cost of the charger is grantable and the village expects to get back 80% back via a grant that is being filed by Nicole Chritian, our grant writer.
Thank you to Art Epp for taking photos and examining the fact that Main and East Main street , parking street sign vary greatly in hours and max stay time - The committee had a discussion and came to the conclusion that less confusion and better turnover can take place by making both streets a consistent 8am to 8pm , 1 hour max parking - with the exception of the post office and the east side of East main street. This change will be brought before the board.
Note: As we looked at Art's photo- we realized the signs are not appealing - Trustee Snaden remarked that the village is looking at a redesign.
Discussion took place on leasing a barge in our harbor during peak months for overflow of parking on the barge. The committee will look into possibilities on this.
Discussion continued on the poossible location for Multi deck parking in the village - The village is investigating the viability of multi deck parking at the 'Gap Parking Lot" location.
Meeting adjourned - 7:35pm