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POLL: Are Parking Meters Good For Patchogue?

Photo Credit: Michael Sorrentino
Photo Credit: Michael Sorrentino
Parking meters have been in place in Patchogue Village since the beginning of the year but the debate over whether they are good for the Village, namely its business owners, is still going strong. 

At a Village Board meeting last week, several business owners complained that the meters were driving away shoppers, according to a Newsday report

"I plead with you to rethink the metered parking in the lots," David Seigel, the owner of David's Shoe Emporium, told the board, according to Newsday. "This is a dangerous threat to our customers and livelihood."

But Mayor Paul Pontieri is standing behind the meters as the best way for the Village to raise funds to buy property for much-needed additional parking in the Village. The meters have already brought in more than $42,000 in revenue, Newsday reported. 

Let's hear from you. Now that the meters have been in place on main roads and lots in the Village for several months, do you think they are good for Patchogue? Vote in the poll above and then share your thoughts in the comments section below. 
Jo Miller May 09, 2014 at 09:34 AM
c o Re: your comment "droves of strangers coming in and out" Yes indeed and very often they leave their good manners, their inhibitions and their civility at home. I've said it before and I'll say it again, I am not anti progress but there is something between Patchogue as ghost town and Patchogue as destination for uninhibited revelry. Good planning at the outset would have helped to achieve that balance.
Archie Bunker May 09, 2014 at 09:54 AM
CO - very good post. has a lot of truth to it.
gail quartuccio May 16, 2014 at 12:35 PM
i just leave the old sticker on. nobody bothers to check. i ride all over with it on my wiper(well thats until it rains of course lol)

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