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Caldwell Public Safety Parking Initiatives MARCH 6, 2012.

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1 Caldwell Public Safety Parking Initiatives MARCH 6, 2012

2 WHY MAKE THE CHANGES? THERE ARE DESCREPENCIES, MISSING CONTENT AND OUTDATED WORDING IN THE CURRENT ORDINANCE. METER ZONES DONT HAVE METERS. OUT OF TOWN COMMERCIAL VEHICLES TAKING UP PERMIT SPOTS. COMMUTERS PARKING ALL DAY IN SPOTS. NON RESIDENTS PARKING IN PERMIT SPOTS. MERCHANT COMPLAINTS ABOUT LACK OF PARKING. APARTMENT TENANTS NEED EXTRA PARKING SPACES. POLICE UNABLE TO ENFORCE DUE TO CONFUSING LAWS.

3 PARKING LOT LEASE COSTS Type of LeaseLocation of lot2011 Payment PerpetualPortion of Cook's Lane$2, Exp Portion of Gould Pl.$1, PerpetualPortion of Cook's Lane$2, Years Exp. 2084Portion of Cooks' Lane$5, Years Exp. 2087Portion of Parson's lot$1, Perpetualportion of Cook's Parking Lot$3, Month to MonthValley National Bank$14, Month to MonthHanford Pl.$3, Month to MonthPortion of Hanford Pl$2, $37,993.78

4 AVAILABLE PARKING LOT SPOTS LotPermitNon PermitTotal Firehouse Hanford Kaplan Parsons Smull089 Cooks041 Totals

5 2011 PERMITS PURCHASED Q1Q2Q3Q4Grand Total DAYFirehouse Hanford Kaplan Parsons Smull Day Total NIGHTCooks Firehouse Hanford Kaplan Parsons Smull Night Total Grand Total

6 PERMIT BY TYPE (ANNUALLY) DAYResidentsEmployeeCommuter Firehouse Hanford30131 Kaplan52820 ParsonsN/A Smull7200 Cooks000 NIGHT ResidentsEmployeeCommuter Firehouse Hanford77100 Kaplan ParsonsN/A Smull2400 Cooks4320

7 PROPOSED CHANGES

8 PARKING PERMITS Parking permits will only be issued to Caldwell residents or employees of businesses that are located in Caldwell. An employee permit will be available for purchase at a rate of $45 per quarter. This is a 50% reduction of current cost. These permits will only be valid in the Smull Ave parking lot. Commuter permits will be available at the current rate of $90 per quarter. These permits will only be valid in the Smull Ave parking lot. Parking permits will be lot specific. You can no longer purchase a permit that will allow you to park in every lot. In addition to free parking spaces, all lots, with the exception of Smull, will only have residential parking permit spots available. Daytime permits (8am to 6pm) and Nighttime permits (6pm to 8am) will still be available. All vehicles must fit in a single space with a maximum weight of 10,000 lbs.

9 PARKING LOTS 3 HOUR PARKING LOT MAXIMUM WITHOUT PERMIT Hanford Lot (Cloverleaf) – 26 permit spots/61 total Reduce number of permit spots during the day to 8 Kaplan Lot (Jacks) – 40 permit spots/123 total Reduce number of daytime permit spots to 15 Fire House Lot – 45 permit/84 total Reduce number of daytime permits to 25 Caldwell community center upper lot – 98 spots Borough employees allowed to park but must have borough employee parking sticker

10 PARKING LOTS 3 HOUR PARKING LOT MAXIMUM WITHOUT PERMIT Smull Lot – 89 parking spots This lot will be designated for employee and commuter parking permits. Non permit holders can park here as well Parsons Lot (Caldwell diner) – 34 permit/77 total Reduce number of permit spots to 10. Cooks lot (behind Stephanies restaurant ) – 41 nighttime permit spots/ 41 total Designate 10 resident overnight parking spots Remove nighttime parking permit required for other spots

11 ON STREET OVERNIGHT PARKING Designated streets would be portions of: Elm RoadAcademy RoadArlington Ave Westover AveParkway East/WestProspect Street Washburn PlaceEspy Road Permits will only be issued for residents that live on the street or for apartment tenants that are adjacent to these streets. Permit cost for overnight on street parking will be $5 per day or $25/month or $75 per quarter. 3 hour parking will be enforced on all of the streets during the rest of the day. No parking will be allowed when roads are covered with snow. CALLING IN FOR OVERNIGHT PARKING TO POLICE DEPARTMENT WILL NO LONGER BE ALLOWED UNLESS THERE IS AN EMERGENCY SITUATION.

12 PARKING METERS UPDATE Meter fee $.50 per hour - no minimum, nickels, dimes, quarters accepted Name of Street SideLocation Current Spaces ACTION PLAN / SUGGESTED Academy Road NorthFrom Bloomfield Avenue to Prospect Street27 No ordinance change required. Install new meters / Provide decals to school. Forest AvenueEastFrom Bloomfield Avenue to Kirkwood Street.9 Install meters in designated spaces. Location description revised. Hanford PlaceBothFrom Bloomfield Avenue to Whitfield Street29 Install meters in designated spaces. No ordinance change required. Park AvenueEast From Ward Place to a point 228 feet north of the north curb of Bloomfield Avenue 17 Install new meters in designated spaces. Roseland Avenue West From a point feet from the south side of Bloomfield Avenue to Oak Grove Road. 5Remove Parking Meter Zone. Smull AvenueEast From Bloomfield Avenue to a point 800 feet north of the north side of Bloomfield Avenue 15 Install new meters in designated spaces. Potential to add (4) new meters per ordinance. Washburn Place WestBetween Bloomfield Avenue and Westville Avenue5 Install meters in designated spaces. No ordinance change required. TOTALS:107

13 TIMELINES PARKING METERS WILL BE INSTALLED DURING THE NEXT 60 DAYS. ALL SIGNAGE WILL BE INSTALLED AND UPDATED DURING THE NEXT 60 DAYS. ALL STRIPING WILL BE FINISHED IN THE NEXT 90 DAYS. NEW METER FEES WILL BE IN EFFECT APRIL 1. NEW PERMITS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE IN JUNE. NEW PARKING ORDINANCE WILL GO INTO EFFECT JULY 1.


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