Franklin Lakes November 4, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • Page 9 New ordinance would restrict library parking by Frank J. McMahon A new ordinance introduced by the Franklin Lakes Council aims to limit the use of the Franklin Lakes Library parking lot to patrons during the hours the library is open. Hours are currently Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays from September to June from 1 to 5 p.m. The ordinance, which would amend the section of the borough code pertaining to municipal parking lots, will be considered for adoption at the Nov. 10 council meeting. The issue of parking in the library lot was raised by Twinkie Polizzi, president of the library board of trustees, and Library Director Gerry McMahon. At a recent council work session, Polizzi and McMahon explained to the governing body that the new parking lot across the street from the library has made it feasible to restrict the library lot to patrons. Polizzi said a lot of out-of-towners use the Tommy John Field for girls’ softball games. That field is located behind the library. In addition, she said the field is often rented to out-of-town teams and programs which results in the library parking spaces being used by out-of- towners, and the borough’s senior citizens who use the library do not want to park across the street. McMahon added that attorneys hold meetings with clients at the library, and many programs, lectures, and concerts take place in the building. She explained that many seniors do not come to the library at night, and they cannot find a parking space during the day if a children’s program is scheduled. She added that people also park in the library lot while visiting the playground behind the municipal building and, with the increase in circulation at the library, the parking problem exists all week. “If something is going on (at the library), our people can’t park there and they get discouraged,” McMahon said. Polizzi also pointed out that the library paid to resurface its parking lot and reconfigured it to provide more spaces. “Now there are parking spaces across the street for those who attend ball games,” she said, “but without an ordinance in place, we can’t force them to park there. It’s really at a point where there are too many people trying to get into the library and the ball field and the library should have priority over the parking there.” (continued on page 25) BK BOOKKEEPING & PAYROLL SERVICE, LLC Looking for a Chiropractor? ��������������������������������� ������������������������������� ����������������������������������������������� ���������������������������������� ��������������������������������������� ��������������������������������������� ��������� ��������������������������������������� ��������������������� ���������������������������������������������������������������������  QUICKBOOKS PRO SPECIALISTS Servicing All Small Businesses Phone: 973-423-0303 Fax: 973-423-3131 Annmarie Breeman • Nancy Kough  ��������������������� 10-14-09 pat/janine WyckoffFamilyChiro2x2(10-4-09) 2 x 2” THOUSANDS OF DESIGNER & FAMOUS MAKER COATS 11-4-09 pat/janine FOR WOMEN, MEN & KIDS WriteOccassion2x(11-4-09) PLUS HUNDREDS OF LADIES’ 2 x 4.5” DESIGNER SHOES AND BOOTS HUGE SELECTION OF \ Fall specials available now for a limited time only. Call Robin at 973-636-7000 The Milstein family has been keeping America warm and happy since 1924 and are thrilled to be here in Paramus to do it again with the very best coats at the very best prices! They’ve leveraged their long time friendships in the coat industry to deliver to you an amazing collection of designer and famous maker coats at prices you’ve never seen before, and may never see again! THE ORIGINAL FIRST FAMILY OF COATS IS BACK IN BUSINESS! PEACOATS • LONG WOOLS • FAUX FURS • LEATHERS • DOWNS & MANY MORE 150 Rt 17N • Paramus, NJ 07652 • 201-262-1060 (in the former Fortunoff Outdoor Store) Open 10am to 9pm Monday - Saturday