Mahwah March 18, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES IV • Page 7 Parking restrictions to take effect on two streets by Frank J. McMahon Parking restrictions have been placed on two Mahwah streets to enable the residents of those streets, Winter Place and Winter Terrace, to find parking spaces in front of their houses when patrons frequent neighborhood businesses. The two streets, which are accessed from Franklin Turnpike, form a T intersection, with Winter Place connecting Franklin Turnpike and Winter Terrace. The township council recently adopted an ordinance that prohibits parking on the entire length of each of those streets unless a vehicle displays an authorization to park there. Authorization will be issued by the township clerk only to residents of those streets. Parking permits issued to the residents of those two streets will be limited to the number of vehicles owned or leased by the residents and usually garaged at the residences on those streets. The Mahwah Department of Public Works will install signs on those two streets to reflect that parking is allowed by permit only. The township code currently prohibits parking on township streets during certain hours, but this new ordinance indicates that those restrictions do not provide adequate relief to the residents of those two streets. Residents of Winter Place and Winter Terrace asked the township council to take additional action in order to alleviate their parking problems. In September, residents of those two streets appealed to the council during a public meeting to help them relieve a parking problem they have encountered due to the patrons of a nearby restaurant on Franklin Turnpike and the employees of a car dealership at the intersection of Winter Place and Franklin Turnpike, who regularly park on their streets. Residents claimed there were vehicles parked on both sides of their streets, making it difficult for emergency vehicles to get through and negatively affecting on their quality of life. At the time, Councilman John DaPuzzo told the residents that parking on their streets is governed by a state statute, and, under that statute, if they can park there, so can everyone else. However, Mahwah Township Attorney Terry Bottinelli advised that parking on these streets could be restricted to residents only by the issuance of permits. An ordinance to that effect was prepared, but before the ordinance was introduced, Councilman Allan Kidd noted that, under this ordinance, all visitors to the residents on these two streets would have to park in driveways. DaPuzzo advised that all the residents of these streets have given their written support of the ordinance. The ordinance will become effective once it has been published legally in the newspapers and the no parking signs are installed. The township code prohibits parking totally or partially on several other streets in the township, including Airmont Avenue from the Ramsey border to the New York State line; Airmount Road from Franklin Turnpike to Island Road; the entire length of Bellgrove Drive on the south side and on the north side from Franklin Turnpike to Bayard Lane; Bear Swamp Pond Road on both sides from Route 202 to the Bear Swamp Brook; the south side of Church Street for 150 feet west of Island Road; the entire length and both sides of Corporate Drive; and East Crescent Avenue on the east side from the Ramsey border to the New York State line. ������������������������������� ���� ����� ����������������������������� Door to Door A/C Transportation Catered Lunch Included - Heated Pools 3:1 Camper/Staff Ratio, Pro. Instruction Well Rounded Swim, Sports & Arts Program Boys & Girls - Ages 3 to 15 Full Day 9am - 4pm Mini Day 9am - 1:20pm Magnificent 26 Acre Campus Lake for Boating & Fishing Daily Swim Instruction 234 Conklintown Road, Ringwood, NJ 07456 973-831-9000 ����� ������������� ���������������������������� ���������������� ����������� ������ ����������������� ����������������� ��������������������������������� � ��������������� ���������� ����������������� ������������ ���������������� � ��������������� ������������������������������������� ����������������������������� ������������������������������������ ����������������������� �������������������� ������������