No Parking? City Considers New Loading Zones
Sunday, October 14, 2012 • 12:05pm
PATERSON, NJ - There’s no doubt parking is a premium commodity in some Paterson neighborhoods.
So the City Council members have some doubts about proposals to create new commercial loading zones in the 3rd and 4th Wards that would ban parking during business hours. In particular, council members said they didn’t like the idea that each of the new zones would accommodate just one business.
“My concern is that the entire city is going to be filled with handicapped parking and loading zones if we issue one to everybody that asks for one,’’ said Councilman William McKoy.
The council on October 9 approved on first reading two loading zone ordinances. One would ban parking on weekdays between 9 am and 6 pm along a 50-foot section of River Street near Lyon Street for Carmen’s Pharmacy and Medical Supply. The other would ban parking on weekdays from 9 am to 5 pm along a 50-foot section of E. 30th Street near Broadway for J&J Medical Supply.
The ordinances are scheduled for public hearings and a final vote on October 23.
Councilman Kenneth McDaniel asked Business Administrator if residents of those neighborhoods would be notified about the hearing. Thomas said the ordinances would be advertised through the standard public notice process, including legal ads in local newspapers, but that no special notification would be sent to neighbors.
“I think that’s a problem because more most folks aren’t going to be aware of it,’’ said McKoy.