Public invited to talk about Pinedale parking
by Pinedale Online!
October 23, 2014
Posted on the Town of Pinedale website: "Unfortunately, there is a rumor going around town that the Pinedale Town Council is considering installing parking meters on Main Street. This is not true!! There is an isolated parking problem on the West end of town that will be discussed at the next Town Council Meeting (Monday, October 27, 2014 at 5:30pm)."
The Town of Pinedale invites the public to come to the next Town Council meeting on Monday, October 27th to talk about parking in downtown Pinedale. The topic has come up because of comments and concerns raised recently about parking congestion, particularly around the brew pub.
Apparently some business owners near the pub are frustrated that some people, who appear to be employees of nearby businesses, are parking their cars along main street for 8-10 hours at a time in front of businesses during the day taking spaces that should be left available for business customers.
Pinedale Mayor Bob Jones said the Town wants to hear the views from the public on what to do about this situation. One of the options being discussed is signage in front of the PFAC and health food store that would designate a couple of parking spaces as short-term, 20-30 minute parking. Jones emphasized that there is absolutely no truth to the rumor circulating that the Town might be considering installing parking meters downtown. "We’re not even remotely considering parking meters," he said. He described the problem as an isolated circumstance. Jones said that it is Business 101 that employees shouldn’t park their vehicles in spaces that customers use to access businesses.
The issue will be discussed as public comment at the beginning of Monday’s Town Council meeting, right after the minutes, starting at 5:30PM at the Pinedale Town Hall. "I invite people to come in and talk about it," Mayor Jones said.