A deadline is fast approaching for people to participate in an online survey on parking in Huntington Village, a key component of a study aimed at identifying the most effective and cost-appropriate solutions to common and nagging parking issues in the village.
The survey, which participants can access through the home page of the Town’s website, http://huntingtonny.gov, is being conducted by the New York City firm Nelson Nygaard, which in July was retained by a consortium that includes the Town, Town of Huntington Economic Development Corp., the Huntington Village Business Improvement District, the Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce and The Paramount Theater to conduct the study.
Residents will have until the end of this month of January to participate in the survey, whose findings will be central to two meetings scheduled for next month to obtain additional input.
“This is the Town’s chance to hear from you, and all those who are most closely connected to parking conditions in the Village: its business owners, local employees, residents, shoppers, visitors, and anybody who frequents the village for its business, cultural and recreational activities,” Supervisor Frank P. Petrone said. “The survey only takes a few minutes of your time, and will help us as we explore options to address this important issue.”
As part of this study, the Town will be forming two stakeholder groups. The first will consist of Huntington Village business/property owners, and the second will be made up of residents most closely affected by Huntington Village’s parking demand. Each group will consist of 8-12 persons. Anyone interested in being considered for the resident stakeholder group should email Joan Cergol at jcergol@HuntingtonNY.gov with their address and telephone number as soon as possible.
The Town is seeking to finalize the stakeholder groups by the end of January so Nelson Nygaard can meet with each group on Monday, February 4.
Additionally, the Town of Huntington Economic Development Corporation will devote its Monday, February 4, 2013 meeting at Huntington Town Hall (in Room 114 at 7p.m) to the subject of parking in Huntington Village. At the meeting, Nelson Nygaard will provide an update of its findings and residents will have an opportunity to contribute input.
Finally, on Tuesday, February 26, the Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce will provide an update and hear input on the parking study at its networking breakfast at the Huntington Yacht Club. Networking begins at 7:30 am. The breakfast and program will run from 8–10 am. Fee is $25 for members and $30 for non-members. To register for this event, contact Ellen O’Brien at the Chamber at (631) 421-6100 or register directly from the Huntington Chamber’s website.