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Parking Fee Protests from Huntington Residents and Business Owners

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The Village Tattler spoke for the people and the Town of Huntington heard our objections to the new parking meters.
The recent increase in parking fees–from 25 cents and hour to $1.00 an hour–with the newly installed multi-space meters on Main Street and New York Avenue has angered many locals who have protested and petitioned the Town of Huntington (TOH). The TOH has responded by adjusting the parking fees in the downtown area; if paid in cash, the meters will now accept 25 cents for 15 minutes. However, if paying with a credit card, it will still cost you $1.00 for 15 minutes up to 1 hour.
Other changes to meters on downtown side street include 30-minute increments at 25 cents, 50 cents for 1 hour. There was no option before for partial hour purchases at either Main Street/NY Avenue meters or on side streets.
Meters will be reprogrammed sometime next week; be sure to check information on the meters before assuming any changes as parking tickets for violations will be $50.00.
If you drive around town these days, you will notice lots of empty parking spaces on main streets and side streets, while municipal lots are packed. Clearly, the meters did not solve parking issues in the town.
Let Village Tattler know how you feel about the parking fee adjustments by taking the poll and commenting.


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