Monday, January 29, 2007

LIBRARY CONTRACT UPDATE...PARKING SUGGESTION

The Town Attorney has provided me with an update on the status of the library construction contracts. Copies of the standard contract, as modified by our construction law attorney, will be e mailed to those interested in looking at the contract. Later on in the week I will receive addenda approved by the construction law attorney (one of which is the PLA) and a list of drawings and specifications from each contractor. E mail me at pfeiner@greenburghny.com if you'd like the contract sent to you before I sign the documents.
Each of the prime contractors, which include general construction, mechanical, plumbing, electrical and geothermal driilling services, are at various stages of compiling the requisite contract documents and having them executed. All have been informed that time is of the essence. We have encouraged them to sign the documents and forwarded to the town by the end of the business day on Friday.

PARKING SUGGESTION--RESERVE SPOTS FOR LIBRARY PATRONS, PARENTS WITH SMALL CHILDREN, DISABLED AT FRONT OF PARKING AREA
Many library patrons have complained about the lack of parking at the front of Town Hall - now that the satellite library has moved to Town Hall. Some people are frustrated because they have to park at the back of the lot.
I am suggesting that the Town dedicate more spots for library patrons closer to the Town Hall. My proposal: The first section of our parking area should be reserved for the disabled/senior citizens. We should have dedicated spots reserved at the front of the building for those people who plan to spend a half hour or less at Town Hall - to visit the library or town departments. We might even want to have a designated area up front for parents with small children.
The library is known for it's reputation: customer service. Addressing the parking problems is important.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Please separate this into two entries.

Anonymous said...

Please dont reserve any more spaces for handicapped. Look at Vetran Park they have a ton of reserved spaces that are always availble, or that are being used by people scamming the system for a pass.

Anonymous said...

I like the idea of short term 15 minute limited parking that will work.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for thinking about ways to make our library better.The short term limited parking is a good idea.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for thinking about ways to make our library better.The short term limited parking is a good idea.

Anonymous said...

You need to have
- the minimum number of handicapped spaces required by the law (and only for those with the state permit displayed)
- a *few* short term parking spaces (no more than five spaces at fifteen minutes max)
- no reserved spaces for anyone
- "survival of the fittest" for everyone else

Anonymous said...

Reserve parking spots for library patrons.
No special treatment for anyone. No reserved spots for officials

hal samis said...

Aonymous,

If what you truly mean as "no special treatment for anyone", then there should be no reserved space for Library patrons either.

Anonymous said...

Good call Hal!
Really though short term spaces like ones near banks are the best bet.

Anonymous said...

Reserve parking spots for town council members at the middle of the parking area - not at the location closest to town hall. Those spots should be given to the elderly.

Anonymous said...

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Reserve parking spots for town council members at the middle of the parking area - not at the location closest to town hall. ...
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Why not to reserve parking spots for town dept. heads also ?

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.. - no reserved spaces for anyone
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Fair ! Including Town Clerk and council members.

Anonymous said...

no reserved parking spaces for anyone other than the precise number legally required for handicapped (w permit dislayed) ... not for employees, not for council members, not for library visitors

Anonymous said...

The Town Clerk does not need a space, she is never there, what a scam....somebody want to look into that?

Anonymous said...

What do you mean she is never there??

But if someone is going to look into things, how about that the Public Works is picking up garbage at commercial establishements??

hal samis said...

Try and find the Town Clerk at Town Hall before 12:00 or sometimes even 1:00.

Curious how the Town Council remains quiet on the unsigned Library construction contracts...

Thanks 7:06PM. But don't you know that we have a "bank" at Town Hall.

Anonymous said...

The 30 minute parking spots are great. I'm still offended that some elected officials get reserved spots when we don't.