Secondly, we had a development this past week where BASF (former owners of the NW “pop up” Park property) conducted remediation efforts and distributed a flier to all residents causing environmental concern for the residents in the neighborhood. No notice from the Administration or oversight on this BASF announcement which had misstated facts. There’s an important community meeting on this matter tomorrow night at the Wallace School.Dear neighbors and friends,
Hope everyone enjoyed the summer and welcome to the fall. Today is our annual fall Arts and Music Festival so plan accordingly. I also have two very important updates.
Effective this Monday, October 1st, metered parking will start in the neighborhood on the visitor’s side of the street. See press release from the Mayor’s Office below. I support this effort as up until now, visitors parked for free. We all know parking is a precious resource and is not free to the residents, and should not be free to visitors. As many of you know, I fiercely objected to large bulky “physical” meters placed in our brownstone neighborhood having cited progressive measures in other cities using smartphones for meterless parking payments. However, we need to more effectively notice our community as we bridge existing policy with new technologies.I serve on the parking and transportation subcommittee of the council and we met on Wednesday. The Director said nothing about this “roll out.” The communication misses an opportunity to inform our residents on what we are to do if your visitor does not have a smart phone. Yes, hang tags and visitor parking placards will be honored. It is my guess that they will continue indefinitely. But, this communication misses that point.
BASF/Pop Up Park Community Meeting
Wallace School (1100 Willow) @ 7pm
Monday, October 1, 2018 NB: If you can’t make it, calls will be taken at the following number, Ed Vayo @ 215-740-0886. I urge you all to attend to learn more about BASF’s remediation efforts at the NW “pop up park.” Please circulate to your friends and neighbors, and let me know if you have any questions. My next communication will address development and other parking issues in Hoboken. Thanks, Peter