To offset future budget problems, the New Paltz Village Board is looking at increases for parking meters, as well as water and sewer rates. The board is proposing eliminating Sunday as a day of rest from the cost of parking. Mayor Tim Rogers explained at a recent meeting that parking meters serve two functions: they generate revenue, but they also turn over spaces. Rogers noted that keeping people returning to their cars on Sundays could lead to more business locally.
A public hearing regarding the adoption of a local law amending the village code for the hours of parking meter operation to include Sundays between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. will be held on Wednesday, June 27, 7 p.m., at New Paltz Village Hall.