Mineola board passes three resolutions on long-term parking

Mineola board passes three resolutions on long-term parking
A parking meter on Jericho Turnpike in Mineola. (Photo by Brandon Duffy)

The Mineola Board of Trustees unanimously passed three resolutions Wednesday night aimed at long-term parking in different parts of the village.

Certain construction or maintenance projects taking place within the village will now pay between $20 and $10 per day for each on-street parking space occupied in certain areas.

The village’s Building Department will determine if projects meet the need to take parking spaces after contractors submit an application for temporary usage of on-street/municipal parking field spaces. 

Downtown parking meters located on First Street between Marcellus Road and Third Avenue, Second Street between Third Avenue and Mineola Boulevard and Third Avenue between Station Plaza North and Harrison Avenue will cost $20 per meter each per day. 

Using village municipal parking lots will also cost $20 per day for every space taken.

All other on-street parking spaces within the village will be $10 per day for every space taken. 

The village also established a Jericho Turnpike Student Parking Permit that designates 20 spots on Jericho on a nonexclusive, first come first serve basis during the year from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Mineola Mayor Paul Pereira said offering the permits, which are $250, to Chaminade High School students may offset revenue from underutilized parking meters in the area on Jericho between Emory Road and Saville Road on the south side and Emory Road and Foch Boulevard on the North Side. 

“These meters are underutilized most of the day because students would need to go out and feed the meters every two hours,” Pereira said. “It’s not a tremendous amount of revenue but it gets 20 cars out of neighborhoods and in and around the schools.”

The Mineola Resident-Business Commercial Parking Permit designates 32 non-exclusive commercial parking spaces for commercial vehicles on a nonexclusive, first come first serve basis. Trailers, RVs, mobile homes and construction equipment are not eligible for the permit.

Pereira said the $1,500 permits for the year will help keep commercial vehicles from being parked on village roads or in driveways overnight, which is prohibited. 

“I think this provides a solution for residents because now they won’t have to deal with commercial vehicles in front of their homes,” Pereira said. “It also provides a solution for residents who own businesses in our village that may need a place to park  overnight.” 

The 32 parking spaces will come from Municipal Parking Field No. 2, which has six spaces, Municipal Parking Field No. 23, which has 10 spaces, Municipal Parking Field No. 24, which has 10 spaces and Municipal Parking Field No. 25, which has six spaces. 

In unrelated village news, the Mineola Fire Department and Boy Scouts Troop 45 will put on the Memorial Day parade Monday, May 29, at 11 a.m.

The parade route will start at the corner of Union Street and Westbury Avenue before heading west on Westbury to Roslyn Road, north on Roslyn to Jericho, west on Jericho to Marcellus and south on Marcellus to Memorial Park. 

A brief ceremony will be held at the park. 

The village’s summer concert series will begin Thursday, June 1, on Second Street between Mineola Boulevard and Main Street this year with FiveStone performing at 7 p.m. 

On Monday, June 5, the Mineola Memorial Library will be holding a blood drive from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

On Wednesday, June 7, at 5:30 p.m. the village will have a flag-raising ceremony for Portugal Day, which is Saturday, June 10. 

On Sunday, June 11, the village will be hosting its seventh annual Portugal Day parade on Jericho. The parade will end at Wilson Field, the Mineola Portuguese Center fair will be taking place from Friday, June 9 to June 11. 

The next Mineola Board of Trustees meeting will take place on Wednesday, June 7. 

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