Beginning Nov. 1, Bloomingdale residents will be allowed to park on the street overnight, but at a price.
On that date, a new law goes into effect allowing residents to park on the street between midnight and 6 a.m., but only if they possess a special parking permit.
For some borough residents living on Main Street, parking is at a premium. Some have little or no room to park at their homes. They must park in nearby business’ parking lots or somewhere else.
“We’re trying to give people some leeway and help them out,” said police Chief Joseph Borell. Borell developed the new law. “Some people have little or no place to park and I want to be considerate of their situation and work with them.”
Parking had been prohibited on borough streets from midnight to sunrise between Nov. 1 and April 1. The new law allows residents who purchase a permit to park on the street, however they must display a special placard from their rearview mirror.
Permits are assigned to a specific vehicle, not a driver, Borell said. They will cost $120 each.
Residents who park on the street without a placard will be fined $33, the same amount for parking on the street now during the prohibited times.
Individuals interested in obtaining a permit can pick up an application at the police department Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Borell said he would meet with each resident who applies and review his or her application.
Vehicles will not be allowed to park on streets when snow is being plowed or during a state of emergency. Borell said permit holders would be notified via a reverse 9-1-1 system when street parking is prohibited.
For more information, e-mail Borell.