Parking Crackdown Tops Town Board Hearing Agenda

A crackdown on parking violations tops the public hearing portion of Tuesday’s Huntington Town Board meeting.

The parking crackdown would require violators to respond to a ticket within 30 days and failure to do so will result in the imposition of a default judgment, nonrenewal of New York State motor vehicle registration (if applicable) and/or immobilization. In addition, scofflaws would not be eligible to obtain various Town-issued permits and licenses, including: taxi and tow truck licenses, commuter parking permits, and Town recreational cards.

Huntington’s proposal contrasts with the Town of Babylon. A Babylon spokesman said that the town works with Complus Data Innovations, Inc. The violator is first notified of the parking infraction by a parking meter officer who places the parking ticket on the windshield. If the vehicle owner does not respond to the ticket within 30 days, Complus sends a letter to the vehicle owner and notifies the owner that a penalty has been added to the original ticket fine (value of the ticket is doubled). If the vehicle owner does not respond to the ticket within 60 days, Complus sends a letter to the vehicle owner and notifies the owner that an additional penalty has been added to the original ticket fine (value of the ticket is tripled). If the owner fails to respond to that notice, the town sends a final notice stating that if the MV owner fails to the respond to a final notice, then the Town will file a default judgement. A default judgement is then filed, which may affect their ability to seek financing and may have additional impacts regarding the Department of Motor Vehicles.

“The Town Attorney, together with our Public Safety Department, conducted a review of the Traffic Code to identify ways in which collection enforcement can be improved,” said Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci. “This review was prompted after discovering lost revenues in excess of $1.8 million due to unpaid parking summonses and penalties.”

Other public hearings scheduled Tuesday :

Formalizing a pilot program, which started in August 2018, for earlier commercial refuse collection at the request of business owners, as to not interfere with the arrival of early dining patrons and rush hour traffic in the Huntington Business Improvement District.

“The earlier commercial pickup pilot program was well-received in 2018, so much so that local merchants and food establishments asked for the earlier start time to be made permanent, so this business-friendly amendment will assist in improving the Huntington Village experience for merchants and visitors alike,” said Lupinacci.

To consider the increase and improvement of facilities of the consolidated refuse district, in the Town of Huntington, in the County of Suffolk, New York, pursuant to Section 202-B of the Town Law, consisting of the acquisition  of two packer truck bodies.

To consider the increase and improvement of facilities of the South Huntington Water District, in the Town of Huntington, in the County of Suffolk, New York, pursuant to Section 202-b of the Town Law, consisting of wellhead treatment improvements at Well No. 10.

To consider the increase and improvement of facilities of the Greenlawn Water District, in the Town of Huntington, in the County of Suffolk, New York, pursuant to Section 202-b of the Town Law, consisting of wellhead treatment improvements at Well No. 12.

To consider granting a license agreement to S & J Food Services Inc., 192 Bayview Avenue, Amityville,  to operate and manage the banquet room and snack bar at Crab Meadow Golf Course in the Town of Huntington.

To consider awarding a franchise agreement to Aloha Fitness, LLC DBA Huntington Stand-Up Paddle to conduct a kayaking program for the Town of Huntington Department of Parks and Recreation.

To consider amending the Uniform Traffic Code of the Town of Huntington, Chapter 2, Article I, §2-1, Schedule A, regarding the installation of an emergency vehicle traffic control signal on Railroad Street at Huntington Community First Aid Squad in Huntington Station.

To consider installing Stop Signs for northbound traffic on Cotswold Drive at Shorewood Lane and for southbound traffic on Cotswold Drive at Carnbrook Court in Centerport.

To consider installing Stop Signs for southbound traffic on Pine Hollow Court at Pine Hollow Lane; for eastbound traffic on Pine Hollow Lane at Northgate Drive; for southbound traffic on Stone Court at Stone Drive; for southbound traffic on Stone Drive at Pine Hollow Lane; and for westbound traffic on Stone Drive at Bartel Drive in Greenlawn.

To consider amending the Code of the Town of Huntington, Chapter 169 (Coastal Erosion Management), transferring responsibility from the Department of Engineering to the Department of Maritime Services for program implementation.

The Town Board meeting is scheduled for 2 p.m.

The Town of Huntington Planning Board has canceled their meeting of Wednesday, March 6 at 6 p.m. The town said that a large number of items were expedited and scheduled for the Feb.27 meeting, leaving nothing for the March 6 agenda.

 The Town of Huntington Ethics Board will be holding its quarterly meeting on Friday, March 8 at 10 AM in Room 304 of Huntington Town Hall.

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