Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Haddonfield officials agreed to keep a ban on overnight parking in place, but will consider ways to mitigate time drain on police.
The Haddonfield Board of Commissioners this week agreed to keep a ban on overnight street parking in place after more than a month of public debate. They also agreed to change the hours of the ban to 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. Previously it was 2 a.m. to 5 a.m. A deadline for requesting overnight street parking on a Camden County phone system will also be moved up to midnight instead of 2 a.m. A first reading of the ordinance change will be heard next Tuesday, May 8, at the commissioner's action meeting. A public hearing and vote will be held next month. The changes will not go into effect until the ordinance is changed. "I'm certainly not in favor with getting rid of it," said Commissioner Tish Colombi, the mayor. Colombi had previously cited a …
Monday, April 30, 2012
A work session starts at 5 p.m. Monday.
The borough commissioners' work session agenda tonight includes discussions on the issues of street banners, overnight parking, library renovations and several other matters. The meeting starts at 5 p.m. on the second floor of the Municipal Hall. To see the complete agenda, please click on the PDF attached to this story.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The commissioners continued a debate Tuesday about scrapping or revising overnight parking regulations. The municipal budget was also scheduled for a vote.
The Haddonfield Board of Commissioners continued a discussion about whether to scrap or revise overnight parking regulations at a business meeting Tuesday at the Municipal Hall. Commissioner Tish Colombi, the mayor, last week cited a survey on Haddonfield Patch to make her case for continuing the prohibition of cars parked on the street after 2 a.m. The commissioners and the police have studied the issues surrounding overnight-parking regulations for several months. Commissioner Ed Borden, the director of public safety, who oversees the police department, has led the discussion on the challenges of enforcing overnight-parking regulations. Some challenges include an antiquated county phone system that requires officers to call in to write …
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
A Patch survey helps pace parking discussion.
Borough commissioners on Monday continued to discuss the future of overnight parking regulations. Commissioner Tish Colombi, the mayor, cited a survey on Haddonfield Patch to make her case for continuing the prohibition of cars parked on the street after 2 a.m. “This poll says people by more than 2-to-1 don’t have an appetite for doing away with overnight parking,” Colombi said during a commissioner’s work session. As of Monday, 244 votes had been cast on for the survey question: Do you think overnight-parking regulations in Haddofield should be scrapped? Seventy percent said “No,” while 29 percent said “Yes.” Votes can still be cast. "I think they feel it is more safe because someone would recognize a car that is not supposed to be there…
Monday, April 16, 2012
Work session today at 5 p.m.
The borough commissioners met today at 5 p.m. for a work session at the Municipal Hall. A discussion on overnight parking will be on the agenda. Work sessions are held twice a month, usually on the first and third Monday of the month. Issues on borough government are discussed but no votes are held on ordinances or resolutions. Here's a look at today's agenda: Please see the attached PDF for the full agenda. NEXT WORK SESSION IS SCHEDULED FOR: Monday, April 30th at 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
What do you want to happen? Vote in our poll.
Haddonfield commissioners are considering scrapping overnight parking regulations in the borough. The hours it takes to enforce a ban on overnight parking might not be worth the effort, officials said recently. Current regulations require cars to be off most borough streets from 2 to 5 a.m. Residents who don’t have off-street parking or have too many vehicles to fit into driveways must apply for a paid permit for up to two vehicles per household. All residents can call a county-run phone system to request overnight-street parking for themselves or guests seven nights a month. Police Chief John Banning said last week that officers working overnight must call the phone system and write down each request after 2 a.m., a task that usually …