Jul 29, 2014
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Council Says No to District's Parking Request

School officials had asked the Ridgewood Village Council to take over parking spots on a public street, which would kick students out in favor of teachers

Council Says No to District's Parking Request

If teachers want primo parking spots at RHS, they'll have to get up early and beat the students to the punch.

The Ridgewood Village Council on Wednesday night unanimously agreed to dismiss the school district's proposal that public parking spots on Heermance Place be taken over by the district.

To alleviate the capacity-filled high school lot and hold more teachers on-site, on the public street. Those without a permit would be towed if they're there during school hours, he said.

Fishbein sent a letter Wednesday to Gabbert, who informed the council that he didn't have time to read it before the meeting. "I think it was providing additional clarification on the issues raised," he speculated.

No matter, the council had made up its mind.

"I think it's a bad idea to set for this kind of thing on village streets," Deputy Mayor Tom Riche said.

"I understand their need," said Mayor Keith Killion, prefacing his belief it was not an agreement he thought the village "would want to enter into."

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