Residents of Huntington are being urged to complete online parking surveys for a study of village parking problems.
The deadline for the survey, part of a study aimed at identifying the most effective and cost appropriate solutions parking issues in the village, is coming up quickly.
The survey is being conducted by the New York City firm Nelson Nygaard, which in July was retained by a partnership that includes the town, the Economic Development Corp., the Huntington Village Business Improvement District, the Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce and the Paramount to conduct the study.
Residents will have until the end of January to participate in the survey, with the findings key to two meetings scheduled for next month to obtain additional input.
“This is the Town’s chance to hear from you, and all those who are most closely connected to parking conditions in the Village: its business owners, local employees, residents, shoppers, visitors, and anybody who frequents the village for its business, cultural and recreational activities,” Supervisor Frank P. Petrone said. “The survey only takes a few minutes of your time, and will help us as we explore options to address this important issue."
As part of this study, the Town will be forming two groups. The first will consist of Huntington Village business/property owners, and the second will be made up of residents most closely affected by Huntington Village’s parking demand.
Each group will consist of 8-12 persons. Anyone interested in being considered for the resident stakeholder group should email Joan Cergol at jcergol@HuntingtonNY.gov with their address and telephone number as soon as possible.
The town is seeking to complete members of the two groups by the end of January.Nygaard will meet with each group on Feb. 4.
Additionally, the Town of Huntington Economic Development Corporation will use its Feb. 4 meeting at Huntington Town Hall (in Room 114 at 7p.m). on the parking issue. At the meeting, Nelson Nygaard will provide an update of their findings and residents will have an opportunity to contribute input.
On Tuesday, Feb. 26 the Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce will provide an update and hear input on the parking study at its networking breakfast at the Huntington Yacht Club. Networking begins at 7:30 am.
The breakfast and program will run from 8–10 am. Fee is $25 for members and $30 for non-members. To register for this event contact Ellen O’Brien at the Chamber at (631) 421-6100 or register directly from the Huntington Chamber website.