Should downtown have parking meters?

Created by nimmy on Dec 7, 2010

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450 pounds of LOVE

Saranac Lake, NY

#27 Dec 18, 2010
calmn cents wrote:
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well at least you don't have to worry about any of this, you can't fit in a car or a tanning booth. ha! merry christmas.
Do you 'calmn cents' really have to take a "dig," at me, every chance you get! This is a difficult Holiday Season for me so to see your unkind comments is very un-Christian! And the fact is, I can fit in a Tanning Booth, I went into the Tanning Salon but they would not let me use their services because of "excuses"; and now I see it has been closed. It is important for people to get Vitamin D and ultraviolet radiation during the Winter months to prevent the Sunlight Deprivation Syndome which can cause depression, or, in people who already have it, Depression, can worsen it! If you don't have anything nice to say don't say anything at all.

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#28 Dec 23, 2010
450 pounds of LOVE wrote:
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Do you 'calmn cents' really have to take a "dig," at me, every chance you get! This is a difficult Holiday Season for me so to see your unkind comments is very un-Christian! And the fact is, I can fit in a Tanning Booth, I went into the Tanning Salon but they would not let me use their services because of "excuses"; and now I see it has been closed. It is important for people to get Vitamin D and ultraviolet radiation during the Winter months to prevent the Sunlight Deprivation Syndome which can cause depression, or, in people who already have it, Depression, can worsen it! If you don't have anything nice to say don't say anything at all.
thats the thanks i get for wishing you a merry christmas?
no more meters

Saranac Lake, NY

#29 Dec 29, 2010
In the name of everything holy!
mister crocker

New York, NY

#30 Sep 4, 2011
NO there should be no parking meters in Herkimer.

SPECIAL NOTE to Herkimer officials:

Dear Morons,

Your goal is to ATTRACT shoppers and visitors to your hellhole of a downtown.

Not DETER shoppers visitors with >nickel and dime< meters and increasing parking fines.

Look at the numbers of this survey. By more than 10 to 1, people think parking meters are a stupid idea; look at the comments from people.

CLUE UP MORONS ! Your village is falling to pieces and you're fiddling.
buisness owner

Avon, CT

#31 Sep 6, 2011
I vote get rid of meters
Main St

Cortland, NY

#33 Sep 8, 2011
Check out these articles related to parking meters. Sound familiar??

http://www.berkeleyside.com/2010/10/21/ban-on...

http://www.taphilo.com/tom/parkingmeters.shtm...
business owner

New York, NY

#34 Sep 8, 2011
Main St wrote:
Check out these articles related to parking meters. Sound familiar??
http://www.berkeleyside.com/2010/10/21/ban-on...
http://www.taphilo.com/tom/parkingmeters.shtm...
interesting articles, thank you for posting.

let's note the articles concern BIG cities that actually have the problem of too many cars and too few parking spaces.

that's hardly the case in downtown herkimer! the only problem, if there is one, is that eliminating parking meters would mean residents take many of the spots, limiting parking for (theoretical) visitors and shoppers.

If that is a problem, all Herkimer needs to do is what Albany and many other cities do -- limit parking in one spot to three or so hours ONLY IN THE HIGHEST DENSITY AREAS which in Herkimer might be a portion of N. Main and maybe a portion of Albany St.

c'mon Herkimer, clue the freak up! we have already established that parking meters strictly for revenue generation have been declared by courts to be ILLEGAL, and they are clearly for no other purpose in Herkimer!

Do I have to sue you to get rid of the damn things? YOu're hurting my business, and I have customers and would-be customers ready to testify to that fact -- they are hesitant to come to Main Street because of the parking hassle and fear of a parking ticket!
ilion resident

Syracuse, NY

#35 Sep 8, 2011
Why...so the bottom feeders who run Herkimer can blow more of our money? They canít manage the money they have now Ö why give them more to mismanage.
akkman

New York, NY

#36 Sep 14, 2011
i don't think downtown herkimer should have parking meters, they are diminishing the appeal of visiting and hurting chances for economic growth
really

Herkimer, NY

#37 Sep 15, 2011
akkman wrote:
i don't think downtown herkimer should have parking meters, they are diminishing the appeal of visiting and hurting chances for economic growth
OMG! LAUGHING SO HARD I WET MY PANTS!! YRP, BLAME THAT MESS ON PARKING METERS.
www herkimernow org

Boonville, NY

#38 Nov 29, 2011
Main Drag wrote:
As a business owner on Main st. i can tell you first hand that the biggest complaint I hear from my customers is the need to worry about having change on hand to pay the meters and worry about their time running out. I have had people literally run out the door when they see an officer walk by our store to check their meters. I have lost customers because of this nuisance and it is a daily conversation in our building about the meters. i have witnessed officers write a ticket for an expired meter when there were 4 other empty spots surrounding the car. This is not for regulating parking! As soon as my lease is up in 6 months I already have plans to move to a new location
an excellent post. oh and look at the poll results -- 91% say no meters, 9% say yes.

it is time we mount an OCCUPY HERKIMER effort and picket and go on a hunger strike until those meters are removed.

I nominate Father Cunningham to lead the hunger strike.
Gary

United States

#39 Nov 29, 2011
www herkimernow org wrote:
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it is time we mount an OCCUPY HERKIMER effort and picket and go on a hunger strike until those meters are removed.
I hope you starve to death
www herkimernow org

Boonville, NY

#40 Nov 29, 2011
Gary wrote:
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I hope you starve to death
You "Gary" are another unprincipled simpleton. I can see why you would want the parking meters, it would leave you more space for your shopping cart and tricycle. You're probably the guy who got arrested for shoplifting Depends from the Kmart.
Tandor

Cambridge, MA

#41 Nov 29, 2011
You occupiers are nutty, dimwitted, crybaby scumbags who should be shot
business owner

New York, NY

#42 Jun 3, 2012
as a business owner I would like to see the "nickel and dimer" parking meters removed to pave the way for more visitors to Main Street. Government needs to support local business not hurt it with cheapo parking meters that deter shoppers.
Big M Shopper

New York, NY

#43 Jun 6, 2012
The village should pay any prospective shoppers to park themselves on Main Street, not the other way around... Not that there's anyplace to shop outside of Collis and Brian's.

And a night time parking ban in the middle of the summer..? That's a clear case of the Ainsworth and company just not getting it.

Herkimer is dead in the water if the petty little local government keeps-up the status-quo, if it's not already beyond redemption already. Nickle-and-diming the few of us here who actually have jobs is not the answer.
Meter Money

Little Falls, NY

#45 Feb 21, 2013
The meters in Herkimer are for revenue, period. Parking has not become a problem in the village since most of the meters were broken in 2010. The only place where they might be a good idea is around the county buildings.
Xst

Cold Brook, NY

#46 Feb 21, 2013
Remember this is the same Village Board that doesn't think it is their responsibility to attract new business to the area. They simply can't get past the idea that parking meters generate money and how will they replace that money. There is no way a single resident or business is going to be able to convince them that having flourishing businesses will increase their income. They just don't get that fact. Sad, isn't it?

You just can't fix stupid.
big bucks

Little Falls, NY

#48 Feb 24, 2013
YES Get 1 meter for the car in front of borrito jones its the only one on main street
say NO to parking meters

New York, NY

#49 Jun 20, 2013
The latest half-baked bass ackwards plan to further depress downtown Herkimer by requiring the few people who venture to Main St to park in any of the dozens of available spots ....

... to pony up change for a parking meter and risk getting a parking ticket.

what the F is wrong with the village board?

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