Amid concerns from local business owners, Northport Village police have pledged to begin strict enforcement of two-hour limits for metered parking spots in the village.
“By strictly enforcing the two hour limit at metered spots, we hope to provide adequate and more available parking for the customers of our downtown businesses thus creating a more inviting shopping experience,” Northport Chief of Police Bill Ricca stated.
This two-hour limit is in effect seven days a week, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. A vehicle may only be parked in a metered spot for two consecutive hours. Adding coins to the meter beyond the two hours does not extend the time limit.
Though meters don’t require money on Sundays and holidays, the two-hour limit is still in effect.
Longer term parking is available in both parking lots at the end of Main Street; the parking lot on the corner of Woodbine and Scudder Avenues; the lot on Woodside Avenue by the American Legion; and at any street parking spot that is not metered or otherwise restricted by a sign, village police said.