Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Find out what you're risking by parking illegally.
This week, Bloomfield's Township Council voted to change the township's fees for parking violations. Below is a chart for how much you'll be out when you don't feed the meter or park where you're not supposed to. Code Section No. Description of Offense Fine 393-11 (f/k/a187-12) Permit Parking Only $40.00 254:18 No Parking Anytime $35.00 254:19 No Stopping or Standing $35.00 254:20A No Parking 9-12 or 12-3 $35.00 254:22 1-2 Hour Parking - non metered $30.00 254:36 Improper or Overtime parking $35.00 Read the entire ordinance here.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Do you think the township should pass a law preventing businesses from parking their commercial trucks and vehicles overnight in town?
The Bloomfield Council will look curb commercial vehicle parking next week. The council will consider banning all overnight parking for vehicles with commercial license plates throughout the township at the upcoming council meeting on Jan. 22. There are lots of business trucks parking on the streets overnight, said township attorney Brian Aloia at the council conference on Tuesday, which is preventing residents with non-commercial cars from parking near their homes. The council also said the problem has been brought up by residents in particular parts of town. The proposal will come to the council as an ordinance next, and will need to be passed at two separate council meetings. What do you think, Bloomfield? Should commercial …
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Bloomfield Parking Authority bags meters for holiday shoppers.
We’re not sure if this is the very first gift of the season, but it certainly is a welcome one. This marks the first week of Holiday Bagging for Bloomfield parking meters. The meters were bagged on November 28 to allow shoppers and local business patrons complimentary 2-hour street parking. This effort, which the Bloomfield Parking Authority has been instituting since 2006, requires the cooperation of drivers in order to be a success. “We cover all the short-term meters in town,” said Karen Hochman, Executive Director of the Parking Authority. “If shop owners and business people park in the lots [which are longer term], it frees up the street spaces for the shoppers.” Although there is no meter ticking, the parking is monitored and …