Please read the note below. This parking proposal is being pushed during the off season. Tell the township committee members a December meeting is unreasonable. January would be much better. And would provide more notice.
As I said in the survey, "this proposal is like trying to swat a fly with a sledgehammer. You're sure to destroy the house and might not kill the fly." Here's the note from Jim and Carol:
Apologies, try this link instead:
Original eMail is as follows:
It's Jim Brubaker and Carol Livingstone with an update regarding Vacation Rental Homes in Ocean Grove.
As you may be aware there is a Better Parking Alliance in Ocean Grove that has been advocating for a Resident Only Overnight Parking Ordinance in Ocean Grove. As currently conceived this Ordinance would impact the ability of Vacation Renters to park overnight in Ocean Grove. Here are the outlines of their proposal:
1) Overnight resident parking would be on both sides of the street.
2) Every residential unit would receive one overnight parking pass at no cost. Residents could purchase additional passes for their own additional vehicles or for their overnight visitors/summer renters (keeping these rates as reasonable as possible).
3) Hotels, Bed & Breakfasts and other businesses would receive overnight parking passes to accommodate guests and workers.
The details provided in the survey are sketchy; if you vote "No Change", you'll go to the end of the survey with only a comment field to express additional thoughts; if you vote "Yes, I want to change the parking" you are shown options about starting time (6, 8, or 10 pm), date (May 15 - Sept 15, May 31 - Sept 3, July 1 - Aug 31), and which part of town (north only, north & middle, or all)
Carol and I took the survey. We both voted to leave things the way they currently are. In the open field, I questioned why their proposal treats guests at Vacation Rental Homes differently than it treats guests at Hotels & Bed & Breakfasts Carol questioned why the proposal is going to the Neptune Township Committee in December when so many people are out of town instead of during the Summer when those most impacted would be more accessible and engaged.
Please take the survey to vote and comment as you see fit and show up at the December 9th Neptune Township Committee meeting to express your opinions.
Ocean Grove Alliance
for Neighborhood Prosperity