Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Don't get a ticket this week. Know when and where you can park your car on snow-covered streets.
Wednesday, March 6
If there is snowfall this week, be mindful of where you park in Montclair. Parking on public streets is prohibited during a snow event as well as parking a vehicle so that it extends into the roadway when it snows. The regulation is in effect when any accumulation of snow completely covers the roadway and obstructs road markings. The parking rules remain in place until the entire block or roadway has been cleared of snow. This parking ordinance does not apply to long-term/overnight permit parking locations. There are some exceptions to the new snow parking ordinance, such as for vehicles which display valid handicapped placards or have handicapped license plates and are otherwise legally parked. Hourly limits and meter fees at the …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Parking Authority Treasurer Dale Jacobs unexpectedly quit Monday, delaying the commission from acting due to a lack of a quorum. The Montclair Council appointed three new members on Tuesday.
The Montclair Parking Authority will come to an end this month, and this week it proved that it cannot even competently manage its own dissolution. With only four members remaining in the parking authority commission after a series of resignations earlier this year, treasurer Dale Jacobs decided to resign unexpectedly on Monday. The commission was thus unable to operate or proceed with any financial billings and business because it did not have a quorum of four members. In a swift response, the Montclair Council appointed three new members to the commission at its Tuesday night conference to make a quorum. The commissioners appointed were: Mayor Robert Jackson made what he called an “editorial comment” about the dissolution of the …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Montclair Council votes to bag meters starting Friday.
You can leave the loose change at home when you do your holiday shopping in Montclair starting Friday. There will be free holiday parking starting Friday, Dec. 7, and extending through Dec. 26. The Montcliar Township Council voted on the resolution Tuesday night to bag meters during the shopping season. All bagged meters will give shoppers free parking for two-hour. However, those who remain parked in a spot beyond that period will be ticketed.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Caldwells Patch is paying it forward—and offering you the royal treatment on Small Business Saturday. We're paying for Bloomfield Avenue parking meters in Caldwell. Stop by and meet us!
We want you to have one day when parking on Bloomfield Avenue in Caldwell is a pleasure—no rooting around for coins in the bottom of your purse or pocket, no running outside frantic, mid-conversation, to feed the meter. Caldwells Patch has paid for dozens of parking meters on Bloomfield Avenue for Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Come out and support local businesses for Small Business Saturday. Visit and take photos with Santa at Caldwell Flowerland and take part in the Caldwell Merchants Association's Holiday Treasure Hunt. However, keep in mind, the regular time limits will still be applied to ALL meters. Staff, including Local Editor Teresa Akersten, Essex County Regional Editor Giovanna Fabiano, and others will be…
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Report of 10 years of practices at the taxpayer-funded authority shows mismanagement, missing financial records and utility bills.
The Montclair Parking Authority may have $100,000 in missing uiltity bills, according to a report released this week. A study of 10 years of records of the Montclair Parking Authority showed an agency in disarray – suffering from a lack of order in everything from its rules and regulations to its finances. But the most startling information in the report, done by former township business administrator Joseph Hartnett and township auditors, raises concerns over possibly $100,000 in missing utility bills. “The report speaks for itself,” said Mayor Robert Jackson. “It is not the best news I have ever read ... and it is a little disquieting, I would say. It bears some attention from the commissioners.” The report, released Tuesday, analyzed …
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Here is your rundown of the stories Montclair was talking about this week.
The Township of Montclair is one step closer to disbanding its Parking Authority after a state board voted this week to approve dissolving the authority. The Department of Community Affairs’ Local Finance Board voted unanimously Wednesday to approve the liquidation of the township’s parking authority, said spokeswoman Lisa Ryan. We at Patch have decided to share our five, top-secret pumpkin-carving tips. Implement each of the following steps, which will prolong your jack-o-lantern's lifespan and make carving a simpler and more creative process, and see for yourself why these tips are every master carver's secret weapon. Local stores responded to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's expanded voluntary recall of nut butter products …