Township To Implement Downtown Changes In Coming Weeks

Changes to the downtown – which will include the ability for the Township’s Inspection Department to issue summonses for parking among other changes – are expected to be implemented in the coming weeks, officials say.

Township Committee officials have been diligently working over the last few weeks to rewrite several ordinances downtown which are expected to ease traffic and parking downtown.

Last month, Township officials held an open forum where residents were able to voice their opinions on some of the proposed ordinances. Despite a light showing at the forum, Township officials say many concerned residents have submitted suggestions to the Township via email ahead of the meeting. TLS.

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  1. I hope that these inspectors focus on the real issues not on the stupidity. Downtown is not the only issue. Go into any local strip mall parking lot!

    Can a police office give a ticket for taking up 2 spots in a private lot like ShopRite plaza. For example if someone (and I see it everyday) parks over the white line………..?

  2. jake !!! thats a real issue ? someone parking over the white line !!!! are you kidding ?lets talk about homes built to close together causeing a extreme fire hazzard ? or streets that are so narrow we can not get a fire truck down it when there is a fire !!!! or maybe we should talk about “slum lords ” renting single family homes to 25 or 30 people !!! nah these are not important lets focus on someone parking across the white line in shopright lot !!!!

  3. 1. i would like to hear from ONE person the project coordinator, preferably the mayor
    2. i need to hear objectives
    3. i need to hear statistics on results

    the tax payers are as confused as ever. HH had valid points.

  4. I hope they crack down on people parking in wheelchair spots illegally. Ask anyone in town who has handicapped plates how often they are unlawfully occupied. People not only don’t care about the law, they are insenstive to those who rely on it.

  5. I have a couple of ideas and isseues.

    Make 1st street 2 ways from Clifton to Monmouth. You will lose 6 parking spots and gain a means of westbound travel to rt9. As of now all of the other routes are heavily congested. (Rt 88, 3rd st. and Clifton 4th st. and Clifton and at rt9.

    Ticket the people that park close to the corners. (I see this every day on 1st and 3rd st neer Clifton Ave.)

    Enforce the 2 hr parking limit in the downtown lots and on Clifton.
    (across from post office, 5th st lot, 2nd st Clifton and Lexington lot and 4th st) I see cars parked for hrs on end)

    Maybe make these employees park in the 2nd to 3rd st lot by rt9 and move the muster hang out away!!!

  6. I just spent 15 min going from central ave to james street, that is a real problem how about fixing that problem and other traffic issues instead of building more housing that our roads cannot handle!!!!!

  7. It’s a fact of life.All will be walking in the next couple of years cause traffic will not be able to navigate. Keep on building. Please do it faster then it is being done now. Build, build, build…………….. !!!!

  8. What? The Lakewood police are too busy to give parking tickets? Oh, the Lakewood inspectors aren’t busy enough, so let’s give something to do? If the inspectors have nothing better to do, then maybe we don’t need so many inspectors.

    Lakewood inspectors are notoriously – how should I put it delicately – integrity challenged, and we should expect to see summonses with vague charges like “failure to park properly” with citations of violations of non-existing ordinances . Why not? They do it to homeowners all the time, why not parked cars?

  9. @lakewood firefighter: I tend to disagree with you. This whole notion that “I am in charge” begins with the “little issue” of parking over the white line. It shows the lack of consideration for others, and these individuals are or will be the ones that create the bigger issues that you mentioned.

    Also, although it may seems like a little issue, but wait till you gotta catch an appointment and there is one spot left, and guess what! Some idiot is taking up two spots. Im sure at that point it will be a major issue to you. I see this on a daily basis.

    All im saying is that all the “little” issues are overlooked, and they all come together to create these huge issues, and egos!

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