As anyone who’s recently visited the Village of Patchogue knows, parking meters have become a new addition to the roadways. As of January 2, 2014, parking meter enforcement is in effect for Main Street, South Ocean Avenue and Railroad Avenue. Parking meters are active Monday through Saturday between 10 A.M. and 2 A.M. the following day. It’s $0.25 for 30 minutes between 10 A.M. and 6 P.M., with a 90 minute time limit. From 6 P.M. to 2 A.M., it’s $0.50 for 30 minutes or $5.00 to park from 6 P.M. to 2 A.M. with no time limit.
Parking is free on Sundays and major holidays, and there are free 15 minute parking areas during the day near businesses where people are designed to quickly come and go. However, these spots become paid parking in the evening after normal business hours. There are also plans to install meters in certain parking lots around the Village.
With these changes it’s not surprising that many people have questions. Park Mobile, the company that provided the technology behind the parking meters, is hosting an Information Kiosk at 8 AM on Monday, January 20, 2014 in front of Roast Coffee & Tea located at 41 East Main Street. The kiosk will remain open for as long as there is interest, so it’s expected to go at least late into the afternoon.