Monday, August 30, 2010

Petition to expand hours at New Hope PA public parking lot gains momentum

 By Charlie Sahner

A petition asking New Hope's Borough Council to expand parking hours at the New Street lot adjacent to borough hall is now being displayed at dozens of business locations around town and appears to have garnered at minimum several hundred signatures representing residents, merchants and visitors.

The petition organizers, including local business leader Joel Roberts and Borough Councilperson Bill Scandone, are attempting to demonstrate support for keeping the key parking area open until 2:30 a.m., as are other lots in the borough.

The issue will be taken up at the New Hope Borough Council meeting scheduled for September 21, where a previous proposal to expand parking lot hours until 10:30 p.m. from the current 9 p.m. will be considered.

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