The Board of Selectmen on Tuesday set next year’s annual parking permit fees as follows:Parking Lots # permit spaces Current fee Next year's fee Railroad/Lumberyard 298 $516 $540 Richmond Hill 70 $420 $432 Talmadge Hill 226 $420 $432 Park Street 21 $384 $396 Locust Street 155* $372 $384 Telephone** 18 $384 $396 Center 183* $120 $120 *these are permit/metered spaces
**this is the lot off of Cherry Street as you head west toward Main, on the right-hand side in the bend
The figures represent about half of the approximately 9 percent rise that the Parking Commission had forwarded to the selectmen for review and approval.
With property taxes set to rise and other commuter fees variable, such as Metro-North Railroad ticket costs, Mallozzi said he couldn’t support the proposed steeper increase.
“I have a problem with rates going up this dramatically,” Mallozzi said.