Move Thursday night concerts? Selectmen try to solve businesses parking concerns

The Latin jazz of Pedrito Martinez drew a crowd to the summer’s last free concert in Ballard Park on Tuesday night, closing a 24-concert CHIRP season. —Scott Mullin photo.

Summer concert-night parking problems would be addressed by moving one of the two free weekly musical performances from Ballard Park to a location outside the village, as part of a plan the selectmen are looking into. “The thought would be to move the Thursday nights, the Thursday night concerts, and only have Tuesday night,” First Selectman Rudy Marconi said. The … read more

Free parking: Should organizers of events pay for enforcement?

There's free, all-day parking in the Governor Street lot between the Boys and Girls Club and the new RVNA construction site. —Jake Kara photo

If events are expected to draw crowds to the village business district — whether summer concerts in Ballard Park, sidewalks sales by the business community, antiques shows, barbecue cook-offs, pumpkin weigh-ins, or next month’s battle re-enactment — should organizers be required to put together a parking plan? And, if needed, pay for police or other enforcement to keep some parking … read more

Moccia, Wilmot reappointed to Parking Authority

Two Parking Authority members — Ancient Mariner owner Jessica Wilmot and former Norwalk Mayor Dick Moccia — were reappointed by the selectmen Feb. 8. The Parking Authority hopes to begin making some progress on the recommendations of the retail and parking studies done by consultants SCRE Advisors from Saugatuck Commercial Real Estate in Westport, Moccia told the Board of Selectmen. … read more

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