Southold Town Attorney Martin Finnegan said Tuesday at a work session that the public would come to the table again, for a third public hearing, to vet some new suggestions about parking restrictions on Inlet Road, known commonly as Mill Lane, and Mill Road, in the area between County Road 48 and Goldsmith Inlet.
Currently, Finnegan said, there is one area designated as "no parking," and another, which allows parking by permit only.
The newly proposed revisions would strike the parking by permit only from the code, and make the entire area "no parking."
"The new law is going to remove the boundaries and make it 'no parking,' for the whole way," Finnegan said.
He added that the changes were made based on public input at prior public hearings.
Councilwoman Jill Doherty said as a spike in visitors heads to the North Fork, there are increasing numbers of incidents where people are parked in "no parking" zones.
Councilwoman Louisa Evans suggested new signage, indicating that cars will be towed, could be added.The matter of Mill Road parking restrictions has been the subject of two prior public hearings, Finnegan said.
"The third time's the charm," he said.
At the last public hearing in June, a crowd of residents came out to discuss the proposed changes, which are meant to eliminate congestion in the area and mitigate safety concerns as well as excessive signage.
One issue raised was that if the area was designated "no parking," that mandate needed to be enforced.
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