New State Law Passed to Improve Parking Situation in Cold Spring.

September 22, 2003

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef and Senator Vincent Leibell introduced legislation (A.6422/S.2172) which creates a residential parking program in the Village of Cold Spring. Governor Pataki signed this legislation, which regulates parking in the Village of Cold Spring, on September 9, 2003. It was introduced at the request of the Village of Cold Spring in order to help them more effectively manage parking within the village.

The parking program was created to make parking more readily available to residents of the city, while still providing adequate parking for businesses and visitors. The area affected by the new ordinance consists of a few blocks near the west side of the Metro North rail station, including Main Street, New Street, and Market Street. Areas in exception to the rule within this area are commercial or retail zones, or areas specified for visitors to Cold Spring. The Cold Spring Village Board will now act to create a law which provides an improvement in the parking situation for both residents and visitors.

Assemblywoman Sandy Galef commented, "It is so important for residents in a community to be able to park near their homes without the complications of those coming to the neighborhood for other reasons. Establishing a designated parking district for Cold Spring residents will certainly add to the quality of life for Cold Spring neighbors."

Senator Vincent Leibell agreed," I am always pleased when I can help the residents of my district with a local problem that affects their everyday quality of life. The parking situation in this area has been an issue for several years. I am glad to see that Assemblywoman Galef and I were able to work together to address this problem."