Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Millburn ordinance approves parking limits on Oak Hill Road, Oakview Terrace and Woodland Road near Short Hills train station.
The Millburn Township Committee approved a new ordinance at Tuesday night's meeting that will limit daytime parking on three Short Hills streets to cut down on commuters parking in residential neighborhoods. The committee approved the ordinance to address residents' complaints about parking in neighborhoods near the Short Hills train station instead of designated commuter parking lots. The ordinance will limit parking to three hours between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. on: "Now instead of just prohibiting overnight parking, this will prohibit all day parking," Millburn Committeewoman Sari Greenberg said. A Short Hills resident in attendance thanked the committee for the ordinance.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Parking will be prohibited on Essex Street between Lackwanna Avenue and Lot 1.
Construction on the downtown Millburn parking deck will close and limit parking on Essex Street this week, according to township officials. Parking will be prohibited on Essex Street between Lackwanna Avenue and Lot 1, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday. Essex Street will be limited to one or two lane traffic through Wednesday.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
$8 million Plans will be revealed again tonight at Town Hall.
Tonight is your last chance to review the conceptual drawings for two different proposals for a downtown parking deck. The engineering and architecture firm hired to create conceptual plans for a parking deck at the Millburn Train Station will present those plans once more at a public hearing tonight (June 16) at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall. Tim Haahs Associates, which has offices in Pennsylvania, Florida, Georgia and New Brunswick, N.J, has previously presented two different plans -- both of which would cost more than $8 million to construct. The issue has been controversial , with residents near the station saying it would adversely impact them while others, particularly those who commute on the train, say it is needed. At a meeting in …
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
The chamber's position is the opposite of the opinion of the neighborhood.
While Millburn Train Station neighbors have requested Lot 2, away from their neighborhood, be considered for a parking garage, the Millburn-Short Hills Chamber of Commerce endorses the garage be built on Lot 7. Shayne Miller, chamber president, issued a statement to the township committee from the chamber supporting the garage on Lot 7, which is along Glen Avenue. The committee is analyzing the options of building the garage at Lot 7 or on Lot 2, which is at the corner of Lackwanna Place and Essex Street. The chamber's two main concerns are freeing up space in Lot 2 currently used for valet and commuter parking to be used for diners and shoppers. Additionally, there is concern about the impact of area businesses during construction. …
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
The township committee held a public meeting on Tuesday to gather comments on commuter parking.
Residents again said on Tuesday night they want a parking deck built on Lot 2, but there were also questions if a deck should be built at all. The Millburn Township Committee held a public meeting on commuter parking issues. After a short presentation from the commuter parking subcommittee about the process of studying for creating a "long-term solution" to commuter parking, residents were able to ask questions and comment on the issue. The subcommittee is working on potential plans to build a parking deck on either Lot 2 at the corner of Essex Street and Lackawanna Place or on Lot 7, which is along Glen Avenue at the train station. Robert Tillotson, a committee member, said there is 120-140 cars parked in valet each day, which is evidence…
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
The meetings are scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at town hall.
The Millburn Township Committee's commuter parking subcommittee has planned two public meetings on the subject for next week, but full information on requests for proposals to design a parking garage for the Millburn Train Station may not be available by then. The subcommittee gave a report during Tuesday's township committee meeting, including it is reviewing nine requests for proposals to design the garage. Plus meetings have been scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Millburn Town Hall for residents to discuss their issues and thoughts on parking. Robert Tillotson, who sits on the subcommittee, said he and James Suell, also on the subcommittee, will sit town with Township Administrator Tim Gordon and Township Engineer Tom …
Thursday, January 6, 2011
A new ordinance bans parking between Vauxhall Road and Essex Street.
In November, the Millburn Township Committee passed an ordinance banning parking between Vauxhall Road and Essex Street. Well, the signs are now up and police will start enforcing the ordinance soon. The no parking ordinance hasn’t been enforced while police allowed residents to get used to the new rules, but that is to change soon. Police Capt. Greg Weber said the intention was to start ticketing along the stretch after the new year. With the signs up, it means the area is now subject to enforcement. "You park there at your own peril," said Capt. James Miller, police public information officer. Both Miller and Weber said police were giving motorists time to acclimate to the new signs before they were going to start enforcing them. Part of…
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
An ordinance to authorize spending to design a parking garage prompts a lively discussion.
The Millburn Township Committee continues to move forward with gathering information to determine how it should address commuter parking, but residents expressed displeasure with the process Tuesday night. The committee approved spending up to $500,000 on design work for a parking garage for the Millburn Train Station during its meeting Tuesday night. Several committee members said authorizing the funding was necessary for its request for proposals on providing designs for the garage. "We need to identify where the funds will come from," said Township Administrator Tim Gordon on the process of sending out a RFP. "Sometimes it comes from the operating budget, sometimes we need to (issue a bonding ordinance)." The committee approved sending …
Friday, December 3, 2010
Several Millburn Township Committee members say they want to hear alternatives to address the commuter parking needs.
Millburn Township Committee members aren't expressing support in interviews for a plan that would remove trees for parking at the Short Hills Train Station. Township officials are exploring a plan to change the parallel parking on Chatham Road to head-in parking, but no discussion or decision on the plan is expected until 2011. Orange ribbons were tied around the trees along the side of the road closest to the train tracks to show residents what would need to be removed to make way for the parking. The plan would add 40-60 parking spaces. It's part of a subcommittee's study on adding commuter parking, which also includes studying possibly constructing a parking garage downtown near the Millburn Train Station. Since the ribbons were placed …
Friday, November 26, 2010
Free parking is available in downtown Millburn parking lots through the end of the year.
It's an annual tradition, and this year is no different: free parking is now available in the downtown parking lots every day. Bags have been placed over the meters in Lot 4 on Taylor Street, and the pay machines in Lots 1, 2 and 5 have been turned off. The parking will be free in those lots through Jan. 1. Parking has been free in the lots on Saturdays for a few weeks because of the bridge construction. But if you want to park on the street, you'll still need to pay. The meters on the street will be enforced with the $.25 per 30 minutes rate.