Overnight On-Street Parking? Mayor DeLorenzo Says "No"

File Photo: Mayor Jack DeLorenzo expressed several reasons for banning marijuana businesses in Hasbrouck Heights. Credits: Faith C. Ballantine-Armonaitis

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Do you have too many cars for your driveway?  

If you do, Hasbrouck Heights Mayor Jack DeLorenzo feels your pain, but is not willing to allow on-street overnight parking he stated at the borough’s Tuesday night Council meeting.  

“I feel your pain,” the Mayor stated in response to a question from a borough resident, Jorge Moreira .  “I spent $10,000 myself to widen my driveway.  But overnight parking is not something that we (the Mayor and Council) are going to entertain. It is not something we want in Hasbrouck Heights.”

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Moreira, who said he has lived 19 years in Hasbrouck Heights, stated that he has recently run into problems, as he has five cars in his household, but room for only four in the driveway.  While he was able to get permission from the police department each night initially, he has been recently been denied because it was occurring too frequently.  

DeLorenzo also stated that they could not make an exception, since if he did, “500” people would be at his office asking for the same thing.  

Newly-elected Councilman Chris Hillman asked if this was an issue for 500 people, “Shouldn’t the council do something?”   DeLorenzo stated that while he sympathized with those having the problem, he believed the majority of Hasbrouck Heights residents do not want overnight, on-street parking.

Moreira suggested parking permits, but DeLorenzo stated that the board did not feel the fees would offset the problems brought on by overnight on-street parking.  

Other Business:  

Evan Jacobs of Neglia Engineering Associates provided a limited report, and noted that NEA had submitted a 2017 year-end report, highlighting the projects his firm had been involved in. He also noted a communication, from Bergen County Road Supervisor Tom Connolly, regarding the 2018/2019 proposed county aid resurfacing list.  

Two main streets in Hasbrouck Heights, Williams Avenue, from Route 17 to Lodi, and Passaic Ave, from Terrace Avenue to Lodi were listed in the document.

Borough Administrator Michael Kronyak noted that the Finance Department had closed out the 2017 fiscal year, coming in during the snowstorm to ensure that the transition to 2018 went effectively.  

The Council on resolution, approved a raffle license for the Bergen County Council of PTAs.

The Council Board passed the consent agenda which included the following items:

Payment of Marriage/Civil Union Licenses to the State

Approval of Raffle Licenses for Corpus Christi PTA

Approval of Licenses for the sale of Certain Motor Vehicles

State Training Fees in Acccordance with NJAC 5:23-4.19

Approving and Adopting Standard Tort Claim Notice Claim Forms Required by the New Jersey Intergovernmental Insurance Fund

Authorizing Certain Professional Contracts Pursuant to NJSA 40A;11-1 and 19:44A-20.5 et seq

Authorized a Professional Contract with Nikki Louloudis as Planning Board Engineer Pursuant to NJSA 40A: 11-1 et seq and 19:44-20-5 et seq

Authorized Agreement with Health Awareness Regional Program, Hackensack University Medical Center as Public Health Nurse for 2017

Authorized Agreement with Mid-Bergen Regional Health Commission as Health Enforcement Agency for 2017


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