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New Parking Rates Approved for Croton Falls

Much of the parking on Front Street in Croton Falls is limited to 30 minutes or less. Credits: Sue Guzman
Parking along Front Street in Croton Falls is often hard to come by. Credits: Sue Guzman

CROTON FALLS, N.Y.— The North Salem Town Board voted May 9 to set new parking rates for the hamlet of Croton Falls. The previous parking rates for Croton Falls had remained the same since 2006.

Currently, residents can purchase an annual parking permit to park in the hamlet for $350 per year. The fee is $800 for non-residents. Daily permits for “occasional use” are $5.00/day and are available in the town clerk’s office. Those who park longer than the posted limit in Croton Falls are subject to a $30 fine.

The new rates approved on May 9 go into effect July 1 and feature a new category specifically created for business owners, workers and residents of the hamlet. It is a flat fee of $100 a year. The other rates remain the same.

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North Salem Supervisor Warren Lucas said he believes the new fee structure will help alleviate some of the parking overcrowding in front of local businesses in the hamlet.

“We think by offering them a very inexpensive parking permit, it’ll free up space in the lot along Front Street, and people will hopefully park in the back lots,” he said.

Lucas also believes it will help ease up on the number of cars that park in the business district illegally overnight. They are typically not ticketed.

Gordon Corrao, owner of Gordon’s Deli Café in Croton Falls, was pleased to learn of the new flat-fee structure, which will lower the cost of his annual permit from $350 to $100.

“Wow, that’s a lot cheaper,” said Corrao. “That’s good news.”

Corrao said he used to buy annual passes for his employees, but stopped because of the high cost. He noted that several of his workers have opted to park at a nearby neighbor’s home and walk to the store. Others have opted to purchase annual parking passes for themselves.

Lucas said the number of tickets issued in Croton Falls has remained steady over the past few years. Parking compliance is monitored by the North Salem Police Department, which patrols the downtown Croton Falls area, primarily during regular business hours.

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