Somerville Parking Task Force Invites Comment on Revised Time Limits for Main Street Meters and Off-Street Lots

Credits: Rod Hirsch

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The borough is expected to amend its parking ordinance to extend time limits for parking on Main Street and off-street municipal lots, but not before the public has an opportunity to provide input.

The Somerville Parking Task Force will hold a meeting from 6-7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13 in Council chambers at Police headquarters, 24 So. Bridge St., regarding the proposed changes.

The Borough Council is expected to vote on the amended parking ordinance at its meeting the following Monday, Feb. 20.

Sign Up for E-News

Mayor Brian Gallagher said the revisions are designed to expand the time limits beyond the traditional demands of the 9-5 retail market and the workday requirements of county employees and others who work here to reflect the evolving nature of the downtown district which continues to attract more restaurants and entertainment venues that operate later in the evenings and on weekends.

Metered parking on Main Street is now limited to a maximum of two hours; the proposed changes would extend the time period to three hours, with the exception of the east side of Division Street, where the 12-minute limit will be maintained in the vicinity of the US Post Office.

The proposed changes would lift all time limits for parking in municipal parking lots 1,2,4,6 & 7.

There are 1,100 metered parking spaces throughout the borough.

New parking rates that went into effect Nov. 1 will remain the same.

“When we began the process we talked about a continuing discussion to fine tune the regulations over time,” said Mayor Brian Gallagher. “These meetings won’t stop, they’ll continue as the committee fields issues as they come up.”

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News



AtlantiCast: Episode 13

On this episode of AtlantiCast, new clinical studies in the fields of cardiology and immunotherapy, national and statewide recognitions for Atlantic Health System medical centers and the inaugural AtlantiCast Collab Challenge!


Former Somerset Prosecutor Geoffey Soriano Appointed Interim Park Director

March 15, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Former Somerset County Prosecutor Geoffrey D. Soriano has been appointed Interim Somerset County Park Secretary/Director by the Somerset County Park Commissioners.

Soriano’s appointment is effective Monday, April 2. He will replace Raymond Brown who announced his retirement effective Tuesday, May 1, 2018. The announcement was made on the occasion of ...

Walmart Pays $6.3M in Bonuses to New Jersey Employees

March 8, 2018

TRENTON, NJ - More than 890,000 Walmart U.S. associates received a share of more than $560 million in total cash bonuses March 8, including:

- More than $160 million in cash bonuses based on their stores’ Q4 performance, and

- More than $400 million in one-time cash bonuses tied to recent changes in tax law.

In New Jersey, Walmart associates are receiving approximately $6.3 million ...