While there has been chatter about a pilot parking program coming to the Bellmore and Merrick railroad stations, the Town of Hempstead said that nothing is set in stone yet.
Currently, the proposed program currently states that about 10 percent of the parking would be restricted to Town of Hempstead permit holders in order to free up spaces for commuters who frequently travel to the city. The permit would cost residents $3 annually.
The Bellmore and Merrick train stations were targeted for the program because there have been no regulations on parking and no Town of Hempstead passes necessary, so people from other communities head to these lots and hop on the train.
Whether it is because they can catch the express or because it is cheaper to come from the Bellmore-Merrick zone instead of further east, these parkers leave little spots available for residents.
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Billy Dean's in Bellmore Applies for New Cabaret License
Billy Dean, owner of Billy Dean's Showtime Cafe in Bellmore, went before the Hempstead Town Board of Appeals Wednesday in an attempt to renew his cabaret license and off-street parking variance, both of which expired March 28.
No decision was made by the board Wednesday, but several residents spoke out both for and against the establishment.
"If this license is not renewed, 17 people will lose their jobs," co-owner Rori Gordon said, said. "It was renewed with no problems before and we will not let you down."
Click here to read more on Wednesday's hearing.