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Re: Take Back Lakewood
« Reply #1080 on: February 24, 2017, 09:55:32 AM »
Or require them to post a bond for 5 years that they won't use it as a simcha hall
The thing is that no one is reporting them to the inspection so all the restrictions in a document in the townships drawer are meaningless if the parking doesn't exist. I'm not suggesting that they should be reported, I'm just pointing out that it's a real problem that should ideally be prevented from occurring in the first place.

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Re: Take Back Lakewood
« Reply #1081 on: February 24, 2017, 09:58:01 AM »
The problem is that no one is reporting them. I'm not suggesting that they should be reported, I'm just pointing out that it's a real problem that should ideally be prevented from occurring in the first place.
If you report them now, most they get is a citation. The inspector gets yelled at by the powers that be, and no one gets fined. No inspector will risk that for a 500$ fine
If they post a bond, they have a more significant financial risk, and I'd imagine a much larger gain for the township coffers that will be harder to justify not enforcing.

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Re: Take Back Lakewood
« Reply #1082 on: February 24, 2017, 10:13:51 AM »


http://www.takebacklakewood.com/blogs/post/Why-parking-variances-are-bad

15 America Ave. 202 parking spaces needed - approved by Planning Board with just 149 spots. Result? Parking on grass and along narrow street








Was there the other day. It's really retarded that they approved the commercial building with insufficient parking.

What is the justification? They must be taking cash under the table for this. What else would motivate such an approval!?


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Re: Take Back Lakewood
« Reply #1083 on: February 24, 2017, 12:35:22 PM »
It gets better! Here are the Planning Board minutes. They didn't even discuss the parking variance. They just accepted the applicant's word that 149 spaces were enough.

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Re: Take Back Lakewood
« Reply #1084 on: February 24, 2017, 01:27:24 PM »
We corresponded with the Department work who informed us that they are proposing an ordinance to the Township Committee that would mark all sides of America Ave as no parking zones (presumably because the cars parked there make it difficult for the DPW to drive their equipment to their facility down the block).

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Re: Take Back Lakewood
« Reply #1085 on: February 24, 2017, 01:55:41 PM »
We corresponded with the Department work who informed us that they are proposing an ordinance to the Township Committee that would mark all sides of America Ave as no parking zones (presumably because the cars parked there make it difficult for the DPW to drive their equipment to their facility down the block).
It's going to like yeshiva.. leave keys in car and block the other guy.

Can elected officials be held accountable for this? How about the "good guy" Ray?

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Re: Take Back Lakewood
« Reply #1086 on: February 24, 2017, 03:15:06 PM »
I can't see how this doesn't hurt the landlord. Why would someone rent in an office building where he and even more importantly his clients can't park?
You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used to start a religious discussion.

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Re: Take Back Lakewood
« Reply #1087 on: February 24, 2017, 04:27:51 PM »
I can't see how this doesn't hurt the landlord. Why would someone rent in an office building where he and even more importantly his clients can't park?
In many cases there are dedicated spots for visitors/customers. The ones who suffer are those who work there every day
Don't ask stupid questions and you won't get stupid answers

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Re: Take Back Lakewood
« Reply #1088 on: February 24, 2017, 05:16:06 PM »
In many cases there are dedicated spots for visitors/customers. The ones who suffer are those who work there every day
Of course they take the visitor spots when there aren't any other available.
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

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Re: Take Back Lakewood
« Reply #1090 on: February 26, 2017, 01:04:32 AM »
In many cases there are dedicated spots for visitors/customers. The ones who suffer are those who work there every day
There's zero available spots there.

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Re: Take Back Lakewood
« Reply #1091 on: February 26, 2017, 01:07:11 AM »
There's zero available spots there.
Yes, I heard the same from a friend who works there since I posted that. No available spots for anyone at all. It's a ridiculous situation
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Re: Take Back Lakewood
« Reply #1092 on: February 26, 2017, 01:09:32 AM »
There's zero available spots there.
I'm told that many cars are parked illegally alll over the lot. That will get much worse when the no parking signs go up om America Ave.

There are 2 reasons we're highlighting this.
1) The planning board must stop approving parking variances!!
2) The professional planner and engineer frequently testifies that: Lakewood is different. We don't need so many parking because (insert faulty reasons A, B, C and D). This is enough parking for this building. The ordinance calls for too much parking so really we don't need so many spaces. Everyone walks to work. Everyone has a spouse drop them off etc etc

The planning board needs to stop believing him!!

I think that the ordinances are insufficient! Most shopping centers in Lakewood have insufficient parking even if they follow the ordinance.
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Re: Take Back Lakewood
« Reply #1093 on: February 26, 2017, 01:10:45 AM »
I think the only solution is for all of the employees of the building to speak up vocally to both their employers and to management demanding that management purchase a lot next door (if there are any available) for additional parking.

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