Like A Bad Cold – Metered Parking Is Back

Smart Card Technology is Now Available For the Not so Smart Metered Parking in Port Jeff

Smart Card Technology is Now Available For the Not so Smart Metered Parking in Port Jeff

OK, it’s no secret metered parking is not very popular with many  merchants, employees, shoppers and the visitors to PJ Village who need to park and who wind up paying  the fees and tickets for parking. At least the meters were off for the winter! Granted for the summer months parking is a problem, the PJ Parking Committee”s remedy is metered parking. Payed parking hasn’t solved any parking problems in PJ but like a bad cold pay parking is back for 2012. The village has announced that in 2012 the metered parking  will be enforced from  10 AM – 10 PM Monday through Sunday from March 15 throughNovember 25, 2012. 

The following information about parking has be provided by the Port Jeff Village Website. It is simply amazing when burecrats get involved in something how complex they can make it. Port Jeff now needs newly improved parking instructions, parking assistance phone numbers, smart cards, code enforcement, new and better parking machines, parking discount programs, parking tokens and of course an  ”easy to use” parking system map to help fiure out works.

A big thanks (Get readyfor some sarcasm) to the Parking Committee for their attention to detail. Maybe in the future the Parking Committee could hold  one hour Parking seminars/ mini course to help everbody learn their easy to use system. They could charge a nominal fee say .50  and hold the seminars at the Village Center and serve Free refreshments to those who successfully complete the course. But for now, people will  have to take the easy home course which is still Free!  We suggest using your cell phone to refrence the easy to use instructions and to download the easy to read PJ metered parking map below!

Some ” Helpful” Info for Parking in Port Jefferson

For Assistance: Speak to a Code Enforcement Officer (631-774-0066) 
or call the Parking Help Desk (631-331-PARK)

$.25 per half hour in designated Village Parking Lots.

Port Jefferson residents displaying a valid resident sticker park free in Village lots.

Parking violation tickets will be issued when necessary.

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How the System Operates in Village Parking Lots

•Fee for parking in Village Lots is $.25 per half hour.
•Each parking space is identified by a number.
•Remember the number of your space.
•Locate a pay station in or near the parking lot.
•Pay stations accept payment in coins, parking tokens, credit cards, and smart cards.
•You may pay at any pay station.

Follow the easy directions on the face of the pay station. After paying, the pay station will issue a paper receipt. Keep your receipt. It shows when your time expires, the number of the space your car is in, and an id code you can use when paying for additional time to your current receipt at any pay station.  You do not need to display the receipt in your car.

Show your receipt to businesses offering parking tokens. Many businesses offer parking tokens to those making a purchase.

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Smart Cards Parking Program

How Smart Card system works

•Smart Cards can be purchased at Village Hall
•First purchase is minimum of $25 for 50 hours of parking, includes cost of card
•Cards are RENEWABLE at a 20% discount; a $10 refill would appear on the user’s card as $12 when inserted into the meter.
Directions to pay for a space using a Smart Card
Enter parking space number
Insert card with gold chip facing up

**Automatic half hour (25 cent) minimum**
Press fee buttons for additional time…
Press BLUE button for additional half hour ($.25)
Press YELLOW button for additional two hours ($1)

Press GREEN Button to complete transaction.
Remove receipt & card, keep them with you.

Directions to add time to an unexpired space
Press GREEN button
Enter the ID number at the lower left of your receipt. (ID: xxx-xxx-xx)
Enter space number seen under the date of your receipt (S: xxx)
Insert card with gold chip up

**Automatic half hour (25 cent) minimum**
Press fee buttons for additional time…
Press BLUE button for additional half hour ($.25)
Press YELLOW button for additional two hours ($1)

Press GREEN button to complete transaction.
Remove receipt & card, keep them with you.

For Assistance:
Speak to a Code Enforcement Officer (631-774-0066)
or call the Parking Help Desk (631-331-PARK)

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Not To Easy to Use Map of Metered Parking Lots and Parking Machines in PJ

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Free On-Street Parking
•On-street parking is free.
•Time limits are shown on roadway signs.
•Most time limits are one hour or less.
•Time limits are strictly enforced