There was a packed house (standing room only) for the public hearings of 2018-01 & 2018-02. The issue has turned into a huge success in that the Town backed off and, at approximately 9:00am the morning of the meeting, published an agenda that updated the proposed verbiage for the Ordinance amendment as annotated below:
Proposed Law PRIOR to 9am 3/19/2018:
“No commercial or business vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating and/or gross combined weight rating in excess of 10,000 poundsand no racing or stock cars shall be parked outdoors in any residential district.”
Proposed Law AFTER 9am 3/19/2018:
“No commercial or business vehicle with a maximum Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) in excess of 14,000 pounds and no racing or stock cars shall be parked outdoors in any residential district.”
The proposed law, as originally written, prohibited parking of vehicles known as "3500 - 1 Ton Pickup Trucks" (a popular vehicle in our community) from parking outside on residential lots. It also potentially prohibited other pickup trucks as well, depending on how the town planned to define the salient terms of the ordinance. The revision to the proposed law negated all of these concerns as no production vehicles in the classes commonly referred to as "1500, 2500, or 3500 Pickup Trucks" have a GVWR in excess of 14,000 lbs.
After the public hearings (which lasted for approximately an hour and a half) a recess took place and then the Board reconvened to discuss the rest of the agenda items. Discussions about the Brooklyn Pickle, Abbotts Ice Cream, and a UHAUL on Rt 57 ensued.