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Parking Meter increase for Ridley Park.

The borough council of Ridley Park wants to increase the fee for using the meters in Ridley Park.  As your councilman I would like to hear input from the members of Ridley Park online, and give us your input about this.  Feel free to give us your suggestions that I can help our borough to be a great place to live, work, & raise a family !  Thank-you

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Comment by William Holden III on May 21, 2014 at 8:55pm

Thank you Mr. Harper found the Council meeting and was able to speak to them about the parking issue. That was very nice of you to tell me about it and give directions as well. Needless to say there were other towns people with a variety of issues and complaints. The Council seemed receptive to the idea of granting permits. Hopefully this in time will resolve the issue. Again thank you!


Will Holden

Comment by William Holden III on May 21, 2014 at 5:33pm

Or was the "Feel Free to give us your suggestions that I can help our borough to be a great place to live, work, and raise a family" just a nice campaign slogan? 

Comment by William Holden III on May 21, 2014 at 5:20pm

kenneth Ridley Manor charges 50.00 a month for basement parking. Why not sell free meter parking on a monthly basis to residents instead of pentalizing us the residents who have to contend with taylor Hospital, The Old Folks home, people parking for the dentist, doctors or shopping. I thought the Council members are appointed to help local residents. If you can see Ridley Manor does not have enough parking spaces why have meters 6 days a week from 8 a.m.-9 p.m. with a 6 hour limit? I realize you bring in $80,000.00 a year in ticket revenue but we are struggling to keep an apartment and are not made of money. Put yourself in my shoes before you make a blanket statement we will get no help from the council. In fact a good lawyer and a lawsuit might be what is needed to challenge a very unfair parking policy to local residents. 

Comment by William Holden III on May 21, 2014 at 5:09pm

Kennenth we did ask questions and were told that the township didn't ticket residents of the apartments. Granted we were lied to by the leasing agent . Thank you for all the responses, will just have to play musical chairs with the parking situation. Someone should look into how many tickets are given to residents? I wonder how the council would feel if they had parking meters in there driveways...

Comment by Nina on May 21, 2014 at 2:07pm

William, IMO to be fair there should be at least an option for a monthly or yearly fee for residents in your situation. r

People should call & write letters to council about this. Also if possible attend council meetings to ask about it

Comment by doglover4 on May 21, 2014 at 10:21am

Use to live at the Manor. Had to get on a "wait" list for garage parking and then had to pay extra. I know it's been remodeled since I lived there, but their garage parking was a little creepy. I also remember bumper to bumper parking, literally. Between the nursing home visitors and residents of the Manor, Morton Avenue was no fun to find a parking spot.

Comment by Kenneth Harper on May 21, 2014 at 10:04am

I can see that Ridley Manor doesn't have enough parking spaces for the tenants. You won't be getting any help from council on this.  When looking for an apartment the prospective tenants need to ask questions like " Do you have enough off street parking provided for the tenants.

Comment by William Holden III on May 21, 2014 at 8:38am

To whom it may concern:

I have recently moved into Ridley Manor apartments behind Taylor Hospital. There is not enough basement parking for all the residents so many of us are forced to use street parking. Which there is not enough non meter parking. The meters have 6 hour limits for one. Since the move of May 1st my roommate has received 5 tickets already.  I think the meters are extremely unfair to the residents here and some how hope we could be exempt or pay a monthly or yearly fee to be able to park near our homes. Any increase at this point would be unwelcomed. Any and all suggestions to help in this matter would be greatly appreciated.


Will Holden

Comment by Kenneth Harper on January 17, 2011 at 7:55pm
Hi Alica, the council hasn't passed an increase for the meters. There are some meters on Chester Pike that need to be changed to a higher rate.  While looking at this, we are looking at all meters in the borough.  We have heard already from many of the business owners in the CBD.  I myself have spoken with the owner of the 711.  He is a business owner with a giant headache over this, whenever there is parking problems in downtown RP, he gets people who want to use his parking lot to run in to the state store. This happens because there isn't any parking spaces.  Also people will park there to run into Double Decker to pick up their orders.  I do realize that parking is needed for the businesses in Ridley Park.  In earlier years, the borough council missed out on a greeat opportunity to purchase a property in the business district so it could be used for a parking lot.  Now business owners are upset with PA-DOT over the plans for the new railroad bridge.  It seems the borough will lose 9 parking spaces.  I hope to see plenty of residents at the council meeting Tuesday night.
Comment by Alicia O'Donnell on January 17, 2011 at 7:10pm

You didn't indicate what the borough council wants to increase amount of the fee.  Media, PA (Everyone's Hometown) has free parking on Saturday and Sunday.  Just a thought.

Another thought for next Winter Season, the town of Wellsboro, PA holds a Dickens Weekend every year, it is very successful for the business district and a lot of fun if advertised correctly - AND the business participate.  I have a contact I can share with you in Wellsboro.  This person created this event and ran it successfully for quite a few years.  It has grown ever since.  Something to think about ... Alicia O'Donnell

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