"I feel that anything that limits parking at the Beacon train station is probably a bad idea. There is already inadequate parking at the station, and the station is poorly maintained by the MTA (urine odor every morning, waist-high weeds in the…"
"I just got an email alert about this dog from the microchip company--I think the dog is Papi, and it has a microchip. If you take it to ARF they can probably scan it and get you the owner's contact info."
"Do you know if the information meeting is open only to residents of Rombout Ave., or to anyone who might want to learn more about this issue?
And any idea how much the charge is going to be for these people? I do not live on Rombout, but this…"
"I've seen parking officers marking tires with chalk in Cold Spring, to enforce the parking rules. Why can't that be done in Beacon as well? A real two-hour limit on Main Street would help a lot, I think. The lots could…"
"I never supported the TOD.
And like I said, I don't have all the answers about parking. I do think it would help if people who work on Main Street and live on Main Street don't park on Main Street, but I'm not sure…"
"I don't have all the answers. But I'm going to respectfully strongly disagree that most people would want to go to a weekend getaway where they have to double-park to unload their car, then park a quarter-mile away and walk back to…"
"Less driving and more exercise would do us all some good, but if people can't get to the downtown businesses by car, I fear for the future of those businesses. The municipal lots on that end of town are often full in the evenings, and…"
"My point is, the existing law seems to be working already for most of Beacon. Your problem seems to be with enforcement, not the lack of laws to address chickens. I do not have a problem with laws to make the raising of chickens more…"
"Chickens have been kept in backyards for years--hardly a "new fad." And I don't understand how others producing their own food makes you feel like you're living in a "third world" country. In my opinion, the…"
"Exactly! Mark, since you were at the meeting, maybe you know: Are the measurements in the law just arbitrary? I wonder if they consulted any animal-rights groups that re-home chickens before drafting this law? There…"
"Chicken feed must be kept in containers with tight-fitting lids! Next they'll be checking my leftovers in the fridge to make sure they're sealed properly... What a waste. As a town, do we really want to spend money…"
"You're right, the train station could use some attention. Cigarette butts everywhere, platform not cleared of snow during the morning rush, trash cans overflowing at night, weeds, trash all over the parking lot, etc."
I'm very aware of the TOD, etc. I was just asking because I thought your earlier email made it sound like some kind of decision had been made on the link between the train station and Main Street.
And can someone clarify the non-profits…"