Part-time parking enforcement officers don't work enough hours to enforce four-hour time limits and bans on overnight parking, according to trustees and the Port Chester Police Department.
The issue came up recently in an internal village hall discussion after Republican Trustees Sam Terenzi and Bart Didden inquired in response to ongoing complaints about difficulty parking downtown.
After Mayor Dennis Pilla asked police for clarification, both Chief Joseph Krzeminski and traffic bureau Sgt. Charles Vacarro acknowledged difficulties with enforcement because of the short shifts.
Vacarro also provided the mayor with statistics from Complus, a third-party contractor that handles Port Chester's ticketing data. The statistics include the total number of tickets issued in the marina lot over the past three months:
In April, parking enforcement officers wrote 115 parking tickets in the marina lot; 28 drivers were ticketed for violating the night restriction.
In May, parking enforcement officers wrote 228 parking tickets in the marina lot; 76 drivers were ticketed for violating the night restriction.
In June, parking enforcement officers wrote 134 parking tickets in the marina lot; 39 drivers were ticketed for violating the night restriction.
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