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City rejects overnight parking proposal

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The City of Cortland has decided against a pilot program that would’ve allowed overnight parking on Hubbard Street – and many hoped could be used as a future blueprint for other areas.

A petition was drafted and submitted to Common Council in mid-July by former alderman Adam Megivern, signed by 35 residents who complained of overcrowding and a lack of spaces on the street.

However, an airtight vote this week by the city public works and public safety boards rejected their idea.

Other alternatives have been proposed to help the problem, including the addition of available parking spaces near Dexter Park.

Supporters of the petition wanted to move to a conditional, odd-even permit system for overnights.

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