Residents, workers want more Rockville Centre parking

<p>Residents and workers in Rockville Centre say they need to solve some parking problems near an elementary school in town.</p>

News 12 Staff

Nov 6, 2017, 8:11 PM

Updated 2,447 days ago

Share:

Residents and workers in Rockville Centre say they need to solve some parking problems near an elementary school in town.
Neighbors on Bradford Court, which abuts a rear entrance to Hewitt Elementary School, say faculty members are filling up their streets due to the lack of available parking spaces in the school lot. Residents of Fountain Avenue report a similar situation there.
The school has more than 100 employees, neighbors say, but only 70 parking spaces.
"They are making a school problem a residents' problem," says Michael Palillo, of Rockville Centre.
Some reports say the school is weighing options to find a solution to the issue. Residents surrounding the school are asking the district to build more parking spaces on its property.
Meanwhile, faculty members have reported finding harassing letters placed on their cars
Not all of the community members have a problem with the parking situation.
"It's a street," says Kaity Bird, a local parent. "It's not their driveways or anything like that...I think it's ridiculous actually that they are making a big deal about it."
Supporters note that street parking in legal places is not a crime.
The district did not immediately respond to a News 12 request for comment.


More from News 12
0:56
Plans for cell tower in West Islip struck down by state officials

Plans for cell tower in West Islip struck down by state officials

2:06
Sun, clouds and an isolated afternoon shower on Long Island

Sun, clouds and an isolated afternoon shower on Long Island

0:19
Police: Brooklyn man arrested for unlawful possession of gun, knife following traffic stop in Woodbury

Police: Brooklyn man arrested for unlawful possession of gun, knife following traffic stop in Woodbury

0:49
Global technology outage causes flight delays, cancellations on Long Island

Global technology outage causes flight delays, cancellations on Long Island

0:15
Police: Senior woman hit by car, seriously injured in Commack parking lot

Police: Senior woman hit by car, seriously injured in Commack parking lot

0:19
Police: Dirt bike rider killed in East Patchogue crash

Police: Dirt bike rider killed in East Patchogue crash

1:41
 Officials: COVID-19 has hit high levels in several states, including Connecticut

Officials: COVID-19 has hit high levels in several states, including Connecticut

2:29
Long Island residents face a myriad of issues due to global tech outage

Long Island residents face a myriad of issues due to global tech outage

0:29
Police: Motorcyclist killed after striking NICE bus in Lynbrook

Police: Motorcyclist killed after striking NICE bus in Lynbrook

0:41
Prosecutors: Driver had BAC twice the legal limit during fatal Deer Park nail salon crash

Prosecutors: Driver had BAC twice the legal limit during fatal Deer Park nail salon crash

2:21
Massive technology outage impacts LaGuardia Airport

Massive technology outage impacts LaGuardia Airport

0:28
Police: Hauppauge crash causes fuel spill on Motor Parkway

Police: Hauppauge crash causes fuel spill on Motor Parkway

0:35
North Merrick Library hosts Pokémon event with cards, crafts and characters

North Merrick Library hosts Pokémon event with cards, crafts and characters

2:01
‘You do have shared vulnerabilities.’ Security experts explain risks associated with global IT outage

‘You do have shared vulnerabilities.’ Security experts explain risks associated with global IT outage

1:30
Students take part federal court program in Central Islip

Students take part federal court program in Central Islip

A massive tech outage is causing worldwide disruptions. Here's what we know

A massive tech outage is causing worldwide disruptions. Here's what we know

5:00
Tech expert weighs in on Microsoft outage impacts across the globe

Tech expert weighs in on Microsoft outage impacts across the globe

Northwell Health activates emergency operations center amid technology outage, NYU Langone remains open

Northwell Health activates emergency operations center amid technology outage, NYU Langone remains open

Prosecutors: Bellport woman indicted for alleged hit-and-run crash that killed volunteer firefighter

Prosecutors: Bellport woman indicted for alleged hit-and-run crash that killed volunteer firefighter

2:27
Food Truck Friday: Roxy's Ice Cream Truck

Food Truck Friday: Roxy's Ice Cream Truck