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School Bus Parking Persists

7/13/16 Council Meeting

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PERTH AMBOY – Resident Maria Vera questioned why our historic train station is being used for school buses and vans to park. “There was a person found defecating between two buses. Those buses should be in a private fenced-in property. Our town looks like a ghetto. Use the old Police Station and the Steel Mill properties for parking. Nobody else has school buses parked in the train stations. Is it worth having someone run over by a bus? People don’t have any parking in the downtown as it is.”

After Vera spoke, Councilman Fernando Gonzalez agreed with her statement about using the old steel mill property on Elm Street as a place for these buses to park. “I know a lot of people who drive these buses feed their families by doing so. The tax assessor can give the owners of these busses a list of vacant properties.”

Business Administrator Adam Cruz gave an explanation as to why the old Police Department property cannot be used. “There’s no electricity for lighting for the buses to park at night. It will take months and a lot of investments to make this happen.”

Councilman Joel Pabon then brought up property on Sayre Avenue that could be used.

Council President Lisa Nanton said, “We should emphasize to this bus company that they need to look at other properties to park their vans and buses than the train station.”

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