Parking issues are part of miscommunication

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To the editor:

I am writing to comment on the article you wrote about the "Skate rink eyed as downtown project.” It discusses the parking situation the night of the Kenny Chesney concert.  My family owns a parking lot on Maple Avenue.

Our lot and the four blocks to the north of my lot were practically empty that afternoon and evening. I have pictures to prove it! There were at least 200 empty parking spaces. My neighbors and I were wondering what was going on and we rode our bikes around the town to discover that the Catholic church lot was filled with concertgoers as well as the empty lot on Pacific and Cedar Avenues. Anyone with an empty parking space was charging a lot of money and we couldn't fill a spot for $10. So what I see as the problem is there was a lot of miscommunication about the parking situation and it was blown out of proportion to the detriment of parking lots with mercantile licenses and insurance for public parking.  I think before the community misrepresents the parking situation, they should do a bit more "real" homework! 

By the way, what is Wildwood going to do with an ice rink?  Really?

Charla Lewis


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