29Jun

The Village of Cooperstown has received numerous requests for help from residents who find their driveways partially blocked by parked cars.  According to New York Vehicle and Traffic Law blocking a public or private driveway is prohibited.  In the past, the village has painted white “driveway boxes” on the road surface, but with mixed results.  This year the Village is initiating a procedure to allow residents to apply for a free permit to paint the curb immediately adjacent to their driveways yellow.  Painting can be done by residents or by the Village for a fee.  However, painting must not commence until a permit has been issued and detailed specifications must be followed.  For more information and to apply, please contact the Village Administrator, Teri Barown at 607-547-2411 or by email at vcooperstown@stny.rr.com.  Procedures and application forms can also be found on the Village Clerk’s page of this website.