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Reader Feedback: How to Improve Babylon in 2013

Babylon residents give their thoughts and ideas for improving the beautiful village in the new year.

Babylon Village is, without a doubt, one of the best places to work, live and grow up with its safe surroundings, great schools and beautiful businesses. We asked readers earlier this week how Babylon Village could take it one step further and improve even more in the new year.

Here are some of the ideas readers like you gave:

"I would enforce more of the laws that are in effect - for example, there is no overnight parking," wrote Debl, who noted their development looks like a used car lot much of the time. "I can understand when guests are over or a party is being held - but when the house is dark and there is no party going on – there should be no cars parked on the street, period!"

They added: "I personally almost got hit by an oncoming car because there were cars parked on both sides of the street and no where to go - streets are for driving, not parking."

Other readers echoed these thoughts on traffic and parking village-wide.

"Update the signs for parking," suggested Bob Kinnear. "Its only after you get a ticket that attention is brought to you. In general , the obvious ticketing of cars for the coffers of the village. I'm really starting to believe that it is a form of entrapment. The signs should be placed at the meters when you go to pay, this way all can see them."

Another reader, going simply by Paul suggested more traffic enforcement due to speeders within the village as well as a closer eye on the sanitation department.

"The garbage men are great, but a few of them need to be watched," he wrote. "Look around after Monday pick up and the cans are thrown all over and the amount of garbage that is all over our roads is inexcusable."

Gary Weiner January 04, 2013 at 06:11 PM
Does Debl really want the Village to start ticketing people who park on the street in front of their own houses? Where does she expect all the street-parking cars to go? No to mention that the day after they started there would be a huge mob outside of Village Hall with torches and pitchforks.
Botch January 06, 2013 at 04:38 PM
Get Verizon fios! Optimum is terrible for speed and reliability! Why are we working on a system that was set in place in the 1970's! Give us an option! Let's not let politics get in the way!

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