Town officials now are publishing online the waiting lists for the three commuter parking lots most in demand in New Canaan, at the Lumberyard, Richmond Hill and Talmadge Hill.
The lists (they can be found here) will be updated monthly, according to Stacy Miltenberg, superintendent of the New Canaan Parking Bureau.
Their publication follows a major effort undertaken by the bureau to “clean up” the waiting lists. Prompted by the Parking Commission, the town last year instituted a $10 annual fee to stay on the lists, and Miltenberg and her department spent several months reaching out to applicants to ensure they still were actively waiting.
“When we cleaned up the waitlists back in September, the Parking Commission felt it was a good idea to publish them, because people constantly called to find out where they are,” Miltenberg told NewCanaanite.com.
“They [Commissioners] thought it would be a good idea to put the lists out there so that people could find out their status themselves.”
As of July 17, beyond a couple of outliers, applicants are waiting on the list or a Lumberyard Lot permit for about 6.5 years, Richmond Hill for about four years and Talmadge Hill for about 1.5 years.
Lots such as Center School are not included because they generally do not serve commuters and there are no waitlists for them, Miltenberg said.