STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Proposed parking plan in Cooperstown

Parking in the Village of Cooperstown is at a premium, so Village officials are looking at a plan that would add more parking in the downtown area.

Posted: Jul 12, 2018 5:48 PM

The Village of Cooperstown is in the process of making a number of improvements to the downtown area. Cooperstown Mayor Ellen Tillapaugh tells us one of the projects currently being worked on is adding additional parking to lower Pioneer Street.

"We just completed a $1.2 million renovation of these several blocks of Pioneer Street. Replacing 100 yr. old water and sewer lines. Repaving the street. Installing granite curbs. So at this point when we’re coming to paint our parking spaces on this street, this was the opportune time to consider adding some additional spaces."


The Mayor tells us the public will have the opportunity to weigh in on three different parking options.

"So it will be going back to the original parallel parking of 20 spaces. The 2nd version which was a little more diagonal on this side, no parallel parking on the west side of the street for 23 spaces, or the current format which is 26 spaces."


In addition to the parking, the Village was awarded a 2 million dollar Federal grant that allows them to move forward with Main Street intersection improvements. They’ll also be installing pedestrian signals, traffic light improvements, as well as adding bike racks, new trash receptacles, benches, and handicapped accessible water fountains. Right now the work is being bid out for construction to begin after Labor Day. All that work is in addition to improvements already made.

"We received a green innovation grant program which allowed us to put tree gardens and water retention areas, and redo our entire sidewalk on Main Street."

A public hearing on the parking is scheduled for July 23rd at 6:30pm in the Village Office Building located at 22 Main Street.

Note: July 23rd not May as stated in the video. 

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 2523560

Reported Deaths: 56130
CountyCasesDeaths
Kings33405310847
Queens31536810288
Suffolk2395573605
Nassau2143703293
Bronx2076626751
New York1681074636
Westchester1436362340
Erie1064171949
Richmond889441935
Monroe842971188
Orange57538920
Rockland53112779
Onondaga52054761
Dutchess35615499
Albany30838390
Oneida28644589
Broome24451405
Niagara24031397
Saratoga20287200
Ulster17273278
Schenectady16731227
Rensselaer14808167
Putnam1249298
Chautauqua12428175
Oswego11668113
Chemung10932156
St. Lawrence10524127
Steuben10133173
Ontario9352110
Jefferson888076
Cayuga8658107
Sullivan847383
Wayne816784
Cattaraugus7732115
Genesee7013132
Herkimer6806128
Clinton672540
Tompkins650459
Fulton6331104
Madison6187102
Montgomery5966141
Livingston572771
Warren546084
Cortland534279
Tioga509471
Columbia5009111
Chenango468986
Allegany461597
Washington461367
Otsego457555
Wyoming439358
Greene438586
Orleans434187
Franklin428020
Lewis360338
Delaware356047
Seneca274163
Essex230731
Schoharie229521
Yates164728
Schuyler153817
Hamilton4383
Unassigned14426
Out of NY0317
Utica
Mostly Cloudy
47° wxIcon
Hi: 53° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 43°
Oneonta
Partly Cloudy
47° wxIcon
Hi: 52° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 44°
Herkimer
Partly Cloudy
47° wxIcon
Hi: 56° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 43°
Old Forge
Cloudy
47° wxIcon
Hi: 51° Lo: 42°
Feels Like: 43°
WKTV Radar
WKTV Temperatures
WKTV Severe Weather
Game Day Deals - New Deals Each Week
Chapter Aesthetic October Giveaway
Cool To Be Kind 2021
Looking for work or looking to hire? Check out the WKTV Job Fair!
Saluting Those Who Are Proud 2 Serve