With renovations under way at Town Hall, employees are splitting up and moving to various areas, such as the police station and downtown offices, which have limited parking.
In an effort to alleviate parking congestion, the Parking Commission met Sept. 13 to discuss the possibility of securing additional spaces for employees at 237 Elm St. through eminent domain.
"I don't think we start in eminent domain," commission member Richard Franco said. "I think we start with overtures to businesses. `Are you interested in selling parking spaces?' "
Chairman of the Parking Commission Keith Richey suggested that the town consider lowering property taxes for those businesses, which could provide parking for Town Hall employees, such as the Bank of America parking lot at 278 Elm St., in exchange for promises from those businesses not to develop their parking lots.
The commission decided to contact First Selectman Rob Mallozzi to discuss the possibilities for deals with the businesses.
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