Reminder: July 1 thru Labor Day Monday:
SLI's Season Opened Today, Runs through Labor Day; No Parking on Ames Walkway
Ames Walkway opens approximtely two months each year as an exclusive walkway every July 1st and closes every year as an exclusive walkway on Labor Day Monday. These are the same dates of the official Silver Lake Institute's Open Season. While the walkway is officially open during these summer dates, no parking is allowed on the Walkway.
If, however, a property owner has no room on their private property for a vehicle, such as the Connolly property (on the east side of Ames, the second lot south of Genesee), those persons are permitted 15 minutes of "pickup and drop-off" parking on Ames.
Ames Walkway extends from Genesee Avenue on the north end to Perry Avenue on the south end approximately opposite Epworth Hall whose address is based on its Ames Avenue location. (Ames Avenue originally ended at Chapman Road before the Perry Ave. extension.)
Cars are allowed to park on Ames Walkway on the 10 months of "Off Season" (post labor day weekend through June 30) as long as cars do not fully block pedestrian access to the walkway. Walkers are permitted use of the Walkway year-round.
This is an annual notice to the community by this Newsletter made necessary by the Walkway signage not including the "No Parking" provision of the Trustees approved both in 2017 and 2018. While the Board's action is considerably more abbreviated, the above description is based on the discussion portion of the Board's action which is not reflected in the same detail in the Board's Minutes.
The question gets raised to us as to why there are often cars parked on the Walkway in the Open Season. The answer is rather simple: The community was not informed of the Board's action both times it was voted on, nor does the Board (or any assigned entity) take responsibility for enforcement.