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Yard sales now allowed; Bloomfield two-hour parking limit stopped

Council decided to allow garage or yard sales in the County that were temporarily prohibited since April 30 due to the COVID-19 pandemic when gatherings were limited to five people.

“People will take precautions where necessary,” said councillor Phil St. Jean. “They are really no different than a farmers’ market and it’s time to allow them. They are more about a community event than about making money.”

Councillor Phil Prizen said a two-hour parking limit spearheaded by the Bloomfield business association should be suspended until a proper parking study could be completed.

Prinzen stated the initiative did not allow shoppers enough time to explore the village, or dine – especially with strick COVID-19 regulations in place.

The size of the parking zone also needs to be examined he said, noting it extended to the end of Main at the corner of Stanley where there are mostly residential properties.

Parking rules limited families to two hour visits which, he chuckled, may, or may not be a good thing.

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  1. angela says:

    Bloomfield and Wellington really need ugly parking meters defacing their Main Streets. Why miss an opportunity to make a few more dollars from these villages? And don’t forget Milford, Cherry Valley, and Ameliasburgh.

  2. Dennis Fox says:

    I would fully support that the parking meters are either removed from Picton or they are installed in Bloomfield, Wellington and Consecon. There is no justification for this double standard.

  3. Argyle says:

    The bottom line is that Bloomfield and Wellington need to have paid parking. All three communities should have the same parking regulations , that would likely result in a more orderly and uniform street parking especially during the peak summer tourist season.

  4. Susan Hierlihy says:

    In no way was the two hour parking limit ‘spearheaded’ by the Bloomfield Business Association!!! Exactly the opposite. It was imposed by the County without consultation.

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