Tax Delinquent Restricts Parking Near Public Boat Ramp
Town officials are looking into whether Carnegie Abbey's parking signs violate a previous agreement.
Members of the Portsmouth Town Council are looking into parking restriction signs recently posted at the end of Willow Lane near the public boat ramp.
About five to six signs are posted in a parking lot not far from the public boat ramp at the end of Willow Lane. Two of the signs can be seen in the photo above.
The signs state the area is "private property" and parking is allowed for "members only."
Councilor Judi Staven previously said a prior agreement with Carnegie Abbey called for public parking at this location.
One small sign, located at the entrance to Elliot Street, points to "additional boat ramp parking." The street leads to an unpaved, dirt lot.
The Carnegie Tower Development Co. Inc. of King of Prussia, PA, has been criticized by council members for owing the town of Portsmouth more than $1.9 million in late property taxes. This tax has not been paid to date, according to Finance Director David Faucher.
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