The Board of Selectmen discussed the parking situation at the MBTA station at Wednesday night's meeting based on a memo from Town Manager Bill Ross, presented by acting Town Manager Nick Riccio because Ross out sick.
In the memo, Ross suggested converting 13, two-hour parking spaces on the east side of Old Colony Road to residential train parking, but keeping four spaces north of West Cottage Street for two-hour parking because they are generally only used during the dinner rush.
The memo also recommended converting up to 12 residential spaces north of Oakland Street, beginning on Pratt Street across from Geno's Restaurant and extending to Kingman Avenue. Four spaces would remain two-hour parking during lunchtime.
Ross' third recommendation was to eliminate the 9 a.m. start time for residential train parking along a portion of River and Howe streets "to provide spaces for individuals who are taking a later train into Boston."
He would also add the start time to some of the spaces he suggested converting, "thus moving the 9 a.m. spaces closer to the train station and making it more convenient" for seniors and people taking later trains.
The memo said the changes would be easy and cost little. The Selectmen tabled a vote until next week when Ross will likely be back Clerk Kevin Moran will vote remotely.