CONWAY — Town staff Wednesday made their case to the Conway Municipal Budget Committee about why paid parking should be implemented in North Conway Village to offset taxes.

But business owners were quick to respond, saying that the plan is ill thought out.

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gdower5510

It’s really disappointing that after all these years, second home owners in Conway are still treated as second class citizens. Last I checked, my property tax’s are calculated the same way as everyone else’s. Allowing full time residents to pay just $5 a year under this plan, but not including second home owners is inexcusable. We invest a significant amount of money in the Conway community because WE LOVE IT. To be constantly looked down upon and cast away is tiring and really disappointing. I’m not in favor of paid parking because I think it’s so poorly thought out and the consequences are being dismissed, but I’m especially not for it because this town doesn't give a damn about me and my family or those like us….

JP16

So, Conway will charge for parking, but will not provide bathrooms for residents and visitors. As our locals and visitors feel the cumulative effect of being "nickeled and dimed," we're likely to experience a continued loss of ownership by all in the community. You just cannot buy goodwill and charm, and we are not Portland or Portsmouth....yet!

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