UPDATE 02/11/16: During the Feb. 8, 2016, regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners, it was decided to continue with the Pay-to-Park Program for the 2016 tourist season. In its third year, the program will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning the Friday of Memorial Day Weekend and ending the Monday of Labor Day weekend at a cost of $1 an hour.
UPDATE 08/28/15: After Labor Day Weekend, parking along Front Street will be free.
The 2015 Pay-To-Park program that ends at 5 p.m. Sept. 7,2015, will reach the budgeted estimate of $80,000. Revenue has been marked for downtown beautification efforts to include new benches and trash/recycling receptacles, sidewalk upgrades and other needed improvements.
The 2015 Pay-to-Park on Front Street program began on Saturday, May 23.
Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. The program will end the Monday of Labor Day Weekend.
In the time since the 2014 Pay-to-Park on Front Street program ended last fall, staff has vastly improved signage, screen visibility and the usability of the kiosks.
Paid parking is only at waterfront parking lots and all marked spaces, excluding handicap parking.
The kiosks accept coin and credit card only. The minimum is 25 cents for 15 minutes, which can be paid by coin.
The minimum amount that can be paid by credit card is $1 and that covers an hour. Paper bills are not accepted.
Customers enter their parking space number and pay for as much time as they want.
Bring your receipt with you to keep track of your time and space number if additional payments need to be made. This can be done by credit card or coin at any kiosk.
The Town has employed two tourism ambassadors who will be available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays to help visitors with the Pay-to-Park Program.
Town has also distributed Pay-to-Park information cards with instructions on how to use the kiosks and answer frequently asked questions. Window signs that read, “Need Change? Come On In!” also are available for businesses who are willing to exchange coins.
If your business would like rack cards or change signs, please notify Town Hall at 728-2141 or email email@example.com.
The funds raised with the Pay-To-Park program are being used for streetscaping improvements downtown.