Public hearing in March for new parking bylaw

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NEW?GLASGOW - Town council is looking at implementing a new parking bylaw that it says will bring in line the price of parking on all town land.
Bonnie Coulter, corporate services director for the town, says if council approves the bylaw next month, the cost for parking at the Glasgow Square parking lot, the metred parking downtown and the paid parking rentals will all be the same.
The free parking lot behind the Glasgow Square will not be affected.
"It will consolidate a number of old, outdated parking bylaws," Coulter explained.
She expects that the new parking meter at the Glasgow Square will be operational by next week.
The changes will also see the parking enforcement officer using an automated, metered gun within the next year, which will cut down on paperwork and mean quicker processing for violators.
A public hearing for the new parking bylaw will be held at the March council meeting, where council is expected to make a decision on the matter.
Meanwhile, council held the second reading for amendments to the subdivision and building bylaws bylaw at Monday's meeting.
The changes will ensure proper drainage and grading occur on new developments to prevent the storm sewer system from becoming overtaxed.

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  • Concerned
    February 22, 2010 - 13:31

    I thought the council was trying to revitalize the downtown. Metered parking kills downtown's. Who cares though there's lots of free parking at the mall!

  • Blair
    February 22, 2010 - 13:31

    another nail in the downtown merchants coffin if you ask me,next thing you know,the town will have a toll on the bridge permenently to pay for all this foolishness,i do know i have made my last purchase in the downtown area and as long as all this costly unavailable parking when required is cleaned up and buisness owners/workers don't jam the few spots that are for the buying public instead of themselves,it will be a lonnng time til i and i imagine many others return to it,makes me wonder why the meter maid turns and casts his eyesight in the opposite direction when he sees a merchant park on front street without paying the meter ,makes one wonder how much he makes in Tips?