Decatur Set To Make Serious Upgrades to Parking MetersDecatur Metro | December 16, 2013 | 12:04 pm
Another item on the agenda for tonight’s Decatur City Commission meeting – new parking meters!
Here are the details of the planned upgrade in a letter from Asst. City Manager Lyn Menne to the Commission…
[The parking management company has] developed a plan that uses a mix of single space and multi-space meter equipment that will utilize license plate recognition rather than a”pay and display”receipt option. Customer scan pay using credit, debit and smart card options as well as coins and have the option to set up prepaid accounts on-line tied to their cell phone. All of the on-street meter equipment is solar-powered.
In addition to the meter equipment, we will purchase upgraded, hand-held ticketing units, improved collection equipment that will enhance the security and tracking of revenue collections and court and collection software that will allow for the integration of citations directly into the court system and provide for more efficient and effective parking fine collections.
The project is now projected to cost $350,000, less than the original estimated cost of $500,000, according to Ms. Menne.
Decaturish also recently had a report on these coming upgrades.