Another item on tonight’s Decatur City Commission meeting agenda: a change order of approximately $13,000 to include three more multi-space pay stations along Ponce where previously, single space meters were originally planned. The change order letter from Asst. City Manager Lyn Menne also states that after months of planning, the new parking meters are scheduled to be installed next week, June 23rd – 26th.
There’s also been talk around here of late about the start of Saturday parking enforcement.
Decatur has long had stated metered times on Saturday, but hasn’t enforced those limits. Menne tells DM that when that occurs, the city may start out just enforcing the 2 hour limit, but not ticketing. Menne says the city is still gathering information on how spaces are being used on Saturday and the approach to Saturday enforcement is “still a work in progress but whatever we do will involve a lot of public notice before tickets are issued. Our goal is not to ticket. Our goal is keep the best, most convenient on-street spaces turning over so customers have a reasonable expectation of finding a parking space.”