Elizabeth plans parking meter replacements
Elizabeth officials are looking to upgrade their business district parking meters with more state-of-the-art devices from Pittsburgh.
The Pittsburgh Parking Authority board approved spending $4.5 million to buy 340 electronic multi-space parking meters last week as part of the process of replacing 3,000 outdated single-space meters. The parking pay stations accept credit cards in addition to quarters.
Borough Councilwoman Ann Malady announced at Tuesday night's meeting that she's working with the borough's public works manager John Grossi to acquire the city's discarded meters.
Malady, who's also the borough's meter maid, said the some of the town's 52 meters need to be replaced.
Parking meter fees go toward Elizabeth police expenses and equipment. Meters raised $1,900 to $2,000 so far this year.
“You get two hours for 20 cents so it's a steal,” Malady said. “Residents and visitors are really great. People are very good at putting money in the meters.”
Malady said she's not sure how many meters the borough can purchase from Pittsburgh, but hopes to obtain some at a reasonable cost.
Resident Mike Kemple said he'd like to see a Merchant Marine flag or some other type of recognition for the military branch at the borough's Honor Roll.
“Merchant Marines get no recognition,” said Kemple, a Merchant Marine. “I'd like to see a flag up down there. ... I don't know how you're going to go about it.”
Borough solicitor Pat McGrail is expected to check with other municipalities to see how they recognize Merchant Marines.
All motions made passed unanimously by a vote of 5-0. Council president Monica Glowinski and Councilman Paul Shaner were absent.
Council vice president Robin Miller announced a public meeting to discuss the master plan for revamping Wylie Field will take place on May 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the tennis courts.
Councilman Larry Duval said a public meeting to discuss the revised proposed zoning ordinance is scheduled for April 30 at 6:30 p.m. at council chambers in the learning center.
Michael DiVittorio is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1965, or email@example.com.
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