Sewickley officials monitor meter after coins found jammed in credit card slot
Squares pieces don't fit into round holes and quarters don't go into credit card slots, Sewickley Manager Kevin Flannery said.
But that's exactly what has happened on at least two different occasions in the last week at the borough's Division Street parking pay station, Flannery said.
“Someone jammed five dollars in quarters into the credit card reader,” Sewickley Public Works Foreman Howard Miller said in an e-mail Feb. 7 — the first day coins were found in the credit card slot. “We removed the coins and put a new credit card reader in this pay station.”
Borough workers replaced broken equipment, but on Monday, four quarters were found inside the credit card slot, Flannery said.
The borough lost at least $100 in revenue on Monday alone, he said.
“We're not real happy about it,” Flannery said.
Borough officials plan to monitor the meter, which covers about 50 public parking spaces.
Parking in Sewickley is metered weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Borough officials have had on-again, off-again issues — mostly weather related — with the two metered pay stations — Green Street lot and Division Street lot — since installing the machines about four years ago.
Bobby Cherry is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-324-1408 or email@example.com.
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