Latrobe meters to reflect higher parking rates
By Joe Napsha
Published: Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
Members of the Latrobe Parking Authority board on Tuesday agreed to buy new parking meter mechanisms and plates designating the increased parking rates for the newly renovated downtown parking garage.
The parking authority, which is responsible for the operation of the garage between Spring and Weldon streets, will use some of the meters that the City of Latrobe plans to purchase from Duncan Solutions Inc. of Milwaukee.
Council last week approved purchasing the mechanisms and meter plates from Duncan for a price not to exceed $150,000. The parking authority will acquire the meters through the city contract.
Alex Graziani, city manager, said the parking garage had about 100 meters before it was closed for renovations in July 2010 and the city has yet to determine the exact number of meters it wants to purchase.
The parking authority proceeded with plans to install the meters, rather than an electronic pay system with gates at the entrances and exits, because the city has not received any indication from the state whether its application for a $1.75 million redevelopment capital assistance program grant will ever be approved.
The electronic gate system costs significantly more than the meters and Graziani said the city could wait no longer for the state to approve the application.
“We were promised that we would hear something in October, November,” Graziani said. “We did not know how we could pay for it,” Graziani said of the electronic gate system.
The authority, which still plans to install security cameras at the garage, is awaiting a phone line connection so that an emergency phone in the elevator at the garage can be connected to an emergency dispatching system.
Joe Napsha is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-836-5252 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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