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Paid parking a success in Falmouth

Published:Saturday | February 18, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Richard Morais, Gleaner Writer

FALMOUTH, Trelawny: Falmouth's mayor, Collen Gager, has hailed the coastal town's year-old paid-parking system as a success.

"We are making over $1 million on average monthly, and it is sustaining itself," he shared.

Gager said the programme, which faced several challenges, especially compliance, at its introduction is sustainable despite concessions to government workers and business operators in the town.

The new paid-parking system came into effect on February 1, 2011, and is in effect from Monday to Saturday at a cost of $50 per hour. Parking fees are effected between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. during the prescribed days on sections of Lower Parade Street, Georges Street, Market Street, Water Square (town centre of Falmouth), Trelawny Street, Cornwall Street, Seaboard Street, Officers Alley, and King Street.

Motorists parking before or after these hours are given a reprieve, as is the case on Sundays and public holidays. Parking passes are available for purchase at the Trelawny Parish Council, or from the municipal police and select businesses.

Motorists found in breach of the parking regulations will see their vehicles being clamped and will have to pay a fine of $2,500.