This is to advise you that the Gloucester City Council will be holding a continued public hearing regarding the removal of parking meters on Main Street, from the intersection of Main and Spring Streets to the intersection of Main and Washington Streets with a two-hour time limit on a pilot basis only from January 1, 2013 through March 31, 2013 inclusive.
The Council vote is to amend the current Ordinance to have free, non-metered parking, on a trial basis, from January 1, 2013 to March 31, 2013. The two-hour time limit and anti-shuffling ordinance will still be in effect during this time period. The intent is two-fold, first to offer residents and businesses a break in the off-season while still maintaining the rules of the time limits and anti-shuffling laws; the second is to see how this trial experiment works as to whether or not this Ordinance can be enforced on a year round basis.
The Police Chief has been asked to attend to explain parking enforcement’s role.
If the trial basis works, the Council may propose to make the amendment a year round law by Ordinance.
Please attend if you are either in favor or against. Let your voice be heard.
Melissa Cox, Ward 2 City Councilor