PARKING LOT SUB-DIVISION
There are 10 parking lots owned and operated by the Town. The largest, the Hugh T. Cropper Inlet Parking Lot, has 1,200 parking spaces and is a ticketed system. It is cleaned daily by the street broom and by hand. Each year the lot is striped, signs installed and ticket booths readied for summer. This is a seven-day-a-week, 24-hour-a-day operation. It involves hiring 16 seasonal employees to operate five ticket booths. The Inlet Lot generates an estimated $1.7 million per season.
In 2006, we replaced the mechanical parking meters with the new Cale pay stations in all City owned parking lots. These pay stations are fully automated and they accept credit cards or quarters. They are in effect 24 hours a day, seven-days a week starting April 15 – October 15 of each year and are installed and maintained by our Division. However, this installation starts prior to the season with our meter technician preparing the pay stations, which includes cleaning and testing them to insure they are functioning properly.
The 100th Street Parking Lot also has the Cale pay stations installed and a special area for boats, trailers and other watercraft parking. The cost for vehicles will be $10.00 per day and/or $40.00 per week. The cost for boat/trailer parking is $10.00 per day and/or $50.00 per week. This parking lot will be in operation 24 hours a day, seven days a week starting April 15 – October 15 each year.