Sunday, July 11, 2010

Columbia Borough Ordinances

HERE they are.

About Those Meters . . .

I photographed a sampling of parking meters along Locust Street:

Most of the tags inside the meters are upside down, making it very difficult to read the times printed thereon.  Also, the tags are on the street side of the meter, opposite the coin slots.  And many of the tags are moldy or covered with bug filth.  So, how are we supposed to know when to feed the meter?

Well, here's the answer, illustrated above, on one of the few meters I could find with the inner tag oriented correctly.  The mold-riddled tag seems to read:

9 a.m. to 6 P.M.
Except Friday: 9 A.M. to 9 P.M.
No Charges Sundays & Dated Holidays
Jan. 1, Feb. 22, May 30, July 4,
Labor Day, Thanksgiving & Christmas

Translated here as a public service.
Really, if the borough wants our money, couldn't they at least let us know when they want it?
Also, I wonder if the later expiration time on Friday applies to Fourth Fridays.  It would seem counter-productive if it does.

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