Downtown Pembroke parking permits fees increasing 0
Fees will be going up at city owned parking lots across Pembroke’s downtown.
Council passed a bylaw Tuesday night hiking the monthly fees at the Patterson, Alexander Street, Market Square, Barrymore, city hall and Pembroke courthouse lots.
A monthly permit will now cost $40, an increase of $10. A six-month permit will cost users $200, while a one-year permit will go for $350. The bylaw will apply to vehicles parked Monday to Saturday between 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The bylaw also bans any driver from parking a vehicle in the lots between midnight and 7 a.m., noting the illegally-parked vehicle will be removed by the city’s bylaw enforcement officer at the owner’s expense.
“We’re looking to add overnight parking to our downtown area,” Councillor Bob Hackett explained, adding they are looking to eventually develop overnight permits.
This will be for permanent tenants, especially once the new Algonquin College campus is occupied at the waterfront.
Council also passed a bylaw enacting the downtown’s newest street, “College Way.” The entrance to the $36 million Renaissance Square campus will run from Lake Street into the site.
Councillor Dan Callaghan said that in an agreement between the college and the city, no liability will be accepted by the municipality. The college will agree to install signage indicating the street is not assumed and to be used at drivers’ own risk.
Sean Chase is a Daily Observer multimedia journalist