Posted by Phil Andrews
We've fielded two emails today from citizens with different municipal parking concerns.
One came from a man who had fed the street meters across from the Guelph General Hospital on Delhi Street. He was peeved because the units hadn't yet been calibrated to register the new lighter loonies. He had fed some in and received no credit for that payment. He said he has been told the machines are to be adjusted on June 29 to recognize the new coinage. But he wonders how loonies went in without providing parker value in the interim and how many folks may have received parking tickets -- while at the hospital -- even though they fed the meters.
Another came from a man who had been ticketed. He had parked in the city lot off Macdonell Street. He went to the machine to pay for parking and the slip to place on his dasboard. The machine wasn't working. On it was taped a sign directing parking customers to go to City Hall to pay for parking and the slip. He's not a Guelph resident and refused.
He took up the ticket with City Hall and had it revoked. He said City Hall staffers say that signage applies to all -- even disabled motorists. He also said the city has had to have such signage erected frequently because of recurring problems with that parking lot pass-machine.