“X”s mark the spots where new, multi-space parking meters will be installed in the Historic District.
On Wednesday, foundations were being poured for the meters, nine of which will be installed on Main Street and Maryland Avenue and five in county parking lots.
Fees will be $1 per hour on Main Street and 50 cents per hour in the lots; they will not start charging until after Jan. 1, 2013. The existing meters in county parking lots are still in effet and must be paid.
A meeting scheduled by Planning and Zoning Director of Special Projects Steve Lafferty and residents of the historic district to discuss residential parking options has been postponed. The meeting, initially scheduled for Monday, Oct. 30, will be rescheduled, according to Lafferty.
Another Main Street project is set to begin this week; part of a retaining wall in parking lot E, behind Ellicott Mills Brewing Co., will be torn down so that the area can be stabilized, according to Lafferty. Some parking spaces will be unavailable while crews are working on the wall.
Lafferty said there was no change in the status of the Mulligan's Hill retaining wall which collapsed last year and has not yet been repaired.
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This article has been updated to clarify existing meters are still in effect.