City parking system has a hiccup
The city needed to get a new vendor after the company it was using went out of business, according to Denise Boutilier, the city’s parking manager.
“They’re not going to lose any money,” she said.
Starting Sept. 23, customers of the in-vehicle parking meters can swap their current device for a new one.
“We will transfer the balance of the old meter onto the new meter,” she said. Or customers can spend down their balances to zero. If people no longer have balances, they will have to pay at the meters or kiosks to park until they get new meters.
The new devices also can be used in Portsmouth and Dover because those cities use the same company, OTI/EasyPark, she said.“You only pay for the actual amount of time the meter’s running,” Boutilier said.
“I’ve run in and out of CVS and it’s only charged me a penny,” she said.
“You don’t have to go to a kiosk” to pay and then put the receipt on the dashboard, Boutilier said.Those not currently customers can pick up a device at the city parking office at 25 Vine St. for $29.95 preloaded with $10 worth of parking. The office is open weekdays from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m.There will be no cost to those getting a replacement device, she said.
“It just makes conducting business, doing business, circulating around downtown whether a business person, resident or guest easier,” Comstock said.
She said the “business community greatly appreciates how this system makes parking easier and paying for parking easier.”
Friday, the company’s website said: “ePark Systems, Inc. is in the process of shutting down its operations and will no longer be able to provide support for customers who have purchased its products.”
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