Hancock Metered Parking Debated

The days of parking meters in Hancock could be numbered.

The City Council discussed eliminating the 91 downtown parking meters at its meeting Wednesday night.

City Manager Glenn Anderson says they receive many complaints at City Hall about the meters and about tickets for not remembering to feed the meters.

He says even though the city would lose some revenue if it abandoned the meters, the city would save money in the long term without them.

Gerald Parker helped install the meters when he was 18 years old, and he would be happy to see them go since Houghton doesn’t have metered parking.

For now, though, keep some change handy…parking meters are still being enforced.

A public hearing will be held at the City Council’s June meeting and afterwards the council will decide on the issue.

Posted by: Mike Hoey