Dec. 15, 2016
Kingston, New York lawmakers are considering authorizing the city to borrow $125,000 to purchase 13 payment kiosks from Parkeon in order to begin charging motorists to use municipal parking lots, according to The Daily Freeman.
The $125,000 would cover the cost of the machines, related materials and services, and 15 percent in contingency funds.
If approved by the council, the city would begin charging 75 cents per hour to park in its nine municipal-owned lots. Drivers could, however, purchase a monthly permit for $40, or an annual permit for $400.
Mayor Steve Noble said the city issued a request for proposals regarding the parking kiosks and received responses from five vendors. He said he and some other city staff met with three of those vendors and unanimously chose Parkeon. With the new kiosks, users would be able to pay for parking either with coins, credit cards or through Parkeon’s "Whoosh!” mobile app, Noble said.