Residents and regular visitors to Wilton Manors have undoubtedly taken note of the glossy black parking meters which have cropped up seemingly overnight along Wilton Drive and certain intersecting side streets.
Although some civic minded drivers have already started to feed the meters when they park, officials say that actual enforcement of the Island City’s pay-to-park regulations is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, April 14.
Bob Mays, the city’s Assistant Finance Director, told a recent meeting of the Belle Isle Homeowners Association on April 5 that the goal is to improve the overall parking situation within Wilton Manors’ business district.
“We really want to make the transition into paid, on-street parking as smooth as possible for our residents, businesses and visitors,” Mays said.
Although official enforcement doesn’t start until Wednesday, warning notices are now being placed on vehicles parked in metered spaces along Wilton Drive.
Additionally, officials say that parking will continue to be free until 6 p.m. Monday through Friday at the parking lots in Hagen and Richardson Parks.
For further information, Mays suggests that individuals contact him or go to the city’s Web site at WiltonManors.com.