The parking debate continued in Phoenixville this week. After meters were added to the borough’s five lots, prices were lowered, then raised again, council voted Tuesday to eliminate the credit card payment options at meters.
Only two council members opposed the move, which has no timeline for action. The credit card slots on the lots’ payment machines will be plugged, and the machines will be programmed not to accept cards, the Pottstown Mercury reports.
Councilmen David Gautreau, who disstented, said not everyone parking in the lots is prepared to pay with cash, and the borough would be better served by using timed parking and collection revenue from citations.
Credit card payments will be eliminated, because the borough is paying more than 20 percent of fees every month to provide the service.