More paid parking coming to TBM this winter

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Similar to the summer months, the Town of the Blue Mountains (TBM) will be continuing to use paid parking initiatives to manage crowds at hot-spots this winter.

Through a committee of the whole meeting held last week, TBM council directed staff to move forward with plans to implement paid parking infrastructure at select sites for the winter months.

“Council directs staff to implement paid parking infrastructure set at $5 per hour for a maximum of four hours to locations that support activities that are being provided as enhanced winter activities,” stated TBM councillor Rob Sampson.

The proposed plan would see the implementation of paid parking infrastructure at the 10th line recreation complex (Tomahawk), 21st Sideroad, 5th Line Loree entrance, and the Clendenan Conservation area on 10th line.

Paid parking at the select sites will cost $5 an hour, for a maximum of four hours a day.

Similar to the paid parking program TBM initiated in the summer months, parking will remain free for all TBM residents who have a resident parking permit.

Resident parking permits can be acquired at town hall for all residents of TBM that are registered to vote in the municipality.

“We're basically looking at the same fee structure for the winter parking that we had in the summer,” said TBM CAO, Shawn Everitt.

TBM operation staff will also be taking snow plowing into account for areas where extended shoulder parking is being considered.

Jennifer Golletz, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, CollingwoodToday.ca