Time’s run out for Saint-Anne parking meters
Group votes against controversialmachines
No amount of spare change will buy a series of parking meters lining SainteAnne-de-Bellevue’s main commercial sector more time, as a traffic committee was expected to vote them out Monday night.
Jim Anderson, chairperson of Sainte-Annede-Bellevue’s Public Safety and Traffic Committee, said Monday afternoon he was fully confident the meters would be history by the end of the meeting.
“I can tell you for certain that they will not remain in Sainte-Anne any longer,” Anderson said.
The three year-old meters have earned the ire of “every business person in town,” he noted.
“There is not one personwho likes them... they’ve hurt business,” he said, explaining that people simply do their shopping in places like Pointe-Claire Village or at Fairview shopping mall, where parking is free. Monday’s vote was to get rid of the meters. An independent company will have to remove them in due time, Anderson noted, adding he could not say exactly when they would be taken out.