Time’s run out for Saint-Anne par­king me­ters

Group votes against contro­ver­sial­ma­chines

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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.

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