If you are confused by the new parking regulations, which require payment starting at 1:00 pm on Sundays, here is the official explanation.
Disabled persons in cars displaying a handicapped sticker do not have to feed a meter or pay for parking. Those who have difficulty walking can park in front of the church or anywhere without worry. For those who can walk, the Williams Street Lot is free on Sunday.
For the Park Place Lot and on the street, Sunday’s Cinderella hour is 1:00 pm. For how to use the pay station, click here.
However, we can prepay. We don’t have to leave the church exactly at 1:00 pm to feed the meters or the parking stations.
We can prepay two hours ahead, starting at 11:00 am to 1:00 pm or download the app and do it remotely.
Note that if you prepay, the paid time shown on the meter will include any amount of free time between when you prepay and when the meter begins operation. For example, if a meter begins operation at 1:00 pm and you prepay for one hour at noon, the meter will show that the meter is paid for two hours. This means that you are paid through 2:00 pm (one free hour from noon to 1:00 and one paid hour from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm for a total of the two hours shown on the meter).
Latest info: if you ‘mess up’ and don’t put enough time on, at the pay station, no worries! Just start over. The pay station will remember your license number and add the extra time ‘on the top.’
Use the Williams Street Lot (behind Thomas Sweet) to avoid parking fees that start at 1:00 pm. You can pay ahead of time, from 11:00 am on. Cars displaying a handicapped sticker can park for free anywhere without worry.
Written by Isabella Dougan