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Starkville residents, businesses react to potential parking meters

The Starkville Board of Aldermen is considering parking meters in the downtown area.

Posted: Jun 26, 2019 7:29 PM
Updated: Jun 27, 2019 9:26 AM

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starkville board of aldermen are considering the idea of parking meters in the downtown area. wtvas nicole dantzler spoke with downtown employees and residents to find out if they will be a help or a hindrance. this area could soon be filled with parking meters. starkville mayor lynn spruill says the board is considering parking meters because it will free up congestion and encourage drivers to abide by the two hour parking limit. "it's a great idea, a lot of other cities have implemented that." vanesha williams- swanky b boutique owner implemented that." vanesha williams- swanky b boutique owner rt-0: swanky b boutique's owner vanesha williams says installing parking meters downtown will encourage more people to eat and shop at the local businesses on main street. "that would keep people from coming down and just kind of parking on main street and staying for hours versus coming down parking and handling whatever business you have on main street and moving on." but some starkville residents say they dont want to see parking meters in the area. "people would not love it that much just because parking is already limited downtown." dana marx-starkville rt-0: dana marx says putting parking meters downtown may deter people from coming downtown to spend money. "a lot of people feel like they can't find a space easily already." the board will hear from two parking meter companies at the work session this friday. live in starkville nicole dantzler wtva nine news. 10 presidential candidates will gather
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