BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)- The $5 parking fee is out, and the two hour time limit is in.Buffalo’s Common Council members have reached a compromise with the operators of the city’s Erie Basin Marina.
In May, Smith Boys had imposed a $5 parking fee for non slip-holders, to make sure that there are enough parking spaces left for those who pay to launch and dock their boats in the marina. The marina has become a convenient place for people to park when there is an event at nearby Canalside.
Marina manager Greg Dekdebrun says there often are not enough spots for the paying slip holders when there is an event. Residents balked at the parking fee, especially since the marina is City owned property.
The compromise is that the parking fee will be dropped, but a new two-hour parking time limit will be imposed on non slip holders. Common Council President Darius Pridgen says the city will provide a system in the next few weeks where drivers would receive a time stamped ticket whenever they drive into the Marina during a big event. If they stay past the two hour deadline, they could receive a fine of between 25-50$.