Get your wallet out – paid parking returns

By Jenn Watt

Published March 7 2017

After a months-long hiatus paid parking returned to Haliburton’s main street on Feb. 23.

Meters had been covered since mid-November in order to assist businesses over the Christmas season and to encourage local shopping.

While the municipality typically covers meters from mid-November to mid-January this year the winter weather delayed the return of paid parking.

“The 2017 term was extended to mid-February as a courtesy to provide ease of mobility in the village due to exceptional weather patterns” said Dysart et al treasurer Barbara Swannell in an email.

This additional month of respite didn’t cost Dysart et al much in lost revenues Swannell said.

Between mid-January and mid-February of 2016 about $125 came in from the meters Swannell said.