A temporary, test parking meter was installed Friday on Cottage Street in Bar Harbor, between the former Opera House Café and the Coffee Cup Diner. ISLANDER PHOTO BY LIZ GRAVES

Parking Meter: This is only a test …

BAR HARBOR — A crew from the town Highway Department installed a temporary, test parking meter Friday on Cottage Street, between the former Opera House Café and the Coffee Cup Diner.

The test meter is not active.

The town’s Parking Solutions Task Force is scheduled to present recommendations to the Town Council Dec. 6 for paid parking in town lots and downtown streets. Details of the plan are still being worked out; minutes of task force meetings are available on the town’s website.

Public Works Director Chip Reeves said task force asked for the test meter “to get a feel for how obtrusive they’re going to be.” That includes how they affect pedestrian flow. He said he thought the meter would be in place for a few weeks.

Current plans, should the process proceed, include removing parking meters during the winter months, he said.

Liz Graves

Liz Graves

Reporter at Mount Desert Islander
Former Islander reporter and editor Liz Graves grew up in California and came to Maine as a schooner sailor.

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