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.