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Pay-by-phone parking option coming to Vernon

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April 27, 2016 - 6:30 PM

VERNON - People will soon be able to pay for parking in downtown Vernon using an app on their phone, although the convenience will cost a bit more.

The city has approved pay-by-phone parking, which will allow customers to purchase time at the meter from their smartphones. The initiative is designed to offer a more convenient way for people to pay for parking.

Customers who use the app will have to pay a 35 cent transaction fee in addition to the parking rate. That means they will pay 85 cents per half hour, and $1.35 per hour for on-street parking. Off-street parking will be slightly less due to the lower base rate of 50 cents per hour, but customers will still pay the additional 35 cent transaction fee.

The app will also notify you when your meter is about to run out, and you can add more time directly from your phone without going back to your car.

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