NDCC brings down parking restrictions
Parking in the community complex parking lot now comes at a price.
The long arm of the City of Nelson’s bylaw enforcement department will extend to the Nelson and District Community Complex for the next year.
Starting on Dec. 1, the City’s bylaw officers will be vigilant in the parking lot of the NDCC, ticketing those who have been parked for more than two hours in the lot.
The NDCC facility manager, Ryan Ricalton, reported to the Recreation 5 commission on Nov. 21 that a service agreement had been signed with the City and the Regional District of Central Kootenay for the service — at approximately 7.5 hours per week — at a cost of $22,540 for a one year period dated to begin Dec. 1.
In the past, the NDCC parking lot has been a hot button topic with parking at a premium in the downtown and many downtown patrons using the complex’s lot — which serves the complex, curling rink and the Civic Centre arena — as a free source of parking.
As well, many of the workers at the ongoing construction projects in the downtown area have been flagged for using the lot as a daytime dump for their vehicles while they toiled on the job.
The two-hour parking restriction only applies during weekday business hours and Saturdays, when parking fees in the city’s downtown are in effect.