Workers Remove Parking Meters From Irving Park
How much is this going to cost the city?
The city has been doing construction along Irving Park Road between Ashland Ave. and California Ave. for the past few months.
There are, of course, metered parking along some of those blocks. In order for the construction to be completed, in some cases parking meter payboxes have to be temporarily removed.
One of our semi-regular contributors, Kevin T., snapped some photos of workers, contracted by Chicago Parking Meters, LLC, uprooting the heavy boxes and loading them up onto a truck.
Kevin reports the workers wouldn’t respond to any of his penetrating questions like, “Are you removing these payboxes because of the construction?”, or “I guess you’ll have to put them back after the construction is finished, right?” or a real tough one, “Is that heavy?”
However, perhaps the most important question would be, “How much is this going to cost the taxpayer?”
That’s because anytime metered parking is temporarily removed for road construction, utility work, garbage dumpsters or street festivals, CPM has the right to bill the city for lost revenue.
It’s going to cost a lot.
HAT TIP: Thanks to Kevin T. for the photos and info.