that parking regulations are adhered to.
Giery is a retired law enforcement officer with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, and Martinez works for the State of Colorado. Both gentlemen reside in Longmont. They will be under the direction of Public Works Director Kyle Miller, and in addition to issuing parking tickets, they will help out with code enforcement (weeds, trash, dogs off leash, etc.) as needed. They will be working about sixteen hours per week through Labor Day weekend. Town Administrator Victoria Simonsen says these patrols will ensure that people who come for recreation, music festivals, and other events in town, don’t take up the limited parking spaces in the downtown area for the whole day.
Currently, there is a two-hour parking time limit on Main Street, between Third and Fifth Avenues. There is also a one-hour parking limit along Railroad Avenue on the southern border of Sandstone Park. During the summer months, there is now a five-dollar fee for parking in both the Bohn and Meadow Park parking lots on weekends and holidays. Town residents can obtain a free parking pass for their first vehicle at Town Hall, just by stopping by with proof of residency (utility bill). Additional parking passes can be obtained for a small fee ($25 for the second, and $45 for each additional pass). Make sure you stop by Town Hall to pick up your pass; nearly eighty parking tickets were issued over the Fourth of July weekend, mostly for violations in Meadow Park!