Parking meter setup approved in McDonough

The McDonough City Council voted at its Mar. 6 meeting to approve the purchase and installation of a parking meter kiosk for the recently completed Rainer parking lot at a $6,560.

Council members Kamali Varner and Sandra Vincent voted in opposition to the move. Fire chief Steve Morgan informed the council that two-thirds of business owners polled were in favor of meters being installed in the new lot. Vincent said that her purpose in discussing the issue was to address merchant parking, not the general public, and she suggested that the city should offer some type of parking pass that would be offered to merchants and employees who work in the area.