Thirty-eight parking spaces on Canton Street and Elizabeth Way in downtown Roswell will charge for parking beginning Oct. 1. CITY OF ROSWELL

Roswell sets parking fees for 2 downtown streets

The Roswell City Council has approved installing a parking kiosk, deploying smart phone parking technology, and charging for on-street parking for 38 spaces on Canton Street and Elizabeth Way in the downtown historic district.

The kiosk will cost $8,100 to install and an estimated $720 a year for cellular connectivity, according to a staff report to the council. The smart phone app requires no cost to initiate but requires a three-year contract with its vendor, Park Mobile, which will earn a convenience fee of 35 cents per use (people don’t pay the fee if they use the kiosk).

The council also approved a resolution setting parking fees for Canton and Elizabeth. Prior to 6 p.m., the first two hours are free; after 6 p.m., the first two hours are $1 per hour. Rates in both instances rise to $4 for two to three hours; $6 for three to four hours; $8 for four to five hours; and $16 for five-plus hours.

The fees take effect Oct. 1. Handicapped spaces will continue to be free.

The new street parking fees apply to Canton between Elizabeth and Magnolia Street; and Elizabeth between Canton and Alpharetta Street (Ga. 9).

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