Want a piece of Twin Falls history? Here’s your chance!
The City of Twin Falls has made a final reduction on the price of the historic parking meters, which were removed from downtown Twin Falls during the summer of 2012.
The new purchase price for the historic parking meters was reduced to $25 for older mechanical meters and electronic LED meters. There are currently about 30 mechanical meters remaining and 12 electronic LED meters -- all are single-head models.
The public can purchase meters at the reduced auction prices at the Twin Falls Parks and Recreation building at 136 Maxwell Avenue. All meters were functioning prior to being removed from downtown and will be sold “as is.”
The City of Twin Falls removed about 190 parking meters from downtown Twin Falls after city council members voiced concerns about the negative impact that the meters were having on commerce in downtown.
The Parks and Recreation Department led a series of auctions at community and civic events to help determine the initial sale price. The remaining meters were sold to individual buyers, who include individual citizens and other organizations that hope to put the meters back into commission.
All proceeds from the auction and sale of meters will go toward an investment in downtown projects that will be determined by the city council. “From the sale of the parking meters we have generated about $14,000 so far,” said Twin Falls City Councilman Shawn Barigar, “The next step will be to determine, as a council, how we want to use those funds on a downtown project.”
For more information about the meters, call the City of Twin Falls Parks and Recreation Department at 736-2265.
(photo: courtesy Josh Palmer, City of Twin Falls)