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Carlisle Borough Council will hear an update on its plan to replace outdated parking meters with new smart meters at its Wednesday workshop meeting.

The workshop meeting is at 6 p.m. in the borough hall, 53 W. South St.

Carlisle considers smart meters for downtown parking

The plan for new parking meters was first presented during the borough’s budget hearings last November. In that plan, the borough would purchase 650 refurbished smart parking meters from IPS Group for $174,440. Funding would come from reserves in the parking fund, which receives its income from parking. The smart meter mechanism would retrofit over the current housings and would allow credit or debit cards to be taken at the meter. The new meters would retain the 15-minutes free feature on current meters.

Because the meters require wireless technology to communicate with this web-based data system, there would also be a $43,000 annual wireless fee to run the meters.

Stop and go: Carlisle council talks traffic issues

The borough council will also hear an update from the staff about the possibility for further safety improvements at the intersection of South College and Walnut streets. Borough officials have been working on the issue of speeding on South College Street following residents’ concerns about dangerous driving.

A PennDOT study has shown speeding to be an issue, and the borough has been awaiting comments from PennDOT before installing other traffic calming measures.

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Carlisle Reporter

Carlisle Reporter for The Sentinel.