For fiscal year 2008, revenues for parking fines and vehicle boots totaled $155,351.63. Another $19,105.50 was collected for parking permits and $200.73 was collected from 15 parking meters. We continued to use the “Credit Bureau” in Lewiston as our collection agency for overdue parking citations. During the year they were successful in collecting $8,585.00 on parking citations past due by more than six months.
The two automated parking ticketeers continue to be very efficient by digitally downloading citations into the AIMS computer software saving time on data entry. The ticketeers have been a benefit to the record technicians and save on paper cost and reducing entry errors.
Diane Erickson completed her fourth full year with the department and Chris Gilbertson has been with the Department since September, 2009. Their experience and decisive custom service made 2008 a year with few citizen complaints while remaining both effective and efficient as the City considers alternatives to the limited downtown parking at the City Council level.