The Common Council voted Monday in a super majority to institute a separate parking department for the City of Middletown. The new department was the topic of five resolutions, all of which passed in votes of 10-2.
The new authority will manage all municipal parking in the city.
Parking study member Jennifer Alexander explained that the revenue raised by streamlining and improving parking downtown will offset any costs for the new department.
Because this is the creation of a new city department, the Common Council must vote a second time within 90 days, with a super majority (9 council votes), to institute the new Parking Authority.