CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine — Fort Williams Park, a popular destination for thousands of tourists every year, is going to start charging some people for parking, according to a report by the Portland Press Herald.
The latest discussion about parking fees for the park, surrounds the famous Portland Head Light, began in early April. The town council voted on the latest parking fee plan the evening of Monday, May 13 after a public hearing was held the week earlier.
From May 1 to November 1, anyone who lives outside of Cape Elizabeth will be required to pay two dollars an hour to park in any of the 270 premium spaces at the park.
Spaces would have to be reserved in two hour increments, so the total minimum cost would be four dollars. Visitors would also be able to buy 10 dollar all-day passes and 15 dollar full-season passes.
The parking fees are set to begin in July, according to the Portland Press Herald.
Earlier in the plan's discussion, town officials and Unified Parking Partners, a company bidding to operate the parking system, said the plan could bring in $317,000 for Cape Elizabeth.
The Portland Press Herald reports that Monday evening's vote came in at 7-0.