New parking lot pay stations are coming to Treasure Island this spring. Throughout the city, all metered lots, in addition to five new metered lots indicated below, will receive new, easier-to-use pay stations. Among the pay station features are:
- Pay station screens can be seen in bright sunlight and provide
a paper receipt.
- Has mobile pay function so you can manage and pay for your parking from your cell phone.
- New pay stations and meters to be installed in current metered and new metered city parking lots.
- Current hourly parking rate of $2 remains unchanged.
- Parking pay stations are solar powered with a redundant battery and are ADA compliant.
- Two metered parking spaces and one handicap parking space on north side of 99th.
- Nine metered parking spaces and one handicap parking space on north side of 103rd.
- Ten metered parking spaces and one handicap parking space on north side of 106th.
- Thirty-six metered parking spaces and two handicap parking spaces at City Hall lot.
- Ten metered parking spaces and one handicap parking space on south side of 124th.
The City currently has 334 metered parking spaces throughout the city using a combination of pay stations and meters. Enforcement is done through one parking enforcement officer and police officers when the parking enforcement officer is not on duty and there is no other call in queue. In FY 2016, the city collected a total of $467,000 in metered parking fees (including parking contracts with Bilmar, Sunset Vista and Beachside Palms = $25,422). During the budget process this summer, staff proposed four changes to the City’s metered parking to increase revenues. Two of the four proposed changes have already been approved and implemented, they were increasing the rate per hour to $2/hour and contracting with Complus Data for parking ticket software and collection. The third and fourth proposed changes were to increase the number of metered parking spaces and to replace the pay stations and meters. The replacement of the existing pay stations will take advantage of newer parking payment and management technology and will be much more user friendly. For example, some of the common complaints on our current system are: • No receipt is provided (difficult to confirm payment) • Screens are hard to see in the sun/daylight • Not user friendly (not intuitive) • Ability to process credit cards goes down during an event, Holiday weekend or bad weather • No mobile technology for users to manage/pay for parking from a cell phone RFP No. 1617-04 was advertised on October 19, 2016 with responses due by November 10, 2016. Two responses were received, of which both were considered responsive by the evaluation committee at the meeting held on November 16, 2016. The evaluation committee consisted of the Purchasing Coordinator, Recreation Director, Assistant Finance Director and the Parking CITY OF TREASURE ISLAND AGENDA COVER MEMORANDUM January 3, 2017 Item No. I. 8. 1.8.a Packet Pg. 56 Attachment: CALE America, Inc pay stations and meters 1-3-17 (Res. 17-01 : Res 17-01, Award of Meters and Paystations Purchase to CALE Page 2 Enforcement Officer. Both firms were asked to make a presentation on December 1 to include a live demonstration of their product. The second ranked firm declined to participate in the presentation and demonstration due to their proposal being substantially higher in cost than the first ranked firm CALE, Inc. Discussion: Staff is recommending the following 5 current unmetered parking areas be converted to metered parking: • 99th Avenue – gravel lot • 103rd Avenue – gravel lot • 106th Avenue – existing parking spaces on North side • 124 Avenue – gravel lot • City Hall Parking Lot – metered only on weekends and Holidays These additional areas will add an additional 76 spaces to bring the total number of metered spaces city-wide from 334 to 410. Exhibit 2, Metered Parking table, shows the breakdown by area of spaces, number of pay stations and number of dual/single meters. By changing 5 additional areas to metered parking, it will cost $17,305 for the purchase and installation of pay stations and dual/single meters. The payback for this purchase is small, requiring each space just under 2 hours and 15 minutes of paid parking per week for one year. Using the most conservative estimates of 3 hours of paid parking per week for each space, projected revenue is $23,700 annually based on the current $2/hour rate. The additional areas being proposed are areas that staff believes are good areas to target for the first expansion of metered parking because they are areas that are frequently used and are not complicated in terms of limiting parking in residential areas. There are other areas of the City where the expansion of metered parking will be more challenging and staff will work first with the neighboring properties to come up with a plan on those more difficult areas before coming to the City Commission. There are minor improvements that will need to be made by the Public Works Department to allow for these areas to become metered by space. Improvements such as parking space numbers, handicap signs, parking fine signs, parking stops, etc… The estimated improvements for the additional areas of metered parking will be approximately $2,200 and can be absorbed within the Municipal Services Program budget. Staff is seeking approval to enter into a contract with CALE America Inc. for the purchase of parking pay stations and meters. The total number of pay stations is 17 pay stations and a total of 38 meters (dual/single) and associated software, training and installation. CALE America Inc. was founded in 1955 in Stockholm, Sweden and is a leading parking solution provider. CALE has worked with 2,000 different parking organizations installing over 100,000 terminals in 38 countries worldwide. In Florida, CALE has 35 accounts including the cities Deerfield Beach, Clearwater, Key West, Maderia Beach and Pinellas Co