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(a) Parking Meter Zones. Parking meters may be placed in any location along the public streets or the City-owned property.

(b) Parking Time Limits. The time limits for each parking meter area and for each meter shall be established by the City Manager or designee and shall apply between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. each day except for Sundays and the holidays set forth in subsection (c).

(c) Holidays. The holidays excluded and during which the parking specified in this chapter shall not be limited nor the payment of the parking charges collected shall be as follows:

January 1, known as "New Year's Day"

The third Monday in January, known as "Dr. Martin Luther King Day"

The third Monday in February, known as "Presidents Day"

The last Monday in May, known as "Memorial Day"

July 4, known as "Independence Day"

The first Monday in September, known as "Labor Day"

November 11, known as "Veterans Day"

Thanksgiving Day

December 25, known as "Christmas Day"

(d) Parking Meter Rates. Rates for parking vehicles in a space regulated by a parking meter shall be as follows:

Hour 1 Hour 2 Hour 3
Premium On-Street Spaces $1.00 $1.00 $1.00
Premium Off-Street Garage (Street Level) $1.00 $1.00 $1.00
Premium Off-Street Garage (Other Levels) $0.50 per hour No limit
Value On-Street Spaces $0.50 $0.50 $0.50
Value Off-Street Garages (Street Level) $0.50 $0.50 $0.50
Value Off-Street Garages (Other Levels) $0.50 per hour No limit
Value Off-Street Lots 7 & 8 $0.50 $0.50 $0.50
Value Off-Street Lots 10 & 11 $0.25 per hour No limit
Credit Card $0.50 minimum