It’s going to be more expensive to park in Ocean City.
The resort’s town council approved this week a price hike from $1 to $1.50 at the street meters from the Inlet to 10th street.
The increase is expected to produce a half a million dollar annually that will go to the backlog of street repairs.
Meanwhile…Monday through Thursday parking will be free during the shoulder season that is between mid-April through Memorial Day and after Labor Day through mid-October.
The vote was 5-to-2 with Joe Hall and Magaret Pillas dissenting.
The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the Council also allowed taxi owners and drivers to add a dollar surcharge to their fares if the price of gas in Ocean City hit the $4 dollar mark this year.
But the council voted down a request that the base fare be increased by 40 cents and the tenth-of-a-mile rate by 4 cents.