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Grace period slated for downtown parking

November 28, 1997

Downtown Hagerstown holiday shoppers will get a 30-minute grace period for expired parking meters starting Monday, Dec. 8.

City Council members unanimously approved the program on Tuesday. This will be at least the second year for the grace period, said City Administrator Bruce Zimmerman.

The grace period will last through Friday, Dec. 26, according to a memo from Police Chief Dale J. Jones to Zimmerman.

A note will be left on the windshields of cars parked at expired meters notifying drivers of the 30 extra minutes they've been granted before a parking ticket is issued, officials said.

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This courtesy is only for parking meters in the downtown shopping district and does not include meters around Washington County Hospital.

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