[Adopted 6-22-2009 by Ord. No. 39-09]
Editor's Note: This article was also adopted 4-6-2009 by Ord. No. 09-09 in accordance with the provisions of Chapter III, Section 6, of the Charter.
In accordance with Chapter V, Section 1B, and Chapter III, Section 6, of the Charter of the City of Middletown, the Middletown Parking Department is created as a department separate from the Police Department.
The Department shall carry out the following duties: plan, implement and manage the downtown parking infrastructure and manage the parking supply in order to support the viability of downtown as a place to work, live and conduct business; ensure adequate available parking spaces for downtown customers, employees and residents; collect appropriate revenue to maintain and operate parking and ensure turnover of parking spaces; and provide the upkeep and customer service necessary to make policing in Middletown a pleasant experience for visitors and residents.,
The City of Middletown will create a Downtown Middletown Parking District
The Department and the Committee are responsible for securing Common Council approval for setting rates and time limits, location of long-term parking and other policy issues.
There is hereby established a committee known as the "Middletown Parking Advisory Committee." The Committee shall consist of seven members, who must live, work or own a business in the Downtown Middletown Parking District or be a paid representative of an owner or business in the District and two members of the Common Council, one from each political party. Not more than three of the members shall be registered members of the same political party, and they shall be appointed to serve as follows: two shall serve for one-year terms; two shall serve for two-year terms; and one shall serve for a three-year term. The members of the Common Council shall serve for their elected term in office. Commencing in July 2009, the two one-year terms shall become three-year term positions, and commencing in July 2010, the two two-year terms shall become three-year term positions. All members of the Committee shall be appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the Common Council. The Committee shall elect its own Chairperson.
It shall be the duty of the Director of Parking to render advice concerning parking and parking-related issues within the City to the Parking Advisory Committee. The Committee shall be advisory in nature. The Director of Parking shall attend all committee meetings.