Small parking metre fee increase likely in Nelson

Nelson residents will likely see a small increase in parking metre fees in the near future.

Council has approved the first 3 readings on a bylaw that would see parking metre fees go from 1-dollar to 1 dollar and 25 cents an hour.

Mayor Deb Kozak says it's anticipated the fee will positively impact revenues by 75 thousand dollars for the remainder of the year, and 115 thousand annually...and a lot of it comes from tourism.

Streets and roads are not part of their general taxation when it comes to the budget.

She says there's an overall plan for maintenance in the works right now, which should come to council fairly soon.