GENESEO — Although the Main Street parking meters are currently on summer vacation, once they return, drivers will have an easier way to dispute and pay their parking tickets.
The village has renewed their agreement with Complus, the company that provides equipment and software used to write and process parking tickets. Part of the new agreement is a service that allows drivers to dispute and pay parking tickets online, and at a lower cost to the village.
“[Complus] has taken care of our parking tickets since 1990 when I started,” said Marsha Merrick, the village Clerk and Treasurer. “Instead of 20 percent, which they have collected for all these years, 20 percent of everything that we collect … Now, it is going to be 16 percent.”
The new online system not only gives drivers an easier way to pay their parking tickets, but also reduces the workload for the village court.
“We checked with the folks in the court to see if they had a problem with the disputing online and they did not,” Mayor Margaret Duff said. “In fact, they were happy because it makes it easier for them too”
The village will continue to accept payments made in-person as some people may not want to use the online service. The exact date that the online ticket payment service will be available is not yet known, but according to Merrick the service should be available sometime in September.