EXPANDING THE PURPOSES FOR WHICH THE TOWNS OF ATLANTIC BEACH AND BEAUFORT MAY USE THE PROCEEDS FROM ON-STREET PARKING METERS, PROVIDING THAT PARKING METERS IN THE TOWNS MAY BE ACTIVATED BY COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE MEANS OF PREPAYMENT CREDIT, AND AUTHORIZING THE TOWNS TO USE CERTAIN CIVIL PENALTIES COLLECTED FOR VIOLATING PARKING ORDINANCES IN THE SAME MANNER IN WHICH PROCEEDS FROM ON-STREET AND OFF-STREET PARKING FACILITIES ARE USED.
Amends GS 160A-301 to authorize the Towns of Atlantic Beach and Beaufort to: (1) accept any commercially available payment means for parking meters, (2) pledge the proceeds from parking meters to amortize bonds issued to finance off-street parking facilities or use the proceeds for any other public purpose, and (3) allow the towns to retain any proceeds from civil penalties imposed for violations of ordinances for on-street or off-street parking if the ordinances specify that violation of the ordinances will subject an offender only to a civil penalty to be recovered by the town in a civil action in the nature of a debt.
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