The Excelsior City Council on June 5 approved the use of parking tokens.
The council has previously discussed various parking systems including a rear-view mirror hang tags, a validation code system, and a token system.
The council recently agreed to proceed with the token system, due to the uncertain timeframe with the validation code system.
The two-token system will be programmed into the parking stations to address the needs of residential and commercial users. Tokens cannot specify a time amount, just a dollar amount.
The two-token system will have a lower and higher value token. The lower value token is intended for commercial use, to buy an hour of parking or whatever value the city decides. It could be worth $3, which is the weekend rate for one hour in that area north of Water Street and the full-time rate for the area south of Water Street.
The higher value token system is intended for residential use, to buy four hours of parking. It could be worth $12, which would allow for four hours at $3 per hour. Two tokens would allow for an eight-hour overnight guest stay.