The City has been collaborating with the Arlington Heights Neighborhood Association (AHNA) to address non-residential parking issues in its neighborhood caused from patrons to museums or events held at Will Rogers Memorial Center. Public meetings were held with AHNA, City staff, and interested parties. In an effort to address the parking issues, it was determined that a ninety day trial residential parking permit pilot program should be launched.
SP Plus Corporation (SP Plus) currently manages the City's parking assets near the Will Rogers Memorial Center and has agreed to manage this residential parking permit pilot program for a nominal cost of $2,800.00. SP Plus will work with Parkmobile, LLC, the City's pay-by-phone vendor, to create a customer interface to allow residents of the AHNA to register online for parking permits. Residents may also register in person at the Will Rogers Memorial Center Offices. Residents will be allowed to register up to four personal vehicles and will receive stickers to be affixed to their vehicles. Residents may also register up to twenty visitor permits per month, and the visitor permits will be printable paper permits valid for twenty-four hours. Residents with long-term visitors may request a visitor permit for the duration of the pilot program. Finally, residents will be allowed to register vendors that visit their homes on a regular basis such as lawn services, cleaning services, child care services, home repair services, etc. and will be given a hang tag to display while present at the residents' homes.
This ordinance will allow for the pilot program to be in place between January 1, 2017, through March 31, 2017, and after such time, the ordinance will no longer be effective. This pilot program for the AHNA is different from the existing residential parking permit pilot programs because this ordinance creates a civil parking offense for parking in a Residential-Parking-Only Zone and will be administered by a City vendor. The other pilot programs allow for citations to be issued for parking in a tow away zone, which has a higher penalty assessment, and are administered by a neighborhood representative.
SP Plus will create an online system to allow the residents to provide feedback for this pilot program. Upon completion of the pilot program, City staff will evaluate the effectiveness of the program and determine whether a year-round residential parking permit program would be effective in the AHNA. After working with the AHNA to evaluate the pilot program, staff will bring forth another ordinance to create a year-round residential parking permit program, which may incorporate the other pilot programs throughout the City.
This M&C does not request approval of a contract with a business entity.