City of La Crosse selling old parking meters

City Selling Vintage Parking Meters

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - You have a chance to own a piece of La Crosse history if you have the spare change.

The city's parking utility is looking to get rid of about 700 vintage parking meters that have been sitting in storage for decades.

The meters were used downtown during the 60's and 70's and many still work, although there are no keys to open them.

While the city is thinking about the possibility of bringing paid street parking back, officials say the cost of retrofitting the meters for modern use would've been too high so they're selling them off instead.

"There are a lot of people who want them, they think they're kinda cool, you know. So I don't know if they're putting them in their driveways or what they're doing with them, but you know, we made them available for the public," said Parking Utility Coordinator Jim Flottmeyer.

The meters cost $10 for one or $25 for three. Personal or bank checks are the only form of payment being accepted.

If you're interested, they will be available for purchase at the top of the Main Street Parking Ramp on July 22nd from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

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