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Posted: Wednesday, 16 October 2013 7:49AM

Ky city to ditch parking meters

PINEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A southeastern Kentucky city is ditching its parking meters.

The Pineville City Council voted on Monday to remove the coin-collecting meters from the city. Councilman Bo Bush backed the concept, telling The Daily News (http://bit.ly/1eqD57e ) the meters didn't look good inside the city.

Main Street Pineville Director Jacob Roan added that an individual from the Small Business Administration came to town and one of his biggest complaints was the parking meters.

Utility Manger Bill Bunch said he would have his men take up the meters.

Pineville City Attorney John Gambrel said if the parking meters are to be removed, then they need to be completely removed and not just cut. Gambrell said in his private practice he has encountered cases involving cut meters that created tripping hazards.

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