Metra parking to increase May 1

By on April 11, 2014

ELBURN—Commuters will pay 25 cents more a day to park at the Elburn Metra Station beginning May 1.

Parking rates will increase from $1.25 to $1.50 per day.

Village President Dave Anderson said that the Village Board had actually approved the increase two years ago, but put off its implementation until now.

The board has discussed the need for maintaining the parking lot.

“I’m worried it’s not going to be enough down the road when we need to replace the blacktop,” Anderson said.

“The day-to-day expenses are still more than the revenue,” Finance Director Doug Elder said. “Eventually, if you do that year after year after year, the reserve will be gone and the fund will not be able to support itself.”

The fund’s revenues are $90,300 and its expenses are $100,499.

The village will honor quarterly and annual parking permits, which have already been purchased.