Vandalized parking meters to cost $8K to replace
The City of St. John's is facing another problem with its new parking meters after someone cut the tops off six of them on the west end of George St. overnight Wednesday.
Coun. Bernard Davis said its going to cost about $8,000 to replace the damaged meters.
"It looks like it was obviously planned for a while. They had the machinery to do it. I mean, obviously to cut it off either a welding apparatus or a bandsaw or something like that or hacksaw to cut off the post. So, obviously they had some tools with them to do this," said Davis.
The city replaced all its meters so they would accept the newest Canadian coins, but then discovered most of the meters would have to be lowered.
The city has filed a report with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary.