Parking meters in the City of Port Huron could soon be a thing of the past. Meters currently located near the library, city hall, county courthouse, and federal courthouse are scheduled for removal. According to a memo from Port Huron City Manager James Freed, the city’s parking meters have been operating at a deficit for the past two years. In 2021, about $6200 in revenue was taken in by the parking meters, but expenses were nearly $17,000, equating to a loss of about $11,000.
The currently metered spots along McMorran Boulevard between Merchant and Fort Streets will be designated as one hour parking. The remaining metered spots will be three hour parking. Much of Downtown Port Huron’s parking meters were removed from Downtown’s retail district in 2008. In 2017, the city removed parking meters in the visitor’s lot at the Municipal Office Center. Freed says the new directive will begin Monday, December 7th.