I was going to throw this old card away and then decided it might be of interest to anyone that is going to be in David. I know when I first got here I parked down town and when I came back to my car, I found a parking citation on the window. Then I learned that if you park in any location that has a number on the street, you have to have a parking card. They are sold in two amounts – a half-hour for 10 cents and one hour for 20 cents.
The card I have here is a half hour card. When you park, you mark the time and date you parked. For this card it is April 7th at 1:50PM. With this ticket you won’t get a parking citation unless you don’t move the car or put on another ticket before 2:20 PM. You can have multiple cards on your window.
Make sure that they are placed so that the person checking the tickets can read them. If the checker can’t read the cards or you forget to fill them out then you will still get the citation. Don’t think just because you don’t see anyone checking tickets that you can park free for a couple of minutes. The checkers are like ghosts, and if they see you park and leave your car, they magically appear and leave you a present.
The card is not tied to a location. If you get done with your business at one location you can move to another and the card is still valid as long as the time hasn’t run out.
If you get a parking citation you can go to the municipal building and pay it and get a receipt. If I remember correctly it is a dollar fine. While you are there, you can buy some extra parking cards, so you won’t get another citation.
Not a bad system. It is better than putting money in the meter and only using half of the time. This way you can effectively take your meter with you.