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City of Minot making advances with parking ramp operations

December 7, 2018

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Minot officials are advancing efforts to decrease calls for parking ramp assistance and develop a faster response to incoming calls.

Minot Daily News reports that the move comes after a woman was trapped in a downtown parking ramp for one and a half hours on Nov. 13 while waiting for an emergency responder to discharge the barrier arm.

Minot Finance Director David Lakefield says the city is working with the equipment supplier to make adjustments so a person won’t be locked in the ramp for overextending their pass.

Lakefield said the city would establish a routine maintenance schedule for parking gear and look into acquiring standby equipment.

The city also plans to install a camera system for surveillance that provides security and helps detect equipment complications.


Information from: Minot Daily News, http://www.minotdailynews.com

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