Bath council approves adding parking app option for downtown spaces

by Trish Rudder

The Bath Town Council approved adding an app-based program call ParkMobile to enhance parking. They said they wanted drivers not to worry about feeding the meter to avoid a violation.

At the January 23 meeting, Berkeley Springs Police Chief Bill Carper said the meters can still use coins but the public will have an option to pay through the app.

One of the advantages is that the parker will be notified to add time to the meter when their time is running out.

The ParkMobile website lists three ways to park, but the Town of Bath will only be using “Park Now,” which instructs the parker to enter the zone number posted on signs around the parking meter in the ParkMobile parking app.

“Select the amount of time you want to park and start your session. You will get alerts when time is about to expire so you can extend your parking session,” the program said.

Since this was just approved by the council, Carper said more information will be forthcoming to the public through a future announcement.