Public parking lot offers shorter leases

The public parking lot at Fourth Avenue and Columbia Street has been converted from a monthly leased lot to a daily leased lot. It is divided into two sections: a short-term section with three-hour metered spots and a long-term section for all-day parking.

The long-term section has a machine that accepts coins and debit/credit cards. The cost of all-day parking is $4.

Parking in the lot is free between 5 p.m. and 8 a.m. weekdays, as well as all day on weekends and holidays. The fine for parking in the lot without a permit during regular hours is $30.

For more information, call Parking Services at 360-753-8017.