Chatham Borough Councilman James Lonergan said there will be a slight increase in parking fees in 2014.
Presently the only fee increase he announced is to Lots Nos. 1 and 2 at the Chatham NJ Transit station, both in the north and south lot. In 2013 the fee was $420; In 2014, the fee will be $425.
Lonergan said he has looked into parking fees in other nearby towns to compareChatham's rates to others.
A full presentation is upcoming, Lonergan said, but he believes Chatham's rates are about half of Summit's and are almost identical to Madison's.
"Short Hills and Millburn, I believe, were $360 for the first car, $450 for the second," he said. "We are still assessing daily rates."
Lonergan will give a full presentation of the 2013 budget at Monday's council meeting. Parking rates are expected to be included in the presentation.
Chatham Borough Municipal Parking Rates 2012 2013 2014 Lots No. 1 and No. 2, Railroad North and South $375 $420 $425 Lots No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5, Center Street East, Center Street West, Bowers Lane $195 $240 NA Lot No. 6, Division Avenue $185 $230 NA