Parking study is a go

City Council voted unanimously to commission the Carlisle Wortman planning consultant firm to complete a parking study of downtown Clarkston, for $9,900.
The money will come out of the newly created city parking fund. Budgeted revenue for the 2018-2019 parking fund is $70,000 in parking kiosk fees and $15,000 from parking citations.
The study, which will examine supply and demand for parking, parking management, input from downtown merchants, and solutions, should be complete by the first part of September, said Richard Carlisle, president.
Council member Jason Kneisc said the firm needs to be clear on what it will deliver.
“We want real solutions,” Kneisc said.
“It’s a waste of money if you don’t get solutions,” Carlisle said. “There aren’t going to be easy solutions to a difficult problem.”