Massachusetts mayor sends man $1 to settle parking dispute
Published 8:01 am Friday, June 16, 2017
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. — A Massachusetts mayor has paid $1 out of his own pocket to settle a dispute with a man who complained after unnecessarily paying for parking.
Bill Pharmer tells The Daily Hampshire Gazette he paid $1 to park in Northampton last week when he and his wife went out for dinner. He put the money in a payment kiosk at 6:15 p.m., not knowing that the city stops parking enforcement at 6 p.m.
The Hershey, Pennsylvania, man complained to the city’s Parking Division, which passed the problem onto Mayor David Narkewicz.