WHEELING, W.Va. (WTRF) – For at least 20 years, the Town of Wheeling has contracted out the operation of its parking lots.
However, this deal with Anthony Wayne Oil Company ends Monday night at 11.59pm.
From Tuesday, the city will operate its own facilities.
Three parking lots and six surface lots will be taken over and managed by employees of the Town of Wheeling.
When we started looking at automation several months ago, we found some things that were worrying us, and we put all of that together and kind of looked at where we were at. And under the administrative code, the general manager has the power to effect the management change in accordance with the authority, and I decided to do so.
Bob Herron, City Manager of Wheeling
Bob Herron says the city will run it for several weeks or months before making a recommendation to council as to whether the city should continue to manage the facilities or hire an outside agency to manage them.
Anyone interested in temporary part-time jobs in one of these car parks can apply to Wheeling’s human resources department.
The three parking garages are the intermodal center, the tenth street garage and the center haulage garage.
The above ground lots are on 9th Street, Market Street, behind the Sims Tower, behind the WesBanco Arena and on 22nd Street.