Hoboken Parking Utility Makes $75G on LepreCon
The parking utility wrote 838 tickets and spent $6,453.10 in overtime on March 3.
The Hoboken Parking Utility made more money and wrote more tickets on LepreCon on March 3 than during last year's St. Patrick's Day celebrations, according to city documents.
On March 3, 838 tickets were written—almost 200 more than in 2011—and 98 cars got boots. The revenue of the boots is $9,800 and the tickets come down to a total of $37,774. Visitors also spent $33,861 by parking in the city's garages on that day. All together, the Parking Utility made $74,981.90 during LepreCon.
Most of the tickets were written for not refilling meters (387 tickets) and parking within 25 feet of a crosswalk (217 tickets). One person received a ticket for parking on a sidewalk.
Last year's revenue was $60,189.66, according to Parking Director Ian Sacs.
The extra revenue was generated with help from employees working a total of 283 hours of overtime, totaling $6,453.10. Last year, overtime at the Parking Utility totaled $9,393.34.
"I'm extremely proud of our resilient enforcement officers," Sacs said in a recent email, "who continue to demonstrate their commitment to improved efficiency and effectiveness at protecting our limited resident parking supply."
Other overtime cost of the day included $777.28 in the Department of Public Safety and $1,682.27 in the Department of Environmental Services. The majority of LepreCon's overtime cost went to the police department, which spent close to $100,000 in overtime. Roughly $9,000 was spent on overtime in the Fire Department.