Fredericksburg moves toward high-tech parking fee system

The City Council of Fredericksburg voted last night to buy the 100-thousand dollar Tannery Creek's AutoChalk system, which uses cameras and a GPS to monitor parking in the town's parking spots.
tannery creek systems autochalkafb1.jpgThe system - using information from the vehicle license number - generates a ticket to be sent by mail to the owner.

Supporters say officers the device allows police to do their work more efficiently. But opponents wonder about AutoChalk's accuracy.

A second vote is required in two weeks to make the purchase.

Only one other city, Canton, Ohio, has bought the system.
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