Impark awarded Municipal Operations in Kelowna, BC

Councilors and Mayor with the City of Kelowna Yesterday voted unanimously to award management of the citys on-street and off-street parking assets to Impark. The contract will see Imparks BC Interior office handle revenues in excess of $1.7 million a year, on a five year contract with opportunities for extensions.
Scope of work will include management of two parking garages, 17 surface lots, and over 1,110 on-street parking stalls, for a combined total of approximately 3,000 pay parking stalls. The facilities will be operated with a mix of attendants, solar-powered electronic pay-stations, and individual on-street meters. Impark will bring several innovations to the contract, including its pay-by-cell phone service and Parker Pete vehicle assistance service. As Brent Lobson, Regional Manager for Imparks British Columbia Interior Region described it, This contract calls for a high standard of professionalism and staff personal appearance, with an emphasis on friendly and fair service to the community".

"The Impark Kelowna team comprises a highly dedicated group of staff who are established Kelowna residents. Their long-standing ties with the community and involvement in events and associations help us understand the expectations of the contract and ensure the success of the project" commented John Laires, Impark's Senior Vice President.

With a population of over 110,000, Kelowna is the largest city in British Columbias Okanagan valley, and known worldwide as Canadas premiere wine-growing region. Impark has been a presence in the City since 1997, with a variety of private management contracts ranging from surface lots to the Prospera Centre, a major sports and entertainment complex.
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