WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WECT) - The Wrightsville Beach parking season begins on March 1 of every year.
This year, there will be some changes in place. Parking meters will cost $2.50 per hour.
Meters will be added to the Town Hall parking lot, as well as to the parking lot at Wrightsville Beach Park. Residents holding parking passes will also have to move their cars once a week in order to free up parking spaces, and some say they are not happy about the change.
"If we're paying taxes and we're paying to live here - for municipalities and everything else - we should be able to park too," said resident Sonya Young. "I do not want to pay extra."
Businesses on Causeway Drive will see meters in place on May 1. This is the second year meters have been used in that area, but residents say having to pay per hour puts a damper on dining out.
"To try and like jockey for a parking spot to eat and then have to go out and feed a meter is kind of crazy," Young said.
Right now, the Board of Alderman says they are not making any changes to the traffic decision.