MARSHALL COUNTY, W.Va. — In an effort to help local businesses rebound from COVID-19, one local town is offering free parking to the public.
After the city's council approved, Moundsville is offering free parking in the downtown business district. Along Jefferson Avenue between 2nd and 5th streets, 3rd Street and the two downtown parking lots.
"Anybody that comes downtown to shop, please come down, don't worry about the meters, you don't need to put any money in the meters, it's totally free parking,” City Manager Rick Healy said. “Have a bite at one of the restaurants, shop around at one of the stores and don't worry about putting money in the meters or a parking ticket."
Free parking in the business district will be in effect until July 17, but the council will readdress it to decide if it will be extended further.
All other meters and permit spaces will still need to be paid.