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Old 11-21-2007, 01:18 AM
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Yes, parking meters will be delivered by the end of the month. The first one will be installed in YOUR DRIVEWAY!

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Old 11-21-2007, 12:14 PM
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Yes, parking meters will be delivered by the end of the month. The first one will be installed in YOUR DRIVEWAY!

How many fell for this tale?

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My information came from a usually reliable source. (A candidate for state office) What is your source?
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Old 11-23-2007, 04:43 PM
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Speaking of parking golf carts...I was amazed how everyone had their carts backed in and parked so close to each other...we newbies moving down...and wet behind the ears... when it comes to golf carts...do we have to go to school before we are left loose in TV with our golf carts? Is there a certain format we need to know on how and where we can park? How many carts can fit into one parking spot? Is the rule...never take a full parking spot with one golf cart? Cue us green horns in.
If you back them in (perpendicular to the curb) you can get four carts in the normal Spanish Spring/Sumter Landing parking spaces. If you parallel park you can get two - so perpendicular to the curb is preferred. When you park in a normal parking place / diagonal like in the shopping malls, you should park on the right or the left so a second cart can park on the other side. There is nothing more irritating than going to the store and finding a golf cart parked in the middle of a parking spot. It wastes a parking spot for a cart and takes up a parking spot for a car (for the cart that had to park elsewheres).
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If you back them in (perpendicular to the curb) you can get four carts in the normal Spanish Spring/Sumter Landing parking spaces. If you parallel park you can get two - so perpendicular to the curb is preferred. When you park in a normal parking place / diagonal like in the shopping malls, you should park on the right or the left so a second cart can park on the other side. There is nothing more irritating than going to the store and finding a golf cart parked in the middle of a parking spot. It wastes a parking spot for a cart and takes up a parking spot for a car (for the cart that had to park elsewheres).
Consider this. When the golf cart arrives, cars are parked cockeyed and there is only a space big enough for one golf cart. Then, one or more of the cars departs, leaving the hapless golf cart sitting in the middle of what once was a snug opening.
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If you are talking Spanish Springs and pulling your cart into the "unused" portion of a car parking space I call that a no-no. If you are talking about a parking lot, how can you be squeezed between two cars. You should have half of a whole car spot.
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I tend to agree with Jan if you take the last spot and everyone else leaves you could look like a j***.
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Old 11-24-2007, 01:58 AM
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I would personally assume that that is exactly what happened. There were four carts parked and the other three left. Whether you take the first slot or the second, third, or fourth, the parking space is still full.

My biggest bitch is with the parking spots in the shopping centers where a cart parks in the middle of the parking place instead or left or right so a second cart can park there.

The same for the mail stops where cart drivers think they will only be there for a "minute". Double carts is a simple thing.
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Are the parking meters another way for the corporation to make more money. Are they that hard up?

We rented a house and cart in May and found everyone very helpful with directions. It is a little scary when you first start driving around TV. That is one of the reasons we are planning on retirement in TV and the friendliness of everyone in the villages. Getting around with a golf cart and leaving the car home sounds great. Our rental car sat in the driveway for the week we were there.

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I heard the parking meters don't take coins, only accept credit cards.
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Old 11-26-2007, 03:39 AM
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I heard the parking meters don't take coins, only accept credit cards.
I was under the impression that you could purchase parking meter tokens at the various recreation centers.
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LOL I did not even think of that. Many times we go with friends and park 4 to one parking place. I would not mind seeing golf carts only around the square and cars to the parking lots.
That was the talk before they built Lake Sumter. Was supposed to be no vehicles other than golf carts parked on the square.
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I certainly hope the meters take my rewards card so i can earn some points ;D
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When I first read the topic I thought it must be April's Fools Day but lo and behold it was December.
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