Extension of parking deck agreement on Augusta Commission agenda

It could be another 60 days before a permanent management plan is in effect at Augusta’s new Trade, Exhibition and Event Center parking deck.


A 60-day extension of the current parking arrangement is on the agenda for Tuesday’s 5 p.m. meeting of the Augusta Commission, while a commission committee referred details of a draft agreement with operator Augusta Riverfront LLC to next week’s finance committee meeting.

Several commissioners have questioned the terms of the $25,000 management agreement for the deck, built on land the city does not own, while ground-floor spaces are reserved to the landowner during business hours.

Augusta Riverfront LLC operates the Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center and will operate the TEE Center.

Also up for approval Tuesday:

• Several code amendments finalizing the merger of Augusta’s planning and licensing and inspections departments and an instruction

• A directive to schedule work sessions on a draft smoking ordinance

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