Two weeks after the West York council voted to remove all parking meters in the borough, less than 10 have been uninstalled.
John Love, head of the highway department, said during the council meeting Monday night that eight meters have been removed so far but more remain up.
That did not sit well with Tim Berkheimer, the councilman who pushed for removing the meters.
The council voted 4-3 on Sept. 23 to remove the meters in three weeks and to have holes in the sidewalk that held the poles that supported the meters filled.
"The deadline I believe is next Monday," Berkheimer said. "They will not be up even if I have to take them down myself."
Meeting: It doesn't appear the deadline will be met and a meeting to discuss the removal process will be held instead.
Council president Steve Herman said Berkheimer should meet with Love and councilwoman Annette "Chickie" Christine, who serves as a liaison between the highway department and the council.
"You two can settle this at your meeting," Herman said.
The meeting will be held at the Reliance Fire Co., 1341 W. Market St. at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 14. At the urging of residents, Christine said the meeting will be open to the public.
Berkheimer, however, said he will not attend the meeting.
"There's no reason to go to that meeting, its already been decided," he said after the meeting.
The meters are located on West Market Street between Seward Street and the line with York City.
Busy schedule: When asked by Berkheimer why more meters haven't been removed, Love said highway employees are busy with other projects, including getting the borough's stormwater system to meet for a federal and state requirements.
Berkheimer retorted that Love and a fellow employee aren't working enough.
"Anytime I driver through the borough they are in the truck driving around doing nothing," he said.
With the meters still up, Berkheimer said some drivers slug the meters unbeknownst to them that they don't need to anymore. Bags have not been put on the meters.
Metered parking brought in about $28,000 last year through money from the meters, parking tickets and parking permits issued to residents so they can park at metered street spaces in front of their homes.
Councilman Brian Wilson asked how the borough can make for that lost revenue.
"I don't see it as a lose. I see it as a gift to the people who live here," councilman Shane Louthian said.