Seventeen Sharon commuters waiting for quarterly train parking passes will get special new ones very shortly.
Eastern Bank's second rear parking lot will provide the parking spaces under a three-year lease that selectmen approved Wednesday night. The bank is located at 7 South Main St., within walking distance of the Sharon MBTA commuter rail station on Upland Road.
It's the latest effort to address parking issues, including a crunch, at the train station.
Sharon will pay the bank the taxes on that "very infrequently used" lot, worth about $1,100, Sharon Finance Director William Fowler said. The quarterly pass parking revenue will fund it, he said.
"I think it's a good deal. Eastern stepped up to the plate," Fowler said.
"The parking lot will pay for itself with the quarterlies."
Afterward, Fowler said he'll soon call the first 17 people on the town's waiting list for quarterly parking passes and offer them spaces in the new lot.
Every commuter using that lot will get a special pass for it, he said.
Three more spaces are possible through re-striping the lot, Fowler said.