Forget sliding into a Cedarhurst Village parking spot to take advantage of leftover meter time as another driver is leaving.

The village is the only municipality in the state and among a handful in the country using a type of high-tech, touch-screen meter that takes license plate photos and resets to zero when that vehicle leaves the spot.

“We did a pilot program last year with 28 of these meters at curbside, and we were wowed,” Mayor Benjamin Weinstock said.

The village of 6,700 residents has begun installing another 725 meters from Minnetonka, Minnesota-based Municipal Parking Services to cover 1,450 spots. Each meter monitors two parking spaces.

Parking company CEO Thomas Hudson said Cedarhurst is one of three municipalities in the United States using the company’s system for street parking.

The meters and installation are free to the village, which has a multiyear agreement with the company. Cedarhurst is guaranteed revenue higher than its average annual meter collections in the past five years, Weinstock said. “We used to budget $1.6 million annually of combined meter and ticket revenue, and we are now budgeting $2 million,” he said.

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Some drivers and business owners are less than thrilled about the new meters.

“First, it seems like you need a college degree to understand it. Then, it seems to take advantage of people when they can’t use the time left by the previous parker,” said Daniela Schertz, who lives and works in Cedarhurst. “Village officials would have done better to push [county] police to enforce things like double parking violations.”

The meters limit drivers to four consecutive hours of parking, a restriction that Mitch Rakita, the longtime owner of Gourmet Foods Cheese Store on Central Avenue, sees as a positive. “Customers should be able to park and shop, rather than store workers feeding the meters all day,” he said.

The new system, called Sentry, allows for 10 free minutes of parking for drivers who are just running in and out of a store to pick up an item or get takeout.

The meters can be paid by quarters like a traditional parking meter. Each quarter pays for 30 minutes of parking time — the same as with the old meters. The same fee applies in parking lots — double what it used to be.

Sentry meters also can be paid using credit or debit cards, although that option requires a $1 minimum payment. The system also comes with a free app that lets drivers pay before even getting out of their cars, and will send a smartphone warning 15 minutes before time expires. The app can also help drivers find their cars if they forget where they parked.

The meters are in operation every day, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Beyond managing parking space use, the meters display advertisements on the 8-inch touch screen, creating another revenue stream for the village, which will sell the ads. Officials also can use the meters to monitor street activity.