Parking Commission – March 30, 2017 Minutes
Regular Meeting: Thursday: March 30, 2017:
The Regular Meeting of the Board of Parking Commissioners of the City of Fargo, North Dakota, was held in the Community Room at the downtown Fargo Library at 9:00 o'clock a.m., Thursday, March 30, 2017, 2017.
The Parking Commissioners present or absent were as follows:
Present: Chairperson Mike Williams, Margie Bailly, Brian Hayer, Tracy Walvatne
Absent: Randy Thorson
Chairperson Williams called the meeting to order.
Item 1: Approve Order of Agenda
Member Hayer moved the Order of Agenda be approved as presented. Second by Member Walvatne. All Members present voted aye and the motion was declared carried.
Item 2: Minutes: Regular Meeting of February 23, 2017
Member Walvatne moved the minutes of the February 23, 2017 Parking Commission meeting be approved. Second by Member Bailey. All Members present voted aye and the motion was declared carried.
Item 3: Interstate Report/Financial Data
Andy Renfrew, Interstate Parking (IP), presented the February financial and operations report.
Discussion followed regarding the need to integrate the parking technology in the city-owned lots, and the process IP follows to address repeat parking offenders in the downtown area.
Item 4: Roberts Commons Ramp Update
a. Presentation from Kilbourne Group
Kilbourne Group Project Manager Deb Wendel Daub presented an update on this project. She noted a possible delay on the ramp opening, and stated Kilbourne Group and City staff are working to resolve the issue and meet the projected goal date of
May 1, 2017.
Further discussion ensued concerning the plans for displaced parkers and safe parking access during the upcoming 2nd Avenue North construction, the notification system installed that alerts pedestrians and bicycle riders when cars are existing the ramp, and the plan for an orientation with employers prior to the ramp opening.
b. Parking Agreement
Planning Director Jim Gilmour reviewed the proposed Parking Agreement included in the packet, between the City of Fargo and DFI Roberts, LLC. He explained the City is working with Kilbourne Group to make final edits to the document, and the final Parking Agreement will be heard at the April 24, 2017 City Commission meeting. Mr. Gilmour suggested moving the April Parking Commission meeting to the week of April 17, as the Board needs to review the final document and make their recommendations prior to the City Commission meeting.
Item 5: Legislative Update – Parking Meters
Mr. Gilmour reported Senate Bill 2247 passed in the Senate, and is now before the House Committee.
Item 6: Updates
a. April On-Street Downtown Parking Counts
Planner Derrick LaPoint stated that staff is planning to collect this data at the end of April, to present at an upcoming Parking Commission meeting.
b. Downtown Construction/Development Map
Derrick LaPoint reported a map depicting the upcoming downtown development/construction should be available to the public by the end of April. He also noted updates will be made to the LinkFM routes to coordinate with the map.
Item 7: Other Business
Chair Williams noted that on April 19, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. there is a presentation from Charge Point Car Chargers in the Community Room at the downtown library.
The time at adjournment was 9:55 a.m.