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Parking Commission - May 25, 2017 Minutes

Regular Meeting: Thursday: May 25, 2017:

The Regular Meeting of the Board of Parking Commissioners of the City of Fargo, North Dakota, was held in the City Commission Room at City Hall at 9:00 o'clock a.m., Thursday, May 25, 2017.

The Parking Commissioners present or absent were as follows:

Present: Chairperson Mike Williams, Margie Bailly, Brian Hayer, Randy Thorson, Tracy Walvatne

Absent: None

Also Present: Commissioner Piepkorn

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 April 27, 2017
Member Bailly moved the minutes of the April 27, 2017 Parking Commission meeting be approved. Second by Member Thorson. All Members present voted aye and the motion was declared carried.

Item 3: Interstate Report/Financial Data
Andy Renfrew, Interstate Parking (IP), presented the April financial and operations report.

The Board further discussed the number of parking requests staff have received to-date for the Roberts Commons Garage, the number of hourly parking spaces available in the garage, and the process staff follows for issuing Service Vehicle Parking Permits to contractors working in the downtown area.

Item 4: City of Fargo Parking Financial Update
Planning Director Jim Gilmour reviewed the report of the current parking debt schedule and the financial projections from 2018 through the year 2035. Mr. Gilmour noted the importance of this information as staff reviews future requests received for additional parking facilities within the City.

Item 5: Block 9 Presentation – Kilbourne Group
a. Proposed On-Street Parking Alterations Post-Project Completion
Kilbourne Group Project Manager Keith Lear shared a PowerPoint presentation of the construction plans for this project. He explained what plans are in place to provide site safety to the public and construction personnel. Mr. Lear submitted a document to the Board that provided an overview of the three phases they anticipate for the construction of Block 9, the construction logistics, and how they plan to go forward with the project with as little public inconvenience as possible.

Board discussion ensued regarding the following: the number of downtown parking spaces that will be impacted by this project, parking accommodations for construction workers, proposed bike lanes, possibly changing areas of the street parking from diagonal to parallel, who will be the parking management of the plaza area, will there be public art placed at the site, and the plans in place to provide updates and information to the public as the project progresses.

Item 6: Roberts Commons Ramp Update
Jim Gilmour reported the goal is for completion of the parking facilities next week, with a proposed public opening held the second week of June. He noted the hourly parking system will not be available until the middle of June.

Construction and Project Manager Michael Orth, Kilbourne Group, updated the Board on the final touches being completed prior to the public opening.

Item 7: Updates
No other updates were discussed.

Item 8: Other Business
No other business was discussed.

Member Thorson moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:45 a.m. Second by Member Bailly. All Members present voted aye and the motion was declared carried.