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Parking Commission - January 25, 2018 Minutes

Regular Meeting: Thursday: January 25, 2018:

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, January 25, 2018.

The Parking Commissioners present or absent were as follows:

Present: Chairperson Mike Williams (via conference call), Margie Bailly,
Brian Hayer, Randy Thorson, Jay Krabbenhoft

Absent: None

Also Present: Commissioner Piepkorn

Acting Chairperson Thorson 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 Bailly. All Members present voted aye and the motion was declared carried.

Item 2: Minutes: Regular Meeting of November 30, 2017
Member Hayer moved the minutes of the November 30, 2017 Parking Commission meeting be approved. Second by Member Bailly. All Members present voted aye and the motion was declared carried.

Item 3: Interstate Report/Financial Data
Andy Renfrew, Interstate Parking (IP), presented the 2017 November and December financial and operations reports. He added staff is currently working with the downtown business owners on ideas for further promoting of the website to the public.

Mr. Renfrew shared information on a device he is currently testing called a Beacon. He explained placing this device within a certain parameter alerts cell phone users nearby with specific information such as parking locations, etc.

The Board further discussed the reports and requested staff provide the revenues they are projecting for 2018, at the February Parking Commission meeting.

Item 4: Citation Revenue Review
Mr. Renfrew reviewed the parking citation data reports included in the packet provided by the City’s data management program, Duncan Solutions.

The Board discussed the importance of this information and how the data reflects the improvements made in public awareness of the City’s parking rules and regulations.

Item 5: Facility Capital Improvement Update
Director of Strategic Planning and Research Jim Gilmour presented the following updates, regarding condition assessments completed in August of 2016 on the following City-owned parking facilities:

a. Ground Transportation Center
Mr. Gilmour stated the City hired Carl Walker to complete a peer review of the condition assessment completed by KLJ in 2016. He noted the review by Carl Walker presents solutions that are more feasible for issues needing repair at the GTC. Mr. Gilmour presented a listing of the specific items he felt were a priority and could be completed and financed in 2018.

b. Island Park Ramp
Mr. Gilmour explained there is TIF money available for the repairs proposed for this ramp.

c. Civic Center Ramp
Mr. Gilmour stated he will meet with the Finance Committee to discuss the funding needed to complete the repairs needed at this time.

Mr. Gilmour submitted to the Board the recent proposals he received from Carl Walker for these facilities. He stated he would like to continue working with Carl Walker to complete the repairs this year.

Board discussion continued regarding the cost and funding needed, lighting upgrades, etc. The Board requested staff to research other funding sources that could be pursued, and to present this information at the next meeting.

Item 6: Other Business
Mr. Gilmour acknowledged Derrick LaPoint for his work with this Board and the Planning Department. Mr. LaPoint will be leaving the middle of February. Mr. Gilmour also shared that he will be moving to the City’s Commission Offices, and Nicole Crutchfield will be the new Planning Director.

Mr. LaPoint shared after visiting with representatives from TESLA; the company will be donating the equipment needed to install charging stations at the Roberts Commons Parking Ramp.

Member Hayer left.

Item 7: Adjournment
Member Bailly moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:45 a.m. Second by Member Williams. All Members present voted aye and the motion was declared carried.