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Parking Commission - March 22, 2018 Minutes

Regular Meeting: Thursday: March 22, 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, March 22, 2018.

The Parking Commissioners present or absent were as follows:

Present: Chairperson Mike Williams, Randy Thorson

Absent: Brian Hayer, Margie Bailly, Jay Krabbenhoft

Also Present: Commissioner Piepkorn

**No Quorum in order to have official meeting – meeting will commence with informal presentations and discussion.

Chairperson Williams called the meeting to order.

Item 1: Approve Order of Agenda
Due to the lack of a quorum, no action was taken.

Item 2: Minutes: Regular Meeting of January 25, 2018
Due to the lack of a quorum, no action was taken.

Item 3: Interstate Report/Financial Data
Andy Renfrew, Interstate Parking (IP), presented the January and February financial and operations reports, noting the 2018 parking rate changes took effect on February 1.

Item 4: Citation Revenue Review
Director of Strategic Planning and Research Jim Gilmour referred to the information included in the packet. Mr. Gilmour submitted an updated copy of the Revenue per Parking Space Comparison of 2014 to 2017, to the Board.

Item 5: RoCo Events Discussion
Mr. Renfrew talked about the increased interest from the public to host events in City-owned parking lots and ramps, noting the City has no formal process in place to approve these requests. He referred to the copy of the Special Event Permit application included in the packet, and stated staff would like to use this as a model for drafting this new application.

Melissa Rademacher, President/CEO of the Downtown Community Partnership, shared that her staff has also received similar requests. Ms. Rademacher talked about working together with City staff and other stakeholders, to coordinate a procedure that will work for all involved.
Discussion continued concluding this item needs further review, and to be discussed at a future Parking Commission meeting.

Item 6: 15-Minute Parking in Front of Radisson Hotel (2nd Avenue North)
This item was discussed after item #11.

Mr. Gilmour explained this 15-minute parking spot is for a new coffee shop located at this address. As staff has the authority until the end of May this year to go forward with this, there was no need for a quorum to address this item.

Item 7: Parking Time Zone Changes
Assistant Planning Director Mark Williams referred to the Board’s direction two years ago, delegating staff to authorize downtown parking time zone changes as needed until May of 2018. Mr. Gilmour stated staff would like to continue with this authority for an additional year, and will present a formal recommendation at the next Parking Commission meeting.

Item 8: Annual 2018 Budget
Jim Gilmour provided an overview of the information for the 2018 budget that was included in the packet.

Item 9: Capital Improvement Plans Update
Mr. Gilmour provided an update on the improvements/repairs needed at specific City-owned parking lots and ramps. He stated Mark Williams would be managing these projects this year.

Item 10: Easement Modification Proposal to Accommodate Doors at RoCo and Dillard
Mark Williams presented this proposal. Mr. Gilmour added will need approval from the City Commission before going forward.

Holly Hassler, Kilbourne Group Business Manager provided more details of what this proposal entails.

Item 11: LED Sign Proposal for RoCo
Mr. Gilmour presented this item. Mr. Renfrew further explained the information that was included in the packet.

ITEM 6 presented.

Item 12: Commissioner Williams Oslo Trip Findings
Mr. Williams shared a slide presentation of a recent trip to Oslo, Norway showing a parking ramp that included several car-charging stations.

Item 13: Other Business
No other business was presented.

The time at adjournment was 10:10 a.m.