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Parking Advisory Committee

Meeting Minutes ­ Friday, March 2, 2001

Parking Advisory Chairperson David Cowan convened a regular meeting of the Parking Advisory Committee at 3:07 PM on Friday, Marchy 2, 2001 in the Student Senate's Conference Room at the Centennial Student Union.

Regular PAC Members Present ­ 4 of 6 members
1. Rose Marie Ley AFSCME Council 6, Local 638 Representative
2. David Cowan Administration Representative
3. Scott Hagebak MSUAASF Bargaining Unit Representative
4. Steve Gilbert IFO Faculty Association Representative

Regular PAC Members Absent ­ 2 of 6 members
1. (Vacant) On-Campus Student Association Representative
2. Syliva Oelberg (Excused) Off-Campus Student Association Representative

Ex-officio, Nonvoting Members Present ­ 4 of 7 members
1. Kate Voight Parking Citation Appeals Board Liaison
2. Dave Neve Business Affairs Representative
3. Sue Edstrom Parking and Traffic Services Coordinator
4. Diane Solinger Residential Life Office Representative

Ex-officio, Nonvoting Members Absent ­ 3 of 7 members
1. Christopher Goettl Residence Hall Association Representative
2. Larry Kohanek Facilities Mgmt. Planning & Construction Manager
3. (Vacant) Space Scheduling Liaison

Meeting Minutes Postponed
Without objection approval of the meeting minutes of February 9th were postponed as well as the meeting notes of February 23rd.

Capital Improvement Plan
PAC Chairperson David Cowan reported that the proposed Capital Improvement Plan had been modified and now totals $140,054, of which $9,089 in sodding and topsoil borrowing would be picked up by nonparking funds provided by Facilities Management.

Development of Proposals to Present at Annual Public Hearing on Parking Policies & Procedures
Draft recommendations were received and circulated from Sue Edstrom, David Cowan, Kate Voight, and Scott
Hagebak. The following items were presented by Sue Edstrom and were approved as recommendations for inclusion in the upcoming March 22th Public Hearing on Parking Policies & Procedures:

Lot 2 (Small Lot Behind Gage) - Convert 15 General Purple permit stalls to Gold. Eight Gold stalls
now exist in the lot and the PAC believes a market exists for the conversion to Gold of the 15 Purple permit stalls. Having Purple permit stalls that close to a building doesn't make much sense. The change ensures better enforcement as two permit colors are no longer mixed within the same lot

Crawford D-Wing Lot - Convert existing 7 General Purple permit stalls to Gold. The demand for
Gold around Crawford is a reality and this action will address that need. These stalls are right next to the building and converting them to gold is consistent with past decisions of the PAC where close in stalls carry a higher price tag.

Lot 17 Gold Stalls Expanded - Increase the existing number of Gold permit stalls in Lot 17 to reflect demand. Only seven stalls in Lot 17 are now Gold. Reduce the existing number of Purple permit stalls (109) only by that number of Gold Permit customers indicating Lot 17 as a favored Gold Permit stall area.

Eliminate On-Street Stalls to Improve Safety - These Purple permit stalls are recommended to be abolished: 1) three stalls on West Road; and 2) one stall on Maywood Avenue (West).

Proposed Parking Citation Fine Changes - Following a citation by citation review, the PAC adopted
on a "preliminary" basis a list of citation fine changes. This list will be presented at the Annual
Public Hearing on Parking Policies & Procedures set for March 22, 2001. (See attached schedule.)

Without objection, the meeting was adjourned at 4:09 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

David Cowan, Chairperson
Parking Advisory Committee