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Parking Advisory Committee

Meeting Minutes - Thursday, March 23, 2000

Chairperson David Cowan convened a regular meeting of the Parking Advisory Committee at 11:10 AM on Thursday, March 23, 2000, in room 204 of the Centennial Student Union.

Regular PAC Members Present - 6 of 6 members
1. Rose Marie Ley AFSCME Council 6, Local 638 Representative
2. David Cowan Administration Representative
3. Catherine W. Hughes MSUAASFBargaining Unit Represent
4. Chris Boyce Off Campus Student Association Representative
(Christine Adams and Jesse Palmer share the seat;
Boyce is an alternate)
5. Steve Gilbert IFO Faculty Association Representative
6. Ian Radtke On Campus Student Assn. Representative

Regular PAC Members Absent - 0 of 6 members

Ex-officio, Nonvoting - Members Present -6 of 7 members
1. Sue Edstrom Parking and Traffic Services Coordinator
2. Kate Voight Parking Citation Appeals Board Coordinator
3. Christopher Goettl Residence Hall Association Representative
4. David Neve Business Affairs Representative
5. Scott Hagebak Conference Scheduling Liaison
6. Diane Solinger Residential Life Office Representative

Members Absent - 1 of 7

1. Larry Kohanek Facilities Construction Project Manager

Others in Attendance
1. Gerard Aloisio Music Department Faculty Member

Approval of Agenda
With one exception PAC members approved the agenda for March 23 meeting. There was a short discussion about agenda item 9 "Abandoned & Impounded Bicycles." Rose Marie Ley noted, though the agenda item dealt with a proposed $l per day storage fee for impounded bicycles, that the AFSCME/Management Safety Committee was dealing with related bicycle issues and would request that the PAC postpone dealing with bicycle issues. The PAC agreed.

Approval of Past Meeting Minutes ­ Rose Marie Ley moved to approve the meeting minutes of February 17, 2000 as written. Motion carried.

Update on Consultant's Report - All requested data has been sent to Dave Burr, consultant from Rich & Associates. A "preliminary" report is not due back to the University until on or about April 1.

Lot 16 ­ There was a lot of discussion about Lot 16 and the varied needs of its many customers. Suggested changes were dividing Lot 16's 597 stalls between green and purple permit stalls ensuring against intrusion into green permit stalls. One solution was to eliminate purple leaving just a "two color" model of green permits/gold permits. It was also brought to the attention of the PAC by Diane Solinger that green permit demand will have much growth next year.

Scott Hagebak suggested raising resident hall the green permit rate from $100 to $180 since it is close-inm 24 hour parking, and guaranteed. Steve Gilbert suggested abolishing purple permit parking completely. Cowan suggested there will be gains for Performing Arts center spectators using a two-color model, what with the historic pattern of stall vacancies in both gold and green stalls during hours when theatre and music productions are being presented. After much discussion it was decided to wait until the consultant's report was in before any major changes are made.

The PAC agreed to table Ian Radtke's motion to divide with concrete barricades lot 16 until after the data from the consultant has been studied.

Capital Improvement Program ­ Gerard Aloisio worried about the timing of paving lot 16 this summer when heavy vehicles would still be used for landscaping. Dave Cowan was going to check with Larry Kohanek when it would be safe. A short discussion on the CCTV camera purchases ended with a motion to approve installing a CCTV camera in 20 North and holding off on lot 21 north at this time. With this change Kathy Hughes moved that the PAC endorse the CIP work for the summer of 2000. Motion carried.

Adjournment -
Without objection the meeting was adjourned at 12 noon.

Respectfully submitted,

Gail Abraham