Minutes – 01-17-24

January 17, 2024
The regular meeting of the Williamsport Parking Authority (the “Authority”) was held on January 17, 2024, pursuant to legal notice. The meeting was held in the Authority’s office at 270 West Third Street, Williamsport, PA. The meeting was brought to order by the Chairman at 5:04 P.M. Members of the Authority in attendance were Ned Roush, Tony Nardi, Dr. Anthony Cipolla, Jared Kinley, and Shawn Reams. Others in attendance were Dave Kish (WPA) and Scott T. Williams (Solicitor).
The Chairman asked for a motion to approve the Minutes of the December 20, 2023 meeting. Mr. Kinley made a motion to approve. The motion was seconded by Dr. Cipolla and passed by unanimous vote.
Mr. Kish gave the financial update as of December 31, 2023. He indicated that revenues and expenses were both down for the month. The bank balance was $490, 156.00 and Authority debt was approximately $4,400,000.00. Mr. Nardi made a motion to approve the financial report as presented. The motion was seconded by Mr. Roush and passed by unanimous vote.
Mr. Nardi reported on the status of Lots E and H. He indicated that there were several possible opportunities with regard to Lot E. The Authority discussed several suggestions regarding the sale, exchange and credit for Lot E. After extensive discussion, no action was taken and Mr. Nardi was asked to continue to update the Authority.
The Authority tabled the Authority handbook revisions.
Mr. Kish reported that activities to separate the Authority from River Valley Transit were ongoing. He discussed the fact that payroll was separated and that the Authority would probably use the cloud for information storage rather than a server. He also indicated that the new phone system was being installed. With regard to accounting services, Mr. Kish reported that Padget was setting up the accounting systems.
Mr. Kish passed out state ethics commission forms for the members of the Authority to complete and return.
Mr. Kish presented the Authority with information regarding security and staffing at the Third Street deck. He indicated that he had received a quote from Protective Services for 6 days a week at $100 dollars per day for the hours from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00


p.m. The Authority discussed enforcement after 6:00 p.m. and further discussed potential usage of current lots. No action was taken.
There was a discussion regarding the equipment in the Third Street garage. It was noted that there was a question as to who owns that equipment. Apparently RVT is claiming that they own some of the equipment in the deck.
The Authority then discussed recovery of parking fines from the District Magistrate. Currently, the District Magistrate is paying the parking fines collected by his office to the City. It was noted that the amount of fines collected by the Magistrate is not significant, however, the Authority asked the Solicitor to contact the District Magistrate to see if those fines could be sent to the Authority.
There being no further business to come before the Authority, the meeting was adjourned at 6:25 P.M.

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