Minutes – 02-21-24

WILLIAMSPORT PARKING AUTHORITY MEETING
OF
February 21, 2024
The regular meeting of the Williamsport Parking Authority (the “Authority”) was held on February 21, 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 5:00 P.M. Members of the Authority in attendance were Ned Roush, 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 January 17, 2024 meeting. Dr. Cipolla made a motion to approve. The motion was seconded by Mr. Roush and passed by unanimous vote.
Mr. Kish gave the financial update for the period from January 1, 2024 to January 31, 2024. He indicated that he was not able to provide the usual financial report due to the fact that the new accountants have not yet been able to prepare the financial documentation. Mr. Kish noted that deposits for the month of January, 2024 were down from the same period last year. The Authority discussed possible causes. The balance of the Woodlands account was shown at $485,703.01 and the Woodlands HRA account balance was $4,689.23. Mr. Kish reported the outstanding debt of the Authority to be approximately $4.38 million dollars. Mr. Kinley made a motion to approve the financial report. Mr. Roush seconded the motion and it passed by unanimous vote.
Mr. Kish discussed the status of considerations for security in the parking deck as well as staffing for enforcement. Mr. Kish suggested that the Authority may want to consider a part-time employee for watching the garage and providing additional enforcement coverage on street. The Authority discussed several options and Mr. Raush made a suggestion that something that would help the Authority is if the Williamsport Police Department would make a trip through the parking deck when on routine patrol in the City. The Authority asked Mr. Roush to speak to the Mayor to see whether or not the Police Department would agree to include the parking deck in their routine patrol. No further action was taken.
Mr. Kish noted that the auditors have almost completed the 2019 audit. The auditors question the ability of the Authority to recover RVT debt. The auditor for the Authority is discussing that issue with the auditor for RVT.

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Dr. Cipolla called for discussion regarding the Danko Holdings letter of February 1, 2024 requesting surface lot and garage deck parking spaces. The Authority directed the Solicitor to respond to that letter to notify Danko Holdings that the surface lot and garage deck spaces referred to were pursuant to a Lease with the City and not with the Authority. The Authority made a comprehensive discussion of spaces available to the City and the Authority that might be available to Danko Holdings.
Dr. Cipolla then called for discussion regarding the County’s request for forty (40) parking spaces in the Authority’s parking deck. The Authority had an extensive discussion regarding the availability of spaces in the deck and concluded that there may be spaces available on the top floor of the deck. The Authority discussed how that could be arranged with the County. The Authority asked Mr. Kish to contact the County Representative to negotiate a fair and equitable fee for said parking spaces.
Mr. Kish reported that he had received an inquiry from the recent buyer of former Lot N. The buyer approached the Authority to inquire whether the Authority could manage the lot and provide enforcement on the lot. Mr. Kish is going to negotiate those services.
There being no further business to come before the Authority, the meeting was adjourned at 6:10 P.M.
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