WILLIAMSPORT PARKING AUTHORITY MEETING OF
MAY 17, 2023
The regular meeting of the Williamsport Parking Authority (the “Authority”) was held on May
17, 2023, 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, Tony Nardi, Dr. Anthony Cipolla,
Jared Kinley, and Shawn Reams. Others in attendance were Dave Kish (WPA), Nicole Farr
(RVTA), Bethany Jones (RVTA), Todd Wright (RVTA) and Scott T. Williams and Zachary M.
The Chairman asked the Authority members if they had reviewed the Minutes of the
meeting of April 19, 2023. Dr. Cipolla made a motion to approve the Minutes as written. The
motion was seconded by Mr. Roush and passed by unanimous vote.
Mr. Wright gave the financial report for the period from January 1, 2023, to April 30,
2023. He noted that there was $122,812 in total payments for the preceding month. Ms. Farr
further explained that certain checks had to be voided and reprinted due to printer alignment
issues (giving an example of a check to PPL). Mr. Wright indicated that all expenses are below
budget, except for utilities, which have increased by approximately 300% due to the newly
assessed stormwater fee. To date, Mr. Wright explained that there has been $301,517 in income
and $213,857 in expenses with a surplus of $88,000. Mr. Wright indicated the bank balance was
$441,361 and outstanding debt is $183,207 for the mortgage note and $4,295,893 for the
Woodlands Bank bond. Finally, Mr. Wright noted that the Authority currently has an outstanding
balance of $18,642.56 for management fees to RVTA that are billed but unpaid to date. Dr.
Cipolla made a motion to approve the Financial Report. The motion was seconded by Mr.
Kinley and passed by unanimous vote.
Mr. Kish reported on the enforcement software/equipment upgrade. He indicated that the
transition is progressing normally, and the Authority is currently waiting on the appropriate
paperwork from the provider.
Mr. Kish contacted five (5) painters regarding quotes for painting the exterior of the building, of
which three (3) responded and two (2) have looked at the building. Mr. Kish noted that he has
not received the quotes from the two (2) painters at this time and will provide an update at the
next meeting. A discussion of other possible exterior claddings for the building followed but was
tabled until the Authority received the quotes for painting.
Mr. Kish reported on the insurance renewal quote through the Authorities’ existing
provider, The Hartman Group, which increased by less than 1% (approximately $200). Mr.
Kinley made a motion to approve the insurance renewal through The Hartman Agency. The
motion was seconded by Mr. Nardi and passed by unanimous vote.
Mr. Kish reported on the health insurance renewal quote through the Authorities’ existing
provider, Geisinger, which increased by approximately 1.4%. Dr. Cipolla made a motion to
approve the insurance renewal through Geisinger. The motion was seconded by Mr. Roush and
passed by unanimous vote.
Mr. Kish presented the results of the rate survey. The Authority discussed raising rates to $0.75
per hour. Mr. Roush asked about the Tower Rate (deck parking) v. Meter Rate (metered parking)
and the effect, if any, on these. Mr. Kish indicated that newer units can be changed electronically
online, but any older-style meters in lots would have to be individually readjusted by hand. Mr.
Kinley made a motion to change the meters In Lot R from existing meters to Mackay parking
meters. The motion was seconded by Mr. Nardi and passed by unanimous vote.
Dr. Cipolla made a motion to raise the rate for on-street parking and Lots R, B, and O to $0.75
an hour. The motion was seconded by Mr. Kinley and passed by unanimous vote.
Penn Strategies Meeting
Dr. Cipolla reported on his meeting with Penn Strategies regarding available grant funding
opportunities for the Authority in connection with the growers’ market. Based on the information
from Penn Strategies regarding the availability of certain grants the Authority could apply for,
Dr. Cipolla requested some initial design input. Following a brief discussion on the possible
design, including the incorporation of a pavilion, permanent restrooms, and potential solar panels
for power, Dr. Cipolla noted that he will reach out to a few professionals for quotes on creating a
design for the Authority to submit with any contemplated grant applications.
For the Good of the Order
There being no further business to come before the Authority, the meeting was adjourned at 5:40
P.M. for an Executive Session.