WILLIAMSPORT PARKING AUTHORITY MEETING
September 20, 2023
The regular meeting of the Williamsport Parking Authority
(the “Authority”) was held on September 20, 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, Dr. Anthony Cipolla, Tony Nardi, and
Shawn Reams. Others in attendance were Dave Kish (WPA),
Bethany Jones (RVTA), and Scott T. Williams and Zachary M.
The Chairman asked the Authority members if they had
reviewed the Minutes of the meeting of August 16, 2023. Dr.
Cipolla made a motion to approve the Minutes as written. The
motion was seconded by Mr. Roush and passed by unanimous vote.
Ms. Jones gave the financial report for the period from
January 1, 2023, to August 31, 2023. Ms. Jones indicated that all
expenses are below budget and revenue is up from last year. Mr.
Kish indicated that revenue could slow in September due to the
integration of the new enforcement equipment/software, changing
weather conditions, and decrease in outdoor activities downtown.
Ms. Jones indicated the bank balance was $439,432.41 and
$6,768.82 in the checking and HRA accounts, respectively. She
noted the Authority’s outstanding debt is $181,169.30 for the
mortgage note and $4,252,793.03 for the Woodlands Bank bond.
Mr. Nardi made a motion to approve the financial report. The
motion was seconded by Dr. Cipolla and passed by unanimous vote.
Mr. Kish reported the new enforcement software/equipment
went live on Monday (September 18). Mr. Kish indicated that he
expects another month until the new enforcement
software/equipment is issue-free. Mr. Kish had nothing further to
report at this time.
Mr. Kish reported on the Lot F repair. Mr. Kish discussed the
repairs with Dan Vassallo, P.E., who suggested Scott Livermore for
the Lot paving specs. Mr. Kish will follow up with Mr. Vasallo and
Mr. Livermore for additional information. Mr. Kish had nothing
further to report at this time.
On Street Rate
Mr. Kish reported that the on-street rate increase is currently in effect, and
the Authority has not received any complaints or inquiries. Mr. Kish had nothing
further to report at this time.
Third Street Garage Fire System
Mr. Kish produced a quote from Cholin Corp., Inc. for the repair and replacement
of certain components of the fire system at the 3rd Street garage. The quote from Cholin
for the requisite system repairs is $5,660.00. Dr. Cipolla made a motion to accept the bid
from Cholin. The motion was seconded by Mr. Roush and passed by unanimous vote.
The Authority discussed Lot E. Mr. Nardi suggested selling Lot E to alleviate some
of the Authority’s financial burden associated with the Woodlands Bank bond. The
Authority discussed the number of spaces in Lot E, the types of meters utilized in the
Lot, enforcement, the revenue from violations, release of Lot from Woodlands Bank bond,
and potential sale price, among other things, in connection with a potential sale. The
Authority took no further action on this item.
Evening/Night Garage Parking
The Authority discussed the logistics of offering evening/night garage parking.
The Authority noted the difficulty associated with the staffing requirements of offering
evening and/or night garage parking. The Authority took no further action on this item.
For the Good of the Order
The Authority instructed the Solicitor to follow up with the City regarding
the Woodlands Bank obligations.
There being no further business to come before the Authority, the meeting
was adjourned at 6:05 P.M.