Campus Parking Minute
May 5, 2004, Wednesday
Noon @ FM
An email letter was received from Sam Rebelsky concerning language on the parking registration cards. The committee approved the following changes to the cards;
The language will be changed on the f/s registration cards to read'" If I fail to pay or file an appeal within said period, I authorize Grinnell College to deduct any from my paycheck".
- The language will be changed on the student card to "If I fail to pay or file an appeal within said period, I authorize Grinnell College to deduct any fines form my paycheck or student account".
- There was a concern as to whether a person will be notified if a parking fee is removed from their check. Briscoe explained that if a deduction is made from a paycheck it will be indicated on the paycheck for what reason and a person is notified in advance concerning their parking ticket. So far this has not been done this year as far as Briscoe knows.
- Briscoe also explained that if there is a billing error with a parking ticket it is corrected as quickly as possible.
Main Campus parking regulations approval & changes for 2004
- There is a $20 fine instead of $25 fine for failure to register a student vehicle.
- FM building lot not enforced by Security & is not under the Campus Parking Regulations.
- New lot in summer- East/9th Street-Student Lot
- New Lot in summer-Observatory Lot-Faculty/Staff/Visitors
- Darby Lot & Health Center Lot is being removed from parking regulations for 2003-2004
- Student Parking Permit fee's will increase from $25 a year to $50.00 per year. This was brought up before to the student representative on the committee during the first semester and there was no thoughts against it at that time. Briscoe will distribute the minutes to the parking committee members and the student representative for further comments if there is any.
- In area not clearly posted as a parking area is considered a non parking area. It was pointed out that we have areas like this around the Noyce Science Building and Cowles Hall.
- Section 19 of the parking regulations is being changed to read 60 days in areas talking about payment of fees. It previously read 30 days.
- Section 19.6 is being changed to read, " By signing this agreement I agree to pay any fines wi thin 60 days form the date of issue or file an appeal within said period. If I fail to pay or file an appeal within said period, I authorize Grinnell College to deduct any fines from my paycheck or student account."
(this includes faculty/staff and student permits.)
-include a section stating that, "Anyone who lives on campus is allowed to have one permit for the time they are living on campus."
The parking regulations changes were approved to be sent to Vice President Crady and Vice President Jonathan Brand for their approval.
Cooper Street lot Changes/ Changing parking areas for Faculty/Staff & Students
-Briscoe brought up that it has been brought to his attention that there was a request that the Cooper Street parking lot be changed with the students parking on the East End and the Staff parking on the West end. The committee did not think this was a good ideal to do at this time. They did think that decreasing the Visitors spaces in the lot to 3 or 4 spaces was okay. There was also concern if the lot changes were made it would leave the entire east end empty after 5pm when the faculty/staff left . It was mentioned that if the lot was changed maybe the student section could be on the south end of the lot and the faculty/staff section would be on the north end near the entrance.
Campus parking map/rules regs. For office use only
-Briscoe brought up that he would like to create an office copy only of a campus parking map that has the regulations on it and a map. This map would be used to show people were to park when then get their parking permits or they inquire as to where to park on campus. One of the committee members felt that an online parking map with regulations should be developed. Briscoe indicated that there is currently parking regulations online. One of the members felt that the website for the parking regulations & map should be put on the back of the parking permits.
Work with the Office of Communications & Events on a small flier concerning parking.
-Briscoe indicated he would like to work with the office of Communications & Events to create a small one page flier to hand out to people on parking when they come to his office. There was discussion concerning directing people to the website for parking info and cutting down on the amount of paper that is given out to people.
A Question came up concerning having a SRC representative on the parking committee.
Currently Lye Bauman was the acting representative form the SRC Committee; however, Bauman is no longer on the SRC (Staff Relations Committee). Briscoe will contact the SRC and ask for a representative.
A suggestion from a campus member was received to color code student parking permits so students could park in only certain lots.
-the committee was concerned that this would cause the campus to have to start towing cars more since people would have to be guarantee a space in certain lots. Currently people are not guaranteed spaces in lots close to where they live. Students can park in any student lot on campus. Members on the committee felt that if a student was given a certain colored permit to park only in a certain lot a waiver would have to be given if there was no spots in that lot.
-employees of the PEC are sometimes having trouble finding a parking space in the lot next to their building since faculty/staff/students and visitors or allowed in the lot. It was discussed that there is parking in other lots close to the PEC building, although it would require some walking. The committee discussed expanding the big PEC lot around the building into the MacField area. Because of the Railroad it was decided that the lot could not be expanded that way, however, maybe an entrance could be put in along the Harris Center side of the PEC out onto MacField with expanded parking there. Briscoe stated he would bring this up to Vice President Jonathan Brand and Vice President Tom Crady