Lot 3

February 7, 2019

Questioner: Anonymous

Posed to: Shari Shuman, VP of Administration & Finance

Can anyone explain why UNF paid contractors’ significant money to close and then tear up Lot 3 (beside COEHS) only to create a new lot with the exact same dimensions, parking spots, etc.?

Response from the floor by VP Shuman

VP Shuman there were major issues with the parking lot which left the university with no choice but to re-do the parking lot. Vendor and guest spaces were added as well

Faculty Parking Decal

February 7, 2019

Questioner: Anonymous

Posed to Shari Shuman, VP of Administration & Finance

It will soon be time for faculty and staff to reserve parking decals for next year. What has been done to ensure that the system functions properly this year so that the time of staff and faculty is not wasted waiting for the system to work?

Response from the floor by VP Shuman

VP Shuman stated that the parking issues are being addressed. VP Shuman stated a new parking contract and improved parking system will be in place prior to the start of the time period in which faculty and staff are required to renew their parking passes. VP Shuman assured the faculty that the new system will enhance parking on campus.

Parking Permit Queue Not Working

Questioner: Anonymous

Posted to: VP of Administration of Finance, Shari Shuman

Once again, we wait an hour in the online parking permit queue and then the system does not work. What is being done to stop this problem, and will someone be held accountable?

Response from the Floor by Dr. Gordon Rakita on VP Shuman’s behalf

He stated that she recognized there was a problem. Currently there is a project underway to identify a better vendor for parking services.

 

Parking Permit System

May 11, 2017

Questioner: Anonymous

Posed to: Radha Pyati, President/Designee, UNF Faculty Association

There is an anonymous question about the Online Parking Permit System failure, along with several other emails, on the morning of Monday, April 10, the day the system opened.

Responses from FA President Pyati on the floor:
President Pyati reported that the Parking Services resolved the problem later that morning.

 

Increasing Faculty Parking Spots

December 1, 2016

Questioner: Anonymous

Posed to: Radha Pyati, President/Designee, UNF Faculty Association

As of November 28, 2016, Parking Services still had 32 current UNF faculty and staff waitlisted for faculty-staff parking permits for the Fall 2016 semester. Will new parking spaces be added and new faculty-staff permits be issued by the spring semester like it was two years ago? At that time faculty lobbied for an increase in spaces and Parking Services created new faculty-staff spaces.

 

Response from the Floor by Vice President Shari Shuman
There is a Parking Advisory Committee, and there are two faculty representatives on the committee. The committee makes recommendations for what rates will be, what types of spaces are needed, and the number
of these different types of parking spaces. A few years ago, we added the ramp in the Arena Parking Garage to the list of faculty/staff parking spaces. No recommendations regarding increased faculty spaces have come from the committee of late. There have been recommendations regarding reducing the number of Blue (category) spaces (Blue spaces Blue parking permits are valid to park in Lots 1, 2, 5, 34, 41, 46, 47, 100 and the Arena and Fine Arts Center garages on the 2nd thru 4th floors) and decreasing the pricing for Gray spaces (parking permits are valid to park in Lots 14, 18, 53 and 60). The current wait-list for Faculty/Staff parking represents an improvement from previous years.

Additional Response from the Floor by Dr. Ash Faulkner, Faculty Representative on the Parking Services Committee
Both I and Diane Tanner serve on the Parking Services Committee. Diane’s email is dtanner@unf.edu and my email address is ash.faulkner@unf.edu. The faculty representatives of the Parking Services Committee invites feedback from faculty regarding parking services. Please forward questions about parking services to your representatives so that they can bring these issues to the

Parking Lot Roadside Pavement Markers

Questioner: Scott Hochwald

Posted to: Shari Shuman, Vice President Administration & Finance

From Scott Hochwald— In the parking lot behind building 14, there are some roadside pavement markers that stick out a lot on one side, and people are tripping on them. He would like the issue addressed.

From Jose Franco: There seem to be an increase in amount of students skateboarding on 2nd floor walkways. Pali Sen expressed concern they will fall and break bones, which will impact their class attendance.

Response from Shari Shuman, Vice President Administration & Finance:

Please let me know if you have any questions or need additional information to the below responses. Thank you.

 

Question from April 15

From Scott Hochwald-In the parking lot behind building 14, there are some roadside pavement markers that stick out a lot on side and people are tripping on them. He would like the issue addressed.

 

Response:

  1. Parking Services appreciates you bringing this to our attention. The issue was created by the line being 20 ft. long which placed the reflector beyond the rear of a parked car where pedestrians can potentially trip. This issue did not occur in spaces with lines that were 18ft. or shorter since parked vehicles would essentially block/cover any reflectors. The following actions were taken:
    Parking Services removed all the reflectors on all 20 ft. lines in lot 9.
  2. Parking Services no longer uses reflectors except for ADA spaces, or fire hydrant locations.
  3. These new specifications have been incorporated into our space guidelines for future projects.
  4. The plan going forward is to remove existing reflectors only on lines discovered to be longer than 18ft, or when we redo a lot (i.e. new asphalt). A mark remains on the asphalt when a reflector is removed. We didn’t see a need to remove reflectors that were not a trip hazard and end up with
    an aesthetics issue.

Question from April 15

From Jose Franco-There seem to be an increase in amount of students skateboarding on 2nd floor walkways. Pali Sen expressed concern they will fall and break bones, which will impact their class attendance.

 

Response:

These comments were provided to the University Police Department. The Police are actively patrolling the covered walkways this semester stopping and providing warnings to students. In addition, they created a brochure with the skateboarding rules and hands them out to the students. If they get stopped
a second time, UPD will give the student a ticket.

Parking renewals for faculty members

Questioner: Scott Hochwald

Posted to: Shari Shuman, Vice President Administration & Finance

He noted that the Parking Committee said that they would not support providing faculty reference for parking renewals because the waiting list will be taken care of by the additional spots. Dr. Hochwald noted that he would like to suggest that a report be done annually to determine how many people are able to renew faculty/staff parking without issues. It was noted that eighty-one faculty members are on the wait-list and UNF will be getting 80 spaces in addition to possibly 20 more that are returned by employees.

Response from Paul Mason, Co-Chair for the Budget Advisory Committee:

Here it is.  Also, I brought to the attention of the parking committee the recommendation regarding allowing more time for those holding a faculty staff pass from the year before to renew before opening it up to others.  The consensus opinion was that doing so would be unfair to new faculty, but more importantly, the waiting list should be taken care of by expanded numbers of spots for faculty and staff  beginning in January and some realignment that we proposed relative to the Arena parking garage.

 

Paul M. Mason, Ph.D.

Richard de Raismes Kip Professor

Coggin College of Business

University of North Florida, 1 UNF Drive

Jacksonville Fl 32224

(904) 620-2640 phone

(904) 620-1300 fax

pmason@unf.edu

Parking services

Questioner: Scott Hochwald

Posted to: Everett Malcolm, chair 2013-14 Parking Advisory Council

There are two business models out there – the Jaguar one and the Wal-Mart one.  And I’d like the parking services to be the Jaguar one, as opposed to the Wal-Mart one, so that when the premium spaces go on sale, that if you have one of those, especially if you’re faculty and staff, you get the invitation to keep it, as opposed to being told, ‘You have 30 minutes to get online, buy it, and if you don’t make it, you can park way away.’  I’ll let you know I didn’t make it; I’m late all the time; and if I’m serving on any committee with you, I will be later.”

In responding of Parking question from Everett Malcolm, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs & Chair of 2013-2014 Parking Advisory Council:

Just wanted to let you know that the information below was shared at today’s Parking Council meeting and it will be further discussed at our next Parking Council meeting. Thanks again for bringing this concern to our attention.

Everett J. Malcolm, III
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs
(904) 620-3966
(904) 620-2644 (fax)