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Broken Elevators In Scranton Parking Garage Fixed

January 25, 2019

SCRANTON — A pair of long-broken elevators in the Linden parking garage downtown are fixed and working again, a parking official said Friday. The elevators in the garage lobby in the 300 block of North Washington Avenue went out of commission from fire damage in mid-2016, when vandals set the motor ablaze, officials said at the time. The city parking garages and meters were taken over in September 2016, by the nonprofit National Development Council, which created a separate nonprofit, Community Development Properties Scranton, as an oversight/operational board, and hired ABM Parking to run the system. Plans for an elevator repair project began around spring 2017, though work didn’t start until much later. “The elevators at the Linden Street garage are operational and open to the public,” NDC Director Robert “Bud” Sweet said. NDC/CDPS officials will attend a city council caucus on Feb. 11 at 5:15 p.m. at City Hall to give a quarterly update on the overall parking system, finances and various renovation and operational projects, Sweet said. The CDPS board also recently approved a 2019 budget, anticipating $4.3 million in revenue, $2.2 million in operating expenses and $1.7 million in debt service, according to a budget summary provided to The Times-Tribune by council’s liaison to CDPS, Councilman Wayne Evans. CDPS also appointed the following board members for 2019: from NDC, Daniel Marsh (board president/chairman), Ann Vogt (vice president), Ingrid Nardoni (secretary) and Adam Ennis (treasurer); and from the city, administration solicitor Jessica Eskra, city Controller Roseann Novembrino and Evans. Contact the writer: jlockwood@timesshamrock.com; 570-348-9100 x5185; @jlockwoodTT on Twitter

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