Facilities workers plan to repaint the parking spots around campus.
During the Student Government Association presidential election last March, then candidate Randy Gipson-Black said one of his campaign goals was to repaint the parking spots.
In the State of the Students address Jan. 19, SGA President Gipson-Black told students those plans are underway.
Gipson-Black met with Mark Clouse, director of facilities, about the plans. Gipson-Black said the plan is to paint different spots in phases.
Originally, Gipson-Black went to the facilities department to ask for funding for SGA but was told the department was working to address the issue already. At that time, facilities workers were making renovations to Walker Hall, so plans were made to start on the construction this semester.
Gipson-Black said he is unsure when the project will begin, when it will be finished, which spots are being painted, or where the money will be coming from, but he said it’s likely it will come from the facilities budget.
Clouse was unable to comment Jan. 30, as were several facilities workers.
Meghan Settle, design and production freshman, said she’s happy to see work being done on the parking spaces. She also said she finds it interesting that the project is considered an SGA plan.
Daniel Paugh, mass communications senior, said he’s glad plans are in place to paint the lines because he’s seen problems regarding a parking spot outside United Methodist Hall.
“Last year, it seemed like every couple of weeks, someone would get a ticket for parking in a spot that wasn’t supposed to be a spot, but the lines crossing it out weren’t painted over,” Paugh said.
Paugh said he found the situation “ridiculous” and is glad to see it resolved.