CENTRE AREA TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY

SPECIAL BOARD MEETING MINUTES

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October 2, 2014

3 p.m.

CATA Board Room

2081 W. Whitehall Rd.

State College, PA 16801

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:     John Spychalski, Chairman

                                                            Joe Davidson, Vice-chairman

                                                            Richard Kipp, Treasurer

                                                            Tom Kurtz

                                                           

EXCUSED ABSENCE:                    Tammy Gentzel

                                   

STAFF PRESENT:                             Louwana Oliva, General Manager

                                                            Kimberly Fragola, Director of Administration

                                                            Ryan Harshbarger, Director of Transportation

                                                            Mark Kutzer, Maintenance Manager

                                                            Bob Reska, Facilities Supervisor

                                                            Marsha Kyper, Executive Assistant/Board Liaison

 

I.          CALL TO ORDER

Chairman Spychalski called the meeting to order at 3:05 p.m.

 

II.        PUBLIC COMMENT

There was no public comment.

 

III.       OLD BUSINESS

A.      Facility Expansion Project – Bids

Louwana Oliva reported that bids were opened for CATA’s facility expansion project on Thursday, September 18, with all bids being over budget.  It was determined that CATA would reject all alternates with the exception of alternate two (2) for the construction of the west bay of the bus storage building.  Following the review and comparison of the bids, as well as assuring that all bids were responsive, the staff recommended the following as the low bidders for the project:

 

General Contractor

Lobar, Inc

Dillsburg, PA

$18,482,000

HVAC

Myco

Telford, PA

$3,097,000

Plumbing

Myco

Telford, PA

$1,944,000

Electrical

Westmoreland Electric

Tarrs, PA

$6,272,800

CNG

No bids were received

 

 

 

Action on the recommendation was postponed at the September 22 board meeting until a response could be obtained from PennDOT officials regarding the project and the bid budget overages. Louwana reported that she had a telephone conversation on Tuesday, September 30 with PennDOT Deputy Secretary, Toby Fauver and Director, Public Transportation, LaVerne Collins regarding the additional funding necessary for the project.  The General Manager provided an email to the Board entitled “I have the green light from PennDOT” on September 30 outlining the conversation and concurrence from PennDOT for proceeding with the project.  Toby instructed that the project be started as planned, but was unable to at this time state how much additional funding he would be committing to the project.  In addition, Toby offered, in lieu of a written commitment, to come and speak with the board about the project; the board consensus was that would not be necessary.

 

Chairman Spychalski entertained a motion to authorize the general manager to execute contracts with the following for the facility expansion project: General Contractor – Lobar, Inc., Dillsburg, PA, for $18,482,000; HVAC – Myco, Telford, PA, for $3,097,000; Plumbing – Myco, Telford, PA, for $1,944,000 and Electrical – Westmoreland Electric, Tarrs, PA, for $6,272,800.   Tom Kurtz moved and Richard Kipp seconded.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

IV.       ADJOURNMENT

Chairman Spychalski entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Richard Kipp moved and Tom Kurtz seconded.  The motion carried unanimously.  The meeting was adjourned at 3:13 p.m.

 

V.        EXECUTIVE SESSION

            The Board reconvened in executive session to discuss personnel matters.

 

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Louwana S. Oliva, Secretary

 

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