CENTRE AREA TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY

BOARD WORK SESSION

MINUTES

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May 7, 2015

9:00 a.m.

3075 Enterprise Drive

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 Finance

                                                            Sylvia Rosa-Ortiz, Director of Human Resources and Compliance

                                                            Marsha Kyper, Executive Assistant/Board Liaison                                       

 

OTHERS PRESENT:                         Greg Kausch, CCRPA Senior Transportation Planner

                                                           

BY PHONE:                                       Casey Markey, PennDOT

 

                                                           

I.          CALL TO ORDER

Chairman Spychalski called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m.

 

II.        PUBLIC COMMENT

There was no public comment.

 

III.       DISCUSSION ITEMS

1.         Strategic Plan Update – Decision Lens Exercise Results                

The board reviewed the results of the Decision Lens exercise, which listed actions in priority order based on board and staff rankings.

 

Consensus was that: Position CATA as partner across the state for training (11); Maintain clean buses, shelters, and facilities as we grow (13) and improve public input process (17) are best practices rather than strategic actions and should be excluded from the prioritization list.

 

Consensus was that: Determine need for downtown intermodal center (4), should be combined with, Determine direction of passenger amenities (14).

 

The board agreed: on the remaining items as they had been grouped; addition of building reserve.

 

The board requested that the staff revise the prioritization list to show the top five actions and what falls off as a priority and present it to the board for concurrence.   The remainder of the items would be retained for periodic review by the staff and board so that as items are accomplished or become best practices other items could be moved back onto the action list.   

 

            Greg Kausch referenced the draft of chapter eight of the Strategic Plan Update, Institutional and Regulatory Environment, which had been provided in advance to the board and requested feedback from the board by Friday, May 15.

 

            This item was for information and discussion only; no board action was requested at this time.

           

IV.       OTHER BUSINESS

Louwana Oliva provided information on feedback received from Bellefonte and Spring Township to

CATA’s FY 2015/16 budget local share match, and reported that additional data and information would be provided to both to clarify the reasons for the increase each is experiencing. 

 

V.        ADJOURNMENT

            Chairman Spychalski adjourned the meeting at 11:00 a.m.

 

VI.       EXECUTIVE SESSION     

            The board reconvened in executive session to discuss personnel matters.

 

 

 

 

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Louwana S. Oliva, Secretary                          Date