CENTRE AREA TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY

WORK SESSION MINUTES

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July 13, 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

                                                            Tammy Gentzel

 

STAFF PRESENT:                             Louwana Oliva, General Manager

                                                            Eric Bernier, Director of Information Services

                                                            Ryan Harshbarger, Director of Operations

                                                            Kimberly Fragola, Director of Finance

                                                            Marsha Kyper, Executive Assistant/Board Liaison

                                               

OTHERS PRESENT:                         Greg Kausch, CCRPA Senior Transportation Planner;

 

I.          CALL TO ORDER

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

 

II.        PUBLIC COMMENT

There was no public comment.

 

III.       DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

1.         Employee Handbook

                          Board consensus was that the draft employee handbook should be revised to include:

·         Some sort of delineation of what are policies and what are procedures

·         A reference to whom the document and each policy pertains   

·         References to what is based on law and what is based on the CBA

·         A nepotism policy

·         Revision to the political activity portion to allow for staff to be involved in lobbying for transit related legislation

 

Tom Kurtz, Richard Kipp, Tammy Gentzel and Chairman Spychalski volunteered to review future drafts of the handbook.

 

2.         Strategic Plan – Chapter 9 – Strategic Actions

                          Greg Kausch provided a progress report on the Strategic Plan Update and a draft of Chapter 9 – Strategic Actions, and requested that the board provide comments and questions on the chapter to Marsha Kyper by Friday, July 17.

 

Richard Kipp left the meeting at 10:30 a.m.

 

3.        Other Business

           Louwana Oliva provided an update on the Bellefonte Borough’s decision not to pay the increase in local share match for FY 2015/16. Kimberly Fragola spoke about options for dealing with the financial results of Bellefonte’s action; Ryan Harshbarger commented on service cut options.

 

Joe Davidson left the meeting at 11:03 a.m.

 

IX.       ADJOURNMENT

            Chairman Spychalski adjourned the meeting at 11:27 a.m.

 

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Louwana S. Oliva, Secretary                          Date