CENTRE AREA TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
WORK SESSION MINUTES
July 13, 2015
3075 Enterprise Drive
State College, PA 16801
BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: John Spychalski, Chairman
Joe Davidson, Vice-Chairman
Richard Kipp, Treasurer
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.
Chairman Spychalski adjourned the meeting at 11:27 a.m.
Louwana S. Oliva, Secretary Date