CENTRE AREA TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY

 REGULAR BOARD MEETING MINUTES

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September 28, 2015

4:00 p.m.

STATE COLLEGE BOROUGH BUILDING

Room 241, 243 S. Allen Street

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

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OTHERS PRESENT:†††††††††††††††††††††††† Greg Kausch, CCRPA Senior Transportation Planner;

Clark Meacham and Dave Gustine, State College residents.

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I.††††††††† CALL TO ORDER

Chairman Spychalski called the meeting to order at 4:01 p.m.

 

II.††††††† PUBLIC COMMENT

There was no public comment.

 

III.†††††† OLD BUSINESS

 

A.††††† Approval of Minutes of August 24, 2015 Regular Board Meeting

Chairman Spychalski entertained a motion to approve the August 24, 2015 regular board meeting minutes. Joe Davidson moved and Richard Kipp seconded.The motion carried unanimously.

 

B.††††††† Receipt of August 2015 Finance Report

††††††††††† Kimberly Fragola referenced her cover memo and report.Following discussion Chairman Spychalski entertained a motion to receive the August 2015 finance report.Tammy Gentzel moved and Tom Kurtz seconded.The motion carried unanimously.

 

C.†††† †† Receipt of August 2015 Performance Report

Ryan Harshbarger referenced his cover memo and report.Following discussion Chairman Spychalski entertained a motion to receive the August 2015 performance report. Tom Kurtz moved and Richard Kipp seconded.The motion carried unanimously.

D.††††† Facility Expansion Update

††††††††††††††††††††††††† Louwana Oliva referenced her written report and added that CATA is the first property at which a PennDOT P3 CNG facility project build will occur; projected completion is the end of calendar year 2016.

 

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

 

IV.†††††† NEW BUSINESS

There was no new business.

 

V.††††††† OTHER BUSINESS

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A.††††††† General Managerís Report

††††††††††† Louwana Oliva referenced her written report.Louwana went on to report that PennDOT is making CATAís receipt of state operating funds contingent on the submission by the end of 2015 of a five year plan to reduce the amount of flexing of capital money to operating. Kimberly Fragola spoke about current flexing practices and PennDOT competing directives to build capital funding reserves and not use capital as operating funds. It was agreed that a board Work Session would be scheduled to address the subject.

 

††††††††††† Ryan Harshbarger reported on changes in legislation that have lifted the restriction on private companies coming into an area to provide vanpool services.Louwana Oliva reported that V-Ride, a private vanpool company which is in operation elsewhere in the state, has been in contact with CATA staff about their service and that the board can expect to receive information as well.

 

B.††††††† Information Services Report

Eric Bernier referenced the written report which had been provided.

 

C.††††††† Chairmanís Report

††††††††††† Chairman Spychalski commented that he was looking forward to attending the APTA Annual meeting at the beginning of October, and to returning with ideas for consideration.

 

VI.†††††† ADJOURNMENT

††††††††††† Chairman Spychalski adjourned the meeting at 5:02 p.m.

 

 

VII.†††† EXECUTIVE SESSION

††††††††††† The board reconvened in Executive Session to discuss personnel matters.

 

 

 

 

______________________________††††††††††† ______________________________

Louwana S. Oliva, Secretary††††††††††††††††††††††††† Date