CENTRE AREA TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY

 REGULAR BOARD MEETING MINUTES

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June 26, 2017

4:00 p.m.

STATE COLLEGE BOROUGH BUILDING

Council Chamber, 243 S. Allen Street

State College, PA 16801

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:      John Spychalski, Chairman

                                                            Joe Davidson, Vice-Chairman

                                                            Richard Kipp

                                                            Mark Parfitt

                                                            Kelly Felix

 

STAFF PRESENT:                             Louwana Oliva, General Manager

                                                            Eric Bernier, Director of Information Services

                                                            Ryan Harshbarger, Director of Transportation

                                                            Kimberly Fragola, Director of Finance

                                                            Liz Pierce, Director of Human Resources & Compliance

                                                            Marsha Kyper, Executive Assistant/Board Liaison

                                                           

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 May 22, 2017 Regular Board Meeting

Chairman Spychalski entertained a motion to approve the May 22, 2017 regular board meeting minutes. Richard Kipp moved and Joe Davidson seconded.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

B.        Approval of Minutes of June 6, Special Board Meeting

Chairman Spychalski entertained a motion to approve the June 6 special board meeting minutes. Mark Parfitt moved and Joe Davidson seconded.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

C.        Receipt of May 2017 Finance Reports

Kimberly Fragola noted that we are on track to finish 2.5% under budget.  Chairman Spychalski entertained a motion to receive the May 2017 finance reports.  Joe Davidson moved and Kelly Felix seconded.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

D.        Receipt of May 2017 Performance Reports

Ryan Harshbarger referenced his cover memo and reported that CATABUS ridership for the month is down 4.2% compared to last May, with one more day of weekday service and is trending 2% behind 2015/16; ridership continues to be down across most routes and fare categories, with gains on the B route, Vairo corridor, W and WE; CATARIDE ridership is up and CATACOMMUTE vanpool groups remain at 35.

 

Chairman Spychalski entertained a motion to receive the May 2017 performance reports.  Joe Davidson moved and Mark Parfitt seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

 

E.        Policy Revision – Personal Electronic Device – Safety and Non-Safety Sensitive Positions

                          Louwana Oliva reported that SAFTI legal counsel had recommended that language be added to CATA’s existing Personal Electronic Device policies for safety and non-safety sensitive positions to address who is responsible for individual and corporate fines associated with a citation as well as not sharing personnel or protected information by text message. 

 

                          Chairman Spychalski entertained a motion to accept the revisions to the Personal Electronic Device Policies for both Safety and Non-Safety Sensitive positions. Richard Kipp moved and Kelly Felix seconded.  The motion carried unanimously.   

 

F.        Facility Expansion Update

Louwana Oliva reported that:

 

·       The building B elevator inspection is scheduled for July 5

·       The code inspection for occupancy is scheduled for July 6

·       $70,000 has been posted as surety on items that cannot be completed before occupancy; examples would be that the construction trailer is located where a retention pond will be constructed; parts of the landscaping cannot be done until building C is completed, and driveway work on the CNG portion of the project that cannot be done yet; this amount is refunded

·       Building B move-in may occur the week of July 10

·       The lease for office space in the Penn Terra building is up at the end of July 2017, but was extended for one month

·       The CNG readiness is scheduled with PennDOT for July 26; pictures were provided

 

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

 

IV.       NEW BUSINESS

 

A.        Resolution – Disposition of Records  

            Chairman Spychalski entertained a motion to adopt the resolution for disposition of records as listed.  Joe Davidson moved and Richard Kipp seconded.  The motion carried unanimously.              

 

B.        Fee Schedule

            Kimberly Fragola reported that CATA assess fees for various items, with the amounts having been set and adjusted on an informal basis over time.  Kimberly presented an initial fee schedule to formalize the fee structure, which, going forward, the staff will review on an annual basis and present to the board to establish the schedule for the next fiscal year.

 

            Joe Davidson requested the following changes:

·         Replace the words “bounced check” to “checks returned for insufficient funds”

·         Move from CATACOMMUTE to a general section the wording - “repair of intentional damage to van” and change “van” to “any CATA vehicle”

·         Designate the shop labor rate as hourly

 

            Chairman Spychalski entertained a motion to adopt the fee schedule including the requested changes.  Joe Davidson moved and Mark Parfitt seconded.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

V.        OTHER BUSINESS

           

A.        General Manager’s Report

            Louwana Oliva reported that the staff had received the FTA FY 2017 Triennial Review Draft Report, to which a response is due in ten days; the final report will then be sent to chairman Spychalski and the staff will begin to work on correcting the findings.

 

B.        Information Services Report

Chairman Spychalski referenced the written report which had been provided.  Eric Bernier

provided details on the Penn State class of 2015 solar demonstration project.

 

C.        Chairman’s Report

            Chairman Spychalski congratulated board member Kelly Felix on having completed the Leadership Centre County program, and stated that he plans to attend the July 2017 APTA Transit Board Member and Board Support Seminar in Chicago.

 

VI.       ADJOURNMENT

            Chairman Spychalski adjourned the meeting at 4:49 p.m.

 

 

IX.       EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

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Louwana S. Oliva, Secretary                          Date