CENTRE AREA TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
WORK SESSION MINUTES
March 2, 2017
3075 Enterprise Drive
State College, PA 16801
BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: John Spychalski, Chairman
Joe Davidson, Vice-Chairman
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 5.02 p.m.
II. Public Comment
There was no public comment.
III. Discussion Items
1. Long Term Financial Projections
The staff provided information on financial reserves and projected budget growth, and known impacts on the FY2017/18 budget.
2. Long Range Staffing Plan
A graph showing the average age of CATA’s bus operators as it pertains to possible retirements and recruitment over the next five years and a five-year projected staffing plan was provided. Staff talked about the positions being requested for next fiscal year and projected needs for the future.
3. Recommendation for Salary Increase – Non-represented Staff
Staff presented information on a partial
salary freeze for the FY2017/18 fiscal year that differs between salary grades,
the impact on the budget, and that the percent increase received below a
certain salary grade would be across the board. Consensus was that the proposed freeze above a
specific salary grade, as well as the recommended salary increase for those
individuals under that salary grade should be included in the draft budget.
4. 2017/18 Budget Projections – Agency Work Plan
It was reported that the Fleet-Net software conversion and the move into the new building will continue into the next fiscal year. As a result of the staff time that will be needed to complete these projects, no new projects, other than those that must be done will be considered for the budget; each department director provided information on those projects.
5. Other Items – for information only
A progress report on CATA’s FY2016/17 goals and objectives as they relate to the strategic plan was provided.
Chairman Spychalski adjourned the meeting at 7:14 p.m.
Louwana S. Oliva, Secretary Date