CENTRE AREA TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY

 REGULAR BOARD MEETING MINUTES

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March 26, 2018

4:00 p.m.

2081 W. Whitehall Rd.

State College, PA 16801

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:         John Spychalski, Chairman

                                                            Joe Davidson, Vice-Chairman

                                                            Richard Kipp

                                                            Mark Parfitt

                                                            Kelly Felix

 

STAFF PRESENT:                               Kimberly Fragola, Assistant General Manager for Operations

                                                            Eric Bernier, Director of Information Services

                                                            Liz Pierce, Director of Human Resources & Compliance

                                                            Mark Kutzer, Maintenance Manager

                                                            Marsha Kyper, Executive Assistant/Board Liaison

 

OTHERS PRESENT:                           Steve, Nora, and Hutch Moore, CATA Retiree and family 

                                               

I.          CALL TO ORDER

Chairman Spychalski called the meeting to order at 4:02 p.m.

 

II.        PUBLIC COMMENT

There was no public comment.

 

III.       OLD BUSINESS

 

A.         Approval of Minutes of February 26, 2018 Regular Board Meeting

Chairman Spychalski entertained a motion to approve the February 26, 2018 regular board meeting minutes. Joe Davidson moved, and Richard Kipp seconded.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

B.        Receipt of February 2018 Finance Reports

            Kimberly Fragola presented the February 2018 finance reports. Chairman Spychalski entertained a motion to receive the February 2018 finance reports.  Richard Kipp moved, and Mark Parfitt seconded.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

C.         Receipt of February Performance Reports

            Kimberly Fragola presented the February 2018 performance reports. Chairman Spychalski entertained a motion to receive the February 2018 performance reports.  Kelly Felix moved, and Joe Davidson seconded.  The motion carried unanimously.  

 

 

IV.       NEW BUSINESS

 

A.                 Resolution of Appreciation – Retirement – Steve Moore  

Chairman Spychalski entertained a motion to adopt a resolution of appreciation for mechanic Steve Moore, who retired effective March 16, 2018, after 40 years of service to CATA.  Mark Parfitt moved, and Kelly Felix seconded.  The motion carried unanimously. 

 

Steve Moore was present to receive his resolution.  

 

B.                 Resolution – to File PennDOT Consolidated Capital Application (CCA) and Certify Local Match – FY 2018/19

Chairman Spychalski entertained a motion to adopt the resolution to file the PennDOT Consolidated Capital Application and certify local match and authorize its submission to PennDOT to complete the application for state capital funding.  Joe Davidson moved, and Richard Kipp seconded.  The motion carried unanimously.

C.                 Purchase – Buses

Kimberly Fragola provided information on a proposed bus purchase and approved funding. Chairman Spychalski entertained a motion to authorize the general manager to exercise the option to purchase nine 40’ CNG-powered buses from our contract with Gillig at a price not to exceed $550,000 per bus.   Joe Davidson moved, and Kelly Felix seconded.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

D.                 Contract – Evaluation of Alternative Service Models

Greg Kausch provided information on a proposed consultant conducted study to evaluate alternative service models in low density areas.  Chairman Spychalski entertained a motion to authorize the general manager to enter into a contract with LSC Transportation Consultants, Inc. for the “Evaluation of Alternative Service Models for Areas of Low Population Density” in an amount not to exceed $70,760.  Joe Davidson moved, and Kelly Felix seconded.  The motion carried unanimously.   

 

V.        OTHER BUSINESS

           

A.         General Manager’s Report

            Louwana Oliva was traveling on business and had provided an update to the board via email prior to the board meeting.  

 

B.         Information Services Report

Chairman Spychalski referenced the written report which had been provided.

 

C.         Chairman’s Report

            Chairman Spychalski made no report.

           

VI.       ADJOURNMENT

            Chairman Spychalski adjourned the meeting at 5:06 p.m.

 

VII.      EXECUTIVE SESSION

            The board reconvened in executive session to discuss personnel matters.

 

 

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Louwana S. Oliva, Secretary                                                    Date