CENTRE AREA TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY

 REGULAR BOARD MEETING MINUTES

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June 4, 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:                             Louwana Oliva, General Manager

                                                            Kimberly Fragola, Assistant General Manager for Operations

                                                            Eric Bernier, Director of Information Services

                                                            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 4:02 p.m.

 

II.        PUBLIC COMMENT

There was no public comment.

 

III.       OLD BUSINESS

 

A.        Approval of Minutes of April 23, 2018 Regular Board Meeting

Chairman Spychalski entertained a motion to approve the April 23, 2018 regular board meeting minutes. Richard Kipp moved, and Joe Davidson seconded.  The motion carried unanimously.

                                                          

B.        Approval of Minutes of May 21, 2018 Work Session

Chairman Spychalski entertained a motion to approve the May 21, 2018 work session minutes.  Mark Parfitt moved, and Richard Kipp seconded.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

C.        Receipt of April 2018 Finance Reports

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

 

Kelly Felix arrived at this point in the meeting (4:06 p.m.)

 

D.        Receipt of April 2018 Performance Reports

Kimberly Fragola presented the April 2018 Performance Reports. Chairman Spychalski entertained a motion to receive the April 2018 performance reports.   Kelly Felix moved, and Mark Parfitt seconded.  The motion carried unanimously.   It was agreed that staff will expand the CATABUS report to include a frame of reference of previous ridership by month.

 

E.        Facility Expansion Update

Louwana Oliva provided a verbal update on the facility expansion project.    

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

 

IV.       NEW BUSINESS

 

A.                 FY 2018/19 Policy Level Goals Approval  

Chairman Spychalski entertained a motion to approve the policy level goals for inclusion in the FY 2018/19 draft budget. Joe Davidson moved, and Mark Parfitt seconded.  The motion carried unanimously.  

 

B.                 Contract Extension – Audit Services FY 2018/19

Chairman Spychalski entertained a motion to authorize the general manager to execute a contract extension with Reinsel Kuntz Lesher, for the FY 2017/18 audit at a price not to exceed $22,400.  Joe Davidson moved, and Kelly Felix seconded.  The motion carried unanimously.  

 

C.                 Resolution – Records Disposition

Chairman Spychalski entertained a motion to approve the disposition of records as presented in the Records Disposition resolution.  Richard Kipp moved, and Joe Davidson seconded.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

D.                Policy Revision – Public Hearing

Chairman Spychalski entertained a motion to adopt the Public Hearing Policy as revised and to include the following change; the staff “may” rather than “will” conduct the meeting.  Joe Davidson moved, and Richard Kipp seconded.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

E.                 Purchase – Paratransit Vehicles  

Louwana Oliva reported that PennDOT had approved funding for the purchase of two new paratransit vehicles, and that those vehicles are available for purchase through the PA State Contract (COSTARS) from Rohrer Bus at a cost of $73,910 each.  Chairman Spychalski entertained a motion for the purchase of two paratransit vehicles from Rohrer Bus at a cost not to exceed $147,820.  Mark Parfitt moved, and Joe Davidson seconded.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

V.        EXECUTIVE SESSION

The board recessed to executive session at 4:58 p.m. to discuss contractual and personnel matters, and reconvened in regular session at 6:50 p.m.

 

VI.       CONTINUATION OF NEW BUSINESS

           

F.                 FY 2018/19 Draft Budget

Kimberly Fragola presented the FY 2018/19 draft budget and a memo outlining changes since it was reviewed at the May 21, 2018 budget work session.  Chairman Spychalski entertained a motion to approve the FY 2018/19 draft budget.  Kelly Felix moved, and Joe Davidson seconded.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

VII.     OTHER BUSINESS

 

A.                 General Manager’s Report

The board received a written report prior to the meeting.

 

            B.        Information Services Report

Chairman Spychalski referenced a written report which had been provided.  

 

C.        Chairman’s Report

            Chairman Spychalski did not make a report.

 

D.        Microtransit Pilot Simulation

            Chairman Spychalski entertained a motion to authorize the general manager to execute an agreement with Transloc Inc. for a Microtransit Pilot Simulation at a cost not to exceed $25,000.  Mark Parfitt moved, and Richard Kipp seconded.  The motion carried unanimously.

           

VIII.    ADJOURNMENT

            Chairman Spychalski adjourned the meeting at 6:59 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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Louwana S. Oliva, Secretary                          Date