CENTRE AREA TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY

 REGULAR BOARD MEETING MINUTES

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April 16, 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

                                                            Cindy Zerbe, ADA / Paratransit Manager

                                                            Marsha Kyper, Executive Assistant/Board Liaison

 

OTHERS IN ATTENDANCE:          Margaret Smolko, AFSCME Representative

                                               

I.          CALL TO ORDER

Chairman Spychalski called the meeting to order at 4:04 p.m.

 

II.        ANNOUNCEMENT OF EXECUTIVE SESSIONS

Chairman Spychalski announced that an executive session was held on April 5, 2018 and April 16, 2018 to discuss labor contract matters.

 

III.       PUBLIC COMMENT

There was no public comment.

 

IV.       OLD BUSINESS

 

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

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

                                                          

B.        Receipt of March 2018 Finance Reports

Chairman Spychalski entertained a motion to receive the March 2018 finance reports. Kelly Felix moved, and Mark Parfitt seconded.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

C.        Receipt of March 2018 Performance Reports

In addition to the reports attached to the agenda, Cindy Zerbe provided a cover memo to accompany the quarterly report on CATARIDE contractor monitoring metrics and an overview of the same. Chairman Spychalski entertained a motion to receive the March 2018 performance reports.  Mark Parfitt moved, and Richard Kipp seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

 

D.        Facility Expansion Update

Louwana Oliva provided an update on the facility expansion project by email prior to the meeting and photos at the meeting.  This item was for information and discussion only; no formal action was requested.

 

V.        NEW BUSINESS

 

A.                 Resolution – Certifying Local Match

Chairman Spychalski entertained a motion to adopt the resolution certifying the local match for the FY 2018/19 state operating grant. Richard Kipp moved, and Joe Davidson seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

 

B.                 Contract Extension – Ride Right

Chairman Spychalski entertained a motion to authorize the general manager to enter into an additional contract year with Ride Right, LLC, for paratransit services for FY 2018/19 at a cost of $26.27 single passenger rate and $21.02 group rate to the same destination, at a total cost not to exceed $809,116. This cost is projected based on estimated annual ridership of 30,800.  Joe Davidson moved, and Kelly Felix seconded.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

C.                 Labor Contract

Chairman Spychalski entertained a motion to approve the new labor agreement and authorize the general manager to sign the contract.  Mark Parfitt moved, and Richard Kipp seconded.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

VI.       OTHER BUSINESS

           

A.        General Manager’s Report

            Louwana Oliva provided a report via email prior to the meeting.

 

B.        Information Services Report

Chairman Spychalski referenced a written report which had been provided.  

 

C.        Chairman’s Report

Chairman Spychalski made no report.

           

VII.     ADJOURNMENT

            Chairman Spychalski adjourned the meeting at 4:43 p.m.

 

VIII.    EXECUTIVE SESSION

            The board reconvened in executive session to discuss personnel matters.

 

 

 

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Louwana S. Oliva, Secretary                          Date