CENTRE AREA TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY

 REGULAR BOARD MEETING MINUTES

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February 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:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 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

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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 January 22, 2018 Regular Board Meeting

Chairman Spychalski entertained a motion to approve the January 22, 2018 regular board meeting minutes. Richard Kipp moved, and Joe Davidson seconded.The motion carried unanimously.

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B.††††††† Approval of Minutes of February 21, 2018 Work Session

Chairman Spychalski entertained a motion to approve the February 21, 2018 work session minutes.Mark Parfitt moved, and Kelly Felix seconded.The motion carried unanimously.

 

C.††††††† Receipt of January 2018 Finance Reports

Chairman Spychalski entertained a motion to receive the January 2018 finance reports.Richard Kipp moved, and Kelly Felix seconded.The motion carried unanimously.

 

D.†††† †† Receipt of January 2018 Performance Reports

Chairman Spychalski entertained a motion to receive the January 2018 performance reports. Richard Kipp moved, and Mark Parfitt seconded.The motion carried unanimously.

   

E. †††††† CATARIDE Performance Metrics

Cindy Zerbe reported that in response to the 2017 FTA triennial review, CATA must now demonstrate additional oversight of our contractor, Ride Right, and provided a new report that will be shared with the board on a quarterly basis.

 

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

 

F.††††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.                 EEO Update

Liz Pierce provided an update on the EEO goals.This item was for information and discussion only; no formal action was requested.

 

B.                 Customer Satisfaction Survey

Eric Bernier referenced the report on the 2017 Customer Satisfaction Survey and a memo highlighting significant findings. This item was for information and discussion only; no formal action was requested.

 

C.                 Public Hearing Ė Service Changes

Louwana Oliva reported that at the February 21, 2018 budget work session, board consensus was to place the scheduling of a public hearing to receive comment on FY 2018/19 proposed service changes on the February meeting schedule.The proposed changes do not trigger the threshold that requires a meeting, but staff recommends that the board hold such a meeting at its discretion, as stated in the policy.

 

Chairman Spychalski entertained a motion to authorize the scheduling of a public hearing to receive public comment on FY 2018/19 proposed service changes.Mark Parfitt moved, and Joe Davidson seconded.The motion carried unanimously.

 

V.††††††† OTHER BUSINESS

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A.††††††† General Managerís Report

††††††††††† Louwana Oliva stated that she will be providing an email on funding activity at the federal level and by APTA.

 

B.††††††† Information Services Report

Chairman Spychalski referenced a written report which had been provided. Eric Bernier referenced statistics for boarding and alights at Mt. Nittany Medical Center, Centre Medical Services, and Geisinger Grays Woods, which had been requested at the February 21, 2018 budget work session.

 

C.††††††† Chairmanís Report

††††††††††† Chairman Spychalski requested that each board member sign and submit a new CATA Board Code of Conduct and Ethics acknowledgment and certificate of compliance.

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VI.†††††† ADJOURNMENT

††††††††††† Chairman Spychalski adjourned the meeting at 5:41 p.m.

 

 

 

 

______________________________††††††††††† ______________________________

Louwana S. Oliva, Secretary††††††††††††††††††††††††† Date