CENTRE AREA TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
July 23, 2018
2081 W. Whitehall Rd.
State College, PA 16801
BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: John Spychalski, Chairman
Joe Davidson, Vice-Chairman
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
Doug Keith, Director of Finance
Mark Kutzer, Maintenance Manager
Cindy Zerbe, ADA / Paratransit Manager
Jaime Richard, Procurement Specialist
Marsha Kyper, Executive Assistant/Board Liaison
I. CALL TO ORDER
Chairman Spychalski called the meeting to order at 4:00 p.m.
II. ANNOUNCEMENT OF EXECUTIVE SESSION
Chairman Spychalski announced that an executive session was held on Monday, July 16, 2018 to discuss personnel matters.
Chairman Spychalski introduced CATA’s new director of finance, Doug Keith.
IV. PUBLIC COMMENT
There was no public comment.
V. OLD BUSINESS
A. Approval of Minutes of June 28, 2018 Regular Board Meeting
Chairman Spychalski entertained a motion to approve the June 28, 2018 regular board meeting minutes. Joe Davidson moved, and Richard Kipp seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
B. Receipt of June 2018 Finance Reports
Chairman Spychalski entertained a motion to receive the June 2018 finance reports. Mark Parfitt moved, and Kelly Felix seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
C. Receipt of June 2018 Performance Reports
Chairman Spychalski entertained a motion to receive the June 2018 performance reports. Richard Kipp moved, and Kelly Felix seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
D. CATARIDE Contractor Performance Metrics
Cindy Zerbe went over the FY 2017/18 CATARIDE Contractor Performance Metrics report.
This item was for information and discussion only; no action was requested.
E. Facility Expansion Update
Mark Kutzer reported on code issues preventing full occupancy of the bus storage facility and the temporary procedures in place for the deployment and parking of buses. This item was for information and discussion only; no formal action was requested.
VI. NEW BUSINESS
A. Resolutions – PennDOT – Combo and Authorized Officials
Chairman Spychalski entertained a motion to adopt the PennDOT Combo Resolution and Authorized Officials Resolution, which are necessary due to the hiring of Doug Keith as director of finance. Joe Davidson moved, and Mark Parfitt seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
B. Board Treasurer – Revised Appointment
Chairman Spychalski entertained a motion to appoint Doug Keith, newly hired director of finance, as the board treasurer, to replace former director of finance now assistant general manager for operations, Kimberly Fragola. Richard Kipp moved, and Mark Parfitt seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
C. Contract – Gasoline / Diesel Fuel
It was reported that an invitation for bid for a one-year contract from August 1, 2018 through July 31, 2019, for the purchase of gasoline for paratransit vans and service vehicles, and on and off- road diesel fuel for service vehicles and the generator, was issued June 13, 2018. Five companies registered and three submitted bids: Superior Plus Energy, RKA Petroleum, and Petroleum Traders. Petroleum Traders, our current supplier, submitted the low bid with a mark-up price of $0.1844 per gallon to be added to the OPIS daily average rack rate for Altoona, PA. The current contract is for a mark-up of $0.22 gallon.
Chairman Spychalski entertained a motion to authorize the general manager to execute a one-year contract, effective August 1, 2018 through July 30, 2019, for the purchase of gasoline and diesel fuel, with Petroleum Traders, at a cost not to exceed $125,000. Joe Davidson moved, and Kelly Felix seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
D. Compensation Study
Chairman Spychalski entertained a motion to receive the final compensation study report.
Kelly Felix moved, and Richard Kipp seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
VII. OTHER BUSINESS
A. General Manager’s Report
Louwana Oliva reported that the FTA had released final revised Federal Safety Regulations and that systems have a year to comply.
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.
Chairman Spychalski adjourned the meeting at 5:11 p.m.
IX. EXECUTIVE SESSION
The board held an executive session to discuss contractual matters.
Louwana S. Oliva, Secretary Date