CENTRE AREA TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY

 REGULAR BOARD MEETING MINUTES

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July 23, 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

                                                            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.

 

III.       INTRODUCTION

            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.   

           

VIII.    ADJOURNMENT

            Chairman Spychalski adjourned the meeting at 5:11 p.m.

 

IX.       EXECUTIVE SESSION

            The board held an executive session to discuss contractual matters.

 

 

 

 

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Louwana S. Oliva, Secretary                          Date