CENTRE AREA TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY  

REGULAR BOARD MEETING MINUTES

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August 27, 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

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Kelly Felix

 

EXCUSED ABSENCE:†††††††††††††††††††† Mark Parfitt

 

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

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Marsha Kyper, Executive Assistant/Board Liaison

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Seth Cooke, Data Analyst

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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 August 13, 2018 to discuss personnel matters.

 

III.†††††† PUBLIC COMMENT

There was no public comment.

 

IV.†††††† INTRODUCTION

††††††††††† Seth Cooke, newly hired data analyst, was introduced to the board.

 

V.††††††† OLD BUSINESS

 

A.††††† Approval of Minutes of July 23, 2018 Regular Board Meeting

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

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B.††††††† Receipt of July 2018 Finance Reports

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

 

C.†††† †† Receipt of July 2018 Performance Reports

Chairman Spychalski entertained a motion to receive the July 2018 performance reports.Kelly Felix moved, and Joe Davidson seconded.The motion carried unanimously.

 

D. †††††† 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.

 

VI.†††††† NEW BUSINESS

 

A.                 Contract Ė PSU

Louwana Oliva provided an overview of the Penn State contract for bus service.Chairman Spychalski entertained a motion to ratify the Penn State contract and direct the general manager to sign the contract.Joe Davidson moved, and Richard Kipp seconded.The motion carried unanimously.

 

B.                 Line of Credit

Doug Keith referenced his memo and accompanying graph regarding the line of credit. Chairman Spychalski entertained a motion to authorize the general manager to execute a $2 million increase to the CATA operating line of credit with M&T Bank.Richard Kipp moved, and Joe Davidson seconded.The motion carried unanimously.

 

VII.†††† OTHER BUSINESS

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A.††††††† General Managerís Report

††††††††††† Louwana Oliva reported that CATAís ACT 44 PennDOT five-year review, last conducted in 2013, is scheduled for the first week of October; operators reported that this was one of the smoothest starts to full service they could recall; there are ongoing MDT issues due to outdated technology, that PennDOT will not permit CATA to address due to the upcoming statewide FRITS project.

 

B.††††††† Information Services Report

Chairman Spychalski referenced a written report which had been provided.

 

C.††††††† Chairmanís Report

††††††††††† Chairman Spychalski entertained a motion to ratify the boardís annual performance evaluation of the general manager, as stated in its letter to the general manager dated August 14, 2018.Joe Davidson moved, and Kelly Felix seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

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VIII.††† ADJOURNMENT

††††††††††† Chairman Spychalski adjourned the meeting at 4:57 p.m.

 

 

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

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