CENTRE AREA TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY

 REGULAR BOARD MEETING MINUTES

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June 28, 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

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EXCUSED ABSENCE:†††††††††††††††††††† Kelly Felix

 

STAFF PRESENT:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Louwana Oliva, General Manager

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Eric Bernier, Director of Information Services

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Chris Jordan, Operations Manager

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

 

OTHERS PRESENT:†††††††††††††††††††††††† Debbie Cleeton, Bellefonte resident

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Jolley Harris, Bellefonte resident

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I.††††††††† CALL TO ORDER

Chairman Spychalski called the meeting to order at 4:00 p.m.

 

II.††††††† PUBLIC COMMENT

Debbie Cleeton expressed concerns over lack of directional signage in foyer; questioned why meetings were no longer being held at the State College Borough building and stated that she was attending to learn how the service changes would affect routes she uses.

 

Jolley Harris stated that he was attending to learn how the proposed service changes would affect the XB/XG routes.

 

III.†††††† OLD BUSINESS

 

A.††††† Approval of Minutes of June 4, 2018 Regular Board Meeting

Chairman Spychalski entertained a motion to approve the June 4, 2018 regular board meeting minutes. Joe Davidson moved, and Mark Parfitt seconded.The motion carried unanimously.

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

Chairman Spychalski entertained a motion to receive the May 2018 finance reports.Richard Kipp moved, and Joe Davidson seconded.The motion carried unanimously.

 

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

Chris Jordan noted that, in response to a request by the board at the June 4, 2018 meeting, he had added a tab to the CATABUS report that provided year-to-year ridership trends. Chairman Spychalski entertained a motion to receive the May 2018 performance reports. Mark Parfitt moved, and Richard Kipp seconded.The motion carried unanimously.

 

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

 

D.††††† Facility Expansion Update

Louwana Oliva reported that the contractor believes the bus pull-offs at the main office will be installed by the end of August, and that the garage door manufacturer will be on-site July 9 to do an inspection of garage door installations.

 

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

 

††††††††††† E.††††††† FY 2018/19 Budget Adoption

Chairman Spychalski entertained a motion to adopt the FY 2018/19 budget.Richard Kipp moved, and Mark Parfitt seconded.The motion carried unanimously.

 

IV.†††††† NEW BUSINESS

 

A.                 Approval of Service Changes

Eric Bernier referenced documents in the board packet that included comments received prior to and during the two public hearings on the proposed service changes and responses provided by staff.Eric went over the modifications to the proposed service changes, which were originally provided to the board and the public, that staff is recommending based on the public comment received.

 

Chairman Spychalski entertained a motion to approve the service changes as presented.†† Mark Parfitt moved, and Richard Kipp seconded. The motion carried unanimously.

 

V.††††††† OTHER BUSINESS

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A.††††††† General Managerís Report

††††††††††† Louwana Oliva made no additional report.

 

B.††††††† Information Services Report

Chairman Spychalski referenced a written report which had been provided.

 

C.††††††† Chairmanís Report

††††††††††† Chairman Spychalski reported that on June 21, he and Louwana Oliva attended an annual meeting with Penn State senior and office of transportation officials.

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VI.†††††† ADJOURNMENT

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

 

VII. ††† EXECUTIVE SESSION

††††††††††† The board met in executive session to discuss personnel matters.

 

 

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