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February 14, 2014

9:00 a.m.

2081 W. Whitehall Road

State College, PA 16801


BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:     John Spychalski, Chairman

                                                            Joe Davidson, Vice-Chairman

                                                            Richard Kipp, Treasurer

                                                            Tom Kurtz

                                                            Tammy Gentzel


STAFF PRESENT:                             Louwana Oliva, Assistant General Manager

                                                            Ryan Harshbarger, Director of Transportation

                                                            Mark Kutzer, Maintenance Manager                                                                                                  Chris Jordan, Operations Manager

                                                            Marsha Kyper, Assistant to the General Manager


OTHERS PRESENT:                         Ed Roethlein and Lynn Fulton, CDM Smith


       I.            CALL TO ORDER

Chairman Spychalski called the meeting to order at 9:04 a.m.


    II.            PUBLIC COMMENT

There was no public comment.



1.         Facility Expansion

Louwana Oliva reported that PennDOT bureau of Public Transportation Capital    Projects Manager, Chief, Bob Sharp, had met at CATA with CDM Smith and CATA staff to review the revised Facility Expansion Project plans, and had expressed PennDOT’s full support of the project and the financial commitment previously made by Toby Fauver.  Louwana went on to report that PennDOT will cover the cost of value engineering through a subcontractor for Gannett Fleming, which is providing construction management services.  Louwana further explained that value engineering in a pre-bid situation provides an additional level of review to find ways to save           money.  Ed Roethlein stated that suggestions made as a result of the value engineering process will be brought to the CATA staff for consideration, are not           required by PennDOT to be implemented and will not set the project schedule back.


Ed Roethlein provided the Board with a “walk-through” of the site, bus storage facility, parking garage, and maintenance and administration building, and noted that the current design is sized for full build-out.


Joe Davidson expressed concern regarding the creation of segregation between administrative and represented staff, the noise level in maintenance with the     compressors being so close, and the distance between tire storage and where tires are worked on.  Tom Kurtz expressed concern that the facility not appear too secure as to     be unfriendly and inaccessible.  Chairman Spychalski stated his commitment to making sure that the building provides a safe working environment for employees.


            CDM Smith staff committed to the following actions:

§  Double check whether the location of the current CNG gas line will be affected by the revised design.

§  Look into adding sound block to deaden the noise of the CNG compressors.

§  Look at triggers for automatic overhead door opening and closing.

§  A meeting has already been planned to discuss HVAC including control in various locations of the building.


                        This item was for information and discussion only; no Board action was requested at this time.


 IV.            ADJOURNMENT

Chairman Spychalski declared the meeting adjourned at 11:10 a.m.




Hugh A. Mose, Secretary