CENTRE AREA TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
JULY 23, 2012
STATE COLLEGE BOROUGH BUILDING
CONFERENCE Room 241, 243 S. Allen Street
State College, PA 16801
BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: John Spychalski, Chairman
Joe Davidson, Vice-Chairman
Richard Kipp, Treasurer
BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT: Tom Kurtz
STAFF PRESENT: Hugh Mose, General Manager
Louwana Oliva, Assistant General Manager
Judith Minor, Director of Administration
Kimberly Fragola, Assistant Director of Administration
Eric Bernier, Service Development Manager
Terri Quici, Commuter Services Manager
Dave Effinger, Lead Operations Supervisor
Marsha Kyper, Assistant to the General Manager
OTHERS PRESENT: Jared Dailey
Fred and Bonnie Dailey
Kyle and Robert Sutherland
I. CALL TO ORDER
Chairman Spychalski called the meeting to order at 4:09 p.m.
II. ANNOUNCEMENT OF EXECUTIVE SESSION
Chairman Spychalski announced that an Executive Session had been held on July 10, 2012 to discuss
III. PUBLIC COMMENT
There was no public comment.
IV. RESOLUTIONS OF APPRECIATION
A. Resolution of Appreciation for David Effinger
The Board approved and presented David Effinger, CATA Lead Operations Supervisor, with a Resolution of Appreciation for his service to our country while he was deployed to Afghanistan.
B. Resolution of Appreciation for Jared Dailey
The Board approved and presented Eagle Scout Jared Dailey of Boalsburg with a Resolution of Appreciation for his service project, which involved the addition of a bike rest stop on the corner of South Atherton Street and Circle Drive in Boalsburg, which also benefits CATA riders boarding at the bus stop at that same location.
C. Resolution of Appreciation for Marcy Baker
The Board approved a Resolution of Appreciation for Maintenance Employee, Marcy Baker,
who retired effective July 6, 2012; the resolution will be mailed to Ms. Baker.
V. OLD BUSINESS
A. Approval of June 4, 2012 Regular Board Meeting Minutes
Chairman Spychalski entertained a motion to approve the June 4, 2012 Board Meeting Minutes with the addition of “Joe Davidson moved and Richard Kipp seconded. The motion carried unanimously,” under New Business, VI. Section B. Richard Kipp moved and Joe Davidson seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
B. Receipt of May 2012 Finance Reports
The May 2012 Finance Report was presented. Judi Minor reported that Revenue had exceeded Expenses; that the $28,447.23 in Non-Transportation Revenue was for the sale of buses, and that the June Finance Report would not be available until the September Board Meeting when the audit will have been completed. Hugh Mose reported that a little over 7 million in ridership was
Achieved in FY 2011/2012.
Chairman Spychalski entertained a motion to receive the May Finance Report as presented. Richard Kipp moved and Joe Davidson seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
C. Maintenance Facility Expansion
Louwana Oliva reported that as a result of CATA having been awarded a $12.3 million FTA State of Good Repair grant for the Maintenance Facility Expansion, the staff is recommending that a special Board Work Session be scheduled to provide the opportunity for a thorough discussion of what is being considered.
The Board consensus was to direct the staff to find a time when all members of the Board can attend a special Work Session at the end of August or the beginning of September.
D. Vanpool Van Disposition
Hugh Mose reported that the vanpool program has now reached the point where it is expected that vans which have reached their End of Useful Life (EUL), but which staff believe still have value to nonprofit agencies and local governments, will need to be disposed of each year. In June, the Board approved procedures, consistent with our approved Disposition of Assets Policy, for soliciting and evaluating applications for such vehicles.
Terri Quici reported that applications had been solicited, and submittals were received from four agencies, all of which met the qualifications established for the disposition program: CentrePeace, Inc., Grace Prep, House of Care/PICCC, and the Second Mile. The selection process involved an evaluation by a committee of CATA staff using criteria including community benefit, number of trips provided, clarity of application, geographic equity and diversity in population groups served. The Evaluation Committee ranked CentrePeace, Inc. first and Grace Prep second.
Chairman Spychalski entertained a motion to authorize the staff to transfer a 2005 Chevrolet passenger van to CentrePeace, Inc. and a 2005 Chevrolet passenger van to Grace Prep. Joe Davidson moved and Richard Kipp seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
E. Summer Board Meeting Schedule
Hugh Mose reported that due to the lack of pressing business, the staff does not foresee a need to hold the regular August Board meeting, although if the Union membership votes to ratify a new labor agreement before the end of Reduced Service, it will be necessary for the Board to hold a special meeting as soon thereafter as possible.
Chairman Spychalski entertained a motion to cancel the August 27, 2012 Regular Board Meeting. Joe Davidson moved and Richard Kipp seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
VI. NEW BUSINESS
A. Natural Gas Marketer Contract Award
Judi Minor reported that in May, the staff issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the services of a Natural Gas Marketer to facilitate the purchase of natural gas futures contracts and provide various services associated with the delivery of the gas to CATA. The staff has not had ample time to complete the review of the three proposals received and is unable to make a recommendation at this time.
Hugh Mose stated that the staff recommendation is for the Board to authorize the awarding of a contract to the firm whose proposal is judged most favorable to CATA, which will then be
brought back to the Board at the September meeting for retroactive concurrence.
Chairman Spychalski entertained a motion to authorize the General Manager to negotiate and
award a contract for natural gas marketing services, for the period January 1 to December 31, 2012, plus subsequent renewals for four additional years, to be exercised at CATA’s option, to the proposer whose offer is judged most favorable to CATA. Richard Kipp moved and Joe Davidson seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
VII. OTHER BUSINESS
A. General Manager’s Report
Hugh Mose commented on:
· The passage of the federal transportation funding bill, MAP 21, which has resulted in
CATA having lost the flexibility to apply for discretionary funds, and the expected increase in formula funding from $2.1 million to $2.8 million.
· The $12.3 million federal State of Good Repair grant which CATA received.
· Staff vacancies and office relocations.
· A taping for C-Net on CATA Services and CNG.
· A photo op with CPI staff for the bus donation.
B. Service Development Report
Eric Bernier provided a written report.
Chairman Spychalski entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting. Joe Davidson moved and Richard Kipp seconded. The motion carried unanimously. The meeting was adjourned at 5:22 p.m.
Hugh A. Mose, Secretary Date