REGULAR BOARD MEETING MINUTES
August 24, 2015
STATE COLLEGE BOROUGH BUILDING
Borough Council Chambers, 243 S. Allen Street
State College, PA 16801
BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: John Spychalski, Chairman
Joe Davidson, Vice-Chairman
Richard Kipp, Treasurer
BOARD MEMBER EXCUSED ABSENCE: Tammy Gentzel
STAFF PRESENT: Louwana Oliva, General Manager
Eric Bernier, Director of Information Services
Ryan Harshbarger, Director of Operations
Marsha Kyper, Executive Assistant/Board Liaison
Chris Jordan, Operations Manager
Ken Morder, Safety and Training Manager
OTHERS PRESENT: Greg Kausch, CCRPA Senior Transportation Planner;
Members of the public: Pamela Monk; Clark Meachem; Annie Harris; Eric Farmer; Jeni Kocher Zerphy; Brian Walker; Brenton Joo Mitchell; and DJ Seballos;
Retiring CATA bus operator and wife: Mr. and Mrs. Steve Randall
I. CALL TO ORDER
Chairman Spychalski called the meeting to order at 4:01 p.m.
II. PUBLIC COMMENT
Ms. Annie Harris shared personal concerns. Clark Meachem stated that he was disturbed that Ms. Harris had received a letter of warning; Brent Joo and Pamela Monk both expressed their hope that Ms. Harris’ concerns were being heard.
III. OLD BUSINESS
A. Approval of Minutes of July 27, 2015 Regular Board Meeting
Chairman Spychalski entertained a motion
to approve the July 27, 2015 regular board meeting minutes as edited. Joe
Davidson moved and Richard Kipp seconded.
The motion carried unanimously.
B. Receipt of July 2015 Finance Report
Kimberly Fragola referenced the finance report. Chairman Spychalski entertained a motion to receive the July 2015 Finance Report. Richard Kipp moved and Joe Davidson seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
C. Receipt of July 2015 Performance Reports
Ryan Harshbarger referenced his cover memo and Chairman Spychalski entertained a motion to receive the July 2015 Performance Reports. Joe Davidson moved and Tom Kurtz seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
D. Facility Expansion Update
Louwana Oliva referenced her memo and the attachment that provided information on project change orders and payment applications.
This item was for information and discussion only; no formal action was requested at this time.
VI. NEW BUSINESS
A. Resolution of Appreciation – Retiring Operator, Steve Randall
Chairman Spychalski entertained a motion to adopt a Resolution of Appreciation in recognition of retiring bus operator, Steve Randall. Tom Kurtz moved and Joe Davidson seconded. The motion carried unanimously. The resolution was presented to Steve Randall.
B. DOT Grants Combo Resolution
Kimberly Fragola presented a DOT Grants resolution required to address the title changes from Director of Administration to Director of Finance and Accounts Payable Processor to Accounting Clerk. Chairman Spychalski entertained a motion to adopt the DOT Grants Combo Resolution. Tom Kurtz moved and Joe Davidson seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
C. Penn State Contract
Louwana Oliva referenced her memo, which provides details regarding the next three-year contract for service with Penn State for July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2018 and a draft contract.
Chairman Spychalski entertained a motion to approve the contract to provide LOOP/LINK services to The Pennsylvania State University for the three-year period from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2018, pending any substantial changes that come about through the legal review, and authorize the general manager on behalf of the authority to forward the contract to the university for signing. Tom Kurtz moved and Richard Kipp seconded. The motion carried unanimously.
VII. OTHER BUSINESS
A. General Manager’s Report
Louwana Oliva reported that:
o Becky Kellogg, CATA’s accounting clerk has resigned effective Friday, September 4, 2015
o The third shift maintenance supervisor position is still open
o An offer has been made and accepted for the vacant ADA/Paratransit Manager position
o Resumes for the vacant Director of Human Resources position are being reviewed and phone interviews conducted
o Twelve bus operators have been hired this summer
o The FTA will be conducting a Drug and Alcohol Compliance audit on Oct 5 and 6
Chris Jordan reported on the start of full service.
B. Information Services Report
Eric Bernier referenced the written report he had provided.
C. Chairman’s Report
Tom Kurtz provided recognition of Chairman Spychalski’s selection as the APTA Board Member of the Year for 2015.
Chairman Spychalski adjourned the meeting at 5:10 p.m.
Louwana S. Oliva, Secretary Date