July 8, 2015
GREATER LAPEER TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
July 8, 2015
CALL TO ORDER
Chairman John Kosiara called the meeting to order at 4:04 pm. Chairman John Kosiara led the pledge of allegiance.
Present: John Kosiara-Elba Township, Dan Engelman-Mayfield Township, Larry Van Horn-Oregon Township, David VanWagnen-City of Lapeer, Harry Green-City of Lapeer, Dawn Walker-Lapeer Township, Ray Hayes- Deerfield Township
Excused: John Lyons-City of Lapeer
Also Present: Kelly Bales-Executive Director, Brad Fry-Maintenance Director and Traci Pewinski- Finance & Operations Manager
CHANGES /ADDITIONS TO AGENDA
There were no changes or additions to the agenda.
PUBLIC COMMENTS ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS
There were no public comments
Executive Director Bales shared thank you cards from Carol Wegher and Bev Dupuis.
Chairman John Kosiara mentioned that Lynn Waiter, who had been one of GLTA’s drivers, passed away Monday evening.
Maintenance Director Fry mentioned bus was back from body shop , bus was re skinned for $7,500.00, one more bus to be done before summers over, this makes the buses look great. Dawn asked about the inside of the buses. Executive Director Bales stated that seat covers have been put on one of the buses and cleaning is scheduled to start tomorrow. We are also working on a checklist of what needs to be done daily/weekly to help keep the buses clean at all times.
Approval of the Agenda
Motion by Walker seconded by Engelman to approve the agenda. Unanimously carried
Meeting Minutes – June 2015Unanimously carried.
Motion by Van Horn seconded by Green to approve the minutes of the June 10, 2015 as presented.
Bill List – June 2015
Checks # 30344-#30466 totaling $134,669.55
ROLL CALL VOTE – Unanimously carried
Executive Director Bales, stated Ian Kempf, manager for Eastern Michigan State Fair has been in contact with her regarding transportation on Friday and Saturday during fair we have done this in prior years.
Executive Director Bales recommended that this be tabled permanently at this time.
Income and Expense Statement – June 2015
The Income and Expense Statement was reviewed there were no questions at this time.
Balance Sheet – June 2015
The Balance Sheet was reviewed. There was a question for the uncategorized expense of $1000. Finance & Operation Manager Pewinski will look into this.
There were none at this time.
FY11 Section 5311/CMAQ/STP/P8-Comm. Equipment
Executive Director Bales has bids out for RFP’s(GPS) for buses. This will be hands free for drivers. Bid deadline is July 31, 2015.FY14 Section 5311/CMAQ/P11-Bus Replacement
We have had no communication as to when bus will be here. Hopefully we will have an update on this soon.
Executive Director’s Reporttour GLTA. Senator Green will be here on Friday, July 10, from 10:00 am until 11:00. Everyone from the board is invited. Senator Green is new to Lapeer County district, we want to let him know what we do and we will have a photo opportunity with him and one of our buses.
Executive Director Kelly Bales, informed the board that Senator Green accepted an invitation to
Wage Comparison Committee
Dawn, John and Ray will meet at Lapeer Township hall to discuss wages. Executive Director Bales will email other transits for wage information .
Ridership Report –June 2015
From a year ago ridership has increased.
Next meeting will be held on August 12, 2015 at 4:00 pm
ADJOURNMENT – Motion by Engelman, seconded by Green to adjourn the meeting at 4:38 pm. Unanimously carried.
Traci Pewinski, Recording Secretary Dawn M. Walker, Secretary