August 12, 2015
GREATER LAPEER TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
August 12, 2015
CALL TO ORDER
Chairman Kosiara called the meeting to order at 4:03 pm. Chairman 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
CORRESPONDENCE – There were no correspondence.
Maintenance Director Fry indicated there was not a lot going on. One issue we have an 09 bus that needs an engine, it is over warranty by 3,000 miles to have the engine replaced under warranty. Maintenance director has talked to Ford customer service, they aren’t willing with 3000 miles over to help, however they are well aware of the problems with these engines. Further discussion took place on this topic.
ACTION ITEMS – Approval of the Agenda
Motion by VanHorn, seconded by, VanWagner to approve the agenda. – Unanimously carried
Meeting Minutes – July 2015
Motion by Walker seconded by Hayes to approve the minutes of the July 8, 2015 as presented. Unanimously carried.
Bill List – July 2015
Checks # 30467-#30633 totaling $167,023.85
There was some discussion on the $25.00 check to the Lapeer Area Chamber of Commerce for
the entry in the parade. Executive director Bales will call the chamber to find out if there will be a charge for GLTA to be in the parade considering we are providing shuttle service.
ROLL CALL VOTE – Unanimously carried
Project authorization Greater Lapeer Transportation Authority FY 2015 Section 5311 Capital Formula Grants for Rural Areas Program/Surface Transportation Program
V/L Monroe potential of purchasing
Discussion took place on the property for sale across the street from our location. Executive Director Bales has received a phone call from the listing agent. Discussion took place regarding the property. It was decided that we would do more research into Phase I and Phase II. Property may not be able to be built on.
Income and Expense Statement – July 2015
The Income and Expense Statement was reviewed there were no questions at this time.
Balance Sheet – July 2015
The Balance Sheet was reviewed there was one question and it will be looked into.
None at this time
FY11 Section 5311/CMAQ/STP/P8-Comm. Equipment
Carol has been helping with this. Tablets-MDOT RFP out and one bid was received, had to compatible with PC Trans. Executive Director Bales has made call to get responses as to why They didn’t receive bids.
FY14 Section 5311/CMAQ/P11-Bus Replacement
Bus replacement response from Steve hasn’t given date, others are ahead of us, and bus will be inspected when it comes it.
Executive Director’s ReportExecutive director Kelly Bales, mentioned to the board that we had a nice visit with Senator Mike Green. Executive director Bales sent a few pictures of Senator Greens visit to The County Press and they wrote a short article on his visit. GLTA buses were over to the Eastern Michigan State Fair, it was very busy and we ending up invoicing for 69.5 hours 14 more hours than originally thought since there was a record crowd at the fair on Saturday. Executive director Bales mentioned that we will be sending a couple drivers to the Roadeo in Frankenmuth at the end of the month.
Wage comparison committee
Board members on this committee set a meeting for September 8, 2015, 9:30 am, at the Lapeer township hall.
Ridership Report – July 2015
The ridership for July was up slightly.
Next meeting will be held on September 9, 2015 at 4:00 pm
ADJOURNMENT – Motion by Engelman, seconded by Van Horn, to adjourn the meeting at 5:25 pm. Unanimously carried.
Traci Pewinski, Recording Secretary Dawn M. Walker, Secretary