August 12, 2015

August 12, 2015


                                        BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

August 12, 2015




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.

State/Federal Issues

None at this time

Open Contract

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.


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Traci Pewinski,   Recording Secretary                                   Dawn M.  Walker, Secretary