May 1, 2014 Meeting

5-1-14 | Agenda and Minutes


1. GPS/AVL System, Avail Discovery
2. Law Suit/Discovery
3. Financials and State budget
4. Trainee hiring
5. Recent discipline
6. Emergency training Texas A & M
7. Contract for two 40 foot buses
8. Other business
9. Adjournment

MEETING | Minutes

Attending: Andrew Glickson, Sheldon Miller, Louis Schulman

The meeting was called to order at 9:00 A.M.

Mr. Schulman gave an update on the GPS/AVL system. Avail is spending next Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at the District conducting their “Discovery” phase of the project.

Mr. Schulman provided an update regarding the outstanding lawsuit.

The Commissioners reviewed the financials, actual plus estimates through the end of the fiscal year. The numbers suggest the District should end the year positively.

Mr. Schulman said that the District will begin another driver training class. The District has advertised for drivers and the applicants appear to be generally strong and well qualified.

Mr. Schulman reviewed several recent disciplinary actions, including a termination.

Mr. Schulman reported that Patrick Cooney will be attending an emergency training program at Texas A and M University. It is a week long program and all expenses are covered. It is part of a MetroNorth disaster training drill. Thirty others are attending from Norwalk including police, fire, public works and other emergency operations participants.

The Commissioners approved the purchase of two, forty foot buses from New Flyer Industries. The District is purchasing the vehicles off the State of Connecticut’s contract. The vehicles will cost $425,568.36 each and should be delivered by the end of 2014.

The Commissioners approved the purchase of a diesel fuel contract with East River Energy for the period April 2014 through April 2015. The cost of the fuel will be $3.44 a gallon, several cents above what we are paying for the current fuel contract, which is expiring.

The Commissioners approved the renewal of the $3,300,000 line of credit with the Norwalk Bank.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:35 A.M.