February 4, 2015 Meeting

2-4-15 | Agenda and Minutes

AGENDA

  1. Approval of minutes of January 22, 2015
  2. Public Comment
  3. December Financials
  4. Unfair Labor Practice
  5. Westport Update
  6. ConnDOT Update
  7. Snow Storms
  8. CEO Update
  9. Other Business
  10. Adjournment


Minutes

Attending
Norwalk Transit District Commissioners: Andrew Glickson and Sheldon Miller
Norwalk Transit District:  Kimberlee Morton, CEO, Nancy Carroll, Chief Operating Officer, and Richard Bangs, Director of Finance and Administration

The meeting was called to order at 4:06 PM and a quorum was determined to be present.  Members of the public who wished to address the Commissioners were asked to do so.  There were none.   

Approval of Minutes of January, 22 2015
The minutes of the January 22, 2015 meeting of the Commissioners were unanimously approved. 

December Financials
Ms. Morton requested that this item be moved to the end of the agenda. 

Unfair Labor Practice
Ms. Morton stated that staff met with legal counsel, and our insurance broker, USI, to discuss our current position relative to prescription coverage.  She advised that USI, Connecticare and Cigna will prepare additional analytical information so that a formal

Westport Update
Mrs. Carroll advised that staff was working to formalize presentation of the Westport Transit District budget.  

ConnDOT Update
Ms. Morton informed the Commissioners that she and Nancy Carroll had met with ConnDOT as part of her initial orientation.  Topics of discussion included Coastal Link and ADA funding, personnel matters, capitalization of lease and direct administrative expenses.

Snow Storms
Mrs. Carroll advised that NTD had suspended service during the late January storm and the early February storm resulted in an approximate 2 hour delay start. 

Ms. Morton added that a post storm recap meeting resulted in a group consensus to formalize standard route deviations for publication. 

December Financials
Mr. Bangs presented the December financials with continuing concern regarding the Coastal Link operating deficit.  Ms. Morton noted that this needed to be addressed sooner than later as it is adding to a previously noted budget deficit. 

CEO Update
Ms. Morton advised that she attended a meeting hosted by the City of Norwalks’ Department of Economic Development.  In attendance was the State of CT Commissioner of the Department of Economic Community Development.  The purpose of the meeting was to showcase the economic growth in the Norwalk core.  Each of the participating developers highlighted their successes.  Ms. Morton noted she continues to engage in community meetings as part of her orientation to the City of Norwalk and surrounding communities.

Ms. Morton noted that the AVL project remains on task and pilot will begin on February 10th. 

Other Business
No other business was noted.

Adjournment
The meeting adjourned at 4:55 pm.