January 22, 2015 Meeting

1-22-15 | Agenda and Minutes


  1. Approval of minutes of January 8, 2015
  2. Public Comment
  3. Gillig Update
  4. Lawsuit
  5. Unfair Labor Practice
  6. Hub Restrooms/Drivers’ Room
  7. Westport Update
  8. CEO Update
  9. Other Business
  10. Adjournment


MEETING | Minutes

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

The meeting was called to order at 9:03 AM 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, 8 2015
The minutes of the January 8, 2015 meeting of the Commissioners were unanimously approved. 

Gillig Update
Mrs. Carroll reported that the scheduled lead time for the 12 Gilligs which called for a production start date of November was advanced to begin in September, meaning we could now anticipate vehicle delivery in October 2015. 

Commissioners were briefed on the final disposition of the lawsuit.

Unfair Labor Practice
Ms. Morton noted that the District was served with an Unfair Labor Practice filing on behalf of the Union.  The matter is in regard to the prescription benefit coverage afforded by the new health insurance carrier, Connecticare.  The Union claims that the prescription coverage provided is not equivalent to that of the previous carrier, CIGNA, as called for under the collective bargaining agreement.  Staff will meet with our labor counsel on January 28, 2014. 

Hub Restrooms/Drivers’ Room
Mrs. Carroll advised that the hub restroom situation was addressed; portable bathrooms were delivered, and quotes for contracted repairs were received.  Ms. Morton noted that they will attempt repair reimbursement from the City of Norwalk as the pipes are of clay in decaying condition. 

Ms. Morton noted an alternative location is of top priority.  Several contacts have been made and discussions are ongoing.

Westport Update
Mrs. Carroll, Mr. Banks and Ms. Morton met with the Westport Transit District Board of Commissioners to discuss FY’ 16 budget preparation and timeline. 

CEO Update
Ms. Morton informed the Commissioners that she was scheduled to meet with CTDOT on Friday the 23rd of January. 

She further advised that the District would be a participant in the upcoming statewide fuel bid consortium purchase. 

Other Business
No other business was noted.

The meeting adjourned at 9:50 am.