GREATER PEORIA MASS TRANSIT DISTRICT
MINUTES OF MEETING
DATE: June 12, 2006
PLACE: Transit District Offices
Don Shay -- Chair
James Polk – Vice Chair
Sharon McBride -- Treasurer
Arthur Bell - Secretary
Ella Bowman, General Manager
Jerome Lilly, Assistant General Manager
William Wombacher, Legal Counsel
Ronald Cox – ATU 416
Jackie Looser – CityLink
Kathleen Hillard – Bus Passenger
Brad Smith – First Transit
John Williams – CityLink
Alice Nobles Arn – CityLink
John Stokowski - CityLink
David Noe - CityLink
Chair Shay called the regular meeting of the Greater Peoria Mass Transit District Board of Trustees
to order on June 12, 2006 at 5:30 PM.
1. Roll Call was taken by Ella Bowman, General Manager and was reported that all were present.
2. Pledge of Allegiance: Jerome Lilly, Assistant General Manager led the pledge of Allegiance.
3. Receipt and Reading of Minutes:
A motion was made by Trustee McBride to approve Regular Board Minutes, May 8, 2006 and
Trustee Polk seconded motion. MOTION APPROVED
4. Receipt and Reading of Communications: None
5. Report of Standing Committees:
Update, Regional Transit Study - Trustee Polk reported on the Regional Transit Study.
7. Report of Officers: None
8. Report of General Manager
Every three years the District must go through a FTA review and evaluation of 5307 grant activities in 23
different areas for compliance of regulations and requirements. The review was a one and a half day process
that concluded on May 24, 2006. It was made clear to management and staff that attended the entrance
conference, the review is specifically intended to find the areas of weakness so that they may be corrected.
I am happy to report that the District did very well in the outcome of the review. There were five (5) areas
found with relatively insignificant deficiencies. One of those was closed prior to the exit conference.
I commend the entire staff for the work they did in preparation of the review, the day-to-day administration
efforts they make to carry-out the District’s role and responsibilities to providing quality mass transit and
compiling with requirements imposed by our funding sources.
Lastly, while we were informed that the purpose of the review was to identify weaknesses, management was
complimented by the Director, Office of Program Management and Oversight on the efficiency and
accountability of our transit organization.
As mentioned a few months ago when I met with the Mayor’s Advisory Commission for the Disabled, the need
to enhance access to the shopping areas was discussed. The need for this type of connection had been
identified by our operations department even prior to this time.
Through the of collaboration of operations and the planning department connecting several of the shopping
areas has been designed by using layover time, consequently incurring no additional labor cost for this
enhancement. The service began June 5 and we expect that it will take some time to catch on. Information to
the public regarding the additional service was delivered through the media and other promotional efforts by
9. Old Business: None
10. New Business:
A. May 2006 Financial Report
Board Bills Approval (Roll Call Vote)
Trustee Bell made a motion to approve and Trustee Wortham seconded motion. MOTION APPROVED
B. Proposed Budget Ordinance FY2007 - Trustee Polk made a motion to approve and Trustee Bell
seconded motion. MOTION APPROVED
C. Board Meeting Change - Trustee Wortham made a motion to change board meeting from July 10, 2006
to July 24,2006 and Trustee Bell seconded motion. MOTION APPROVED
D. Approval of Resolution No. 06-06, Authorizing the Filing of Applications with the Federal Transit Administration
Trustee McBride made a motion to approve and Trustee Bell seconded motion. MOTION APPROVED
E. Resolution #06-07 – Substance Abuse Policy Revisions
Trustee Wortham made a motion to approve and Trustee Polk seconded motion. MOTION APPROVED
11. Other Reports and Comments: Kathleen Hillard made a report.
12. Reminder of Future Meetings:
July 10, 2006 (Changed to July 24, 2006) and August 14, 2006 and the Administration Office at 5:30 PM.
Trustee Bell made a motion to approve to adjourn and Trustee Wortham seconded motion.
Arthur Bell, Secretary
Board of Trustees