Present: Jan Schumacher; Andy Anderson; Kevin Bateman; Dave
Blankenship; Dave Hepler; Scott Schaffenacker
Guest: Bob Farmer, Chuck Ruben, Emily Davenport, Laura Dick, Angela
Reiners, Alison Rumler-Gomez, DiAnne Turner, Jon Wright
Mrs. Schumacher called the meeting to order at 6:32 pm.
A motion was made by Mr. Anderson, seconded by Mr. Hepler, to
approve the minutes from the September 8, 2015 meeting as printed.
Public Transportation: Mrs. Dick from SHOWBUS explained the
difficulty in the process of going out for proposal on public
transportation providers; the process can delay the program and
funding by up to 6 months. Mrs. Dick stated that IDOT will back away
and react conservatively to a change due to conflict.
Mr. Bateman inquired as to whether that meant the County must stay
with CAPCIL. Mrs. Schumacher stated that she believes the County can
still change providers without going out for proposals.
A motion was made by Mr. Hepler, seconded by Mr. Anderson, to not go
out for public transportation provider proposals. Motion passed.
Mrs. Schumacher had reached out to Community Action requesting a
confirmation at the Executive Committee meeting of October 13 as to
whether CAPCIL would be willing to commit to a Deviated Fixed Route.
Mrs. Rumler-Gomez replied with specific questions about the DFR.
Mrs. Schumacher presented a rough draft creating a Transportation
Advisory Committee to meet monthly upon creation and then quarterly.
A pilot program of the DFR will begin in the City of Lincoln and
then expand into the other parts of the County.
A motion was made by Mr. Hepler, seconded by Mr. Anderson, to bring
forward the establishment of the Logan County Transportation
Advisory Committee to the full Board for approval. Motion passed.
Mrs. Rumler-Gomez stated that Mr. Lobb informed her that if she
feels she does not have enough clarity to say CAPCIL can do it
successfully than it is not a go as of tonight. She asked the County
Board for latitude in the timeline.
Mr. Schaffenacker inquired about what mode the Board would use to
Mrs. Schumacher stated they would need to give CAPCIL the 30-day
notice and then inform IDOT of the change.
Mrs. Rumler-Gomez stated that she would have no reservation in
transitioning the program over to SHOWBUS if CAPCIL does not
successfully complete the Deviated Fixed Route. Mrs. Rumler-Gomez
discussed her need for specific criteria of success before
committing to doing the DFR.
Mrs. Schumacher expressed that the smaller details will be decided
at a later date, but the number one indicator would be ridership.
Mr. Bateman stated that he feels that the pilot program needs at
least 1 full year; he expressed that the focus, right now, should
just be getting it started instead of on the end result of success
Mrs. Dick reported that SHOWBUS has not had a failure with a
Deviated Fixed Route, but that it does take about 6 months to begin
to see ridership build up. Mrs. Dick stated that she believes a
Deviated Fixed Route is actually cheaper than a Demand Response
Route. She stated that she canít see how a DFR could fail in Lincoln
as it is the perfect sized town, has numerous resources that people
want to get to, and a college; Mrs. Dick stated Lincoln has
everything thatís going to make a DFR successful.
Mr. Bateman and Mrs. Schumacher agreed that the receptivity to
implementing a new activity that the County Board wants is more
important right now than the statistics of the other program CAPCIL
is already running.
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Mr. Anderson expressed concern about the public being upset over
Mr. Schaffenacker asked about the funding covering the costs.
Mrs. Rumler-Gomez stated that the reimbursement rate is 65%.
Mrs. Dick explained that service contracts with any non-profit,
government, or churches are how the other percentage is successfully
funded. She stated that the Deviated Fixed Route will actually
create a better chance of finding matching funds.
Mrs. Rumler-Gomez stated that they currently cannot do the research
for starting a DFR due to a shortage in staff.
Mrs. Dick stated IDOT has begun to pay the DOAP funding and the
5311 federal money can be received now as long as your contract has
A motion was made by Mr. Hepler, seconded by (inaudible) to change
operators to SHOWBUS. Roll call vote taken, 2 yes 3 no 1 abstain.
A motion was made by Mr. Schaffenacker, seconded by Mr. Bateman, to
request Community Action to move forward with the Deviated Fixed
Route. Motion passed.
Events at Airport: Nothing to report.
Website: Nothing to report.
North Greens Golf Course: Nothing to report.
Referendum for Economic Development: Nothing to report.
LC Board Staffing: Mr. Bateman excused himself from the
meeting for this issue.
Mrs. Schumacher presented applications for review; she will schedule
each for an interview at the Tuesday Regular meeting.
Mr. Ruben discussed setting a salary range prior to calling
applicants so that anyone currently making a higher salary than the
Countyís offer will not need to interview.
Mrs. Schumacher discussed setting the range between $26,000 -
Mr. Ruben discussed the salaries of other offices for comparison.
Mrs. Davenport discussed starting at the lower end of the range and
offering a raise within a year.
Mr. Anderson discussed the salary being commensurate to the
responsibility of PCOM and Affordable Care Act Compliance work.
Mr. Ruben suggested asking the candidates what their salary
requirements are and then discussing the salary in executive session
New Business: None
Public Comments: None
A motion was made by Mr. Anderson,
seconded by Mr. Hepler, to adjourn the meeting. Motion passed.
Meeting ended at 8:06 pm.
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