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Central Chapter 15 January 2014 meeting minutes

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Location: 7225 north central ave. east syracuse 13057
Date January 15, 2014 10:00am

Members present: 31
Harlan Pudney Jr.-Dryden CSD Daryl Wallace- NY Bus Sales
John VanAntwerp-Chittenango CSD John Sager-Superior Lubricants
Jim Miceli-Golden Bus Rob Frost-Leonard Bus Sales
Mark Johnston-Westhill CSD Terry Merrell-N Syracuse CSD
Earl Hamilton-Leonard Bus Sales Paul Monnat-Lowville CSD
Kevin Dattler-Cato-Meriden CSD Wayne Kobler- Leonard Bus Sales
Billy Harvey-Matthews Buses Dan Elderbroom-Liverpool CSD
George Toper- E Syracuse Minoa CSD Don Brown- Lansing CSD
Gerald Ratliff-Liverpool CSD Keith Sutliff- Cortland CSD
Scotty Sweeny-Carthage CSD Andy Pyzdrowski-Baldwinsville Csd
Dana E. Nelson-Baldwinsville Csd Ed Hess- Sandy Creek CSD
Mike Nuber- NYDOT Conrad Janke– Commercial TTC
Steve Siracusa- Weedsport CSD Carl Warren-Weedsport CSD
Lyle Johnson-Stadium International Jeff Chapin-Jamesville CSD
Bill Wolff-Penn DDA John Metzler-Matthews Buses
Bob Learned-Bus Parts Warehouse

Meeting called to order by President Don Brown

Pledge of Allegiance was suspended due to lack of flag.

Thank you to, Leonard Bus Sales for sponsorship and refreshments for this meeting.

Reading of the December 20 2013 minutes of the Central Chapter, meeting was presented for approval. Motion made to accept as read, seconded, and accepted.

Treasures report submitted and read for approval by Treasurer Dan Elderbroom,
Motion made to accept as read, seconded, and accepted. Copy is on file with secretary.

Old Business;
• The Bus Emergency Contact Data sheet is still at 59 members signed up, if you would like to have your contact information listed please contact the Central Chapter NYHMA.
• Test message of the email system was sent with only a few returns that were no longer deliverable. If you did not receive an test message contact the central chapter to have your information added.
• The comfort bears for the hospital stays of children were purchased and presented for distribution to local hospitals, motion made, seconded, and accepted to go ahead with plan.
• Information on Bus mechanics, jobs and other data has been requested to be organized in to a data form. If you interested in assisting with this operation please contact Dan Elderbroom at Liverpool. Harlan has his data from past years and will forward this to Dan, also if anyone else was something we could use for this project please forward it to Dan.

New Business;
• Treasurer Dan Elderbroom has presented the annual payment of dues to the NYHMA, there were 65 members that had paid the 2013-14 dues totaling $975.00. Motion made to pay the 2013-14 dues, seconded and accepted.
• It was noted again that the information listed on the Bus Emergency data sheet is for “After Normal Hours” contact information.
• Dan Elderbroom reported of making contact with Mr. Zimmerman and he has stated that with a little extra time notification he would be happy to present an informational presentation at one of the Central Chapter meetings. He would cover the “compliance requirements” and their assigned tasks. Dan will contact them and see if they could attend the next regular meeting or the following.

Committees:
• WEB Page: No report
• Summer Seminar;
Registration forms for “Vendors” have been posted to the web page.
Registration forms for “Attendees” will be posted to the web page soon.
10 tables have been reserved to date by 5 vendors.
There will be an origination meeting held prior to the next regular meeting of the Central Chapter. At 9:00AM at Pier57 on Route 57 at Liverpool.
The fees have been increased to reflect the increasing cost Vendors up to $425.00 from $400.00, attendees are increased to $10.00.
• Sick Call; It was reported that Rusty is in recovery mode and is waiting for a follow-up report to report to work.
• State HMA; No report from Mike for this meeting.

NYSDOT; Mike Nuber inquired on how everyone feels the new program is progressing, only a few had stated concerns or remarked on what has taken place to date. Mike again noted that you should and need to discuss concerns with inspections and/or program changes with “Your” inspector they are there to help. Mike did add some further info on other inspection operations. The compliance amendment were passed to be reviewed.

Vendor Information;
• John of Matthews Buses noted that the move is progressing forward and they will give an update soon. New location will be in Liverpool.
• Bob of Bus Parts Warehouse, the new parts web page is coming together in its final stage, some testing is taking place. Bob also presented a new style of roof flashing light that has a 5 year warranty.
• Bill of PDDA presented information on transmission warranties and the new program they may have coming. Further information will be coming soon.
• Lyle of Stadium thanks everyone for their continued support and wishes that everyone has a good 2014.
• Rob of Leonard Bus noted an issue of getting Type “A” GM chassis serviced in the central NY area. It appears that there is very few dealers that are willing to take on these vehicles for service and those have long waiting lists. He also noted that if a dealer agrees to service these type vehicles they “Check the Door Heights” before driving a vehicle into their shop. This issue has removed an AC unit.
• John of Superior presented on DEF Contamination issues.
• Daryl of NYBS stated there is a “Tech Tip” being issued for a MIL with code of 3060 and/or 3243 coolant temp too low, they are trying to locate the issue with this light and a fix will be presented as soon as they have it.
• Billy of Matthews Buses introduced himself as the new Parts Manager of the Syracuse area; he is available for all questions or issues.

Round Table:
• Harlan, having the Allison transmission changed from the economy mode to power is the best thing he could do, no more issues with power. There were a few others present that agreed. VGT issues have surfaced CCV filters service are necessary and required, and over heat also cause some problems.
• Kevin, noted that they may need a small “Wheel Chair” bus in the near future inquired if any one may have one available if it is needed, a few did offer to assist.
• Ed noted an issue with his DEF distribution pump with a buildup of residue at the pump, recommend that the system be checked, repaired and check for contamination.




Next meeting will be sponsored by; Matthews Buses, on February 19 2014 at 9:30am location, Pier 57 Carnegie Café of Liverpool, 7376 Oswego Rd, Liverpool, NY 13090.

Motion made for adjournment of this meeting, seconded, and accepted.

Thanks again to Leonard Buses for sponsoring this meeting and their continued support. And for the presentation they had for the new engines available and the available web site information.

Secretary

Central Chapter NYHMA


NOTE: All information is as it is heard and recorded, any errors, additions, and/or corrections please notify the secretary gtoper@esmschools.org or centralchapterhma@live.com
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