Notice of Meeting and Meeting Agenda of Pace, the Suburban Bus Division of the RTA, Illinois Board of Directors - Open Session, Wednesday, September 21, 2022, 9:30 A.M.

Pace Headquarters will be open to the public to attend this regular meeting of the Board of Directors.

All visitors will be screened for access to the board meeting. Your temperature will be taken, and you must complete a questionnaire.

The public is invited to watch the board meeting remotely by clicking on this link: www.pacebus.com/streaming.

If you wish to offer public comment on an agenda item, please submit your name, the agenda item(s) on which you wish to offer public comment, and your comment(s) to: publiccomment@pacebus.com no less than 24 hours prior to the start of the meeting. Rules for public comment can be found here: www.pacebus.com/rules-public-comment-virtual-meetings.

Pledge of Allegiance

            1.          Roll Call

            2.         Approval of Minutes
                        Approval of the August 17, 2022, open session minutes. 

            3.         Public Comment

            4.        Chairman's Report
                        Chairman Kwasneski's report on Pace-related activities during the past month.

            5.         Directors' Reports
                        The Directors' reports on Pace-related activities during the past month.

            6.         Executive Director's Report
                        The Executive Director's report on Pace-related activities during the past month.

            7.         Approval of Consent Agenda
                       *A.   Ordinance authorizing Change Order No. 10 to Contract No. 217069 with Bloom Companies, LLC for additional professional services for design and construction administration services for the South Campus Acceptance Facility and Office Building project. This change order extends the contract term for 10 months, through March 31, 2024, and increases the contract total from $2,676,306.53 to $2,900,522.88, an increase of $224,216.35.

                       *B.   Ordinance authorizing Pace's Executive Director to negotiate and enter into an agreement with Metra and the RTA for Pace to join Metra's 457(b) Plan.

                       *C.   Ordinance appointing new members and re-appointing existing members to the Chicago and Suburban ADA Advisory Committees.

                       *D.   Ordinance authorizing Change Order No. 13 to Contract No. 222169 with Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc. for architectural and engineering services for multiple Pace facilities. This change order obligates available funding to continue to provide bus shelter permit stamped drawings to permitting authorities. This change order increases the contract total from $5,339,368.73 to $5,564,368.73, an increase of $225,000.00.

            8.         Items Removed from Consent Agenda

            9.         Action Items

                        A. Ordinance authorizing the award of a contract to Health Care Service Corporation/Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois for the health plan medical benefits program for Pace employees in an amount not to exceed $78,869,700.00.

                        B. Ordinance authorizing the award of a contract to OptumRx, Inc. for the health plan pharmacy benefits program for Pace employees in an amount not to exceed $4,735,900.00.

                        C. Ordinance authorizing Change Order No. 1 to Contract No. 226942 with Pretzel & Stouffer, Chartered for professional legal services on civil law and other general legal matters. This change order extends the contract for five years, through October 31, 2027, and increases the contract total from $6,000,000.00 to $8,500,000.00, an increase of $2,500,000.00.

                        D. Ordinance adopting the revised Pace Internal Audit Charter.

                        E.  Ordinance adopting the Pace 2022-2023 Internal Audit Plan.

          10.       Issues/Discussions/Reports

                      A.     2023 Budget Presentation
                       B.     2023 Budget Public Hearing Schedule
                       C.     Suburban Service and Region ADA Budget Results - July 2022
                       D.     Financial Statement for the Month Ending July 2022

          11.       Closed Session

                      A.     Closed Session Minutes (Section 2-C-21)
                       B.     Collective Bargaining (Section 2-C-2)

          12.       Reconvene

                      A.     Approval of August 17, 2022 closed session minutes.
                       B.     Approval of action on a Collective Bargaining Agreement.

          13.       Adjournment

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