NORTH COAST RAILROAD AUTHORITY (NCRA)

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2000 AT 10:00 A.M.

 

HEALDSBURG CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

401 GROVE STREET, HEALDSBURG, SONOMA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA
 
 

A.       CALL TO ORDER

 

B.       ROLL CALL

 

C.       MINUTES

 

            Approval of Minutes of the August 16, 2000 Regular Board Meeting

 

D.        AGENDA APPROVAL

 

E.                 PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

            This place on the Agenda is for comments by members of the audience on issues not      

            listed elsewhere on the Agenda.  Action cannot be taken on items not listed on the 

            Agenda, but can be placed on the next NCRA Board Agenda for action.

 

F.       CONDUCT OF BUSINESS

 

1.     Passenger Committee Appointment

            2.     Consider Agreement for Legal Services

            3.     Consider Cost of Living Wage Increase for Non-Management Employees

            4.     Consider Providing Employee Health Insurance

            5.     Discuss Arrangements for Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Anticipated Resumption of

                    Service to Petaluma

            6.     Extension of Start-Up Date for Northwestern Pacific Railway Co. LLC (NWPY) and

                    Northwestern California Railway Engineering Corp. (NorCare) Permanent

                    Operating Agreement

            7.     Property Management Issues

                    a.     Approve Fee Structure

                    b.     Rail Employees/Residents on Railroad Property

            8.     Request Copier for Eureka Business Office

 

G.        LIAISON REPORTS

 

            1.      Northwestern Pacific Railroad Authority (NWPRA) – Max H. Bridges

            2.      Legislation – Max H. Bridges

3.         Passenger – Chair Jehn

            4.      Cities – Dir. MacKenzie

            5.      Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit Commission (SMART) – Chair Jehn

            6.      Mendocino Council of Governments Technical Advisory Committee – Ms. Logan      

            7.      Web Site – Chair Jehn

            8.      CalTrans District 1-District External Advisory Liaison Committee – Dir. Opalach

            9.      Contractor – Northwestern Pacific Railway Co. LLC (NWPY)

 

H.       EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR REPORT – Max H. Bridges

 

I.         LEGAL REPORT – General Counsel Christopher J. Neary

 

            1.     Proposed Bidding Policy

            2.     Proposed Special Legislation for Public Contracts Code

            3.     Establishment of Prevailing Wage Rates for NCRA Public Works Contracts

 

J.        MATTERS FROM BOARD MEMBERS

 

K.        ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEXT MEETING

 

             Regular Board Meeting – October 18, 2000 10:00 a.m.

             Willits City Council Chambers, 111 East Commercial Street, Willits, Mendocino County

 

L.        CLOSED SESSION

 

             1.     Conference with Real Estate Negotiator – Ms. Logan

                     Government Code Section 54946.8

                     Concerning Sale of the Ukiah Depot

             2.     Conference with Real Estate Negotiator – Fiber Optics – Ms. Logan

                     Government Code Section 54946.8

                     a.     Pacific Bell

                     b.     Qwest Communications

             3.     Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation    

                     Government Code Section 54956.9

                     a.     Rail-Ways, Inc. v. California Western Railroad (CWR)

                     b.     Claim of CWR

                     c.     NCRA v. Green

                     d.     Green v. NCRA (2 Cases)

                     e.     Claim of Richard Reid

             4.     Personnel Issue    

                     Government Code Section 54956.7

                     Employee Performance Evaluation – Executive Director

 

M.         ANNOUNCEMENT OF ACTION TAKEN IN CLOSED SESSION

 

N.         ADJOURNMENT