NORTH COAST RAILROAD AUTHORITY (NCRA)

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2000 AT 10:00 A.M.

 

FORTUNA CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

621 11TH STREET, FORTUNA, HUMBOLDT COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, USA
 

 

 

 

 

 

A.       CALL TO ORDER

 

B.       ROLL CALL

 

C.       MINUTES

 

            1.     Approval of Minutes of the October 18, 2000 Regular Board Meeting

            2.     Approval of Minutes of the November 6, 2000 Special Board Meeting

 

D.        AGENDA APPROVAL

 

E.                 PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

            This portion of the Agenda allows the public to speak to the Board on various issues not     

            itemized on this Agenda.  Pursuant to the Brown Act, the Board may not take action on

            an item that does not appear on the Agenda.

 

F.       CONDUCT OF BUSINESS

 

1.     Trails and Rails Presentation

            2.     Northwestern Pacific Support Coalition Presentation

            3.     Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation, and Conservation District Presentation

            4.     Consider Contracting with Fiber Optic Consultant

            5.     Approve First Amendment to Lease Agreement with Sonoma County for Cloverdale

                    Depot

            6.     Notice of Biennial Review and Amendment of Conflict of Interest Code

            7.     Discussion on Negotiating Interest Rates Agreed to Under Contract    

            8.     Revise Scope of Work for Re-Opening Project Between Willits and Samoa

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

                    Northwestern California Railway Engineering Corp. (NorCare) Permanent

                    Operating Agreement

 

G.        LIAISON REPORTS

 

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

            2.      Legislation – Max H. Bridges

3.         Passenger – Dir. Hemphill

            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.         PROPERTY MANAGER REPORT – Cyndee Logan

 

J.         LEGAL REPORT – General Counsel Christopher J. Neary

 

            Discussion Regarding Richard Robinson and Associates, Inc.

 

K.        MATTERS FROM BOARD MEMBERS

 

L.        ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEXT MEETING

 

            Regular Board Meeting – December 20, 2000 10:00 a.m.

            Healdsburg City Council Chambers, 401 Grove Street, Healdsburg, Sonoma County, CA

 

M.       CLOSED SESSION

 

            1.     Conference with Real Estate Negotiator – Ms. Logan

                    Government Code Section 54946.8

                    a.     Sale of Ukiah Depot

                    b.     Pacific Bell Fiber Optics

                    c.     Pratt Mountain - Johannesen Lease

 

            2.     Conference with Legal Counsel – Potential Litigation    

                    Government Code Section 54956.9(a)

                    TXL v. NCRA, Pending in Humboldt County

                   

            3.     Conference with Legal Counsel – Initiate Litigation    

                    Government Code Section 54956.9(c)

                    Determine with Reference to Improved Project

 

N.        ANNOUNCEMENT OF ACTION TAKEN IN CLOSED SESSION

 

O.         ADJOURNMENT