NORTH COAST RAILROAD AUTHORITY (NCRA)

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

 

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

 

HEALDSBURG CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

401 GROVE STREET, HEALDSBURG, SONOMA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, USA

 

 

A.       CALL TO ORDER

 

B.       ROLL CALL

 

C.       MINUTES

 

           Approval of Minutes of the November 14, 2000 Regular 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.     Consider Accountant Position: Job Description, Salary, Selection

            2.     Approve Contract for Fiber Optic Consultant

            3.     Resolution 2000-03 Authorizing Opening of Wells-Fargo Checking Account

            4.     Consider Employee Handbook Preparation

            5.     Consider CalPERS Deferred Compensation Plan for Employees

            6.     Resolution 2000-05 Authorizing Submittal of Invoice NCRA-DR02 to California

                    Department of Transportation for Payment of Debt

            7.     Consider Proposed Public Works Contracting Procedures Policy Document

            8.     Selection of Passenger Committee Members

            9.     Consider Janitorial Services for Eureka Depot

10.        Consider Permanent Operating Agreement with Northwestern Pacific Railway Co. 

         LLC (NWPY) and Northwestern California Railway Engineering Corp. (NorCare) or

         Extend Start-Up Date

 

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.      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

 

            Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District Relationship with NWPRA

 

K.        MATTERS FROM BOARD MEMBERS

 

L.        ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEXT MEETING

 

            Regular Board Meeting – January 17, 2001 10:00 a.m.

            Willits City Council Chambers, 111 E Commercial Street, Willits, Mendocino County, CA

 

M.       CLOSED SESSION

 

            1.     Conference with Real Estate Negotiator – Ms. Logan

                    Government Code Section 54946.8

                    a.     Sale of Ukiah Depot

                    b.     Pratt Mountain - Johannesen Lease

                    c.     Fiber Optics

                            I.     Williams Communications

                            II.    Pacific Bell

 

            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

 

           4.     Personnel Issue    

                   Government Code Section 54956.7

                    Employee Performance Evaluation – Executive Director

 

N.        ANNOUNCEMENT OF ACTION TAKEN IN CLOSED SESSION

 

O.         ADJOURNMENT