NORTH COAST RAILROAD AUTHORITY (NCRA)

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 2001 AT 10:00 A.M.

 

WILLITS CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

111 E COMMERCIAL STREET, WILLITS, MENDOCINO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, USA 

 

 

 

 

A.        CALL TO ORDER

 

B.        ROLL CALL

 

C.        MINUTES

 

              Approve Minutes of June 20, 2001 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.      Approve Personnel Rules and Regulations Handbook

 

2.      Adopt Independent Contractor Procedures Policy

 

            3.      Consider Adopting Prevailing Wage Rates for Public Works Contracts

 

            4.      Modify Travel Policy

 

            5.      Authorize Filing and Issuance of Multi-County Agency Bienneal Notice for Amendment

                     to Conflict of Interest Code

 

            6.      Adopt Budget for Fiscal Year 2001-2002

 

            7.      Authorize Increase in Maximum Allowable Contract Amount to Vortex Diving

                     Regarding Repair of Fenders on the Haystack Landing Bridge

 

            8.      Consider Attendance of Assistant Executive Director at American Railway Engineering

                     and Maintenance of Way (AREMA) Annual Conference

 

            9.      Joint Use of the REMCO Facility in Willits for Railroad Storage and Maintenance - 

                     Presentation by Chris Burkhardt

 

G.        LIAISON REPORTS

 

1.            Northwestern Pacific Railroad Authority (NWPRA) – Mr. Bridges

 

2.            Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit Commission (SMART) – Mr. Bridges

 

            3.      Legislation – Mr. Bridges

 

            4.      Web Site

 

            5.      Cities – Dir. Mackenzie

 

            6.      Passenger – Dir. Hemphill, Dir. Opalach, and Dir. Schlienger

 

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

 

            8.      Carrier – Northwestern Pacific Railway Co. LLC (NWPY)

 

H.         STAFF REPORTS

 

             1.      Executive Director Max H Bridges

 

             2.      Assistant Executive Director Douglas Christy

 

             3.      General Counsel Christopher J Neary

 

             4.      Property Manager Cyndee Logan

 

             5.      Accountant Wade Fulton

 

I.          MATTERS FROM BOARD MEMBERS

 

J.         ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEXT MEETING

 

            Regular Board Meeting – August 15, 2001 10:00 a.m.

            Eureka City Council Chambers, 531 K Street, Eureka, Humboldt County, CA, USA 

 

K.        CLOSED SESSION

 

            1.      Conference with Real Property Negotiator – Ms. Logan

                     Government Code § 54946.8

                     Fiber Optics – Pacific Bell

 

            2.      Conference with Legal Counsel Neary – Existing Litigation

                     Government Code § 54956.9(a)

                     FCM Rail v. NCRA

                     U.S District Court, East District Michigan, Case No. 98-74917

 

            3.      Conference with Legal Counsel Neary – Anticipated Litigation

                     Government Code § 54956.9(b)

                     Significant Exposure to Litigation (Two Cases)

 

L.         ANNOUNCEMENT OF ACTION TAKEN IN CLOSED SESSION

 

M.        ADJOURNMENT