NORTH COAST RAILROAD AUTHORITY (NCRA)

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2001 AT 10:00 A.M.

 

EUREKA CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

531 K STREET, EUREKA, HUMBOLDT COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, USA 

 

 

 

 

A.        CALL TO ORDER

 

B.        ROLL CALL

 

C.        MINUTES

 

            1.     Approve Minutes of July 18, 2001 Passenger Committee Meeting

                2.     Approve Minutes of July 18, 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.      Request for Property Title Change to City of Eureka

 

            2.      Consider Formalizing Appointments to Northwestern Pacific Railroad Authority

 

            3.      Public Hearing on Boyle Protest of Bidding Procedure

 

            4.      Select Engineering/Environmental Capital Projects Consultant

 

            5.      Award Bid for Rehabilitation Work Between Windsor and Willits

 

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 – September 19, 2001 10:00 a.m.

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

 

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 – Anticipated Litigation

                     a.     Government Code § 54956.9(b)

                             Significant Exposure to Litigation – Two Potential Cases

                     b.     Government Code § 54956.9(c)

                             Initiation of Litigation – One Case

 

             3.      Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation

                      Government Code § 54956.9

                      Rail-Ways, Inc. v. North Coast Railroad Authority

                      Adversary Proceeding 01-1101

 

L.         ANNOUNCEMENT OF ACTION TAKEN IN CLOSED SESSION

 

M.        ADJOURNMENT