NORTH COAST RAILROAD AUTHORITY (NCRA) BOARD OF DIRECTORS

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2001 AT 10:00 A.M.

 

WILLITS CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

111 EAST COMMERCIAL STREET, WILLITS, MENDOCINO COUNTY, CA, USA 

 

A.        CALL TO ORDER

 

B.        ROLL CALL

 

C.        MINUTES

 

            Approve Minutes of September 19, 2001 Regular Board Meeting

 

D.        AGENDA APPROVAL

 

E.         PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

            Members of the public will be given three minutes to address issues or topics not listed on this

            Agenda.  Pursuant to the Brown Act, the Board can not take action on an item that does not

            appear on the Agenda.

 

F.        CONDUCT OF BUSINESS

 

            1.      Discussion on Public Relations

 

            2.      Response to Single Year Audit for Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2000

 

            3.      Review Final Revisions and Adopt Personnel Policies and Procedures Handbook

 

            4.      Status Report Regarding Interim Operations

 

            5.      Development of Request For Proposals for Permanent Operator

 

            6.      Procedure for Disposition of Surplus Property

 

            7.      Proposed New NCRA Logo

 

            8.      Governance Issues Regarding the NWP

 

            9.      Consider Cost of Living Adjustment for NCRA Employees

 

            10.    Discuss Interim and Long-Term Accounting Functions

 

                11.    Revised Independent Contractor Procedure

 

            12.    Federal Emergency Management Agency Alternate Project Revisited

 

            13.    Discuss for Possible Action a Contract with the City of Santa Rosa

 

14.        Consider Contract with Elypsis, Inc. for Computer Accounting Software Support

 

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 – Robert Jehn, Webmaster

 

            5.      Cities – Dir. Mackenzie

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

I.          MATTERS FROM BOARD MEMBERS

 

J.         ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEXT MEETING

 

            Regular Board Meeting – November 14, 2001 10:00 a.m.

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

 

K.        CLOSED SESSION

 

            1.      Conference with Legal Counsel Neary – Anticipated Litigation

                     Government Code § 54956.9(b)

                     Significant Exposure to Litigation – One Case

 

            2.      Conference with Legal Counsel Neary – Existing Litigation

                     Government Code § 54956.9(a)

                     Rail-Ways, Inc. v. Benson, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, N.D. Cal., Adv. Proc. No. 01-1101       

                     Lawsuit to avoid preference with respect to a disputed fund held by NCRA in which

                     NCRA makes no claim.

 

             3.      Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation

                      Government Code § 54956.9(a)

                      Mass Electric v. Rail-Ways, Inc., et al.,

                      Mendocino County Superior Court, Case No. 85230

 

L.         ANNOUNCEMENT OF ACTION TAKEN IN CLOSED SESSION

 

M.        ADJOURNMENT