NORTH COAST RAILROAD AUTHORITY (NCRA)

BOARD OF DIRECTORS REGULAR MEETING

 

AGENDA

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 2002 AT 10:00 AM

 

WILLITS CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

111 EAST COMMERCIAL STREET, WILLITS, CALIFORNIA

 

 

A.        CALL TO ORDER

 

B.        ROLL CALL

 

C.        AGENDA APPROVAL

 

D.                CONDUCT OF BUSINESS

 

1.            Minutes of Regular Board Meeting of June 19, 2002

 

2.      Consider a change in meeting date to avoid conflict with August CTC Meeting scheduled for August 21 and 22 in LA

 

3.      Financial Issues:

 

a.       Adoption of revised budgets for FY 2001-02 and 2002-03

b.      Status of revenues, expenditures, and cash on hand

c.       Outstanding Debt

                    

4.      Status of Assessments and Railroad Re-Opening Strategy – 

Project Management/Willdan

 

a.   Consent Decree Assessment

b.   Capital Project Assessment

c.   Financial Feasibility Analysis

d.   Future funding opportunities

 

5.      Funding for interim Consultant Services

 

6.      Status of AB 2224

 

7.      Property Management Committee Recommendations regarding the property management function and the disposition of the Eureka Depot.

 

8.            Debris removal at the Novato Creek Bridge in Novato

 

9.      Agenda Posting Locations

 

                    

E.                 PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

F.                  LIASON REPORTS

 

1.            Northwestern Pacific Railroad Authority (NWPRA)

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

 

G.        COMMITTEE REPORTS

           

            1.      Passenger – Dir. Hemphill and Dir. Opalach

    

2.      Property Management – Dir. Sears, Dir. Campbell, and Dir. Simonson

                     Status Report on the Property Management Function

 

3.            Car Hire – Dir. Hemphill, Dir. Simonson, and Dir. Opalach         

        

4.         Permanent Operator—Dir. Ripple, Dir. Simonson, and Dir. Sears

 

H.        CLOSED SESSION

 

1.      Conference with Legal Counsel – Anticipated Legislation, one case

Government Code § 54956.9 

 

2.      Conference with Legal Counsel-Existing Litigation

         Government Code Section 54956.9(a) Harden Cook et al vs. NCRA; Alameda Superior Court Case # 020762

 

 

I.          ANNOUNCEMENT OF ACTION TAKEN IN CLOSED SESSION

 

J.         STAFF REPORTS

 

1.            Executive Director Max H Bridges

 

            2.       Assistant Executive Director/Project Manager Douglas Christy

 

            3.       General Counsel Christopher J Neary

 

K.        MATTERS FROM BOARD MEMBERS

 

L.         ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEXT MEETING

           

To be announced upon completion of item D-2

 

 

M.       ADJOURNMENT