NORTH COAST RAILROAD AUTHORITY (NCRA)

BOARD OF DIRECTORS REGULAR MEETING

 

AGENDA

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2002 AT 10:00 AM

 

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS CHAMBERS

HUMBOLDT COUNTY COURTHOUSE

825 5TH STREET,

EUREKA, CALIFORNIA, USA

 

 

A.                 CALL TO ORDER—10:00 am

 

B.                 ROLL CALL—10:00 am

 

C.                 AGENDA APPROVAL—10:05 am

 

D.                PUBLIC COMMENTS—10:15 AM

 

Comments will be limited to three minutes per person and not more than ten minutes per subject, so that everyone can be heard. “Public Comment” time is limited to matters under the jurisdiction of the Authority that may not have been considered by the Authority previously and are not on the agenda. No action will be taken. Members of the public may also comment during specific agenda items when recognized by the Chair.

 

E.                  CONDUCT OF BUSINESS—10:30 am

 

1.                  Status Report on Eel River Railroad (Niemeyer) Proposal (Directors Sears and Simonson)

 

2.                  Acceptance of Bids on Passenger Equipment

 

3.                  NCRA’s Strategic Update Presentation

 

A.                 NCRA’s Recommended Strategy

B.                 Capital Assessment Report

C.                 Consent Decree Assessment Report

D.                The Long Term Financial Feasibility of the Northwestern Pacific Railroad Report

E.                 Public input

 

F.                  CLOSED SESSION/LUNCH—12:30 pm

 

1.      Conference with Legal Counsel – Anticipated Litigation Government Code § 54956.9, one case

2.      Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation Government Code Section 54956.9(a) Harden Cook et al vs. NCRA; Alameda Superior Court Case #020762

3.      Conference with Legal Counsel – Pending Litigation Mass Electric, – Anticipated Litigation Government Code § 54956.9

4.      Conference with Real Property Negotiator - Mr. Bridges Government Code § 54956.8

 

G.                ANNOUNCEMENT OF ACTION TAKEN IN CLOSED SESSION—1:30 pm

 

H.                CONDUCT OF BUSINESS—1:35 pm

 

1.                  Policy Direction on NCRA Strategic Update

 

A.                 Adopt Consultant Reports

B.                 Approve Strategy

C.                 Authorize Staff to Present Strategy to CTC on August 22, 2002   

 

I.                   MATTERS FROM BOARD MEMBERS—2:45 pm

 

J.                  ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEXT MEETING—2:55 pm

 

Regular Board of Directors Meeting

Wednesday, September 18, 2002 at 10:00 a.m.

Healdsburg City Council Chambers

Healdsburg City Hall

401 Grove Street,

Healdsburg, Sonoma County, California USA

 

K.                ADJOURNMENT—3:00 pm