NORTH COAST RAILROAD AUTHORITY (NCRA)

BOARD OF DIRECTORS REGULAR MEETING

 

 Wednesday, April 16th, 2003   10:00 AM

 

LOCATION CHANGE…
UKIAH CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

300 Seminary Avenue, Ukiah, Mendocino County, CA
 
AGENDA

 

A.              CALL TO ORDER

 

B.              ROLL CALL

 

C.              CONSENT CALENDAR

1.           Approval of Minutes - 02/19/2003 Regular Board Meeting

2.           Approval of Minutes - 03/07/2003 Special Board Meeting 

3.           Approval of Minutes - 03/07/2003 Property Committee Meeting

4.           Approval of Minutes - 04/01/2003 Finance Committee Meeting

5.           Acceptance of Financial Summary Statements for March, 2003

 

D.              AGENDA APPROVAL

 

E.              PUBLIC COMMENT

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.

 

F.               CONDUCT OF BUSINESS

1.           Update on NCRA Website - Bob Jehn

2.           Acceptance of Single Year Audit 2001/2002– Stacy Edgmon & Phil Aycock

3.           Update on NCRA Available Funding – Doug Christy

4.           Discussion on Seeking Outside Professional Funding Support

 

G.             COMMITTEE REPORTS

1.       Finance Committee

2.           Property Committee

3.           Passenger Committee

4.           NWPRA Ad Hoc Committee

 

 

 

H.              STAFF REPORTS

1.        Executive Director  - Doug Christy 

5.            General Counsel  - Chris Neary

 

I.                CLOSED SESSION

1.         Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation

Government Code Section 54956.9 (a)

Mass Electric vs.. Rail-Ways et al, Mendocino Superior Court Case # 85230

 

2.           Conference with Legal Counsel – Anticipated Litigation

  Significant Exposure to Litigation

  Government Code Section 54956.9 (b)

 

J.               ANNOUNCEMENT OF ACTION TAKEN IN CLOSED SESSION

 

K.              MATTERS FROM BOARD MEMBERS

 

L.         ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEXT MEETING

 Regular Board Meeting – May 21st, 2003 10:00 am

 Eureka, City Council Chambers, 531 K St. Room 208

 Eureka, Humboldt County, CA 

 

M.        ADJOURNMENT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AGENDA NOTE

All items appearing on the agenda are subject to action by the Board of Directors. Staff recommendations are subject to action by the Board of Directors. Staff recommendations are subject to change by the Board.

 

AMERICAN WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) REQUESTS

To request disability-related modifications or accommodations for accessible locations or meeting materials in alternative formats (as allowed under Section 12132 of the ADA) please contact the NCRA office at 707 463-3280, at least 72 hours before the meeting.

 

ADDITIONS TO AGENDA

The Brown Act, Section 54954.2, states that the Board may take action on off-agenda items when: a) a majority vote determines that an “emergency situation” exists as defined in Section 54956.5, or b) a two-thirds vote of the body, or a unanimous vote of those present, determines that there is a need to take immediate action and the need for action arose after the agenda was legally posted, or c) the item was continued from a prior, legally posted meeting not more than five calendar days before this meeting.

 

CLOSED SESSION

If agendized, NCRA may adjourn to a closed session to consider litigation or personnel matters (i.e. contractor agreements). Discussion of litigation or pending litigation may be held in closed session by authority of Government Code Section 54956.9; discussion of personnel matters by authority of Government Code Section 54957; to confer with their negotiator regarding real property by authority of Government Code Section 54956.8.