NORTH COAST RAILROAD AUTHORITY (NCRA)

BOARD OF DIRECTORS REGULAR MEETING

Wednesday, June 18, 2003

Please note time change…Meeting begins at 9:30 AM

 

 HEALDSBURG CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, Room 208

401 Grove Street, Healdsburg, Sonoma County, California
 
AGENDA

 

A.              CALL TO ORDER

B.              ROLL CALL

C.              CONSENT CALENDAR

1.      Approval of Minutes – 05/21/2003 Regular Board Meeting

 

D.              AGENDA APPROVAL

E.              CLOSED SESSION

1.      Public Employment:

                        Title: Executive Director

2.   Public Employment:

                        Title: Office Manager

 

F.               ANNOUNCEMENT FROM CLOSED SESSION

G.             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.

 

H.              CONDUCT OF BUSINESS

1.      Election of Officers

2.      Adoption of Preliminary 2003/2004 Budget

3.      Approval of Assignment of Prime Consultant Role to HNTB

4.      Project Updates

a.   Environmental Consent Decree

b.   FEMA Alternate Project

I.                COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

1.      Finance Committee

a.      Acceptance of Minutes, Finance Committee Meeting – June 4, 2003

 

2.   Property Committee

3.   Passenger Committee

4.   Operator Committee

5.   Executive Committee

J.               STAFF REPORT

1.      Executive Director – Doug Christy

2.      General Counsel – Chris Neary

 

K.              CLOSED SESSION

 

1.      Conference with Legal Counsel – Anticipated Litigation

Government Code Section 54956.9 (b)

Significant Exposure to Litigation (two cases)

 

2.   Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation

                                    Government Code Section 54956.9 (a)

                                    Boyle Engineering vs. NCRA, pending in Sonoma County

 

L.              ANNOUNCEMENT FROM CLOSED SESSION

M.             MATTERS FROM THE BOARD

N.        ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEXT MEETING

 Regular Board Meeting – July 16th, 2003 10:00 am

 Willits City Council Chambers, 111 East Commercial Street

 Willits, Mendocino County, CA 

 

O.        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. 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.