NORTH COAST RAILROAD AUTHORITY (NCRA)

BOARD OF DIRECTORS REGULAR MEETING

 

 Wednesday, September 17th, 2003   10:00 AM

 

 SONOMA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS CHAMBERS

575 Administration Drive, Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, CA 

 
AGENDA

 

A.                 CALL TO ORDER

 

B.                 ROLL CALL

 

C.                 CONSENT CALENDAR

1.              Approval of Minutes -  06/18/2003 Regular Board Meeting

2.              Approval of Minutes – 08/01/2003 Property Committee Meeting

3.              Acceptance of Financial Reports – Summary Statements for Fiscal Year 02-03

       

4.              Approval of Lease – Mendocino Forest Products Company, LLC

 

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.            OES/FEMA ALTERNATE PROJECT UPDATE & CTC PRESENTATION

 

G.                CONDUCT OF BUSINESS

1.            Adopt Protocol For Inadvertent Archeological Discovery         

2.            Consideration of Executive Committee Responsibilities and Duties

3.             Approval of Budgetary Transfer 

4.         Consideration of Request from the City of Arcata Regarding Rail Banking of the Arcata and Mad   River Railroad

 

H.                CLOSED SESSION

1.            Conference with Legal Counsel – Potential Litigation

                 Pursuant to Government Code Section 54596.9 (two cases)

               

2.            Public Employment:

Title: On-Call Engineer

 

I.            ANNOUNCEMENT OUT OF CLOSED SESSION

  

J.             COMMITTEE REPORTS

1.                   Finance Committee Report 

2.             Property Committee Report 

3.             Passenger Committee Report

4.                  NWPRA Ad Hoc Committee Report

5.                  Operator Ad Hoc Committee

 

K.        STAFF REPORTS

                       

Executive Director Mitch Stogner

1.        Update on Reassignment Letter from Willdan & HNTB Regarding Prime Consultant

Role    

                       

Legal Counsel Chris Neary

                                       1.     Foss Environmental

 

L.               MATTERS FROM BOARD MEMBERS

 

M.            ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEXT MEETING

 Regular Board Meeting – October 15, 2003 – 10:00 am

 Eureka Inn, Simpson Room, 518 7th Street, Eureka CA

Eureka, Humboldt County, CA 

 

N.             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.