NORTH COAST RAILROAD AUTHORITY (NCRA)

BOARD OF DIRECTORS REGULAR MEETING

 

 Wednesday, November 19th, 2003   10:00 AM

 Ukiah Valley Conference Center, Chenin Blanc Room

200 S. School Street  Ukiah, CA, Mendocino County  

 
AGENDA

 

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.

 

A.                 CALL TO ORDER

 

B.                 ROLL CALL

 

C.                 CONSENT CALENDAR

1.              Approval of Minutes - 09/17/2003 Regular Board Meeting

2.              Approval of Minutes – 10/15/2003 Regular Board Meeting

3.              Acceptance of Financial Reports

4.              Project Budget Approval

 

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.         NWPRA REPORT (Director Hemphill)

 

G.        CONDUCT OF BUSINESS

1.         Executive Committee Duties          

 

H.        COMMITTEE REPORTS

1.         Finance Committee Report – Director Burton 

2.         Property Committee Report – Director Simonson 

3.                   Passenger Committee Report – Director Hemphill

 

I.          STAFF REPORTS

1.             Executive Director Mitch Stogner

                A) Project Updates

                                1. FEMA/OES Alternate Project

2. Environmental Consent Decree 

 

                B) Funding Strategy Update

1. TCRP

2. External Funding Strategies        

 

Legal Counsel Chris Neary

 

J.         CLOSED SESSION

 

1.         Executive Director Performance Review          

2.         Conference with Legal Counsel – Potential Litigation

        Pursuant to Government Code Section 54596.9 (six cases)

 

K.         ANNOUNCEMENT OUT OF CLOSED SESSION

                                                       

L.         MATTERS FROM BOARD MEMBERS

                       

M.       ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEXT MEETING

 Regular Board Meeting – December 17th, 2003 – 10:00 am

Healdsburg, City Council Chambers

 401 Grove Street

 Healdsburg, Sonoma 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.