NORTH COAST RAILROAD AUTHORITY (NCRA)

BOARD OF DIRECTORS REGULAR MEETING

 

 Wednesday, April 21, 2004   10:00 AM

Ukiah City Council Chambers

300 Seminary Avenue, Ukiah, Mendocino County

 
DRAFT 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.                 AGENDA APPROVAL

 

D.                CONSENT CALENDAR

1.              Approval of Minutes – 3/15/2004 Regular Board Meeting

2.              Acceptance of Financial Reports – February 2004

3.        Acceptance of Financial Reports – March 2004

4.        Approval of Quitclaim Deed to City of Willits for Alleyway Adjacent to Willits Depot             

 

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.             Petaluma Industry Track Project  

 

G.        STAFF REPORTS

            1.             Executive Director Mitch Stogner

 

                                A)           Update on HR 3550 -  TEA LU Transportation Bill, House of Representatives

                                B)            Proposed HNTB Task Order for the FEMA Alternate Project

C)                  Update on the Waste and Debris Clean Up Project 

D)                  Letter from City of Arcata re: Commuter Service from Rio Dell to Arcata and possibly

McKinleyville

 

2.             Legal Counsel Chris Neary

  

H.        CLOSED SESSION

 

1.             Conference with Legal Counsel  - Anticipated Litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (b); Significant Exposure to Litigation (one case).

 

2.             Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation pursuant to Government Code Section

                54956.9 (a) (one case – Mass Electric Construction vs Rail Ways, Inc, North Coast Railroad Authority, Mendocino Superior Court Case # SCUK-CVG-01-85260)

 

3.             Annual Performance Evaluation of General Counsel    

 

4.             Conference with Real Property Negotiator

Property Location: Ukiah Depot Parcel

Negotiating Parties: City of Ukiah and NCRA

Under negotiation: Price and Terms, pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9

             

I.          ANNOUNCEMENT OUT OF CLOSED SESSION

                 

J.         MATTERS FROM THE BOARD

            1.             Director Sears – Permit Policy for Non-Profit and Ad Hoc Groups

 

K.        ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEXT MEETING

            May 19, 2004

                Fortuna City Council Chambers

                621 11th St. Fortuna, Humboldt County

                       

L.         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.