NORTH COAST RAILROAD AUTHORITY (NCRA)

BOARD OF DIRECTORS REGULAR MEETING

 

 Wednesday, May 19, 2004   10:00 AM

Arcata City Council Chambers

736 F St, Arcata, Humboldt 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

1.         Seating of Director Ollivier and Recognition of Outgoing Director Leo Sears

 

D.                CONSENT CALENDAR

1.              Approval of Minutes – 4/21/2004 Regular Board Meeting

2.              Acceptance of Financial Reports – April 2004

3.        Approval of New Index Code for Sonoma County Auditor’s Office   

4.        Approval of Indirect Cost Plan

5.        Approval of Minutes – 4/21/2004 Property Committee Meeting     

 

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.             Consideration of Lease Agreement with City of Eureka – Marie Liscom

2.             Award of Contract – Waste and Debris Clean-Up Project

3.             a) Elections – Vice Chair

    b) Appointment – Property Committee (One vacancy)

               

G.        PRESENTATIONS 

 

1. NWP Support Coalition – Kaye Strickland Re: Organizing to Support the Restoration of the Humboldt 

     Short Rail.     

 

            2. City of Arcata - Dan Hauser, City Manager Re: Commuter Service in Humboldt County

 

H.        STAFF REPORTS

            1.             Executive Director Mitch Stogner

 

                                                                                              A)       Update on FEMA Alternate Project

                                B)            Update on the Waste and Debris Clean Up Project 

C)                  Update on T-21 Reauthorization

D)                  Homeless Encampment Clean-Up – Ukiah

E)                   Update - Proposed Skatepark on NCRA Property         

 

2.             Legal Counsel Chris Neary

  

I.          COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

            1.         Property Committee – Director Simonson

2.                    Ad Hoc Operator Committee – Director Ripple

3.                   Finance Committee – Director Burton

 

J.         CLOSED SESSION

 

1.             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 54956.8

 

2.             Conference with Legal Counsel  - Potential Exposure to Litigation pursuant to Government Code     

                Section 54956.9 (three cases). 

 

3.             Annual Performance Evaluation of General Counsel    

             

K.        ANNOUNCEMENT OUT OF CLOSED SESSION

                 

L.         MATTERS FROM THE BOARD

 

M.       ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEXT MEETING

            May 16, 2004

                Healdsburg City Council Chambers

                401 Grove St., Healdsburg, Sonoma County

                       

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.