NORTH COAST RAILROAD AUTHORITY (NCRA)

BOARD OF DIRECTORS REGULAR MEETING

 

 Wednesday, July 21, 2004   10:00 AM

Willits City Council Chambers

111 East Commercial St. Willits, 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

               

                1.                Recognition of Outgoing Board Member – Bruce Burton

 

D.                CONSENT CALENDAR

 

1.                Approval of Minutes – 6/16/2004 Regular Board 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.                   Approval of Q-Fund Proposal

2.                Approval of CEQA Adoption

 

G.        STAFF REPORTS

           

            1.                Executive Director Mitch Stogner

 

                                A)                Update on FEMA Alternate Project

                                B)                PSC NTP Consent Decree Clean-Up

C)                  Eureka Waterfront Extension Project                 

 

2.                Legal Counsel Chris Neary    

           

H.             CLOSED SESSION

 

1.                 Conference with Real Property Negotiator pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.8

Property Location: Northern Sonoma County

Negotiating Parties: Tyris Corp and NCRA

Under negotiation: Terms and Conditions of Lease

2.                 Conference with Real Property Negotiator pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.8

Property Location: Cahto Peak and Pratt Mountain

Negotiating Parties: Johannesen and NCRA

Under negotiation: Terms and Conditions of Sale of Interest in BLM License and NCRA Lease

 

3.                Conference with Legal Counsel - Anticipated Litigation pursuant to Government Code     

                Section 54956.9 (two cases). 

 

4.                 Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing Litigation pursuant to Government Code     

                Section 54956.9 (one case – Mass Electric vs NCRA).  

             

I.            ANNOUNCEMENT OUT OF CLOSED SESSION

                 

J.             MATTERS FROM THE BOARD

 

K.               ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEXT MEETING

            August 18, 2004

                Fortuna City Council Chambers

                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.