NORTH COAST RAILROAD AUTHORITY (NCRA)

REGULAR  MEETING

 

 Wednesday, October 20, 2004  10:00 AM

Ukiah City Council Chambers

300 Seminary Ave. 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 – August 18, 2004 Regular Board Meeting

2)      Approval of Minutes – September 27 Special Board Meeting

3)      Approval of Financial Statements – July/August 2004

4)      Approval of Financial Statement – September 2004

                       

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 at the discretion of the Chair.  “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.                  ANNOUNCEMENT OUT OF CLOSED SESSION  (from the Special Mtg of Sep’t 27)

 

G.            CONDUCT OF BUSINESS     

1)                 Consideration of Proposal – City of Healdsburg

2)                 Consideration of Proposal – City of Ukiah

3)                 Consideration of Surplus Declaration and Donation – Roots of Motive Power

4)                 Award of Contract for Audit Services

5)                 Ratification of Comments to City of Eureka; Notice of Preparation, Waterfront Drive Extension Project, Draft Environmental Impact Report

 

H.           STAFF REPORT

1)                 Mitch Stogner, Executive Director

A – Upcoming CTC Presentation; Oct 28

·        FEMA/OES Grant

·        ISTEA/Q-Fund Loan Forgiveness

·        NCRA-Sponsored Legislation

PTA Account

Reallocation of Q-Fund

Repayment Proceeds

·         Consent Decree

·         Harbor District Loan

 

2)                Chris Neary, Legal Counsel

                               

I.                MATTERS FROM BOARD MEMBERS

J.            CLOSED SESSION

            1) Conference with Legal Counsel - Potential Litigation Pursuant to Gov. Code 54956. 9 (b) 1 case

 

                2 ) Conference with Legal Counsel  - Existing Litigation Pursuant to Gov Code 54956.9 (a) 1 case

                      Hight vs. NCRA; Mendocino County Superior Court Case # 80240  

           

M.            ANNOUNCEMENT OUT OF CLOSED SESSION

N.            ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEXT MEETING

            November 17, 2004

            Fortuna City Council Chambers

            621 11th St.

            Fortuna, Humboldt Co.

           

O.            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.