NORTH COAST RAILROAD AUTHORITY (NCRA)

BOARD OF DIRECTORS REGULAR MEETING

 

Wednesday, February 16, 2005 10:00 AM

Fortuna City Council Chambers - 621 11th Street, Fortuna, 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

D.            CONSENT CALENDAR

 

            1.                Approval of Minutes – January 2005

                2.                Approval of Financial Statements – January 2005

               

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.            PRESENTATIONS

 

1.                HNTB – Dave Anderson

Bridge Inspection Report

 

2.                Oscar Larson & Associates – Ken Davlin

Port of Oakland & Port of Humboldt Bay Potential Partnership

 

G.            CONDUCT OF BUSINESS

 

1.                   Discussion re:  Railbanking    

2.                   Discussion re: Policies and Procedures Manual

 

H.            STAFF REPORTS

 

            1.                Executive Director Mitch Stogner

a.)                  Update FEMA Alternate Project

b.)                 Mayors letter to Sen. Chesbro & Assemblymember Berg

c.)                  TEA 21 Reauthorization Update

 

2.                   Legal Counsel Chris Neary                

                                   

I.            CLOSED SESSION

           

1.            CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL-ANTICIPATED LITIGATION

Significant exposure to litigation. Government Code Section 54956.9 (b) two cases

 

2.                CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL-ANTICIPATED LITIGATION

Significant exposure to litigation. Government Code Section 54956.9 (c) one case

 

3.                CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL-EXISTING LITIGATION

                 Government Code Section 54956.9 (a)

Michael H. Meyer vs. NCRA

Surface Transportation Board Docket # 34337  

 

4.                CONFERENCE WITH REAL PROPERTY NEGOTIATORS

 

a)                Property: 336 N. Lenore Avenue, Willits Ca 

Agency Negotiator:  Mitch Stogner

Negotiating Parties:  G and S Milling.

Under Negotiation:  Terms, Price

Government Code Section 54956.8

                               

b)                Property: Crossing to land formerly owned by Louisiana Pacific near Cloverdale California

Agency Negotiator:  Rob Krantz through designee Mitch Stogner

Negotiating Parties:  NCRA-Tyris Corp.

Under Negotiation:  Terms, Price

Government Code Section 54956.8

 

5.                 CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL- EXISTING LITIGATION

Government Code Section 54956.9 (a)

NCRA vs. Jerico Products Inc. et al.

Sonoma Superior Court # 235961  

           

J.             ANNOUNCEMENT OUT OF CLOSED SESSION

 

K.               ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEXT MEETING    

            March 16, 2005

                Healdsburg City Council Chambers

Healdsburg, Sonoma County

                           

L.                ADJOURNMENT

                                               

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.