NORTH COAST RAILROAD AUTHORITY (NCRA)

BOARD OF DIRECTORS REGULAR MEETING

 

Thursday, April 28, 2005 10:00 AM

Ukiah City Council Chambers

300 Seminary Ave, Ukiah, Sonoma 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 Financial Statements – March 2005

            2.                Approval of Minutes – March 2005

                3.                Approval of Minutes – March Special Meeting 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.                   Eel River Canyon Section of Mainline – Moss Bittner

2.                   Mendocino Transit Authority Bus Depot  - Candace Horsley

 

G.            CONDUCT OF BUSINESS

 

            1.                Adoption – Policies and Procedures Manual

 

 

H.            STAFF REPORTS

 

            1.                Executive Director Mitch Stogner

 

a.)                  Status Update FEMA Alternate Project

b.)                 Status Update - SB792

c.)                  Status Update - HR3

d.)                 Status Update  - Environmental Consent Decree Close Out

e.)                  Volunteer Policy and Program Direction

 

2.                   Legal Counsel Chris Neary                

 

                                                                               

I.                   CLOSED SESSION

 

1.              CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - Existing Litigation pursuant to Gov. Code   

                         ?????? (4 cases)

                Coast Guard Proceeding

                                    NCRA vs. Jerico

                                    Jerico vs. SMART

                                    Surface Transportation Hearing

 

    2.                   CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - Potential Litigation pursuant to Gov. Code

                        ??????? (Two Cases)

             

 

     3.                CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL -  Real Estate Negotiations

                                    Tyris 

 

        4.               Personnel Issue – Employee Review: Executive Director

           

J.            MATTERS FROM THE BOARD

           

K.             ANNOUNCEMENT OUT OF CLOSED SESSION

 

L.               ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEXT MEETING

           

            May 18, 2005

                Fortuna City Council Chambers

                Fortuna, Humboldt County

           

               

M.                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.