NORTH COAST RAILROAD AUTHORITY (NCRA)

BOARD OF DIRECTORS REGULAR MEETING

 

Wednesday, May 18, 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

 

                1.                Recognition of Outgoing Board Member – Doug Ellinger

 

D.            CONSENT CALENDAR

 

            1.                Approval of Financial Statements – April 2005

            2.                Approval of Minutes – April 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.                Stacey Edgmon – Aycock and Edgmon

                                Audit findings for FY 03/04

 

                2.                Ken Davlin – Port of Humboldt Bay Development

 

G.            CONDUCT OF BUSINESS

 

            1.                Agreement with Passenger Carrier – Chris Neary

                2.                Volunteer Procedure – Chris Neary

            3.                Appointment to Property Committee (1 Vacancy)

                4.                Appointment to Finance Committee (1 Vacancy)

                5.                NCRA Board Meeting Schedule

 

 

 

 

H.            COMMITTEE REPORTS

                           

                1.                 Finance Committee Report – Finance Committee Chairman Ellinger

 

I.            STAFF REPORTS

 

            1.                Executive Director Mitch Stogner

 

a.)                  SB 792 Update

b.)                 HR 3 Update

c.)                  State Budget/TCRP

d.)                 FEMA/OES Update

 

 

2.                   Legal Counsel Chris Neary                

 

                                                                               

J.            MATTERS FROM THE BOARD

 

K.            CLOSED SESSION

 

                Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation pursuant to Gov. Code 54596.9 (a)

                               

                                Coast Guard Proceeding, Activity 20226382

                                NCRA vs. Jerico Products, Sonoma County # 235961

                                Jerico Products vs. NCRA N.D. (Cal.) 05-210

                                Michael Meyer vs. NCRA STB # 34337

 

                Conference with Legal Counsel – Significant Exposure to Litigation pursuant to Gov. Code 545969 (b) (2             cases)

 

                Executive Director Performance Review

           

L.             ANNOUNCEMENT OUT OF CLOSED SESSION

 

M.               ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEXT MEETING

           

            June 15, 2005

                Healdsburg City Council Chambers

                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.