NORTH COAST RAILROAD AUTHORITY (NCRA)

BOARD OF DIRECTORS REGULAR MEETING

 

Thursday, June 23, 10:00 am

Willits City Council Chambers

111 E. Commercial Street, 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.            INTRODUCTION

 

            1.                 Seating of New Board Member – Hal Wagenet to Replace the Seat of Doug Ellinger – Mendocino                                        County.

 

C.        ROLL CALL

 

D.            AGENDA APPROVAL

 

E.            CONSENT CALENDAR

 

            1.                Approval of Financial Statements – May 2005

            2.                Approval of Minutes – May 2005

                3.                Approval Final Draft Budget for FY 05-06

                               

F.            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.

 

G.            PRESENTATIONS

 

H.            CONDUCT OF BUSINESS

 

1.                   Approval of Form Letter to Encroachers

2.                   Termination of Passenger Carrier Agreement

            3.                Acceptance of Bid and Award of Contract for Black Point Bridge

                4.                Acceptance of Bid and Award of Contract for Haystack Landing Bridge

                5.                Ratification of Notice to Bidders for Acquisition of Rail Cars

                6.                NCRA Board Meeting Schedule

 

 

 

I.            COMMITTEE REPORTS

                           

                1.                 Operator Committee Report – Operator Committee Chairman Ripple

 

J.            STAFF REPORTS

 

            1.                Executive Director Mitch Stogner

 

a.)                  SB 792/HR 3

b.)                 ISTEA Grant/Local Match

c.)                  Meeting with SMART – Contracting Schedule

 

3.                   Legal Counsel Chris Neary                

 

K.            MATTERS FROM THE BOARD

 

L.            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

           

M.             ANNOUNCEMENT OUT OF CLOSED SESSION

 

N.               ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEXT MEETING

           

            July 27, 2005

                Willits City Council Chambers

                Willits, Mendocino County

           

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.