NORTH COAST RAILROAD AUTHORITY (NCRA)

BOARD OF DIRECTORS REGULAR MEETING

Wednesday, December 14, 10:00 am

Healdsburg City Council Chambers ~ 401 Grove Street

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

 

                1.                Introduction of New Board Member – Paul Kelley – Representative District 4 on the Sonoma                                  County Board of Supervisors

 

B.        ROLL CALL

 

C.            AGENDA APPROVAL

 

D.            MATTERS FROM THE BOARD

 

            1.                Recognition of Outgoing Board Member David Ripple

 

E.            CONSENT CALENDAR

 

            1.                Approval of Financial Statements – October 2005

                2.                Approval of Minutes – October 2005

            3.                Renewal of On-Call Engineering Contract

                4.                Approval of One Year Lease Extension for Talmage Office Space

                5.                Approval of 2006 NCRA Board Meeting Schedule

 

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

 

            1.                Updated Capital Assessment Report – South End – Dave Anderson             

 

H.            CONDUCT OF BUSINESS

 

                1.                Election of Chairman - NCRA Board of Directors

                2.                Election of Vice Chairman – NCRA Board of Directors

                3.                Appointment to Committees

                                                a.)  Operator Committee

                                                                1.)  Chairman

                                                                2.)  Vice Chairman

                                                                3.)  Member

                                                b.)  Property Committee

Property Committee Appointments cont.                                                      

                                                                1.)  Chairman

                                                                2.)  Vice Chairman

                                                                3.)   Member

                                                c.)  Finance Committee

                                                                1.)  Chairman

                                                                2.)  Vice Chairman

                                                                3.)  Member

                                                d.)                Humboldt Bay Harbor District Joint Advisory Committee

                                                                1.)  Chairman

                                                                2.)  Vice Chairman

                                                                3.)  Member

                4.                Consideration and Discussion of Draft Outline of Request for Proposals for Freight and Excursion                                               Service.

                5.                Consideration and Discussion Peer Review of Proposal Responses

                6.                Consideration and Discussion of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Redwood Community                            Action Agency to Implement a Rails With Trails Program.

                7.                Consideration and Adoption of California Redwood Settlement Agreement

           

I.            COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

            1.            Operator Committee Report – Director Hemphill

 

                           

J.         STAFF REPORTS

 

1.                   Executive Director Mitch Stogner

               

                a)  Update on FEMA/OES Grant – Dave Anderson             

                b)   TCRP Applications for February CTC Meeting

                                               

2.                Legal Counsel Chris Neary

 

 

K.            CLOSED SESSION

 

            1.                Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation

                                Government Code 94596.9 (a) (5 cases)

 

                                a.                NCRA vs. United States Coast Guard, U.S. District Court, Northern District,

                                                Case #. C-05-2739-NJV

                                b.                NCRA vs. Jerico Products, Sonoma County Superior Court Case # SCV235961

                                c.                Jerico Products vs. SMART, U.S. District Court, Northern District, Case # C-05-00210                                                      JSW

                                d.                Michael Meyers vs. NCRA, pending before the Surface Transportation Board, Finance                                                     Docket # 34337

                                e.                Michael Meyers vs. Surface Transportation Board, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit,                                                   Case # 05-75440

 

 

                2.                Conference with Legal Counsel – Anticipated Litigation

                                Government Code Section94596.9 (b)(C) (one case) –

 

                                a.                Receipt of Claim, or other communication threatening litigation

                               

 

 L.             ANNOUNCEMENT OUT OF CLOSED SESSION

 

M.               ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEXT MEETING

           

            January 11, 2005

                Fortuna City Council Chambers

                Humboldt 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.