NORTH COAST RAILROAD AUTHORITY (NCRA)

BOARD OF DIRECTORS REGULAR MEETING

Wednesday, July 12, 2006 ~ 11:00 a.m.

Humboldt County Board of Supervisors Chambers

825 5th Street, Room 226, Eureka

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.        MATTERS FROM THE BOARD

 

E.         COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

            1.         Property Committee Report – Director Simonson

 

F.         CONSENT CALENDAR

 

             1.        Approval of Minutes – June 2006

             2         Approval of Financial Statements – June 2006

             3.        Approval of Expense Reimbursement May 2005– Executive Director      

             4.        Approval of FEMA/OES Budget for Fiscal Year 06-07.

 

G.        PUBLIC COMMENT

            Comments will be limited to three minutes per person and not more than ten minutes per subject, so that everyone canbe 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.

 

H.        PRESENTATIONS

 

                           

I.          CONDUCT OF BUSINESS

 

            1.         Consideration of Port/Rail MOU

                                    Recommendation:  Adopt Port/Rail MOU

           

            2.         Consideration of Single Year Audit Proposal

                                    Recommendation:  Approve Single Year Audit Proposal

 

            3.         Consideration of Amended Policies and Procedures

                                    Recommendation:  Approve Amended Policies and Procedures

 

           

            4.         Consideration of Termination of Professional and Technical Services Contracts   

                                    Recommendation:  Approve Termination of Professional and Technical                                                                                 Services Contracts

 

            5.         Consideration of Contract with American Rail Consultants

                                    Recommendation:  Approve Contract with American Rail Consultants

 

            6.         Consideration of Corrective Action Plan

                                    Recommendation:  Approve Corrective Action Plan

 

                                               

J.         STAFF REPORTS

 

1.                   Executive Director Mitch Stogner

           

            a)  CTC Update

            b)  Completion of 32.5 - ECD Phase 1

2.         Legal Counsel Chris Neary

 

K.         CLOSED SESSION

 

            1.         Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation       

                        (One Case) Gov Code Section 54956.9 (a)

                        NWPY vs. NCRA

 

 

            2.         Conference with Legal Counsel- Anticipated Litigation

                                Significant Exposure to Litigation pursuant to Gov.Code 54956.9 (c)

                                (One Case)

 

                3.             Conference with Real Estate Negotiators

                                NWP Railroad

                                Agency Negotiators:  Allan Hemphill; Bob Simonson; Hal Wagenet; Mitch Stogner; C.J. Neary;  Gov Code 54956.8

                                Parties to Negotiation:  NCRA; NorthWestern Pacific Railroad Company, Inc..

                                Under Negotiation: All Terms of Lease and Operating Agreement.

 

               

L.         ANNOUNCEMENT OUT OF CLOSED SESSION

 

M.        ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEXT MEETING

           

            August 9, 2006

                Ukiah City Council Chambers

                300 Seminary Avenue

                Ukiah – Mendocino 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.