NORTH COAST RAILROAD AUTHORITY (NCRA)

SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

Conference Call

MAY 30, 2006 ~ 4:00 PM

Draft Agenda

 

Call-in Location:  NCRA ~ 419 Talmage Road, Suite M, Ukiah

 

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.             PUBLIC COMMENTS

            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.             CONDUCT OF BUSINESS

 

G.            CLOSED SESSION

 

                1.            Conference with Real Estate Negotiators; Government Code 54956.8

                                Property:  NWP line

                                Agency Negotiators:  NCRA Operator Committee comprised of Allan Hemphill, Hal Wagenet, and Robert Simonson

                                Negotiating Parties:  NCRA and respondents to the NCRA Request for Proposals for Operator chosen by the Operator Committee on April 10, 2006 for the “Short List”:  NWP, Inc;  Sierra Railroad Company;  and North Bay & Pacific Railroad                                               Co. Inc.Under Negotiation: Terms of Operating Agreement transferring leasehold in portions of the NWP line to a potential operator, including price, terms.

 

H.           ANNOUNCEMENT OUT OF CLOSED SESSION

 

 

                               

I.              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.