NORTH COAST RAILROAD AUTHORITY (NCRA)

BOARD OF DIRECTORS REGULAR MEETING

Wednesday, August 16, 2006 ~ 11:00 a.m.

Willits City Council Chambers

111 E. Commercial Street

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.        ROLL CALL

 

C.         AGENDA APPROVAL

 

D.        MATTERS FROM THE BOARD

 

            Director Wagenet - Presentation of Memorial Resolution – Hannah Burkhardt

 

E.         COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

F.         CONSENT CALENDAR

 

             1.        Approval of Minutes – July 2006

             2.        Approval of Financial Statements FY 05-06 Year End

             3         Approval of Financial Statements – July 2006

             4.        Approval of Expense Reimbursement June 2006– Executive Director      

             

G.        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.

 

H.        PRESENTATIONS

 

I.          CONDUCT OF BUSINESS

 

            1.         Consideration of LAIF Authorized Signatures

                                    Recommendation:  Appoint 2 Board Members and Executive Director as Authorized Persons to sign LAIF Updates.

 

            2.         Consideration of City of Healdsburg Foss Creek Bike Path – Phase II

                                    Recommendation:  Approve Phase II

           

           

           

            3.         Consideration of Ad-Hoc Policy & Procedures Committee         

                                    Recommendation – Appoint two Directors to form Ad-Hoc Policy and Procedures Committee

 

            4.         Consideration of Communications Facility Lease Agreement – Edge Wireless

                                    Recommendation – Approve Communications Facility Lease Agreement with Edge Wireless

           

 

            5.         Consideration of 3 TCRP Applications for October 2006 CTC Meeting.

                                    1.         32.4 – Allocation Request for NCRA Urgent Railroad Repairs

                                    2.         32.3 & 32.9 – Programming Request for Phase I studies for combined EIR/EIS document for Dos Rios to South Fork.

                                    3.         32.9 - Phase I studies and Phase II Plans, specifications and estimates to reopen the railroad from Lombard to Windsor.

                                    Recommendation: Approve TCRP Applications for October 2006 CTC Meeting

           

 

J.         STAFF REPORTS

 

1.                   Executive Director Mitch Stogner

           

            a)  CTC Update

            b)  Policy and Procedures Update

             

 

2.         Legal Counsel Chris Neary

 

K.         CLOSED SESSION

 

           

                1.             Conference with Real Estate Negotiators

                                NWP Co.

                                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

                                Under Negotiation: All Terms of Lease and Operating Agreement.

 

               

L.         ANNOUNCEMENT OUT OF CLOSED SESSION

 

M.        ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEXT MEETING

           

            September 13, 2006

                Healdsburg City Council Chambers

                401 Grove Street

                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.