NORTH COAST RAILROAD AUTHORITY (NCRA)

BOARD OF DIRECTORS REGULAR MEETING

Wednesday, September 13, 2006 ~ 11:00 a.m.

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

 

B.        ROLL CALL

 

C.         AGENDA APPROVAL

 

D.        MATTERS FROM THE BOARD

 

E.         COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

F.         CONSENT CALENDAR

 

             1.        Approval of Minutes – August 2006

             2.        Approval of Financial Statements - August 2006

             3.        Approval of Expense Reimbursement August 2006 – Executive Director 

             4.        Approval of Warrants Issued – August 2006

             5.        Approval of Chair’s Recommendation to defer the CTC consideration of TCRP application 32.9 and 32.3 until the November 8-9 meeting in Amador.

             

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.        CONDUCT OF BUSINESS

 

            1.         Consideration and Authorization to enter into agreement with NorthWestern Pacific Railroad, Inc.

                                    Recommendation:  Approve authorization to enter into agreement with NorthWestern Pacific Railroad, Inc.

 

            2.         Consideration of Letter to Viacom/CBS canceling all Arrangements for Billboards between Eureka and Arcata.

                                    Recommendation:  Approve cancellation letter to Viacom/CBS terminating agreements.

           

           

I.          STAFF REPORTS

 

1.                  Executive Director Mitch Stogner

           

            a)  CTC Update

            b)  Policy and Procedures Update

             

 

2.         Legal Counsel Chris Neary

 

J.         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.

 

               

K.         ANNOUNCEMENT OUT OF CLOSED SESSION

 

L.         ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEXT MEETING

           

            October 11, 2006

                Eureka City Council Chambers

                531 “K” Street

                Humboldt County

           

M.        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.