NORTH COAST RAILROAD AUTHORITY (NCRA)

BOARD OF DIRECTORS REGULAR MEETING

Wednesday, October 11, 2006 ~ 11:00 a.m.

Eureka City Council Chambers

531 “K” Street, Room 208

Humboldt County

 

AMENDED 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.         Ad-Hoc Policies and Procedures Committee

 

F.         CONSENT CALENDAR

 

             1.        Approval of Minutes – September 2006

             2.        Approval of Financial Statements - September 2006

             3.        Approval of Expense Reimbursement September 2006 – Executive Director        

             4.        Approval of Warrants Issued – September 2006

             5.        Approval of Final 06-07 Budget

             6.        Consideration of Approval of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between NCRA and Northwestern Pacific Railroad Company (NWP Co.).

 

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

 

            1.         Humboldt Bay Stewards – Maggie Herbelin

 

 

I.          CONDUCT OF BUSINESS

 

            1.         Consideration of Recommendation from NCRA Policies and Procedures Committee

                                    Recommendation:                                                                                                                 

                                    a. Approve Policy Change Regarding Executive Director Timecards                                                       

b. Approve Policy Change Regarding Buyback of Vacation Hours

                                    c. Approve Policy Change Regarding Increase of Fee Schedule for Encroachment Permits and Property Leases.

                                     d. Approve Request to Utilize County Assessors’ Office Mappers.

                                        e. Approve Issuance of RFP for Supplemental Accounting Services.

 

            2.         Consideration of Conditional Award of Contract – Emergency Repairs under TCRP         Project 32.4

                                    Recommendation – Approve Conditional Award of Contract

 

J.         STAFF REPORTS

 

 

                1.             Operator’s Report - John Williams – NWP Co.

 

            2.         Engineer’s Report – Dave Anderson - NCRA Project Manager

           

3.         Executive Director – Mitch Stogner

 

            a. CTC Update

 

4.         Legal Counsel - Chris Neary

 

K.         CLOSED SESSION

 

           

                1.             Conference with Legal Counsel – Anticipated Litigation

                               Significant exposure to litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (b)

                                One (1) case regarding status of property interest held by NCRA.

 

L.         ANNOUNCEMENT OUT OF CLOSED SESSION

 

M.        ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEXT MEETING

           

            November 8, 2006

                Willits City Council Chambers

                111 East Commercial Street

                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.