NORTH COAST RAILROAD AUTHORITY (NCRA)

PROPERTY COMMITTEE MEETING

 

Teleconference

Various Locations

October 27, 2006

2:00 p.m.

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 COMMITTEE MEMBERS

 

E.             MATTERS FROM STAFF

 

F.             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.

 

 

 

 

G.            CONDUCT OF BUSINESS

 

1.                   Samoa Pacific Group

                                Recommendation:  Direct Staff to negotiate MOU with the Samoa Pacific Group to develop alternative alignment studies.

                               

                               

2.                   Bob Hansen – Carlotta Branch Lease Agreement

                                Recommendation:  1.)  Enter into a Lease in Perpetuity with Mr. Hansen for section of ROW that intersects his property; 2) Direct Staff to research the options for disposal or abandonment of 2.27 miles of ROW known as the Carlotta Branch.

 

 

3.                   Railroad Avenue Crossing

                                                Recommendation:  Request Staff to negotiate an MOU with the County of Humboldt and Murphy’s Dock to temporarily pave over existing track and to ensure repair of the crossing at a future date.   

               

4.                   Arcata, West End Road Culvert and Rail Removal

                                Recommendation:  Approve removal of 20 feet of track by the County of Humboldt to repair drainage issues CONDITIONAL upon the County of Humboldt constructing a dirt bumper on the A&MR tracks located south of the West End Road grade crossing.

 

               

                5.             Hopland Open Market

                                Recommendation:  Approve temporary (1 year) permission for Cristobal and Carmen Lopez to operate an outdoor market on Saturday’s and Sunday’s at HWY 175 in Hopland CONDITIONAL upon adequate insurance certificate.

 

6.             Tyris

                                Recommendation:  Direct staff to negotiate a lease agreement with Tyris Corp. for calendar 2007, taking into account uncertainty of Tyris’ future development plans.

 

7.             Petaluma Bridge Removal

                                Recommendation:  Approve agreement reached between SMART, NWP Co., City of Petaluma, and Army Corps. Of Engineers to remove the Petaluma/Santa Rosa Bridge, on the condition that the City guarantees funding for the capital improvements required to complete the spur connection to                                        Dairyman’s feed. 

 

               

H.            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.