NORTH COAST RAILROAD AUTHORITY (NCRA)

BOARD OF DIRECTORS REGULAR MEETING

Wednesday, January 10, 2007 ~ 10:00 a.m.

Humboldt County Supervisors Chambers

825 5th Street, Eureka

Humboldt 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

 

            1.         Recognition of Outgoing Board Member – Peter LaVallee

           

 

E.         COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

            1.         Operator Committee Report – Chairman Hemphill

            2.         Policies and Procedures Committee Report – Director Kelley

 

F.         CONSENT CALENDAR

 

             1.        Approval of Minutes – November 2006

             2.        Approval of Financial Statements - November 2006

             3.        Approval of Financial Statements – December 2006       

             4.        Approval of Warrants Issued – November 2006

             5.        Approval of Warrants Issued – December 2006

             6.        Approval of Executive Directors Expenses - November & December 2006

             7.        Approval of 2007 Board Meeting Schedule

             8.        Approval of Extension of Lease – Talmage Office

             

 

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.  Election of Officers

 

                        2006                                                                                        2007

 

Board Chair – Allan Hemphill                                                   __________________________

Board Vice Chair – Vacant                                                                     __________________________

 

Finance Committee

 

Vacant – Chair                                                                                        ___________________________

Paul Kelley                                                                                               ___________________________

Bob Simonson                                                                                         ___________________________

               

Property Committee

 

Bob Simonson – Chair                                                                             ___________________________

Paul Kelley                                                                                               ___________________________

1 Vacant Seat                                                                                         ___________________________

 

Ad Hoc Operator Committee

 

Allan Hemphill –Chair                                                                               ____________________________

Bob Simonson

1 Vacant Seat                                                                                         ____________________________

                                                                                                                ____________________________

 

 

Humboldt Bay Harbor District Joint Advisory Committee

 

John Woolley -Chair                                                                                _____________________________

Charles Ollivier                                                                                        _____________________________

1 Vacant Seat                                                                                         _____________________________

 

 

AD- Hoc Policies and Procedures Committee

 

John Woolley                                                                                           ______________________________

Paul Kelley                                                                                               ______________________________

1 Vacant Seat                                                                                         ______________________________

 

 

 

 

            2.         Authorize Staff to Execute Contract for NCRA Planning, Engineering, and Project Management Services.

 

                                   

 

 I.         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.  Proposition 1B Application / CTC Update     

            b.  Reintroduction of SB 792 (Chesbro)

            c.   FEMA/OES Equipment

            d.  Sign Removal Eureka to Arcata

           

 

4.         Legal Counsel - Chris Neary

 

J.         CLOSED SESSION

 

            1.         CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL-Existing Litigation (3 Cases)

                                Government Code Section 54956.9 (a)

 

(a)     NWPY Arbitration

(b)     Humboldt Baykeeper vs. Union Pacific, NCRA et al.

United States District Court, # C-06-02560 JW

(c)     Humboldt Baykeeper vs. Simpson,  NCRA et al\

United States District Court, # C-06-4188 JL

 

   2.          CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL-Initiation of litigation

                Government Code Section 54956.9 (c) one case

                Announcement of the litigation would jeopardize NCRA’s

                Ability to conclude existing settlement negotiations to its advantage.

 

                3.           CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL-Initiation of Litigation

                         Government Code Section 54956.9 (c)

                                 Litigation to be discussed:  Enforcement of Billboard Removal on NCRA  property.

 

K.         ANNOUNCEMENT OUT OF CLOSED SESSION

 

L.         ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEXT MEETING

           

            February 14, 2007 - 10:00 a.m.

                Willits City Council Chambers

                111 East Commercial Street, Willits

                Mendocino 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.