NORTH COAST RAILROAD AUTHORITY (NCRA)

BOARD OF DIRECTORS REGULAR MEETING

Wednesday, March 14, 2007 ~ 11:00 a.m.

Healdsburg City Council Chambers

401 Grant Street ~ Healdsburg

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

 

            1.         Introduction of Newly Appointed Cities Representative – Eric Ziedrich

 

E.         CONSENT CALENDAR

 

             1.        Approval of Minutes – February 2007

             2.        Approval of Financial Statements - February 2007

             3.        Approval of Warrants Issued - February 2007

             4.        Approval of Executive Directors Expenses – February 2007

           

 

F.         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.

 

 

G.        CONDUCT OF BUSINESS

 

1.   NCRA Draft Single Year Audit for Fiscal Year 05-06 Prepared by Aycock and Edgmon    CPA’s.

 

            Recommendation:  Approve Draft Single Year Audit

 

2.   Sonoma County TCRP Bridge Loan to NCRA

 

            Recommendation:  Direct Staff to Enter into Negotiations with Sonoma County Regarding Proposed Bridge Loan.

 

3.  NCRA/Port of Humboldt Bay Prop 1B Joint Application

 

                Recommendation:  Direct staff to develop joint application with Humboldt Bay   Harbor District for Prop 1B funds.  Application to be reviewed with Humboldt Bay Harbor District Joint Advisory Committee in April.

 

H.        STAFF REPORTS

           

1.         Executive Director – Mitch Stogner

 

                        A. SB 861 (Wiggins)

                        B. CTC March 15 & April 26

                         

            2.         Russ Mustola – Mustola Management

                       

                        A.  Financial Update through December 31, 2006

                       

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

           

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

 

            5.         Legal Counsel - Chris Neary

 

 

I.          CLOSED SESSION

 

            1.         CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – Existing Litigation

                        (Two Cases) Gov Code Section 54956.9 (a)

                        (a) NWPY vs. NCRA

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

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

           

                2.           CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL-Initiation of Litigation

                         Government Code Section 54956.9 (c)

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

 

            3.         CONFERENCE WITH REAL ESTATE NEGOTIATORS

                                Gov Code Section 54956.8

                                Healdsburg and Lombard Segments NWP Railroad Line             

                                Negotiators:  John Williams, Mitch Stogner, Christopher Neary

                                Negotiating Parties: NCRA, NWP Co; and SMART

                                Under Negotiation:  Operating Agreement revision and approval of NWP Co.

                               

           

J.         ANNOUNCEMENT OUT OF CLOSED SESSION

 

 

 

 

 

K.         ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEXT MEETING

           

            April 11, 2007 - 10:00 a.m.

                Eureka City Council Chambers

                531 “K” Street Room 208 - Eureka

                Humboldt County

 

L.         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.