NORTH COAST RAILROAD AUTHORITY (NCRA)

BOARD OF DIRECTORS REGULAR MEETING

Wednesday, June 13, 2007 ~ 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

 

            1.         Introduction of Newly Appointed Board Members

                       

                        a.  Judy Arnold – Marin County Supervisor

                        b.  Jim Leland – Councilmember City of Novato

 

E.         CONSENT CALENDAR

 

             1.        Approval of Minutes – April 2007

             2.        Approval of Financial Statements – April 2007

             3.        Approval of Financial Statements – May 2007

             4.        Approval of Warrants Issued – April 2007

             5.        Approval of Warrants Issued – May 2007

             6.        Approval of Executive Director Expenses – April 2007

             7.        Approval of Executive Director Expenses – May 2007

             8.        Approval of NCRA Draft Agency Budget for Fiscal Year 07-08

             9.        Approval of NCRA - TCRP Budget for Fiscal Year 07-08

            10.       Approval of Contract for Specialized Certified Public Accountant

             

 

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.         Approval of Signal Repair Contract Time Extension

 

            2.         Approval of California Transportation Commission Application for

                        Project 32.9 - Bridges and Structures Repair

           

            3.         Approval of Agreement #P0630022 between the Department of Fish and Game and North Coast Railroad Authority for a not to exceed amount of $3,057,480 – Flood Damage Repairs to Wingo/Camp 2 Adjacent to the Rail at Schellville

 

            4.         Committee Assignments

 

H.        STAFF REPORTS

           

1.         Executive Director – Mitch Stogner

 

                        a.   CTC Update

                        b.   SB 861 (Wiggins)

                       

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

           

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

 

            4.         Legal Counsel - Chris Neary

 

 

I.          CLOSED SESSION

 

            1.         CONFERENCE WITH REAL ESTATE NEGOTIATORS

                                Gov Code Section 54956.8

                                Healdsburg and Lombard Segments NWP Railroad Line             

                                Negotiators:  John Williams, Mitch Stogner

                                Negotiating Parties: NCRA, NWP Co; and SMART

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

 

            2.         EVALUATION OF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

                        Government Code Section 54957.6

                        Evaluating Party: NCRA Board of Directors

                        Item being evaluated:  COLA Increase Request

           

J.         ANNOUNCEMENT OUT OF CLOSED SESSION

 

 

K.         ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEXT MEETING

           

            July 11, 2007 - 11:00 a.m.

                Eureka City Council Chambers

                531 K Street, Room 208

                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.