NORTH COAST RAILROAD AUTHORITY (NCRA)

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2000 AT 10:00 A.M.

 

HEALDSBURG CITY HALL, 401 GROVE STREET

HEALDSBURG, CALIFORNIA

 

 

A.                 CALL TO ORDER

 

B.                 ROLL CALL

 

C.                 MINUTES

 

            Approval of Minutes of the February 16, 2000 Regular Board Meeting

 

D.                AGENDA APPROVAL

 

E.                 PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

            This place on the Agenda is for comments by members of the audience on issues not      

            listed elsewhere on the Agenda.  Action cannot be taken on any item not listed on the  

            Agenda but can be placed on the next NCRA Board Agenda for action.

 

F.                  CONDUCT OF BUSINESS

 

1.        Consideration of Federal Emergency Management Agency Alternate Project       

      Proposal

            2.     Disbursement of Funds

                    a.     South End Improved Project

                    b.     Federal Emergency Management Agency / Office of Emergency Services

            3.     Action regarding Single-Year Audit; Fiscal Year End 1996

            4.     Consideration of Acceptance of Single-Year Audits; Fiscal Year End 1997 and 1998

            5.     Establishment of the Passenger Committee

            6.     Transfer of Easement to Eurdora Crider

            7.     Consideration of the Claim of David and Destra Beatie

8.     Action on Standstill Agreement – Secured Creditor

            9.     Request Purchase of Copier for Eureka Business Office

 

G.                LIAISON REPORTS

 

           1.      NWPRA – Max H. Bridges

           2.      Legislation – Max H. Bridges

3.         Passenger – Robert Jehn

4.         Cities – Jack McKellar

5.         Sonoma-Marin Rail Transit Commission – Robert Jehn

           6.      Contractor – Rail-Ways, Inc.

 

 

 

H.        COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

1.           Finance – Robert Jehn, Daniel Opalach, Robert E. Simonson

           2.        Organizational – Robert Jehn, David Ripple

 

I.         STAFF REPORTS

 

           1.        Executive Director – Max H. Bridges

           2.        Property Manager – Cyndee Logan

 

J.         LEGAL REPORT – General Counsel Christopher J Neary

 

           1.        Finalization of Appeal on Excise Tax

           2.        Action to Expunge Improperly Recorded Abstract

           3.        Further Information on Improper Public Disclosure of Withdrawn 1998 Grand  

          Jury Subpoena

           4.        Status of Mendocino Transit Authority Contract

           5.        Meeting with Department of Toxic Substances, Regional Water Quality Board, 

                      and Department of Fish and Game

 

K.        MATTERS FROM BOARD MEMBERS

 

L.        ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEXT MEETING

 

            Regular Board Meeting – April 19, 2000 10:00 a.m.

            Willits City Council Chambers, 111 East Commercial Street, Willits, Mendocino County

 

M.       CLOSED SESSION

 

            1.        Conference with Legal Counsel – Potential Litigation – Two Cases

                       Government Code Section 54956.9(a)

            2.        Conference with Legal Counsel – Consider Initiating Litigation

                       Government Code Section 54956.9

                       Jon Green – Two Quarry Agreements

            3.        Conference with Real Property Negotiator

                       Government Code Section 54956.8

                       Negotiating Parties:  Pacific Bell, etc.; NCRA

                       Under Negotiation:  Longitudinal Easement

 

N.       ANNOUNCEMENT OF ACTION TAKEN IN CLOSED SESSION

 

O.       ADJOURNMENT