NORTH COAST RAILROAD AUTHORITY (NCRA)

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2000 AT 10:00 A.M.

 

EUREKA CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

531 K STREET, EUREKA, HUMBOLDT COUNTY, CALIFORNIA
 
 
 

A.                 ROLL CALL

 

B.        PRESENTATION HONORING BOARD MEMBER COMPLETING TERM

 

            Jack McKellar, Cities Representative

 

C.        INTRODUCTION OF NEW BOARD MEMBER

 

            Jake MacKenzie, Cities Representative

 

D.        MINUTES

 

            Approval of Minutes of the July 19, 2000 Regular Board Meeting

 

E.        AGENDA APPROVAL

 

F.        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 items not listed on the 

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

 

G.       CONDUCT OF BUSINESS

 

1.     Presentation by Northwestern Pacific Railroad Support Coalition (NPRSC)

            2.     Presentation by Northern Counties Logging Interpretive Association (NCLIA)

            3.     Adopt Single Year Audit of Fiscal Year 1998-1999

            4.     Approve Firm to Provide Single Year Audit of Fiscal Year 1999-2000

            5.     Consider Approach to Southern Division Repairs to Class I Status

 

H.        LIAISON REPORTS

 

            1.      NWPRA – Max H. Bridges

            2.      Legislation – Max H. Bridges

3.         Passenger – Chair Jehn

            4.      Cities – Dir. MacKenzie

            5.      Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit Commission – Chair Jehn

            6.      Mendocino Council of Governments Technical Advisory Committee – Ms. Logan      

            7.      Web Site – Chair Jehn

            8.      CalTrans District 1-District External Advisory Liaison Committee – Dir. Opalach

            9.      Contractor – Northwestern Pacific Railways (NWPY)

 

I.         EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR REPORT – Max H. Bridges

 

J.        PROPERTY MANAGER REPORT – Cyndee Logan, Lake Management

 

K.        LEGAL REPORT – General Counsel Christopher J. Neary

 

L.        MATTERS FROM BOARD MEMBERS

 

M.       ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEXT MEETING

 

             Regular Board Meeting – September 20, 2000 10:00 a.m.

             Healdsburg City Council Chambers, 401 Grove Street, Healdsburg, Sonoma County

 

N.         CLOSED SESSION

 

             1.     Conference with Real Estate Negotiator – Ms. Logan

                     Government Code Section 54946.8

                     Concerning Sale of the Ukiah Depot

             2.     Conference with Real Estate Negotiator – Fiber Optics – Ms. Logan

                     Government Code Section 54946.8

                     a.     Pacific Bell

                     b.     Qwest Communications

             3.     Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation    

                     Government Code Section 54956.9

                     a.     Rail-Ways, Inc. v. NCRA, California Western (Including Consideration of

                             Rail-Ways, Inc. Claim)

                     b.     NCRA v. Green

                     c.     Green v. NCRA (2 Cases)

                     d.     Claim of Richard Reid

             4.     Conference with Legal Counsel – Potential Litigation    

                     Government Code Section 54956.9

                     a.     California Western

                     b.     Bushnell v. NCRA (Consideration of Stipulation)

 

O.         ANNOUNCEMENT OF ACTION TAKEN IN CLOSED SESSION

 

P.          ADJOURNMENT