NORTH COAST RAILROAD AUTHORITY (NCRA)

 

SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES

 

FEBRUARY 6, 2001 4:30 P.M.

 

CLOVERDALE DEPOT

501 ASTI ROAD, CLOVERDALE, SONOMA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, USA

 

 

 

 

 

A.                 CALL TO ORDER

Chair Ripple called the meeting to order at 4:35 p.m.

 

B.                 ROLL CALL

Directors present: Chair David Ripple, Robert Jehn, Jake Mackenzie, Allan Hemphill, and Robert Simonson.

Staff present: Executive Director Max H. Bridges and Accountant Wade Fulton, and, by phone, General Counsel Christopher J. Neary.

 

C.                 AGENDA APPROVAL

The Agenda was approved as written.

 

D.                PUBLIC COMMENTS

There were no public comments.

 

E.                 CONDUCT OF BUSINESS

                                   

Adopt Resolution 2001-01 Approving Submittal of Invoice NCRA-DR-02 to State of

California Department of Transportation Requesting Funds from the Transit Congestion Relief Program (AB 2928)

Director Hemphill asked if the payment to Meecham for $320,000 could be included in the invoice sent to Caltrans for payment. Counsel Neary advised that the recent agreement with Meecham was equivalent to a release, therefore, there was no reason why the Meecham amount could not be included. Staff agreed that the invoice and resolution could be modified to include the Meecham debt.

 

On motion by Director Mackenzie and second by Director Jehn, Resolution 2001-01 authorizing the submittal of invoice number NCRA-DR02 to Caltrans for payment of debt was modified to include the payment of $320,000 on the Meecham note and unanimously adopted by those Directors present.

 

F.                  CLOSED SESSION

 

            Conference with Legal Counsel – Initiate Litigation    

Government Code Section 54956.9(c)

            Determine with Reference to Improved Project

The Board received a status report from Legal Counsel Neary and staff and deferred any action to the February 28, 2001 Regular Board meeting.

 

G.                ADJOURNMENT

Chair Ripple adjourned the meeting at 5:25 p.m.