NORTH COAST RAILROAD AUTHORITY (NCRA)

 

SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES

 

APRIL 24, 2001 3:00 P.M.

 

CLOVERDALE DEPOT

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

 

 

A.                 CALL TO ORDER

Chair Ripple called the meeting to order at 3:09 p.m.

 

B.                 ROLL CALL

Directors present: Chair David Ripple, Jake Mackenzie, Allan Hemphill, Max Schlienger, and, by phone, Robert Simonson.

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

Also present: Dana Fuller

 

C.                 AGENDA APPROVAL

Mr. Neary requested the addition of an Item under Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation – Benson vs. Railways, Inc.

 

Chair Ripple called for a vote to approve the Agenda with the requested change; all Directors responded affirmatively; motion carried.

 

D.                PUBLIC COMMENTS

None.

 

E.                 CLOSED SESSION – Convened at 3:15 pm

 

            Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation

Government Code § 54956.9

            Mass Electric vs. Rail-Ways, Inc.

 

            Conference with Legal Counsel – Anticipated Litigation

            Government Code § 54956.9

            Initiation of Litigation

 

            Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing Litigation

            Government Code § 54956.9

            Benson vs. Rail-Ways, Inc.

 

Open Session reconvened at 4:10 pm. 

 

            Chair Ripple announced:

 

·        Rail-Ways, Inc. filed for bankruptcy on April 17, 2001,

·        Information was received from and direction given to Legal Counsel, and

·        The Board authorized the filing of an interpleader action in the case of Benson vs. Rail-Ways, Inc.

 

G.                ADJOURNMENT

Chair Ripple adjourned the meeting at 4:20 p.m.