NORTH COAST RAILROAD AUTHORITY (NCRA)

SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES

 

SEPTEMBER 7, 2001 1:30 P.M.

 

WILLITS CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

111 EAST COMMERCIAL STREET, WILLITS, MENDOCINO COUNTY, CA, USA

 

A.                 CALL TO ORDER

Chair Ripple called the meeting to order at 1:30 pm.

 

B.                 ROLL CALL

Directors present: Chair David Ripple, Max Schlienger, Robert Simonson, Daniel Opalach, Leo Sears, with Allan Hemphill arriving shortly after the Meeting began.

Directors absent:  Jake Mackenzie 

Staff present: Executive Director Max H Bridges, Assistant Executive Director Douglas Christy, Accountant Wade Fulton, General Counsel Christopher J Neary, Property Manager Cyndee Logan, and Administrative Assistant Pamela Fishtrom.

 

C.                 AGENDA APPROVAL

 

Dir. Schlienger moved approval of the Agenda; seconded by Dir. Simonson.  Vote taken; motion carried.

 

D.        PUBLIC COMMENTS

None.

 

E.         CONDUCT OF BUSINESS

           

Adopt Revised Schedule for Traffic Congestion Relief Program Debt Reduction Project

 

Mr. Bridges explained the need to revise the debt payment schedule in applying to the California Transportation Commission to spend the remaining funds allocated for that purpose.  Chair Ripple called for a motion to adopt the revised schedule as presented.

 

Dir. Hemphill so moved; seconded by Dir. Simonson.  A roll call vote was taken.  Each Director present voted in the affirmative:  motion carried.     

 

F.         CLOSED SESSION – Convened at 1:45 pm

 

            Conference with Legal Counsel – Anticipated Litigation

            Government Code § 54956.9(b)

            Significant Exposure to Litigation – Two Potential Cases

           

G.                ANNOUNCEMENT OF ACTION TAKEN IN CLOSED SESSION

- Reconvened at 3:43 pm

 

General Counsel Neary reported the Closed Session has been adjourned to September 19, 2001 at 10:00 am.

           

H.                ADJOURNMENT

Chair Ripple adjourned the meeting at 3:44 p.m.