NORTH COAST RAILROAD AUTHORITY (NCRA)

Board of Directors  SPECIAL MEETING

 

 Monday, September 27, 2004 1:00 PM

Ukiah Valley Conference Center, Riesling Room * 200 South School St. Ukiah, Mendocino County  

 

MINUTES

 

A.                 CALL TO ORDER

Chair Woolley called the meeting to order at 1:20

 

B.                 ROLL CALL

The roll was called with the following members present: Hemphill, LaVallee, Ollivier, Ripple, Simonson, Chair Woolley. Directors absent: Ellinger. Also present: Executive Director Mitch Stogner, Legal Counsel Chris Neary, and Recording Secretary Dina Polkinghorne.

 

C.                 AGENDA APPROVAL

 

ACTION: Upon motion by Director Simonson, 2nd by Director Hemphill, and carried

(6-0) the board approved the addition of item D.1 “Staff Report” to the agenda.

 

ACTION:  Upon motion by Director Simonson, 2nd by Director Hemphill, and carried

(6-0) the board approved the addition of item E.3  “Conference with Property Negotiator regarding Johannesson Proposal” to the agenda.

 

ACTION: Upon motion by Director Ripple, 2nd by Director LaVallee, and carried (6-0), the board adopted the agenda as proposed.

 

Chair Woolley introduced Mayor Peter LaVallee, the new cities representative on the NCRA Board, representing Eureka in Humboldt County.

 

D.            PUBLIC COMMENT

 

None.

 

D.1            Staff Report – Mitch Stogner

 

Mr. Stogner provided a report on the recent meeting with CTC and Caltrans District 1 staff regarding NCRA revenue shortfalls. CTC staff made some suggestions for NCRA in terms of it’s presentation to the CTC in October and this issue. Caltrans District 1 Deputy Director, Charlie Fielder, also suggested that District 1 staff could assist NCRA in overcoming some outstanding direction from the Caltrans Audit of 2001 – finalizing its Policies and Procedures Manual, specifically, the accounting component, and the DBE policy portion of the manual.

 

                                                            The board convened into closed session at 2:40pm

 

 

E.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.             Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing Litigation pursuant to Government Code     

                Section 54956.9 (two cases)

 

2.                Conference with Legal Counsel  - Potential Exposure to Litigation pursuant to Government Code     

                Section 54956.9 (one case) 

              

                                                                        The board reconvened into open session at 3:00 pm

 

F.            ANNOUNCEMENT OUT OF CLOSED SESSION

 

Due to time constraints, legal counsel will be making the announcement out of closed session at the beginning of the next regularly scheduled NCRA Board Meeting in October.

                 

G.                 ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEXT MEETING

            October 20, 2004

                Ukiah City Council Chambers

                 300 Seminary Avenue

                Ukiah, Mendocino County

 

L.                ADJOURNMENT

 

            Chair Woolley adjourned the meeting at 3:05 pm