NORTH COAST RAILROAD AUTHORITY (NCRA)

 FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING

 

July 23, 2004 10:00 A.M.

Ukiah Valley Conference Center

200 South School St., Ukiah, Mendocino County

 

Minutes

 

A.                 CALL TO ORDER

Chair Ellinger called the meeting to order at 10:03 am.

 

B.                 ROLL CALL

The roll was called with the following members present: Director Simonson, Chair Ellinger. NCRA Board Chairman John Woolley was present via teleconference.

 

Also present: Executive Director Mitch Stogner and Recording Secretary Dina Polkinghorne. The following members of the public were also present: Dawn Flowers and Stacy Vasquez of Sonoma County Auditors Office, and Theda Hawkinson of Caltrans District 1.

 

C.                 AGENDA APPROVAL

Upon motion by Director Simonson, 2nd By Chairman Woolley, and carried (3-0) the agenda was approved.

 

D.                 PUBLIC COMMENTS

None

 

E.                 CONDUCT OF BUSINESS

 

1.                  Consideration Final Budget for Fiscal Year 2004-2005 and recommend its adoption by the NCRA Board.

     

Legal Counsel Chris Neary arrived at 10:15 am.

 

The committee and staff went over the budget as presented. Staff pointed out that due to an oversight, there was an erroneous expense listing of “Extra Help”. By removing that expense sub-category, and the dollar amount obligated to it, only $3,378 would need to be cut from the budget to make it balanced.

 

ACTION: Upon motion by Chairman Woolley, 2nd by Director Simonson, and carried (3-0), the committee recommended that the proposed budget be presented to the full board at its next meeting for adoption with the following changes: Remove the “Extra Help” expense sub category. In addition the committee directed staff to cut $3,378 from the budget so that it balance and that those changes be incorporated into the final budget presented to the board for adoption. 

 

 

 

F.                  ADJOURNMENT

 

Chair Ellinger adjourned the meeting at 10:30 am.