NORTH COAST RAILROAD AUTHORITY

PROPERTY COMMITTEE MEETING

 

MINUTES

Wednesday, April 21, 2004 1:00 PM

Ukiah City Council Chambers

300 Seminary Avenue, Ukiah, Mendocino County, California

 

A.            CALL TO ORDER

                Chair Simonson called the meeting to order at 1:12 p.m.

 

B.            ROLL CALL

                Directors Present:  Chair Robert Simonson, Director David Ripple and Director Leo Sears.

 

Also Present:  Executive Director Mitch Stogner, General Counsel Chris Neary, Property Manager Dina Polkinghorne, and Recording Secretary Heather Newell.

 

C.                AGENDA APPROVAL

 

ACTION: Upon motion by Director Sears, 2nd by Chair Simonson, and carried (3-0) the Agenda was approved as presented.

 

D.            PUBLIC COMMENT

                No public comment

 

E.                CONDUCT OF BUSINESS

               

                1)                Consideration of Property Acquisition Proposal - Blue Lakes Forest Products

 

ACTION:  Upon motion by Director Sears, 2nd by Chair Simonson and carried (3-0), the committee directed staff to begin lease negotiations with Blue Lakes Forest Products.

 

                2)                Consideration of Boundary Line Adjustment - Jay Gayner

 

ACTION:  Upon motion by Director Ripple, 2nd Chair Simonson carried (3-0), the committee directed staff to enter into lease negotiations with Mr. Gayner.

 

                3)                Consideration of Reassignment of NCRA’s BLM lease on Cahto Peak to                                                  Johannesen and Johannesen’s offer to buy out NCRA’s lease on Pratt                                                       Mountain.

 

ACTION:  Upon motion by Director Sears, 2nd by Chair Simonson, carried (3-0), the committee                directed staff to research the value of communication leases on similar peaks, and while                maintaining NCRA’s interest for future use, prepare a counter offer for presentation                 to the full board for approval.

 

4)            Lease Proposal – Quaker Hill Development

Craig Harrington and Steve Butler               

 

 

ACTION:  Upon motion by Director Sears, 2nd by Chair Simonson carried (3-0),                                   the committee directed staff to enter into lease negotiations with Quaker Hill while ensuring that special provisions necessary to protect NCRA interests are in place.

 

F.                MATTERS FROM COMMITTEE MEMBERS

                None

 

G.                ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEXT MEETING

                Regular Board Meeting - May 19, 2004 - 10:00 a.m.

                Fortuna City Council Chambers, 

                Fortuna, Humboldt County, California

 

H.                ADJOURNMENT

                The meeting adjourned 1:50 pm