NORTH COAST RAILROAD AUTHORITY (NCRA)

FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING

 

May 10, 2006 – Directly Following Regular NCRA Board Meeting

Ukiah City Council Chambers

300 Seminary Avenue

Ukiah

 

 Minutes Approved June 14, 2006

 

 

A.            CALL TO ORDER

 

                The meeting was called to order at 2:30 p.m.

 

B.            ROLL CALL

 

                Committee Members Present:  Committee Chair Simonson, Director Kelley and Director LaVallee

                Committee Members Absent: none

                Also present: Executive Director Mitch Stogner, Legal Counsel Christopher Neary, and Recording Secretary Heather Newell

 

C.            AGENDA APPROVAL

 

                Agenda stood as presented

 

D.            MATTERS FROM COMMITTEE MEMBERS

 

                No matters

 

E.             PUBLIC COMMENTS

           

            No public comment

 

F.             CONDUCT OF BUSINESS

 

1.                   Review and Possible Action - Preliminary Draft Budget for Fiscal Year 2006-2007

 

                The Executive Director presented the Committee with the NCRA draft agency budget for FY 006-07.  He said that property revenues and revenues from personal property leases continue to be the only reliable source of operating revenue for the agency.  He said that he was reviewing other revenue-generating possibilities including requesting that the CTC allocate to NCRA the interest generated from the Q-Fund loan account.

 

                He said that he would request an extension of the due date for 2 loans that require payment in full in FY 06-07: the loan from the Humboldt Bay Harbor District, and the PALCO loan.

 

                Director Kelley said that the NCRA needs to find new ways to generate operating revenue.  He said negotiations with the new operator would put greater demands on NCRA staff and that some of those costs should be shared with the operator.

 

                Motion to approve the Preliminary Draft Budget for FY 06-07 made by Director Kelley, seconded by Director Simonson and carried unanimously, (3-0).

 

G.            ADJOURNMENT

 

The Finance Committee Meeting was adjourned at 2:45.