Action Summary



Wednesday, May 19, 2004   10:00 AM


The roll was called with the following Directors Present: Ellinger, Hemphill, Ripple, Ollivier, Simonson, Woolley

Directors Absent: Burton



D.                CONSENT CALENDAR

1.        Approval of Minutes – 4-21-2004 Regular Board Meeting

2.        Acceptance of Financial Reports – April 2004

3.        Approval of New Index Code for Sonoma County Auditor’s Office

4.        Approval of Indirect Cost Plan

5.        Approval of Minutes – 4-21-2004 Property Committee Minutes


ACTION:  Upon motion by Director Ripple, 2nd by Director Simonson, and carried (6-0) the Board approved the Consent Calendar as presented.



F.                  CONDUCT OF BUSINESS


1.       Consideration of Lease Agreement with City of Eureka


ACTION: Upon motion by Director Hemphill, 2nd by Director Ellinger, and carried (6-0), the Board authorized staff to negotiate a lease agreement with the City of Eureka, keeping in mind future freight operations and in consultation with the Operator.


2.       Award of Contract – Waste and Debris Clean-up Project


ACTION: Upon motion by Director Ellinger, 2nd by Director Simonson, and carried (6-0) awarded the Waste and Debris Clean-Up Project to PSC Phillips Services.


3.       Election of Vice Chair


ACTION: Upon motion by Director Ripple, 2nd by Director Simonson, and carried (6-0) the board elected Allan Hemphill as Vice Chair.


4.       Appointment to the Property Committee (One vacancy)


ACTION: Chairman Woolley appointed Director Ellinger to the Property Committee without objection.


G.                  PRESENTATIONS


1. a                    NWP Support Coalition Re: Organizing to Support the Restoration of the Humboldt  Short Rail.


1.b                City of Arcata Re: Commuter Service in Humboldt County                   



ACTION: Upon motion by Director Hemphill, 2nd by Director Ripple, and carried (6-0) the Board appointed Chair Woolley and Director Ollivier to work with Kaye Strickland of the NWP Support Coalition and Dan Hauser , City Manager – Arcata, and NCRA staff for the purpose of formulating a recommendation for the board in regards to rail service in the Humboldt Bay region.


J.            CLOSED SESSION


Legal Counsel Neary announced the following out of Closed Session



                1.                Conference with Real Property Negotiator

                                Property Location: Ukiah Depot Parcel

                                Negotiating Parties: City of Ukiah and NCRA

                                Under negotiation: Price and Terms, pursuant to Gov. Code Section 54956.8


ACTION:                 The Board unanimously accepted the proposal from the City of Ukiah.


2.                   Conference with Legal Counsel – Potential litigation pursuant to Gov Code Section 54956.9 (three cases).


ACTION:                  Case #1

                                The board gave direction


                                Case #2

                                The board authorized Mr. Neary to file a “Confession of a Judgment” regarding a claim from Foss

                                Environmental of $40,000.


                                Case #3

                                The board authorized Mr. Neary to proceed with a Quitclaim in regards to Arcata

Recycling, with certain terms specified.