NORTH COAST RAILROAD AUTHORITY (NCRA)

BOARD OF DIRECTORS REGULAR MEETING

 

 Wednesday, September 17th, 2003  

 

 Action Summary

 

 

The NCRA Board of Directors took the following action:

 

G.                CONDUCT OF BUSINESS

1.            Adopt Protocol For Inadvertent Archeological Discovery

Upon motion by Director Simonson, 2nd by Director Ripple, and carried (7-0), the board approved the adoption of a Protocol for Inadvertent Archeological Discovery.

 

2.                  Consideration of Executive Committee Responsibilities and Duties

Upon motion by Director Hemphill, 2nd by Director Ripple, and carried (7-0), the board resolved to table the matter until a standing Executive Committee is needed.

  

3.                  Approval of Budgetary Transfer 

Upon motion by Director Sears, 2nd by Director Ripple, and carried (7-0), the board approved the Budgetary Transfer request.

 

4.         Consideration of Request from the City of Arcata Regarding Rail Banking of the Arcata and Mad River Railroad

Upon motion by Director Sears, 2nd by Director Hemphill, and carried (7-0), the board directed staff to send a letter to the City of Arcata indicating general support of the Rails to Trails project and requesting more specific information in regards to the exact locations within the railbanking proposal.

 

H.                CLOSED SESSION

1.            Conference with Legal Counsel – Potential Litigation

                 Pursuant to Government Code Section 54596.9 (two cases)

 

        The board gave direction to counsel in regards to potential litigation.

               

2.            Public Employment:

Title: On-Call Engineer

 

The board unanimously gave the Executive Director the authority to hire a part time employee   for extra help/engineering services, with a limit on the compensation set at $20,000 per year. 

                                 

 

M.            ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEXT MEETING

 Regular Board Meeting – October 15, 2003 – 10:00 am

 Fortuna City Council Chambers, 621 11th Street

Fortuna, Humboldt County, CA