Meetings

02-2005

GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE, HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT

MEMORANDUM OF MINUTES

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

JANUARY 28, 2005


The Board of Directors of the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District (District) met in regular session in the Board Room, Administration Building, Toll Plaza, San Francisco, California, on Friday, January 28, 2005, at 10:00 a.m., President Middlebrook presiding.

ROLL CALL
 

Directors Present (15): Directors Ammiano, Brown, Cochran, Dufty, Eddie, Hernández, Kerns, McGoldrick, Murray, Reilly, Sandoval, Shahum and Stroeh; First Vice President Harrison; President Middlebrook

Directors Absent (4): Directors Martini, Pahre and Smith; Second Vice President Boro

Staff Present: General Manager Celia G. Kupersmith; Auditor-Controller Joseph M. Wire; District Engineer Denis J. Mulligan; Secretary of the District Janet S. Tarantino; Attorneys David J. Miller and Kimon Manolius; Deputy General Manager/Bridge Division Kary H. Witt; Deputy General Manager/Bus Division Susan C. Chiaroni; Public Affairs Director Mary C. Currie; Budget and Program Analysis Manager Jennifer Mennucci; Capital and Grant Programs Manager Nina Rannells; Executive Assistant to the General Manager Amorette Ko; Assistant Clerk of the Board Trainee Patsy Whala; Captain Locati

Visitors Present: None

   
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  Director Harold C. Brown, Jr., led the Board of Directors in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
   
PUBLIC COMMENT
  There was no public comment.
   
CONSENT CALENDAR
 

Directors STROEH/BROWN moved approval of the Consent Calendar. All items were approved by the following vote of the Board of Directors:

AYES (11): Directors Brown, Cochran, Eddie, Hern ández, Kerns, Murray, Reilly, Shahum and Stroeh; First Vice President Harrison; President Middlebrook
NOES (0): None
ABSENT (8): Directors Ammiano, Dufty, Martini, McGoldrick, Pahre, Sandoval and Smith; Second Vice President Boro

   
1.

Approve the Minutes of Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors of January 14, 2005

Carried

   
2.

Denial of Claims

1. Claim of Stephen J. Watson

Carried

2. Claim of Bum Seo Lee

Carried

3. Claim of Sara Diamond

Carried

4. Subrogation Claim of Geico Insurance Company
(Insured: Todd Lowe)

Carried

   
GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT
3.

Presentation of Ten-Year Service Award to Director James C. Eddie

President Middlebrook presented a Ten-Year Service Award to Director James C. Eddie and expressed her congratulations on behalf of the Board of Directors for his service as a member of the Board of Directors, as well as Chair of the Northwestern Pacific Railroad Authority.

   
4.

Presentation of Employee of the Month Award for January 2005 to Jennifer Mennucci, Budget and Program Analysis Manager, District Division

President Middlebrook presented the Employee of the Month Award for January 2005 to Jennifer Mennucci, Budget and Program Analysis Manager, District Division, and expressed her congratulations on behalf of the Board of Directors.

   
5.

Presentation of Employee of the Year Award for 2004 to Ricardo Martinez, Paint Laborer, Bridge Division

President Middlebrook presented the Employee of the Year Award for 2004 to Ricardo Martinez, Paint Laborer, Bridge Division, and expressed her congratulations on behalf of the Board of Directors.

   
ATTORNEY’S REPORT
6. Attorney David Miller reported that all items contained in the Attorney’s Report were informational. Mr. Miller further reported that a closed session would be held just prior to the conclusion of the meeting to discuss: 1) one matter of pending litigation, listed on the agenda as Noble, et al., and Keck, et al., vs. Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District; 2) one matter of anticipated litigation; and, 3) one matter related to security issues.
   
ENGINEER’S REPORT
7. District Engineer Denis Mulligan reported that all items contained in the Engineer’s Report were informational. He also stated that the District is featured in the January 2005 issue of Engineering News Record (ENR), which is the preeminent periodical for the Engineering and construction industry in the United States. He stated that ENR depicts the District’s Seismic Retrofit Project as a demanding and well-choreographed operation and outlines the details of the project. In addition, Mr. Mulligan encouraged the members of the Board of Directors to tour the Seismic Retrofit Project and see first-hand the complexities of the work on the Bridge.
   
REPORT OF THE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE/COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING OF JANUARY 13, 2005
8. All items contained in this report are informational.
   
REPORT OF THE FINANCE-AUDITING COMMITTEE/COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING OF JANUARY 13, 2005
9. All items contained in this report are informational, as the items requiring Board action were acted upon by the Board of Directors at its meeting of January 14, 2005.
   
REPORT OF THE RULES, POLICY AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE/COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING OF JANUARY 14, 2005
10.

Approve Adoption of Master Ordinance 2005

Directors HARRISON/KERNS
Ordinance No. 2005 approves adoption of Master Ordinance 2005 and repeals Master Ordinance 2004 and Ordinance Nos. 2004-01 through 2004-07.

Adopted

AYES (13): Directors Brown, Cochran, Dufty, Eddie, Hernández, Kerns, Murray, Reilly, Sandoval, Shahum and Stroeh; First Vice President Harrison; President Middlebrook
NOES (0): None
ABSENT (6): Directors Ammiano, Martini, McGoldrick, Pahre and Smith; Second Vice President Boro

   
11.

Approve Adoption of the 2005 Rules of the Board

Directors HARRISON/SHAHUM
Resolution No. 2005-007 approves adoption of the 2005 Rules of the Board, including amendments as adopted by the Board of Directors from March 12, 2004, through December 17, 2004.

Adopted

AYES (13): Directors Brown, Cochran, Dufty, Eddie, Hernández, Kerns, Murray, Reilly, Sandoval, Shahum and Stroeh; First Vice President Harrison; President Middlebrook
NOES (0): None
ABSENT (6): Directors Ammiano, Martini, McGoldrick, Pahre and Smith; Second Vice President Boro

   
12.

Approve an Eight-Month Limited Term Position Relative to the Financial Management Information System Project Implementation

Directors HARRISON/KERNS
Resolution No. 2005-008 approves an eight-month limited term position, beginning February 1, 2005, at Grade 510.7, Salary Range $88,316 - $106,743, to serve as the Team Lead for the implementation of the Human Resources and Payroll modules of the Financial Management Information System project; with the understanding that requisite funds are included in the Fiscal Year 2005/2006 District Division Capital Budget.

Adopted

AYES (13): Directors Brown, Cochran, Dufty, Eddie, Hernández, Kerns, Murray, Reilly, Sandoval, Shahum and Stroeh; First Vice President Harrison; President Middlebrook
NOES (0): None
ABSENT (6): Directors Ammiano, Martini, McGoldrick, Pahre and Smith; Second Vice President Boro

   
NEW BUSINESS
13.

Announcement of the February 11, 2005 Meeting of the Board of Directors

President Middlebrook announced that, in light of the special nature of the agenda, the February 11, 2005 meeting of the Board of Directors will commence at 9:00 a.m., instead of 10:00 a.m.

   
CLOSED SESSION
14.

Attorney’s Report

Attorney David Miller, at the request of President Middlebrook, stated that the Board of Directors would convene in closed session to discuss one matter of pending litigation, listed on the agenda as Noble, et al., and Keck, et al., vs. Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District (District); one matter of anticipated litigation; and one matter related to security issues.

After closed session, President Middlebrook called the meeting to order in open session with a quorum present. Attorney Miller reported that the Board of Directors met in closed session, as permitted by the Brown Act, to discuss the matters noted above. In the case of Noble, et al., and Keck, et al., vs. District, instructions have been given to counsel. Mr. Miller also stated that in the matter of anticipated litigation, instructions have been given to counsel with regard to this matter. Finally, in the matter related to security issues, he stated that instructions were given to the General Manager and that there is no action to be taken at this time.

   
ADJOURNMENT
15. All business having been concluded, the meeting was adjourned at 11:40 a.m., in the memory of Rosemary Leonoudakis, Johnny Carson and Thomas Dillon.

Respectfully submitted,

/s/Janet S. Tarantino
Secretary of the District

 

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