16-2005

                                                                                                                                                      

GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE, HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT

MEMORANDUM OF MINUTES

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

AUGUST 26, 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, August 26, 2005, at 10:10 a.m., President Middlebrook presiding.

ROLL CALL

   

Directors Present (12): Directors Brown, Cochran, Eddie, Hernández, Kerns, Martini, Pahre, Shahum and Stroeh; Second Vice President Boro; First Vice President Moylan; President Middlebrook

 

Directors Absent (6):  Directors Ammiano, Dufty, McGoldrick, Murray, Reilly and Sandoval

[Note:   On this date, there was one vacancy on the Board of Directors.]

 

Staff Present: Acting General Manager and Deputy General Manager/Bridge Division Kary H. Witt; District Engineer Denis J. Mulligan; Auditor-Controller Joseph M. Wire; Secretary of the District Janet S. Tarantino; Attorney David J. Miller; Deputy General Manager/Susan C. Chiaroni; Deputy General Manager/Administration and Development Teri W. Mantony; Public Affairs Director Mary C. Currie; Marketing and Communications Director Kellee Hopper; Budget and Program Analysis Manager Jennifer Mennucci; Executive Assistant to the General Manager Amorette Ko; Assistant Clerk of the Board Patsy Whala; Captain Locati

 

Visitors Present:  None
     

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

   

Director Mike Kerns led the Board of Directors in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

     

PUBLIC COMMENT

   

There was no public comment.

     

CONSENT CALENDAR

   

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

 

AYES (12):            

Directors Brown, Cochran, Eddie, Hernández, Kerns, Martini, Pahre, Shahum and Stroeh; Second Vice President Boro; First Vice President Moylan; President Middlebrook

NOES (0):   

None

ABSENT (6):  

Directors Ammiano, Dufty, McGoldrick, Murray, Reilly and Sandoval

     
  1.

Approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors of August 12, 2005

Carried

  2.

Denial of Claims

1.  Insufficient Subrogation Claim of Allstate Insurance Company
     (Insured:  Margarita Torres)

Carried

2.  Subrogation Claim of USAA Insurance Company

     (Insured:  John W. Sullivan)

Carried

3. Claim of Michelle Vinsant

Carried

     

GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT

  3.

Approve Request for Accretion to the Bargaining Unit Represented by the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers, Local No. 21, AFL-CIO for Allied Administrative, Non-Professionals in the District Division

Directors HERNÁNDEZ/EDDIE

Resolution No. 2005-074 approves the determination that the job classification of System Administrator/PC Support is an appropriate accretion to the Allied Administrative, Non-Professionals bargaining unit represented by the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers, Local No. 21

Adopted

AYES (12):            

Directors Brown, Cochran, Eddie, Hernández, Kerns, Martini, Pahre, Shahum and Stroeh; Second Vice President Boro; First Vice President Moylan; President Middlebrook

NOES (0):   

None

ABSENT (6):  

Directors Ammiano, Dufty, McGoldrick, Murray, Reilly and Sandoval

     
  4.

Announcements

   
  • Acting General Manager Kary Witt announced that world-renowned Marin County environmental artist George Sumner donated his artistry and painted a second bus in the Golden Gate Transit fleet.  This newly painted bus replaces the former “Whale Bus,” which was declared surplus and sold on the internet auction web site E-Bay for $10,000 in June 2004.
  • Acting General Manager Kary Witt announced that on August 29, 2005, a press conference will be held at the Larkspur Ferry Terminal to launch a 30-day security-related pilot project to test ferry passenger screening technologies.  He stated that the project, entitled Secure Automated Inspection Lanes (SAIL), is a joint effort by the Transportation Security Administration, the United States Coast Guard, and the Ferry Division of the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District.
     
  5.

Presentation of Thirty-Five Year Service Award to James E. Garrison, Lead Deckhand, Ferry Division

President Middlebrook presented a Thirty-Five Year Service Award to James E. Garrison, Lead Deckhand, Ferry Division, and expressed her congratulations on behalf of the Board of Directors.

     
  6.

Presentation of Fifteen Year Service Award to Deputy General Manager/Bridge Division Kary H. Witt

President Middlebrook presented a Fifteen Year Service Award to Deputy General Manager/Bridge Division Kary H. Witt and expressed her congratulations on behalf of the Board of Directors for his service as a member of the management team.

     

ATTORNEY’S REPORT

  7. Attorney Miller reported that all items contained in the Attorney’s Report were informational.  Additionally, he provided a status report regarding the litigation matter of Noble, Keck, et. al vs. Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District, stating that the Honorable Judge Busch of San Francisco Superior Court has been reassigned to the case and a status conference has been scheduled for October 14, 2005.  Mr. Miller concluded by stating that he will keep the Board apprised of any developments.
     

ENGINEER’S REPORT

  8. District Engineer Denis Mulligan reported that all items contained in the Engineer’s Report were informational.
     

REPORT OF THE FINANCE-AUDITING COMMITTEE/COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING OF AUGUST 12, 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 August 12, 2005.

     

REPORT OF THE BUILDING AND OPERATING COMMITTEE/COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING OF AUGUST 25, 2005

  10.

Authorize Execution of a Professional Services Agreement with Anchor Environmental CA, L.P., Relative to Request for Proposal No. 2006-FT-1, Consultant to Provide Channel Maintenance Dredging Design and Permitting Support Services at Larkspur Ferry Terminal

Directors EDDIE/BORO

Resolution No. 2005-075 authorizes execution of a Professional Services Agreement with Anchor Environmental CA, L.P., Oakland, CA, relative to RFP No. 2006-FT-1, Consultant to Provide Channel Maintenance Dredging Design and Permitting Support Services for the Larkspur Ferry Terminal, in an amount not to exceed $275,000, to provide assistance in obtaining necessary permits, to prepare design plans and bid documents and to provide technical support during the construction phase of the project; and, establish a contract contingency fund, in the amount of $15,000, for any additional or changed scope that may develop while work proceeds; with the understanding that requisite funds are available in the FY 05/06 Ferry Division Capital Budget, to be funded with 80% federal and 20% District funds.

Adopted

AYES (12):            

Directors Brown, Cochran, Eddie, Hernández, Kerns, Martini, Pahre, Shahum and Stroeh; Second Vice President Boro; First Vice President Moylan; President Middlebrook

NOES (0):   

None

ABSENT (6):  

Directors Ammiano, Dufty, McGoldrick, Murray, Reilly and Sandoval

     
  11.

Approve Actions Relative to Contract No. 2006-B-7, Crane Truck:

a.           Reject the Bid of East Bay Ford Sales, Inc.; and,

b.           Authorize Award of Contract No. 2006-B-7 to Golden Gate Freightliner, Inc., dba Golden Gate Truck Center

Directors EDDIE/MOYLAN

Resolution No. 2005-076 approves the following actions relative to Contract No. 2006-B-7, Crane Truck:

a.  Reject the apparent low bid from East Bay Ford Truck Sales, Inc., Oakland, CA, as technically non-responsive; and,

b.  Authorize award of Contract No. 2006-B-7, to Golden Gate Freightliner, Inc., dba Golden Gate Truck Center, Oakland, CA, in the amount of $177,560.10, including all taxes, fees and charges;

with the understanding that requisite funds are available in the FY 05/06 Bridge Division Capital Budget.

Adopted

AYES (12):            

Directors Brown, Cochran, Eddie, Hernández, Kerns, Martini, Pahre, Shahum and Stroeh; Second Vice President Boro; First Vice President Moylan; President Middlebrook

NOES (0):   

None

ABSENT (6):  

Directors Ammiano, Dufty, McGoldrick, Murray, Reilly and Sandoval

     

ADJOURNMENT

  12.

All business having been concluded, the meeting was adjourned at 10:20 a.m., in the memory of Kenneth Raymond Sullivan and James Clark.

Respectfully submitted,

/s/Janet S. Tarantino

Secretary of the District