17-2005

                                                                                                                                                      

GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE, HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT

 

MEMORANDUM OF MINUTES

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

 

SEPTEMBER 9, 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, September 9, 2005, at 10:00 a.m., President Middlebrook presiding.

 

ROLL CALL
   

Directors Present (14): Directors Ammiano, Brown, Cochran, Dufty, Eddie, Kerns, McGoldrick, Murray, Pahre, Reilly, Shahum and Stroeh; Second Vice President Boro; President Middlebrook

Directors Absent (4):  Directors Hernández, Martini and Sandoval; First Vice President Moylan

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

Staff Present: General Manager Celia G. Kupersmith; District Engineer Denis J. Mulligan; Auditor-Controller Joseph M. Wire; Secretary of the District Janet S. Tarantino; Attorney David J. Miller; Deputy General Manager/Bridge Division Kary H. Witt; Deputy General Manager/Bus Division Susan C. Chiaroni; Deputy General Manager/Ferry Division James P. Swindler; Deputy General Manager/Administration and Development Teri W. Mantony; Executive Assistant to the General Manager Amorette Ko; Assistant Clerk of the Board Patsy Whala; Captain Locati

Visitors Present:  None
     
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
    Director Harold Brown led the Board of Directors in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
     
PUBLIC COMMENT
   

There was no public comment.

     
CONSENT CALENDAR
   

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

AYES (13):     Directors Ammiano, Brown, Cochran, Dufty, Eddie, Kerns, McGoldrick, Murray, Pahre, Reilly, Shahum and Stroeh; President Middlebrook

NOES (0):       None

ABSENT (5):  Directors Hernández, Martini and Sandoval; Second Vice President Boro; First Vice President Moylan
     
  1.

Approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors of August 26, 2005

Carried

     
  2.

Denial of Claims

a. Insufficient Claim of Geovanni Manzano Cante)

Carried

b. Subrogation Claim of Farmers Insurance Group

(Insured: Stephen Shubel)

Carried

     
  3.

Ratify Actions by the Auditor-Controller

Resolution No. 2005-077 (Finance-Auditing Committee, August 25, 2005) ratifies actions taken by the Auditor-Controller, as follows:

a. Ratify commitments and/or expenditures totaling $47,707.70;

b. Ratify investments made by the Auditor-Controller during the period July 12, 2005 through August 15, 2005, as follows;

Security

Purchase Date

Maturity Date

Original Cost

Percent Yield

Ranger Funding CO LLC Comm. Paper

07/21/05

08/22/05

6,020,856.16

3.38

Societé Generale Comm. Paper

07/29/05

09/01/05

7,784,478.65

3.46

FHLMC Discount Note

08/15/05

10/04/05

9,996,449.17

3.48

Toyota Motor Credit Corp. Comm. Paper

08/15/05

09/30/05

3,980,860.09

3.55

General Electric Co. Comm. Paper

08/15/05

09/30/05

6,022,401.91

3.57

c. Authorize the Auditor-Controller to re-invest, within the established policy of the Board, investments maturing between August 16, 2005, and September 12, 2005, as well as the investment of all other funds not required to cover expenditures that may become available; and,

d. Accept the Investment Report for July 2005 prepared by Public Financial Management.

Adopted

     
GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT
  4.

Announcements

  • General Manager Celia Kupersmith announced that Marketing and Communications Director Kellee Hopper has been selected as a participant in the Leadership APTA class of 2005-06 with the American Public Transportation Association.  She stated that Ms. Hopper will be taking part in a very prestigious program and she expressed her best wishes for success on behalf of the District.  
  • General Manager Celia Kupersmith announced that Senior Planner Franklin Wong was selected as a scholarship recipient of the American Public Transportation Foundation Transit Hall of Fame Scholarship Program in the amount of $2,500 for the 2005-2006 academic year, as he pursues completion of the masters program at the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business.  She expressed her best wishes for his success in this endeavor.  In addition, Mr. Wong was selected as an essay winner in American Public Transportation Foundation’s Donald C. Hyde Memorial Program, and received $500 for his winning essay.
     
ATTORNEY’S REPORT
  5. Attorney Miller reported that all items contained in the Attorney’s Report were informational.
     
ENGINEER’S REPORT
  6. No written report was presented by District Engineer Denis Mulligan.  A written report is presented to the Board of Directors by the District Engineer at the second Board meeting of the month.  Mr. Mulligan reported that work relative to Contract No. 2006­-B‑­6, Toll Plaza Transfer Points Improvements, will disrupt parking in the lot adjacent to the Administration Building for approximately a month.  He stated that additional parking will be made available for Directors on days when Committee and Board meetings are scheduled.
     
REPORT OF THE BUILDING AND OPERATING COMMITTEE/COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING OF AUGUST 25, 2005
  7. 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 26, 2005.
     
REPORT OF THE FINANCE-AUDITING COMMITTEE/COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING OF AUGUST 25, 2005
  8. All Non-Consent Calendar items contained in this report are informational.
     
REPORT OF THE GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS AND PUBLIC INFORMATION COMMITTEE/COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING OF AUGUST 26, 2005
  9. All items contained in this report are informational.
     
REPORT OF THE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE/COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING OF SEPTEMBER 9, 2005
  10.

Authorize the Elimination of Golden Gate Transit Regional Commute Shuttle Bus Routes 32 and 34

Directors EDDIE/BORO

Resolution No. 2005-078 authorizes the elimination of Golden Gate Transit regional commute shuttle bus Routes 32 and 34 due to low ridership, effective December 11, 2005, with the understanding that this action will not have a significant effect on the environment.

Adopted

AYES (13):     Directors Ammiano, Brown, Cochran, Dufty, Eddie, Kerns, McGoldrick, Murray, Pahre, Reilly, Shahum and Stroeh; President Middlebrook

NOES (0):       None

ABSENT (5):  Directors Hernández, Martini and Sandoval; Second Vice President Boro; First Vice President Moylan
     
  11.

Authorize Execution of Amendments to the Professional Services Agreement and to the Software License Agreement with GIRO, Inc., Relative to Contract No. 97-BT-8, Purchase, Delivery, Installation and Support of Software Program for Golden Gate Transit Fixed Route Bus Scheduling System, for Long-Term Upgrade and Maintenance Support for HASTUS Software Modules

Directors EDDIE/MOYLAN

Resolution No. 2005-079 authorizes execution of amendments to the Professional Services Agreement and to the Software License Agreement with GIRO, Inc., relative to Contract No. 97-BT-8, Purchase, Delivery, Installation and Support of Software Program for Golden Gate Transit Fixed Route Bus Scheduling System, for long-term upgrade and maintenance support for HASTUS software modules used in bus scheduling, dispatching and timekeeping operations, at a cost schedule as outlined below, for a six-year period beginning with FY 05/06; with the understanding that requisite funds (80% Federal Transit Administration grant funds) are available in the FY 05/06 Bus Division Operating Budget, and that requisite funds (100% District funds) will be available for successive years of the contract in the operating budgets for FY 06/07 through FY 10/11:

 

HASTUS Upgrade & Maintenance Cost Schedule

Item

FY 05/06

FY 06/07

FY 07/08

FY 08/09

FY 09/10

FY 10/11

License cost

$101,125

Implementation cost

$164,340

$117,000

$124,100

Maintenance cost

 

$   55,600

$  57,300

$  59,050 

$  60,850

$  62,700

Annual Total s

$265,465

$  55,600

$174,300

$  59,050

$184,950

$  62,700

Cumulative Total

$265,465

$321,065

$495,365

$554,415

$739,365

$802,065

Adopted

AYES (13):     Directors Ammiano, Brown, Cochran, Dufty, Eddie, Kerns, McGoldrick, Murray, Pahre, Reilly, Shahum and Stroeh; President Middlebrook

NOES (0):       None

ABSENT (5):  Directors Hernández, Martini and Sandoval; Second Vice President Boro; First Vice President Moylan
     
SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS
  12.

Approve Cancellation of the September 23, 2005 Meeting of the Board of Directors

President Middlebrook stated that subsequent to posting of the agenda for the September 9, 2005 meeting of the Board of Directors, it was determined that there are no action items scheduled for presentation at the September 23, 2005 meeting of the Board of Directors; and, therefore, the Board may want to consider taking action to cancel the meeting for that date.  She stated that since this matter arose subsequent to the posting of the agenda, it is recommended that an item be added to this meeting’s agenda regarding the cancellation of the September 23rd meeting.  She noted that in order to comply with the Brown Act, given that this is the last Board of Directors meeting before September 23rd, it would be the only opportunity available to consider this matter.

Directors MURRAY/KERNS moved that the matter of, Approve Cancellation of the September 23, 2005 Meeting of the Board of Directors, be added to the agenda of the Board of Directors for consideration at its meeting of September 9, 2005, as permitted by the Brown Act, as this matter arose subsequent to the posting of the agenda and requires immediate attention.

Carried

AYES (13):     Directors Ammiano, Brown, Cochran, Dufty, Eddie, Kerns, McGoldrick, Murray, Pahre, Reilly, Shahum and Stroeh; President Middlebrook

NOES (0):       None

ABSENT (5):  Directors Hernández, Martini and Sandoval; Second Vice President Boro; First Vice President Moylan
     
   

Directors MURRAY/KERNS

Resolution No. 2005-080 approves cancellation of the September 23, 2005 Meeting of the Board of Directors due to the absence of any action items scheduled for presentation to the Board of Directors; with the understanding that a single Board of Directors meeting in the month of September 2005, is an exception to Rule II of the Rules of the Board, Subsection A., Meetings, which states, “The Board shall convene in regular meeting at 10:00 a.m., on the second and fourth Fridays of each month in the District’s San Francisco headquarters…

Adopted

AYES (13):     Directors Ammiano, Brown, Cochran, Dufty, Eddie, Kerns, McGoldrick, Murray, Pahre, Reilly, Shahum and Stroeh; President Middlebrook

NOES (0):       None

ABSENT (5):  Directors Hernández, Martini and Sandoval; Second Vice President Boro; First Vice President Moylan
     

ADJOURNMENT

  13. All business having been concluded, the meeting was adjourned at 10:12 a.m., in the memory of the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Respectfully submitted,

Janet S. Tarantino

Secretary of the District