21-2005

GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE, HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT

 

MEMORANDUM OF MINUTES

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

 

DECEMBER 16, 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, December 16, 2005, at 10:00 a.m., President Middlebrook presiding.
     
ROLL CALL
     
 

Directors Present (13): Directors Eddie, Hernández, Kerns, McGoldrick, Newhouse Segal, Pahre, Reilly, Sandoval, Shahum and Stroeh; Second Vice President Boro; First Vice President Moylan; President Middlebrook

     
  Directors Absent (6): Directors Ammiano, Brown, Cochran, Dufty, Martini and Murray
     
 
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; Planning Director Alan R. Zahradnik; Executive Assistant to the General Manager Amorette Ko; Assistant Clerk of the Board Patsy Whala
     
  Visitors Present:  None
     
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
     
  Director Leah C. Shahum 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 Eddie, Hernández, Kerns, Newhouse Segal, Pahre, Reilly, Sandoval, Shahum and Stroeh; Second Vice President Boro; First Vice President Moylan; President Middlebrook
NOES (0):       None
ABSENT (7):  Directors Ammiano, Brown, Cochran, Dufty, Martini, McGoldrick and Murray
   
1.

Approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors of November 18, 2005

Carried

     
2. Denial of Claims
     
  a.

Subrogation Claim of Workman’s Auto Insurance Company (Insured: Adam Giacomini)

Carried

     
3.

Ratify Actions by the Auditor-Controller

Resolution No. 2005-096 (Finance-Auditing Committee, November 17, 2005) ratifies actions taken by the Auditor-Controller, as follows:
     
  a. Ratify commitments and/or expenditures totaling $56,389.87;
     
  b. Ratify investments made by the Auditor-Controller during the period October 18, 2005, through November 7, 2005, as follows;
     
SECURITY

PURCHASE

DATE

MATURITY

DATE

ORIGINAL

COST

PERCENT

YIELD

Citigroup Funding, Inc. Commercial Paper
11/01/05
12/12/05
7,368,111.18
4.02

 

     
  c.
Authorize the Auditor-Controller to re-invest, within the established policy of the Board, investments maturing between November 8, 2005, and December 5, 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 October 2005 prepared by Public Financial Management.

Adopted

     
GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT
     
4.
Presentation of Retirement Gift to Dennis C. Koenig, Body and Fender Mechanic, Bus Division
     
 
President Middlebrook presented a retirement gift to Dennis C. Koenig, Body and Fender Mechanic, Bus Division, for twenty-two years and eleven months of service, and expressed her best wishes for a long and happy retirement on behalf of the Board of Directors.
     
5. Presentation of Twenty Year Service Award to Todd Price, Deckhand, Ferry Division
     
 
President Middlebrook presented a Twenty Year Service Award to Todd Price, Deckhand, Ferry Division, and expressed her congratulations on behalf of the Board of Directors.
     
6.
Presentation of Thirty Year Service Award to Janet S. Tarantino, Secretary of the District, District Division
     
 
President Middlebrook presented a Thirty Year Service Award to Janet S. Tarantino, Secretary of the District, District Division, and expressed her congratulations on behalf of the Board of Directors for her service as a District Officer.
     
ATTORNEY’S REPORT
     
7. Attorney David Miller reported that all items contained in the Attorney’s Report were informational.
     

ENGINEER’S REPORT

     
8.
District Engineer Denis Mulligan reported that all items contained in the Engineer’s Report were informational.
     
REPORT OF THE BUILDING AND OPERATING COMMITTEE/COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING OF NOVEMBER 17, 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 November 18, 2005.
     
REPORT OF THE FINANCE-AUDITING COMMITTEE/COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING OF NOVEMBER 17, 2005
     
10.
All Non-Consent 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 November 18, 2005.
     
REPORT OF THE FINANCE-AUDITING COMMITTEE/COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING OF DECEMBER 8, 2005
     
11. Approve Actions Relative to the FasTrak™ System
     
  a.
Authorize Exercising the Option for a One-Year Extension of the Professional Services Agreement with Redman Ventures, Inc., for Software Support for the Plaza/Host Computer System
     
   

Directors STROEH/KERNS

Resolution No. 2005-097 authorizes exercising the option for a one-year extension of the Professional Services Agreement with Redman Ventures, Inc., at the rate of $15,000 per month, for a total cost of $198,450, relative to Contract No. 98-B-7, Toll Revenue System, to provide software support services for the FasTrak™ plaza/host computer system, effective February 1, 2006 through January 31, 2007; with the understanding that requisite funds are available in the FY 05/06 Bridge Division Operating Budget and that the remaining funds will be budgeted in the FY 06/07 Bridge Division Operating Budget.

Adopted

     
   
AYES (13):     Directors Eddie, Hernández, Kerns, McGoldrick, Newhouse Segal, Pahre, Reilly, Sandoval, Shahum and Stroeh; Second Vice President Boro; First Vice President Moylan; President Middlebrook
NOES (0):       None
ABSENT (6):  Directors Ammiano, Brown, Cochran, Dufty, Martini and Murray
     
  b.
Authorize Exercising the Option for a One-Year Extension of the Maintenance Agreement with InTranS Group, Inc., Relative to Contract No. 98-B-7, Toll Revenue System, for Lane Hardware and Software Support Services
     
   

Directors STROEH/EDDIE

Resolution No. 2005-098 authorizes exercising the option for a one-year extension of the Maintenance Agreement with InTranS Group, Inc., at the rate of $27,395.30 per month, for a total cost of $328,743.60, relative to Contract No. 98-B-7, Toll Revenue System, to provide hardware and software support services for the FasTrak™ lane equipment, effective February 1, 2006 through January 31, 2007; with the understanding that requisite funds are available in the FY 05/06 Bridge Division Operating Budget and that the remaining funds will be budgeted in the FY 06/07 Bridge Division Operating Budget.

Adopted

     
   
AYES (13):     Directors Eddie, Hernández, Kerns, McGoldrick, Newhouse Segal, Pahre, Reilly, Sandoval, Shahum and Stroeh; Second Vice President Boro; First Vice President Moylan; President Middlebrook
NOES (0):       None
ABSENT (6):  Directors Ammiano, Brown, Cochran, Dufty, Martini and Murray
     
  c.
Authorize a One-Year Extension of the Professional Services Agreement with OSI Collection Services, Inc., Relative to RFP No. 2005-D-4, FasTrak™ Collection Services
     
   

Directors STROEH/PAHRE

Resolution No. 2005-099 authorizes a one-year extension of the Professional Services Agreement with OSI Collection Services, Inc., at a commission rate of 29% on collections and 29% on judgments, relative to RFP No. 2005-D-4, FasTrak™ Collection Services, for the collection of outstanding toll revenue from unpaid FasTrak™ violation notices and delinquent FasTrak™ accounts, effective February 1, 2006 through January 31, 2007.

Adopted

     
   
AYES (13):     Directors Eddie, Hernández, Kerns, McGoldrick, Newhouse Segal, Pahre, Reilly, Sandoval, Shahum and Stroeh; Second Vice President Boro; First Vice President Moylan; President Middlebrook
NOES (0):       None
ABSENT (6):  Directors Ammiano, Brown, Cochran, Dufty, Martini and Murray
     
12. Approve Actions Relative to the Disposition of Twenty 1998 40-Foot NOVA Coaches
     
 

Directors STROEH/BORO

Resolution No. 2005-100 approves the following actions relative to the disposition of twenty 1998 40-foot NOVA coaches:
  a. Declare twenty 1998 40-foot NOVA coaches as surplus; and,
  b.

Authorize an asset transfer for twenty 1998 40-foot NOVA coaches to the Regional Public Transportation Authority of Arizona, subject to approval by the Federal Transportation Administration.

Adopted

     
 
AYES (13):     Directors Eddie, Hernández, Kerns, McGoldrick, Newhouse Segal, Pahre, Reilly, Sandoval, Shahum and Stroeh; Second Vice President Boro; First Vice President Moylan; President Middlebrook
NOES (0):       None
ABSENT (6):  Directors Ammiano, Brown, Cochran, Dufty, Martini and Murray
     
REPORT OF THE RULES, POLICY AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE/COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING OF NOVEMBER 18, 2005
     
13.
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 November 18, 2005.
     
REPORT OF THE RULES, POLICY AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE/COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING OF DECEMBER 8, 2005
     
14.
Approve Extension of Two Limited-Term Positions Relative to the Financial Management Information System Project and the District’s Real Estate Activities
     
 

Directors PAHRE/BORO

Resolution No. 2005-101 approves the extension of two limited-term positions relative to the Financial Management Information System (FMIS) project and to the District’s real estate activities, as follows:
  a.
Limited-Term Human Resources/Payroll Lead position through June 30, 2006, at the current compensation and benefits, to assist with further implementation of FMIS, with the understanding that requisite funds are available in the FY 05/06 District Division Operating and Capital Budgets; and,
  b.

Limited-Term Real Estate Specialist position through June 30, 2006, at the current compensation and benefits, to assist with several critical District projects, and authorize a budget increase in the FY 05/06 District Division Operating Budget in the amount of $22,000, as concurred with by the Finance-Auditing Committee at its meeting of December 8, 2005.

Adopted

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

15.

Approve Changes to the District’s Classification System and Table of Organization in the Bridge Division and in the Engineering Department
     
  Directors PAHRE/BORO
Resolution No. 2005-102
approves actions relative to the Communications and Electronics Unit in the Bridge Division and the Engineer’s Office in the District Division, as follows:
  a.
Reclassify three Communications and Electronics Technician positions from Grade 288.5, $55,973 - $67,642, to Grade 333.3, $63,690 - $76,960, to better reflect the training and skill sets needed to meet the demands of the changing technology environment, effective the first full pay period in 2006;
  b.
Reclassify one position of Senior Communications and Electronics Technician, Grade 323.4, $61,963 - $74,901, to Communications and Electronics Supervisor, Grade 380.8, $71,843 - $86,840, to better reflect the training and skill sets needed to meet the demands of the changing technology environment, effective the first full pay period in 2006;
  c.
Eliminate the vacant Administrative Assistant position in the Engineering Department, effective immediately;
  d.
Add one Office Manager position in the Engineering Department, Grade 274.2, $50,154 - $60,626, to better reflect departmental needs, effective immediately; and,
  e. Amend the Table of Organization accordingly;
 

with the understanding that requisite funds are available in the FY 05/06 Bridge and District Divisions’ Operating Budgets.

Adopted

     
 
AYES (13):     Directors Eddie, Hernández, Kerns, McGoldrick, Newhouse Segal, Pahre, Reilly, Sandoval, Shahum and Stroeh; Second Vice President Boro; First Vice President Moylan; President Middlebrook
NOES (0):       None
ABSENT (6):  Directors Ammiano, Brown, Cochran, Dufty, Martini and Murray
     
SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS
     
16. Approve Board of Directors Meeting Schedule for Year 2006
     
 

Directors SHAHUM/KERNS
Resolution No. 2005-103
approves the Board of Directors meeting schedule for the Year 2006, as outlined in the attached 2006 Meeting Schedule.

Adopted

     
 
AYES (13):     Directors Eddie, Hernández, Kerns, McGoldrick, Newhouse Segal, Pahre, Reilly, Sandoval, Shahum and Stroeh; Second Vice President Boro; First Vice President Moylan; President Middlebrook
NOES (0):       None
ABSENT (6):  Directors Ammiano, Brown, Cochran, Dufty, Martini and Murray
     
REPORT OF THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE FOR SELECTION OF OFFICERS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR YEAR 2006 MEETING OF DECEMBER 16, 2005
     
17. Approve Selection of Officers of the Board of Directors for the Year 2006
     
 

Directors STROEH/EDDIE
Resolution No. 2005-104
approves the following slate of Officers of the Board of Directors for the Year 2006:

Maureen Middlebrook, President
John J. Moylan, First Vice President
Albert J. Boro, Second Vice President

Adopted

     
 
AYES (13):     Directors Eddie, Hernández, Kerns, McGoldrick, Newhouse Segal, Pahre, Reilly, Sandoval, Shahum and Stroeh; Second Vice President Boro; First Vice President Moylan; President Middlebrook
NOES (0):       None
ABSENT (6):  Directors Ammiano, Brown, Cochran, Dufty, Martini and Murray
     
ADJOURNMENT
     
18. All business having been concluded, the meeting was adjourned at 10:30 a.m., in the memory of John Voelker, Melvin Kimble, John Wright, Dorothy Dorsey, Clay Mankin, John Douglas Keyes and Larry Marcone.
     

Respectfully submitted,

/s/ Janet S. Tarantino

Secretary of the District

Attachment: 2006 Meeting Schedule