06-2006


GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE, HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT

MEMORANDUM OF MINUTES

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

APRIL 28, 2006

 

     
 
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, April 28, 2006, at 10:00 a.m., President Middlebrook presiding.
     
ROLL CALL
     
 

Directors Present (15): Directors Ammiano, Cochran, Dufty, Eddie, Kerns, Martini, McGoldrick, Murray, Newhouse Segal, Reilly, Sandoval and Stroeh; Second Vice President Boro; First Vice President Moylan; President Middlebrook

Directors Absent (4): Directors Brown, Hernández, Pahre and Shahum

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/Ferry Division James P. Swindler; Deputy General Manager/Administration and Development Teri W. Mantony; Public Affairs Director Mary C. Currie; Acting Deputy General Manager/Bus Division and Maintenance Manager/Bus Division Gene Walker; Executive Assistant to the General Manager Amorette Ko; Assistant Clerk of the Board Patsy Whala; Captain Locati

Visitors Present: Jerry Grace, Oakland resident

     
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
     
  Director Dufty led the Board of Directors in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
     
PUBLIC COMMENT
     
 
Jerry Grace requested that he be able to meet with staff to express his concerns regarding Golden Gate Transit fares and suggested that the District consider expanding late-night bus service to be consistent with other transit systems in the Bay Area.
     
CONSENT CALENDAR
     
 
Directors KERNS/MARTINI moved approval of the Consent Calendar.  All items were approved by the following vote of the Board of Directors:
     
 
AYES (14):    Directors Ammiano, Cochran, Dufty, Eddie, Kerns, Martini, McGoldrick, Newhouse Segal, Reilly, Sandoval and Stroeh; Second Vice President Boro; First Vice President Moylan; President Middlebrook
NOES (0):      None
ABSENT (5): Directors Brown, Hernández, Murray, Pahre and Shahum
     
1.

Approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors of March 24, 2006

Carried

     
2. Denial of Claims
     
  There were no claims to be acted upon at this meeting.
     
3.

Ratify Actions by the Auditor-Controller

Resolution No. 2006-029 (Finance-Auditing Committee, March 23, 2006) ratifies actions taken by the Auditor-Controller, as follows:
     
  a.
Ratify commitments and/or expenditures for the period February 1, 2006, through February 28, 2006, totaling $57,580.17;
     
  b. Ratify investments made by the Auditor-Controller during the period February 14, 2006, through March 13, 2006, as follows:
     
Security

Purchase

Date

Maturity

Date

Original

Cost

Percent

Yield

HBOS Treasury CD
02/15/06
03/15/06
3,461,264.13
4.53
HBOS Treasury CD
02/17/06
03/20/06
4,854,520.79
4.53
Bears Stearns CO INC Commercial Paper
02/22/06
03/24/06
7,833,513.75
4.50
UBS Finance DE Commercial Paper
02/28/06
04/03/06
5,579,812.51
4.57
CBA (Delaware) Finance Commercial Paper
03/01/06
03/14/06
3,371,512.38
4.50
AIG Funding Inc. Commercial Paper
03/08/06
04/07/06
7,477,227.00
4.60

 

     
  c.
Authorize the Auditor-Controller to re-invest, within the established policy of the Board, investments maturing between March 14, 2006, and April 17, 2006, as well as the investment of all other funds not required to cover expenditures that may become available.
     
  d.

Accept the Investment Report for February 2006 prepared by Public Financial Management.

Adopted

     
GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT
     
4. Announcements
     
  a.
President Middlebrook announced the publication of the book entitled, “The Man Who Made it Rain,” which was written by Michael McCarthy and inspired by Director Stroeh’s experience as a General Manager of Marin Municipal Water District during the drought years of 1976-1977 in Marin County.  She noted that Director Stroeh will be autographing copies of the book at Book Passages in Corte Madera on Sunday, April 30, 2006, at 4:00 p.m.
     
  b.
Ms. Kupersmith reported that the organization, A Million Voices for Darfur, has applied for a permit to conduct a peace march on the Golden Gate Bridge on Sunday, April 30, 2006, and that they have complied with the District’s insurance requirements for this event.  In addition, Kary Witt stated that the participants of the peace march will hold a silent vigil on the Bridge between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., and will proceed to Crissy Field to attend a rally where political notables and clergy will speak.
     
5. Presentation of Twenty Year Service Award to Donna Stepanek, Bus Operator, Bus Division
     
 
President Middlebrook presented a Twenty-Year Service Award to Donna Stepanek, Bus Operator, Bus Division, and expressed her congratulations on behalf of the Board of Directors.
     
6. Presentation of Employee of the Month Award for April 2006 to Glen Keelty, Chief Mechanic, Bridge Division
     
 
President Middlebrook presented the Employee of the Month Award for April 2006 to Glen Keelty, Chief Mechanic, Bridge Division, and expressed her congratulations on behalf of the Board of Directors.
     
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 MARCH 23, 2006
     
9.
All items contained in this report are informational, as the items requiring Board action were acted upon by the Board of Directors at their meeting of March 24, 2006.
     
REPORT OF THE FINANCE-AUDITING COMMITTEE/COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING OF MARCH 23, 2006
     
10.
All Non-Consent Calendar items contained in this report are informational, as the items requiring Board action were acted upon by the Board of Directors at their meeting of March 24, 2006.
     
REPORT OF THE FINANCE-AUDITING COMMITTEE/COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING OF APRIL 13, 2006
     
11.
Approve Discontinuing the Use of Convenience Tickets as a Method For Bridge Toll Payment and Amend Master Ordinance 2006
     
 

Directors STROEH/MOYLAN

Ordinance No. 2006-03 approves the following actions relative to tickets used for Bridge toll payment, as outlined in the attached Ordinance:
  a.
Discontinue the sale of all truck convenience ticket books as of July 1, 2006; and,
  b.
Discontinue acceptance of all convenience and discount tickets towards payment of bridge tolls as of January 1, 2007; with the understanding that the existing refund policy will continue to apply; and,
  c.

Amend Master Ordinance 2006 accordingly.

Adopted

     
 
AYES (15):    Directors Ammiano, Cochran, Dufty, Eddie, Kerns, Martini, McGoldrick, Murray, Newhouse Segal, Reilly, Sandoval and Stroeh; Second Vice President Boro; First Vice President Moylan; President Middlebrook
NOES (0):      None
ABSENT (4): Directors Brown, Hernández, Pahre and Shahum
     
REPORT OF THE FINANCE-AUDITING COMMITTEE/COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING OF APRIL 28, 2006
     
12.
Authorize Filing an Application with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission for FY 06/07 Transportation Development Act and State Transit Assistance Funds to Support Bus, Ferry and Paratransit Services
     
 

Directors STROEH/MCGOLDRICK

Resolution No. 2006-030 authorizes the General Manager to execute and file an application and related assurances with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission for FY 06/07 Transportation Development Act (TDA) and State Transit Assistance (STA) funds in the amount of $14,991,005 for TDA funds and in the amount of $3,327,647 for STA funds, to support bus, ferry and paratransit services.

Adopted

     
 
AYES (15):    Directors Ammiano, Cochran, Dufty, Eddie, Kerns, Martini, McGoldrick, Murray, Newhouse Segal, Reilly, Sandoval and Stroeh; Second Vice President Boro; First Vice President Moylan; President Middlebrook
NOES (0):      None
ABSENT (4): Directors Brown, Hernández, Pahre and Shahum
     
13.
Authorize Award of Contract No. 2006-BT-5-RTCC, Janitorial Supplies, to Clean Source, Inc., and Crest-Talmadge Sales, Inc.
     
 

Directors STROEH/EDDIE

Resolution No. 2006-031 approves the following actions relative to Contract No. 2006 BT-5-RTCC, Janitorial Supplies:
  a.
Authorize award of Contract No. 2006 BT-5-RTCC, Janitorial Supplies, to Clean Source, Inc., San Jose, CA, as follows:
     
   

1.    Category A, Paper Products and Liners, in an estimated amount of $92,562.51, for a two-year period, with two one-year options exercisable by the General Manager or designee, effective May 8, 2006 through May 7, 2008, with the understanding that the estimated contract amount for Option Year 1 is $47,841.00 and the estimated contract amount for Option Year 2 is $48,651.80; and,

2.    Category B, Soaps and Cleaners, in an estimated amount of $1,182.75, for a two-year period, with two one-year options exercisable by the General Manager or designee, effective May 8, 2006 through May 7, 2008, with the understanding that the estimated contract amount for Option Year 1 is $609.00 and the estimated contract amount for Option Year 2 is $626.75; and,

     
  b.
Authorize award of Contract No. 2006 BT-5-RTCC, Janitorial Supplies, Category C, Miscellaneous Janitorial Supplies, to Crest-Talmadge Sales, Inc., Burlingame, CA, in the amount of $12,875.38, for a two-year period, with two one-year options exercisable by the General Manager or designee, effective May 8, 2006 through May 7, 2008, with the understanding that the estimated contract amount for Option Year 1 is $7,080.40 and the estimated contract amount for Option 2 is $7,711.92; and,
   
 

with the further understanding that requisite funds are available in the FY 05/06 Bus Division and Bridge Division Operating Budgets and that requisite funds for subsequent years will be budgeted in FY 06/07 and FY 07/08 Bus Division and Bridge Division Operating Budgets.

Adopted

     
 
AYES (15):    Directors Ammiano, Cochran, Dufty, Eddie, Kerns, Martini, McGoldrick, Murray, Newhouse Segal, Reilly, Sandoval and Stroeh; Second Vice President Boro; First Vice President Moylan; President Middlebrook
NOES (0):      None
ABSENT (4): Directors Brown, Hernández, Pahre and Shahum
     
REPORT OF THE GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS AND PUBLIC INFORMATION COMMITTEE/COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING OF MARCH 24, 2006
     
14. All items contained in this report are informational.
     
REPORT OF THE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE/COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING OF APRIL 13, 2006
     
15. All items contained in this report are informational.
     
ADDRESSES TO THE BOARD
     
16.
Director Boro commented on an article published in Latitude 38, Northern California's leading sailing and marine magazine, which commended the Golden Gate Ferry captain and crew members for their response and rescue of an individual whose sail boat had capsized in the waters around Alcatraz Island, on Sunday, January 8, 2006.  In addition, Jim Swindler stated that the U.S. Coast Guard acknowledged the Ferry Division for their efforts.
     
17.
President Middlebrook announced that the Building and Operating Committee meeting for May will be held offsite at the Board of Supervisors Chambers, Mendocino County Administration Building, 501 Low Gap Road, Room 1090, Ukiah, CA, on Friday, May 5, 2006, at 10:00 a.m.  In addition, Ms. Kupersmith stated that, due to the timeliness of staff recommendations needing approval, there will be a Special Building and Operating Committee meeting held in the Board Room, Administration Building, Toll Plaza, San Francisco, CA, on Thursday, May 25, 2006, at 10:00 a.m.
     
ADJOURNMENT
     
18.
All business having been concluded, the meeting was adjourned at 10:20 a.m., in the memory of May Lucius, Robert G. MacNaughton, Rosemary Slemp, Priscilla Black, Joe Fretas, Monsignor Charles Durkin and Mary Eileen Gleeson.
     

Respectfully submitted,

/s/ Janet S. Tarantino
Secretary of the District

 

Attachment: Ordinance No. 2006-03, An Ordinance to Amend Master Ordinance 2006, as Amended, to Discontinue the Use of Convenience Tickets as a Method for Bridge Toll Payment