08-2006

GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE, HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT

MEMORANDUM OF MINUTES

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

MAY 26, 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, May 26, 2006, at 10:00 a.m., President Middlebrook presiding.
     

ROLL CALL

     
 

Directors Present (14): Directors Brown, Cochran, Eddie, Hernández, Kerns, Martini, Murray, Newhouse Segal, Pahre, Reilly and Stroeh; Second Vice President Boro; First President Moylan; President Middlebrook

Directors Absent (4): Directors Ammiano, Dufty, McGoldrick and Sandoval

[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/Ferry Division James P. Swindler; Deputy District Engineer Ewa Z. Bauer; Public Affairs Director Mary C. Currie; Risk Management and Safety Director William L. Stafford; Executive Assistant to the General Manager Amorette Ko; Assistant Clerk of the Board Karen B. Engbretson

Visitors Present: Noble “Rocky” Birdsey, Marin Center for Independent Living

     
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
     
 
Director Hernández led the Board of Directors in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
     
PUBLIC COMMENT
     
 
Noble “Rocky” Birdsey expressed his concerns regarding the proposal in the Governor’s FY 06/07 Budget to use “spillover” revenues from the Public Transportation Account to the General Fund, to partially repay transportation bonds and fund the proposed transportation infrastructure bond on the November ballot.  He explained that “spillover” funds help offset the burden of high fuel prices on residents and transit agencies at times when Californians rely most heavily on transit services.  He also expressed his appreciation to the District for sending a letter to the Governor in opposition to the proposal to take away “spillover” funds earmarked for transit operating needs.
     
CONSENT CALENDAR
     
 
Directors STROEH/MARTINI moved approval of the Consent Calendar.  All items were approved by the following vote of the Board of Directors:
     
 
AYES (14):    Directors Brown, Cochran, Eddie, Hernández, Kerns, Martini, Murray, Newhouse Segal, Pahre, Reilly and Stroeh; Second Vice President Boro; First President Moylan; President Middlebrook
NOES (0):     None
ABSENT (4): Directors Ammiano, Dufty, McGoldrick and Sandoval
     
1.

Approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors of May 12, 2006

Carried

     
2. Denial of Claims
     
  There were no claims to be acted upon at this meeting.
     
GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT
     
 
Presentation of Twenty-five Year Service Award to Edward Dean, Chief Bridge Service Operator, Bridge Division
3.    
 
President Middlebrook presented a Twenty-five Year Service Award to Edward Dean, Chief Bridge Service Operator, Bridge Division, and expressed her congratulations on behalf of the Board of Directors.
     
ATTORNEY’S REPORT
     
4.
Attorney David Miller reported that all items contained in the Attorney’s Report were informational.
     
ENGINEER’S REPORT
     
5. No written report was presented by District Engineer Denis Mulligan.
     
REPORT OF THE SPECIAL BUILDING AND OPERATING COMMITTEE/COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING OF MAY 25, 2006
     
6.
Approve Actions Relative to Change Orders to Contract No. 99-B-5, Golden Gate Bridge Seismic Retrofit (Phase II), South Approach Structures, for Repairs and Painting
     
 

Directors EDDIE/KERNS

Resolution No. 2006-041 authorizes execution of Change Orders to Contract No. 99-B-5, Golden Gate Bridge Seismic Retrofit (Phase II), South Approach Structures, with Shimmick Construction Company, Inc./Obayashi Corporation, Joint Venture, as follows:
  a.
Change Order No. 70, in the amount of $2,547,819, to repair the floorbeams, sway bracing, top and bottom chord members, and prepare the steel surfaces and apply a three-coat paint system, including a top coat finish of “International Orange,” to these members in Span 4 of the South Approach Viaduct;
  b.
Change Order No. 91, Supplement 1, in the amount of $1,518,100, to repair Fort Point Arch Panel Point A, B, A' and B' spandrel columns and cross bracing, and prepare the steel surfaces and apply a three-coat paint system, including a top coat finish of “International Orange”;
  c.
Change Order No. 101, in the amount of $400,000, to remove and replace 70-year-old deteriorated concrete at the cross-beam walls between the east and west legs of Pylon S1 and Pylon S2;
  d.
Change Order No. 102, in the amount of $220,581, to prepare steel surfaces and apply MC-Tar paint to the pylon plating inside Pylon S1 and Pylon S2; and,
  e.
Authorize a budget increase in the Bridge Division Capital Budget for the Golden Gate Bridge Seismic Retrofit Phase II Project in the amount of $4,686,500, to be funded with federal grant funds programmed for the Seismic Retrofit Project, as concurred with by the Finance-Auditing Committee at its meeting of May 25, 2006;
 

with the understanding that the above-listed Change Orders have been approved by the Federal Highway Administration and are contingent upon the availability of federal grant funds.

Adopted

     
 
AYES (14):    Directors Brown, Cochran, Eddie, Hernández, Kerns, Martini, Murray, Newhouse Segal, Pahre, Reilly and Stroeh; Second Vice President Boro; First President Moylan; President Middlebrook
NOES (0):     None
ABSENT (4): Directors Ammiano, Dufty, McGoldrick and Sandoval
     
7.
Approve Actions Relative to Contract No. 99-B-5, Golden Gate Bridge Seismic Retrofit (Phase II), South Approach Structures, for Construction Administration Services
     
 

Directors EDDIE/BORO

Resolution No. 2006-042 approves the following actions relative to Contract No. 99-B-5, Golden Gate Bridge Seismic Retrofit (Phase II), South Approach Structures, for construction administration services:
  a.
Authorize an increase in the Bridge Division Capital Budget for the Golden Gate Bridge Seismic Retrofit Phase II Project, in the amount of $720,000, for costs relative to District staff administering and inspecting the construction;
 

b.

Authorize an Addendum to the Ninth Amendment to the Professional Services Agreement with HNTB Corporation, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $900,000, for an extension of construction management and inspection support services;
  c.
Authorize an Addendum to the Sixth Amendment to the Professional Services Agreement with Jacobs Civil, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $485,000, for an extension of engineering services;
  d.
Authorize an Addendum to the Second Amendment to the Professional Services Agreement with The Duffey Company, in an amount not to exceed $100,000, for an extension of environmental compliance monitoring services; and,
  e.
Authorize a budget increase in the Bridge Division Capital Budget for the Golden Gate Bridge Seismic Retrofit Phase II Project, in the amount of $2,205,000, to be funded with the federal grant funds programmed for the Seismic Retrofit Project, as concurred with by the Finance-Auditing Committee at its meeting of May 25, 2006;
 

with the understanding that that the above-listed actions have been approved by the Federal Highway Administration and are contingent upon the availability of federal grant funds.

Adopted

     
 
AYES (14):    Directors Brown, Cochran, Eddie, Hernández, Kerns, Martini, Murray, Newhouse Segal, Pahre, Reilly and Stroeh; Second Vice President Boro; First President Moylan; President Middlebrook
NOES (0):     None
ABSENT (4): Directors Ammiano, Dufty, McGoldrick and Sandoval
     
REPORT OF THE FINANCE-AUDITING COMMITTEE/COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING OF MAY 11, 2006
     
8.
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 May 12, 2006.
     
REPORT OF THE FINANCE-AUDITING COMMITTEE/COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING OF MAY 25, 2006
     
9.
Authorize Budget Transfers in the FY 05/06 Operating and Capital Budgets for Bridge Division Projects and Capital Procurements
     
 

Directors STROEH/REILLY

Resolution No. 2006-043 approves the following budget transfers relative to the FY 05/06 Operating and Capital Budgets:
  a.
Authorize a transfer in the amount of $80,000 from the FY 05/06 District Division Operating Budget, line item, “Consulting Expense,” to the FY 05/06 Bridge Division Operating Budget, line item, “Repair and Maintenance Supplies”; and,
  b.

Authorize a transfer in the amount of $14,000 from the FY 05/06 Bridge Division Operating Budget, line item, “Repair and Maintenance Supplies,” to the FY 05/06 Bridge Division Capital Budget, line item, “Capital Equipment.”

Adopted

     
 
AYES (14):    Directors Brown, Cochran, Eddie, Hernández, Kerns, Martini, Murray, Newhouse Segal, Pahre, Reilly and Stroeh; Second Vice President Boro; First President Moylan; President Middlebrook
NOES (0):     None
ABSENT (4): Directors Ammiano, Dufty, McGoldrick and Sandoval
     
10.
Authorize Filing a Grant Application with the Federal Transit Administration for FY 05/06 Section 5307 Capital Assistance
     
 

Directors STROEH/MURRAY

Resolution No. 2006-044 authorizes the General Manager to file a Section 5307 grant application with the Federal Transit Administration for FY 05/06 federal grant funds available to support various capital projects.

Adopted

     
 
AYES (14):    Directors Brown, Cochran, Eddie, Hernández, Kerns, Martini, Murray, Newhouse Segal, Pahre, Reilly and Stroeh; Second Vice President Boro; First President Moylan; President Middlebrook
NOES (0):     None
ABSENT (4): Directors Ammiano, Dufty, McGoldrick and Sandoval
     
11.
Authorize Execution of a Professional Services Agreement with Athens Administrators, Inc., Relative to RFP No. 2006-D-6, Third Party Administrator for Workers’ Compensation Program
     
 

Directors STROEH/KERNS

Resolution No. 2006-045 authorizes execution of a Professional Services Agreement with Athens Administrators, Inc., relative to RFP No. 2006‑D-6, Third Party Administrator for Workers’ Compensation Program, in the amount of $1,927,539, for a three-year term, effective July 1, 2006, with two one-year options to be exercised at the General Manager’s discretion, in an amount not to exceed $398,529 for year four, and in an amount not to exceed $412,477 for year five; with the understanding that requisite funds are available in the FY 06/07 District Division Operating Budget and that funds for the remaining years will be included in the appropriate future fiscal years’ operating budgets.
     
 
AYES (14):    Directors Brown, Cochran, Eddie, Hernández, Kerns, Martini, Murray, Newhouse Segal, Pahre, Reilly and Stroeh; Second Vice President Boro; First President Moylan; President Middlebrook
NOES (0):     None
ABSENT (4): Directors Ammiano, Dufty, McGoldrick and Sandoval
     
12.
Authorize the Setting of a Public Hearing to Receive Public Comment Relative to a Proposed Fare Increase for Special Event Bus Service
     
 

Directors STROEH/HERNÁNDEZ

Resolution No. 2006-046 authorizes the setting of a public hearing on Thursday, June 22, 2006, at 9:30 a.m., in the Board Room, Administration Building, Golden Gate Bridge Toll Plaza, to receive public comment relative to a proposed fare increase for special event bus service.
     
 
AYES (14):    Directors Brown, Cochran, Eddie, Hernández, Kerns, Martini, Murray, Newhouse Segal, Pahre, Reilly and Stroeh; Second Vice President Boro; First President Moylan; President Middlebrook
NOES (0):     None
ABSENT (4): Directors Ammiano, Dufty, McGoldrick and Sandoval
     
REPORT OF THE RULES, POLICY AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE/ COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING OF MAY 12, 2006
     
13.
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 May 12, 2006.
     
ADJOURNMENT
     
14.
All business having been concluded, the meeting was adjourned at 10:20 a.m.
     

Respectfully submitted,

/s/ Janet S. Tarantino
Secretary of the District