02-2007



GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE, HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT

MEMORANDUM OF MINUTES

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

JANUARY 26, 2007


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, January 26, 2007, at 10:00 a.m., President Moylan presiding.

ROLL CALL

Directors Present (15): Directors Brown, Cochran, Dufty, Eddie, Grosboll, Hernández, Kerns, McGlashan, McGoldrick, Newhouse Segal, Pahre, Sandoval and Stroeh; Second Vice President Ammiano; President Moylan

Directors Absent (4): Directors Martini, Middlebrook and Reilly; First Vice President Boro

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; Public Affairs Director Mary C. Currie; Director of Planning Alan R. Zahradnik; Assistant Clerk of the Board Karen B. Engbretson; Executive Assistant to the General Manager Amorette Ko; Captain Locati

Visitors Present: None

ADMINISTER OATH OF OFFICE TO CHARLES McGLASHAN

Secretary of the District Janet S. Tarantino administered the Oath of Office to Charles McGlashan, appointed to the Board of Directors of the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District by the Board of Supervisors of the County of Marin.

Director McGlashan addressed the Board and expressed his appreciation at the honor of serving on the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District Board of Directors.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Second Vice President Ammiano led the Board of Directors in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

PUBLIC COMMENT

There was no public comment.

CONSENT CALENDAR

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

AYES (14): Directors Brown, Cochran, Dufty, Eddie, Grosboll, Hernández, Kerns, McGlashan, Newhouse Segal, Pahre, Sandoval and Stroeh; Second Vice President Ammiano; President Moylan
NOES (0): None
ABSENT (5): Directors Martini, McGoldrick, Middlebrook and Reilly; First Vice President Boro

 

       
1.

Approve the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors of January 12, 2007

Carried

       
2. Denial of Claims
       
  a.

Subrogation Claim of California State Automobile
Association Inter-Insurance Bureau (Insured: Charlene Yee)

Carried

  b.

Claim of John Abraham

Carried

       
GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT
       
3.

Report on Water Main Break at Golden Gate Bridge Toll Plaza Facility

General Manager Celia Kupersmith reported that on January 21, 2007, a leak was discovered in the water main that carries water to the Golden Gate Bridge Toll Plaza Facility. She stated that in accordance with the District’s Procurement Manual, she authorized an emergency procurement of contracting services to repair the water main. She also stated that the during the course of the emergency repairs, it was discovered that the water main is under the jurisdiction of the Presidio Trust, who will provide full reimbursement to the District for the costs of the repair work. She noted that the water main pipe appeared to have been installed at the time of construction of the Golden Gate Bridge.

       
4.

Presentation of Thirty-Five-Year Service Award to Dennis Santiago, Bus Operator, Bus Division

President Moylan presented a Thirty-Five-Year Service Award to Dennis Santiago, Bus Operator, Bus Division, and expressed his congratulations on behalf of the Board of Directors.

       
5.

Presentation of Twenty-Five-Year Service Award to Harvey Katz, Senior Planner, Administration and Development Division

resident Moylan presented a Twenty-Five-Year Service Award to Harvey Katz, Senior Planner, Administration and Development Division, and expressed his congratulations on behalf of the Board of Directors.

       
6.

Presentation of Employee of the Month Award for January 2007 to Forrest “Woody” Becker, Ironworker, Bridge Division

President Moylan presented the Employee of the Month Award for January 2007 to Forrest “Woody” Becker, Ironworker, Bridge Division, and expressed his congratulations on behalf of the Board of Directors.

       
7.

Presentation of Employee of the Year Award for 2006 to Marvin Miller, Business Systems Implementation Manager, Administration and Development Division

President Moylan presented the Employee of the Year Award for 2006 to Marvin Miller, Business Systems Implementation Manager, Administration and Development Division, and expressed his congratulations on behalf of the Board of Directors.

       
ATTORNEY’S REPORT
       
8.
Attorney David Miller reported that all items contained in the Attorney’s Report were informational.
       
ENGINEER’S REPORT
       
9.
District Engineer Denis Mulligan reported that all items contained in the Engineer’s Report were informational.
       
REPORT OF THE RULES, POLICY AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE/COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING OF JANUARY 12, 2007
       
10.
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 January 12, 2007.
       
REPORT OF THE BUILDING AND OPERATING COMMITTEE/COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING OF JANUARY 25, 2007
       
11.

Authorize Award of Contract No. 2007-B-6, Toll Booth Video Recording System, to Huser Integrated Technologies, Inc.

Directors EDDIE/COCHRAN
Resolution No. 2007-004
authorizes award of Contract No. 2007-B-6, Toll Booth Video Recording System, to Huser Integrated Technologies, Inc., Portland, OR, in the amount of $174,421.22, to provide a state-of-the-art digital video recording system with the ability to interface to the new FasTrak® toll system, with the understanding that requisite funds (100% District) are available in the FY 06/07 Bridge Division Capital Budget.
Adopted

AYES (15): Directors Brown, Cochran, Dufty, Eddie, Grosboll, Hernández, Kerns, McGlashan, McGoldrick, Newhouse Segal, Pahre, Sandoval and Stroeh; Second Vice President Ammiano; President Moylan
NOES (0): None
ABSENT (4): Directors Martini, Middlebrook and Reilly; First Vice President Boro

       
12.
Approve Actions Relative to the Award of Contract No. 2007-FT-5, Larkspur Ferry Terminal Fuel Pipeline Replacement, to Stephens Construction, Inc.
       
  a. Discussion by the Board
       
   
  • Director Grosboll made the following comments and inquiries:
    • He inquired as to the reason why there was such a large price differential between the low bidder and the two other bidders for Contract No. 2007-FT-5. In response, Mr. Mulligan explained that the low bid was consistent with the engineer’s estimate for the project, and that the two other bidders’ higher price could be due to the current level of contracting opportunities in the marketplace.
    • He inquired as to whether the low bidder for Contract No. 2007 FT-5 would use prevailing wages. In response, Mr. Mulligan answered in the affirmative, noting that the District vigorously enforces the prevailing wage requirement in its contracts.
       
  b.

Action by the Board

Directors EDDIE/STROEH
Resolution No. 2007-005
approves the following actions relative to the award of Contract No. 2007-FT-5, Larkspur Ferry Terminal Fuel Pipeline Replacement:

    a.
Authorize award of Contract No. 2007-FT-5 to Stephens Construction, Inc., Arnold, CA, in the amount of $543,088 (100% District);
    b.
Authorize a contract contingency fund in the amount of $54,308, equal to 10% of the contract award; and,
    c.

Authorize a budget increase in the amount of $68,000 in the FY 06/07 Ferry Division Capital Budget to be funded with a transfer from the FY 06/07 District Division Operating Budget, as concurred with by the Finance-Auditing Committee at its meeting of January 25, 2007.

Adopted

       
   
AYES (15): Directors Brown, Cochran, Dufty, Eddie, Grosboll, Hernández, Kerns, McGlashan, McGoldrick, Newhouse Segal, Pahre, Sandoval and Stroeh; Second Vice President Ammiano; President Moylan
NOES (0): None
ABSENT (4): Directors Martini, Middlebrook and Reilly; First Vice President Boro
       
13.

Authorize Execution of Change Order Nos. 1, 2 and 3 to Contract No. 2007-FT-7, Vessel Refurbishment, with Bay Ship & Yacht Co.

Directors EDDIE/BORO
Resolution No. 2007-006
authorizes execution of Change Orders to Contract No. 2007 FT-7, Vessel Refurbishment, with Bay Ship & Yacht Co., as follows:

  a.
Authorize execution of Change Order No. 1, in the amount of $86,025, to provide for the procurement of five embarkation doors;
  b.
Authorize execution of Change Order No. 2, in the amount of $111,300, to provide for the material and the labor to install additional structural fire protection insulation; and,
  c.
Authorize execution of Change Order No. 3, to cancel award of Item No. 17, Reduction Gear Refurbishment, of the Category “B” items, in the amount of $119,492, that was included in the contract with the Bay Ship & Yacht Co.;
 

with the understanding that requisite funds are available in the FY 06/07 Ferry Division Capital Budget.

Adopted

AYES (15): Directors Brown, Cochran, Dufty, Eddie, Grosboll, Hernández, Kerns, McGlashan, McGoldrick, Newhouse Segal, Pahre, Sandoval and Stroeh; Second Vice President Ammiano; President Moylan
NOES (0): None
ABSENT (4): Directors Martini, Middlebrook and Reilly; First Vice President Boro

       
ADJOURNMENT
       
14.
All business having been concluded, the meeting was adjourned at 10:25 a.m., in the memory of Fred L. Smith, Joaquin A. Santos, Leo Petrone, Angela Marian Maniscalco and Robert Burton.
       

Respectfully submitted,
/s/ Janet S. Tarantino
Secretary of the District