04-2007

GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE, HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT

MEMORANDUM OF MINUTES

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

FEBRUARY 23, 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, February 23, 2007, at 10:00 a.m., President Moylan presiding.

ROLL CALL

Directors Present (14): Directors Cochran, Eddie, Grosboll, Hernández, Kerns, Martini, McGoldrick, Middlebrook, Newhouse Segal, Sandoval and Stroeh; Second Vice President Ammiano, First Vice President Boro; President Moylan

Directors Absent (5): Directors Brown, Dufty, McGlashan, Pahre and Reilly

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; Executive Assistant to the General Manager Amorette Ko; Assistant Clerk of the Board Patsy Whala;

Visitors Present: None

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Director Gerald D. Cochran, led the Board of Directors in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

There was no public comment.

CONSENT CALENDAR

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

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

         
1. Approve the Minutes of the Following Meetings:
         
  a.
Transportation Committee of February 8, 2007;
  b.
Finance-Auditing Committee of February 8, 2007;
  c.
Rules, Policy and Industrial Relations Committee of February 9, 2007; and,
  d.

Board of Directors of February 9, 2007.

Carried

         
2. Denial of Claims
         
  a.

Claim of Raphael Martin Fierro

Carried

         
GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT
         
3.

Presentation of Ten-Year Service Award to Director J. Dietrich Stroeh

President Moylan presented a Ten-Year Service Award to Director J. Dietrich Stroeh and expressed congratulations on behalf of the Board of Directors for his service as a member of the Board of Directors. Director Stroeh stated that he is proud to serve as a member of this prestigious Board and commended staff for their outstanding work.

         
4.

Presentation of Thirty-Year Service Award to Daniel Brown, Bridge Lieutenant, Bridge Division

President Moylan presented a Thirty-Year Service Award to Daniel Brown, Lieutenant, Bridge Division, and expressed his congratulations on behalf of the Board of Directors.

         
5.

Presentation of Twenty-Five-Year Service Award to Thomas Scott, Bridge Painter, Bridge Division

President Moylan presented a Twenty-Five-Year Service Award to Thomas Scott, Bridge Painter, Bridge Division, and expressed his congratulations on behalf of the Board of Directors.

         
ATTORNEY’S REPORT
         
6.
Attorney Miller reported that all items contained in the Attorney’s Report were informational.  Mr. Miller also reported that a closed session would be held just prior to the conclusion of the meeting to discuss matters related to public employee performance evaluations for the Auditor-Controller and the Secretary of the District.
         
ENGINEER’S REPORT
         
7.
District Engineer Denis Mulligan reported that all items contained in the Engineer’s Report were informational.
         
REPORT OF THE FINANCE-AUDITING COMMITTEE/COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING OF FEBRUARY 22, 2007
         
8.

Approve Actions Relative to the Filing of a Grant Application with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for FY 05/06

Directors STROEH/KERNS
Resolution No. 2007-011
authorizes the General Manager or her designee to execute any necessary actions, including related certifications and assurances, relative to the filing of a grant application with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, for FY 05/06 Transit Security Grant Program funds, in the amount of $728,000, to support transit security capital projects.

Adopted

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

         
9.

Authorize Filing Grant Applications with the Federal Transit Administration for FY 06/07 Section 5307 and Section 5309 Funds to Support Various Capital Projects

Directors STROEH/EDDIE
Resolution No. 2007-012
authorizes the General Manager or her designee to file grant applications for FY 06/07 Section 5307 Federal Urbanized Area Formula Program funds, and Section 5309 Federal Capital Program, Surface Transportation Program and the Federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program funds, with the Federal Transit Administration, to support various capital projects.

Adopted

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

         
10.

Approve Renewal of the Marine Insurance Program

Directors STROEH/COCHRAN
Resolution No. 2007-013
approves actions relative to the renewal of the Marine Insurance Program, as follows:

  a.
Renew the Hull and Machinery/Protection and Indemnity Insurance policy with St. Paul/Travelers, with an annual aggregate deductible of $350,000 and a limit of liability of $1 million, including Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) endorsements, at a premium of $255,000, for a one-year term, effective February 28, 2007;
  b.
Renew the Excess Marine Liability policy (including Terminal Operator’s Legal Liability and Excess Protection and Indemnity insurance), with Starr Marine, New York Marine and General Insurance Company, ACE/CNA, Houston Casualty, St. Paul/Travelers and Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company, with a limit of liability of $100 million, at a premium of $108,435, for a one-year term, effective February 28, 2007;
  c.
Renew the Vessel Pollution Liability policy with Great American Insurance Co., at a premium of $4,194.75, for a one-year term, effective February 28, 2007; and,
  d.

Renew TRIA endorsements for the five layers of Excess Marine Liability insurance (these endorsements cover damages to vessels or vessel operations resulting from any act that has been declared a terrorist act by the United States government), with various underwriters, for a total premium of $5,050, for a one-year term, effective February 28, 2007;

 

with the understanding that requisite funds are available in the FY 06/07 Ferry Transit Division Operating Budget and that requisite funds will be included in the FY 07/08 Ferry Transit Division Operating Budget.

Adopted


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

         
REPORT OF THE GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS AND PUBLIC INFORMATION COMMITTEE/COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING OF FEBRUARY 23, 2007
         
11.

Approve Support of Senate Bill No. 124 to Amend the California Vehicle Code Toll Enforcement Policy

Directors BORO/KERNS
Resolution No. 2007-014
approves support of Senate Bill No. 124 to amend the California Vehicle Code toll enforcement policy to facilitate the collection of tolls from toll evaders with vehicles registered outside the State of California; and, authorizes Staff to transmit a Letter of Support to Senator Denise Ducheny.

Adopted

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

         
12.

Authorize Award of Contract No. 2007-D-8, Printing of Golden Gate Transit System Timetables and Guides, to Consolidated Printers, Inc.

Directors BORO/STROEH
Resolution No. 2007-015
authorizes award of Contract No. 2007-D-8, Printing of Golden Gate Transit System Timetables and Guides, to Consolidated Printers, Inc., of Berkeley, CA, in the amount of $169,513, for a one-year term, with four successive one-year options exercisable by the General Manager or designee; with the understanding that requisite funds (100% District) are available in the FY 06/07 District Division Operating Budget, and with the further understanding that requisite funds (100%) will be included in the FY 07/08 District Division Operating Budget.

Adopted

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

         
CLOSED SESSION
         
13. Attorney’s Report
         
 
Attorney David Miller, at the request of President Moylan, stated that the Board of Directors would convene in closed session to discuss matters related to the public employee performance evaluations for the Auditor-Controller and the Secretary of the District, listed on the agenda as Item No. 6.B.

After closed session, President Moylan called the meeting to order in open session with a quorum present. Attorney Miller reported that the Board of Directors met in closed session, as permitted by the Brown Act, and received a report from the Chair of the Advisory Committee for Review of Officers of the District offering the following recommendations as relates to the employment agreements with the Auditor-Controller and the Secretary of the District:

         
  a.

Approve Five-Year Extensions to the Terms of the Employment Agreements for the Auditor-Controller and the Secretary of the District

Directors BORO/MARTINI
Resolution No. 2007-016
approves five-year extensions to the terms of the employment agreements for the Auditor-Controller and the Secretary of the District, as follows:

    1.
Approves a five-year extension of the term of the Employment Agreement with Auditor-Controller Joseph M. Wire, commencing January 3, 2007, through January 2, 2012, with the understanding that upon the annual anniversary date of the extended term and provided so long as Mr. Wire remains in the service of the District, approves an allocation in the sum of $5,000 into the Supplemental Pension Plan, and authorizes Mr. Wire to purchase medical insurance covering himself and his family under the District’s medical insurance program in the event his employment relationship with the District ends prior to the time he would otherwise be eligible to receive retiree medical benefits; and,
    2.

Approves a five-year extension of the term of the Employment Agreement with Secretary of the District Janet S. Tarantino, commencing January 17, 2007 through January 16, 2012, with the understanding that upon the annual anniversary date of the extended term and provided so long as Ms. Tarantino remains in the service of the District, approvse an allocation in the sum of $2,500 into the Supplemental Pension Plan.

Adopted

         
   
AYES (14): Directors Cochran, Eddie, Grosboll, Hernández, Kerns, Martini, McGoldrick, Middlebrook, Newhouse Segal, Sandoval and Stroeh; Second Vice President Ammiano, First Vice President Boro; President Moylan
NOES (0): None
ABSENT (5): Directors Brown, Dufty, McGlashan, Pahre and Reilly
         
ADJOURNMENT
         
14.
All business having been concluded, the meeting was adjourned at 10:55 a.m., in the memory of Kathleen Maas, Harriett MacIlrath, Naomi Groninga, Genevive Markley and Denis Elward.
         

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