08-2007


GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE, HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT

 

MEMORANDUM OF MINUTES

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

 

APRIL 27, 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, April 27, 2007, at 10:10 a.m., President Moylan presiding.

ROLL CALL

Directors Present (13): Directors Cochran, Dufty, Eddie, Grosboll, Hernández, Martini, McGoldrick, Middlebrook, Newhouse Segal, Sandoval and Stroeh; First Vice President Boro; President Moylan

Directors Absent (6): Directors Brown, Kerns, McGlashan, Pahre and Reilly; Second Vice President Ammiano

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/Ferry Division James P. Swindler; Deputy Engineer Ewa Bauer; Public Affairs Director Mary C. Currie; Executive Assistant to the General Manager Amorette Ko; Assistant Clerk of the Board Patsy Whala

Visitors Present: Malcolm Coffey, Ph.D., Tiburon resident

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Director Sabrina Hernández, led the Board of Directors in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

PUBLIC COMMENT

Dr. Malcolm Coffey expressed his opposition to a physical suicide deterrent system on the Golden Gate Bridge. He suggested additional preventative measures, such as locating suicide prevention donation boxes along with signage next to each of the crisis telephones on the Golden Gate Bridge. In conclusion, he commended the District’s efforts in implementing the current suicide prevention measures on the Golden Gate Bridge.

CONSENT CALENDAR

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

AYES (11): Directors Cochran, Eddie, Grosboll, Hernández, Martini, McGoldrick, Middlebrook, Newhouse Segal and Stroeh; First Vice President Boro; President Moylan
NOES (0): None
ABSENT (8): Directors Brown, Dufty, Kerns, McGlashan, Pahre, Reilly and Sandoval; Second Vice President Ammiano

     
1.
Approve the Minutes of the Following Meetings:
     
  a.
Finance-Auditing Committee/Committee of the Whole of April 12, 2007; and,
  b.

Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors of April 13, 2007.

Carried

     
2. Denial of Claims
     
  a.

Amended Claim of Beatriz Crutcher

Carried

  b.

Amended Claim of Robert Crutcher

Carried

  c.

Claim of Sonia Sato

Carried

  d.

Claim of Ernie Rizzuti

Carried

  e.

Claim of Frank McMurry

Carried

     
GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT
     
3.

Presentation of Fifteen-Year Service Award to Director Maureen Middlebrook

President Moylan presented a Fifteen-Year Service Award to Director Maureen Middlebrook and expressed congratulations on behalf of the Board of Directors for her service as a member of the Board of Directors. Director Middlebrook stated that she is proud to serve as a member of this prestigious Board and commended staff for their outstanding work towards the protection of the Bridge and the transit divisions.

     
4.

Presentation of Employee of the Month Award for April 2007 to Rodolfo Galang, Senior Civil Engineer, District Division

President Moylan presented the Employee of the Month Award for April 2007 to Rodolfo Galang, Senior Civil Engineer, District Division, and expressed his congratulations on behalf of the Board of Directors.

     
ATTORNEY’S REPORT
     
5.

Attorney Miller reported that all items contained in the Attorney’s Report were informational.

Discussion ensued, including the following:

  • Director Grosboll, as a member of the Board of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), commended the attorney and staff for their efforts in successfully working with the organization, Code Pink, to obtain an Expressive Activity permit for the Code Pink Bridge March on Sunday, April 8, 2007. In response, Miller commented that the success of the event was due to a collaborative effort between District staff and the California Highway Patrol.
     

ENGINEER’S REPORT

     
6.

District Engineer Denis Mulligan reported that all items contained in the Engineer’s Report were informational.

In addition, Mr. Mulligan announced that the District received the Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award for the Golden Gate Bridge Seismic Retrofit (Phase II), South Approach Structures at the Annual Gala of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), held on April 25, 2007, in Washington, D.C. He congratulated Deputy District Engineer Ewa Bauer, Supervising Civil Engineer John Eberle, Senior Civil Engineer Robert Smith, as well as the entire Engineering Department staff and consultant team, on this achievement. He reported, upon receipt of the award by the District, a formal presentation will be made a future meeting of the Board of Directors.

     
REPORT OF THE BUILDING AND OPERATING COMMITTEE/COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING OF APRIL 26, 2007
     
7.

Approve Actions Relative to the Amendments to the Interagency Agreement with the State of California, Division of Mines and Geology to Install a Seismic Instrumentation System on the Golden Gate Bridge Relative to Contract No. 99-B-5, Golden Gate Bridge Seismic Retrofit (Phase II), South Approach Structures; and, to Install a Wind Monitoring System on the Golden Gate Bridge

Directors EDDIE/MARTINI
Resolution No. 2007-031
approves the following actions relative to the amendments to the Interagency Agreement with the State of California, Division of Mines and Geology, Strong Motion Instrumentation Program (SMIP):

  1. Authorize an amendment to the Interagency Agreement in the amount of $35,000 for the increase in cost of the installation of the Phase II Seismic Instrumentation System by SMIP relative to Contract No. 99-B-5, Golden Gate Bridge Seismic Retrofit (Phase II), South Approach Structures; and,
  2. Authorize a budget increase in the amount of $35,000 in the FY 06/07 Bridge Division Capital Budget for Contract No. 99-B-5, Golden Gate Bridge Seismic Retrofit (Phase II), South Approach Structures, 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 April 26, 2007; and,
  3. Authorize an amendment to the Interagency Agreement in the amount of $20,000 for the installation of a recorder and an anemometer for wind monitoring of the Golden Gate Bridge by the SMIP; and,
  4. Authorize a budget transfer in the amount of $20,000 from the FY 06/07 District Division Operating Budget to the FY 06/07 Bridge Division Capital Budget, as concurred with by the Finance-Auditing Committee at its meeting of April 26, 2007.

Adopted

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

     
8.

Approve Actions Relative to Contract No. 2007-B-2, Merchant Road Improvements and Realignment, with Granite Rock Company, dba Pavex Construction Division

Directors EDDIE/MARTINI
Resolution No. 2007-032
approves the following actions relative to Contract No. 2007-B-2, Merchant Road Improvements and Realignment:

  1. Authorize execution of Change Order No. 13 with Granite Rock Company, dba Pavex Construction Division, in the amount of $30,910, for an increase in quantities of contract items “Asphalt Concrete” and “Minor Concrete (Curb, Gutter, Sidewalk and Driveways)” ; and,
  2. Authorize an increase in the amount of $3,086 in the contingency fund for Contract No. 2007-B-2 to be derived from monies unspent within the contract items.

Adopted

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

     
ADJOURNMENT
     
9.
All business having been concluded, the meeting was adjourned at 10:30 a.m., in the memory of James Leo Spaletta, Jr., John Norman Jellison and Owen Lanzit.
     

 

Respectfully submitted,

/s/ Janet S. Tarantino
Secretary of the District