January 25, 2008

 

SUMMARY OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
MEETING OF JANUARY 25, 2008

     
1.
Authorized award of Contract No. 2008-B-7, Air Compressors, to Volvo Road Machinery, Inc., dba Volvo Construction Equipment Services, in the amount of $124,015.50.
 
2.
Authorized execution of Supplement No. 1 to Change Order No. 2, Relative to Contract No. 2007 B-4, Golden Gate Bridge, North Approach Viaduct, Suspended Maintenance Scaffolding System, with Safway Services Inc., in the amount of $11,235, for additional lift platform rental charges.
     
3.
Approved the following actions relative to ferry emission standards for the procurement of the new high-speed replacement ferry vessel:
 
a.
Approved installation of Tier 2-20 engines in the new vessel, which engines exceed current federal Environmental Protection Agency and state California Air Resources Board requirements; and,
 

b.

Approved testing Biodiesel fuel in the new vessel, as well as preparing status reports on the testing results in order to analyze the possibility of expanding this type of fuel to all other vessels in the Golden Gate Ferry fleet.
     
4.
Approve undertaking a public outreach process relative to a proposed toll increase by conducting three informational Open Houses, as follows:
 
a.
Thursday, February 28, 2008, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the Fort Mason Conference Center, Landmark Building A, Golden Gate Room, San Francisco, CA;
 
b.
Thursday, March 13, 2008, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the Petaluma Community Center, Assembly and Activity Rooms, 320 North McDowell Boulevard, Petaluma, CA; and,
 
c.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the Pickleweed Park Community Center, Multi-Purpose Room, 50 Canal Street, San Rafael, CA,
  with the understanding that the date of the formal public hearing will be set at a later date.
   

 

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