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GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE, HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT

MEMORANDUM OF MINUTES

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

FEBRUARY 22, 2008

 

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 22, 2008, at 10:00 a.m., President Moylan presiding.

ROLL CALL

Directors Present (14): Directors Brown, Cochran, Dufty, Grosboll, Hernández, McGlashan, McGoldrick, Middlebrook, Newhouse Segal, Pahre, Sandoval and Stroeh; First Vice President Boro; President Moylan

Directors Absent (5): Directors Eddie, Kerns, Reilly and Sanders; Second Vice President Ammiano

Staff Present: District Engineer and Acting General Manager Denis J. Mulligan; 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; Procurement and Retail Operations Director and Acting Auditor-Controller Lori Murray; Marketing and Communications Director Kellee Hopper; Assistant Clerk of the Board Karen B. Engbretson; Executive Assistant to the General Manager Amorette Ko

Visitors Present: None

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

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

PUBLIC COMMENT

There was no public comment.

CONSENT CALENDAR

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

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

       
1. Approve the Minutes of the Following Meetings:
       
  a. Transportation Committee/Committee of the Whole of February 7, 2008;
  b. Finance-Auditing Committee/Committee of the Whole of February 7, 2008;
  c. Rules, Policy and Industrial Relations Committee/Committee of the Whole of February 8, 2008 and,
  d.

Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors of February 8, 2008.

Carried

       
2. Denial of Claims
       
  a.

Claim of Dalmation Courier, Inc.

Carried

  b.

Subrogation Claim of State Farm Insurance
(Insured: Christopher Cox)

Carried

  c.

Claim of Francisco J. Guedez

Carried

  d.

Amended Claim of Katherine Dounis

Carried

  e.

Subrogation Claim of State Compensation Insurance Fund
(Insured: Dalmation Courier, Inc.)

Carried

  f.

Amended Claim of Hollynn Delil

Carried

       
GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT
       
3.

Presentation of Retirement Gift to Angelo Leone, Superintendent Shop Facilities, Bus Division

President Moylan presented a retirement gift to Angelo Leone, Superintendent Shop Facilities, Bus Division, for thirty-six years and three months of service, and expressed his best wishes for a long and happy retirement on behalf of the Board of Directors.

       
4.

Presentation of Retirement Gift to James R. O’Donnell, Chief House Painter, Bridge Division

President Moylan presented a retirement gift to James R. O’Donnell, Chief House Painter, Bridge Division, for twenty-nine years and eight months of service, and expressed his best wishes for a long and happy retirement on behalf of the Board of Directors.

       
5.

Report on Zero-Emission Bus Demonstration Program

Acting General Manager Denis Mulligan reported that beginning February 19, 2008, Golden Gate Transit is conducting a 30-day demonstration program of a zero-emission public transit bus that operates on hydrogen fuel cell power. He stated that the zero-emission bus will operate on six Marin Transit local routes, including Route Nos. 23, 29, 49, 51 and 139. He noted that since the zero-emission bus is not equipped with a Golden Gate Transit fare box, no fares will be collected on this bus during the demonstration period.

       
ATTORNEY’S REPORT
       
6. Attorney David Miller reported that all items contained in the Attorney’s Report were informational.
       
ENGINEER’S REPORT
       
7.

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

In addition to his written report, Mr. Mulligan provided a report regarding Contract No. 2006-B-1, Golden Gate Bridge Seismic Retrofit Phase IIIA, North Anchorage Housing/North Pylon. He stated that on May 31, 2007, the District had opened bids for Contract No. 2006-B-1, but the Board of Directors subsequently took action to reject all bids and re-advertise the contract, since the low bid amounted to more than twice the Engineer’s estimate. He also stated that minor modifications were made to the bid specifications to increase competition and reduce the price of bids. He further stated that on February 19, 2008, the District again opened bids for Contract No. 2006-B-1, and the low bid is approximately $13 million less than last year’s low bid. He also noted that the District received three competitive bids, with the participation of several new contractors and subcontractors. He stated that the apparent low bidder is a joint venture of Shimmick Construction Co., Inc./Obayashi Corporation, with a bid price of $82,320,672.00. The other two bidders were, as follows: 1) the second-lowest bidder was a joint venture of California Engineering Contractors, Inc./Disney Construction, Inc., with a bid of $86,347,777.10; and, 2) the third bidder was a joint venture of Kiewit Pacific, Inc./Traylor Bros., Inc., dba Traylor Pacific, with a bid of $91,683,000.00. He stated that staff was pleased with the outcome of the bid opening.

Discussion ensued, including the following:

  • Director Hernández expressed her appreciation to Mr. Mulligan and his staff for all the hard work of reconfiguring the specifications for Contract No. 2006-B-1. She stated that the positive outcome of the bid opening was indicative of the quality of work of the Engineering Department staff.
       
REPORT OF THE BUILDING AND OPERATING COMMITTEE/COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING OF FEBRUARY 21, 2008
       
8.

Authorize Award of Contract No. 2008-BT-3, Fare Collection System, to GFI Genfare, a Unit of SPX Corporation

Directors MIDDLEBROOK/STROEH
Resolution No. 2008-012
approves the following actions relative to the award of Contract No. 2008-BT-3, Fare Collection System:

  a. Authorize the award of Contract No. 2008-BT-3 to GFI Genfare, a unit of SPX Corporation, Elk Grove Village, Illinois, in the sum of $2,826,587.21 for all items listed in Category “A,” and in the sum of $139,894.74 for nine of the eleven optional items listed in Category “B,” in the total sum of $2,966,454.95 (80% Federal Transit Administration grant funded and 20% District funded); and,
  b.

Authorize a budget increase in the FY 06/07 Bus Transit Division Capital Budget, in the amount of $250,000, to be funded with $200,000 in grant funds and $50,000 from District Reserves, for additional costs associated with Contract No. 2008-BT-3, including 1) $50,000 to pay for installation and procurement of computer equipment; 2) $25,000 for a contract contingency to accommodate unforeseen issues that may arise during installation and implementation; and, 3) $8,500 for miscellaneous printing and advertising costs; as concurred with by the Finance-Auditing Committee at its meeting of February 21, 2008.

Adopted

       
 
AYES (13): Directors Brown, Cochran, Dufty, Grosboll, Hernández, McGlashan, McGoldrick, Middlebrook, Newhouse Segal, Pahre and Stroeh; First Vice President Boro; President Moylan
NOES (0): None
ABSENT (6): Directors Eddie, Kerns, Reilly, Sanders and Sandoval; Second Vice President Ammiano
       
REPORT OF THE FINANCE-AUDITING COMMITTEE/COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING OF FEBRUARY 21, 2008
       
9.

Approve Renewal of the Marine Insurance Program

Directors STROEH/COCHRAN
Resolution No. 2008-013
approves 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 $245,000, for a one-year term, effective February 28, 2008;
  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, including TRIA endorsements, at a premium of $113,484, for a one-year term, effective February 28, 2008; and,
  c.
Renew the Vessel Pollution Liability policy with Great American Insurance Co., at a premium of $4,194, for a one-year term, effective February 28, 2008;
 

with the understanding that requisite funds are available in the FY 07/08 Ferry Transit Division Operating Budget and that requisite funds will be included in the FY 08/09 Ferry Transit Division Operating Budget.

Adopted

       
 
AYES (13): Directors Brown, Cochran, Dufty, Grosboll, Hernández, McGlashan, McGoldrick, Middlebrook, Newhouse Segal, Pahre and Stroeh; First Vice President Boro; President Moylan
NOES (0): None
ABSENT (6): Directors Eddie, Kerns, Reilly, Sanders and Sandoval; Second Vice President Ammiano
       
10.

Approve Public Officials Fiduciary Liability Insurance Program for OPEB (Other Post-Employment Benefits) Retirement Investment Trust Board Members

Directors STROEH/PAHRE
Resolution No. 2008-014
approves the purchase of a Labor Management Trust Fiduciary Liability policy with Chubb Insurance relative to the Public Officials Fiduciary Liability Insurance Program for OPEB (Other Post-Employment Benefits) Retirement Investment Trust Board members, in the amount of $2,400, effective March 1, 2008; with the understanding that requisite funds are available in the FY 07/08 District Division Operating Budget.

Adopted

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

       
REPORT OF THE GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS AND PUBLIC INFORMATION COMMITTEE/COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING OF FEBRUARY 22, 2008
       
11.

Approve Amending Assembly Bill No. 117, Relating to the Award of Contracts for Supplies, Equipment and Materials, to Include the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District

Directors BORO/HERNÁNDEZ
Resolution No. 2008-015
approves amending AB 117, relating to the award of contracts for supplies, equipment and materials, to include the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District.

Adopted

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

       
12.

Authorize Execution of a Professional Services Agreement with Prestige Media, Inc., Relative to Request for Proposals No. 2008-D-5, Interior Ferry Advertising

Directors BORO/PAHRE
Resolution No. 2008-016
authorizes execution of a Professional Services Agreement with Prestige Media, Inc., New York, New York, relative to Request for Proposals No. 2008-D-5, Interior Ferry Advertising, on the basis of a guaranteed monthly payment of $3,417, or 55 percent of net advertising revenue, whichever is greater, for a three-year term, with two one-year options exercisable by the General Manager or her designee, effective February 22, 2008.

Adopted

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

       
SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS
       
13.

Ratify District Director Appointments by the President of the Board to Represent the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District on Other Boards

Directors STROEH/BROWN
Resolution No. 2008-017
ratifies District Director appointments by the President of the Board of Directors to represent the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District on other Boards, as listed below; with the understanding that these appointments are subject to review by the Board of Directors no later than March 1, 2010, in accordance with the Rules of the Board:


Golden Gate Transit Amalgamated Retirement Board
(3 Seats)
Directors Boro, Kerns and Moylan


Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District
(2 Seats)
Directors Eddie and Pahre

Adopted

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

     
ADJOURNMENT
     
14.
All business having been concluded, the meeting was adjourned at 11:40 a.m., in the memory of Mary Ellen Jones, George Zengler and Thomas Peter Lantos.
     

Respectfully submitted,

/s/ Janet S. Tarantino
Secretary of the District