03-2011

GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE, HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT

MEMORANDUM OF MINUTES

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

FEBRUARY 11, 2011

 

The Board of Directors (Board) of the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District (District) met in regular session in the Board Room, Administration Building, Golden Gate Bridge Toll Plaza, San Francisco, CA, on Friday, February 11, 2011, at 10:15 a.m., President Reilly presiding.

ROLL CALL

Directors Present (15): Directors Boro, Chu, Cochran, Elsbernd, Grosboll, Moylan, Pahre, Rabbitt, Sanders, Snyder, Sobel and Stroeh; Second Vice President Newhouse Segal; First Vice President Eddie; President Reilly

Directors Absent (3): Directors Brown, Campos and McGlashan

[Note: On this date, there was one vacancy on the Board of Directors.]

Staff Present: General Manager Denis Mulligan; District Engineer Ewa Bauer; Auditor-Controller Joseph Wire; District Secretary Janet Tarantino; Attorney David Miller; Deputy General Manager/Bridge Division Kary Witt; Deputy General Manager/Bus Transit Division Teri Mantony; Deputy General Manager/Administration and Development Z. Wayne Johnson; Executive Assistant to the General Manager Amorette Ko; Assistant Clerk of the Board Lona Franklin; Senior Board Analyst Elizabeth Eells

Visitors Present: None

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

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

PUBLIC COMMENT

There was no public comment.

CONSENT CALENDAR

President Reilly announced that on the Consent Calendar, Agenda Items No. 5.A.1 through 5.A.5 will be severed, with the exception of the Finance-Auditing Committee Minutes of January 13, 2011.

Directors STROEH/COCHRAN moved and seconded to approve the Consent Calendar. All items were approved by the following vote of the Board of Directors:

AYES (15): Directors Boro, Chu, Cochran, Elsbernd, Grosboll, Moylan, Pahre, Rabbitt, Sanders, Snyder, Sobel and Stroeh; Second Vice President Newhouse Segal; First Vice President Eddie; President Reilly
NOES (0): None
ABSENT (3): Directors Brown, Campos and McGlashan

 

     
1. Approve the Minutes of the Following Meetings
 

a.

Finance-Auditing Committee/Committee of the Whole of January 13, 2011.

Carried

     
2. Denial of Claims
  a.

Subrogation Claim of Unitrin Services Group (Insured: Alexander Leech)

Carried

  b.

Insufficient Claim of Claudia Caligiuri

Carried

  c.

Subrogation Claim of Progressive Choice Insurance Company (Insured: Mohammad M. Khan)

Carried

 

d.

Claim of Daren D. Heatherly

Carried

     
3.

Ratify Actions by the Auditor-Controller

Resolution No. 2011-009 (Finance-Auditing Committee/Committee of the Whole, January 27, 2011) ratifies actions taken by the Auditor-Controller, as follows:

  a. Ratifies commitments and/or expenditures totaling $31,021.81 for the period December 1, 2010, through December 31, 2010;
  b. Ratifies investments made by the Auditor-Controller during the period December 7, 2010, through January 17, 2011, as follows:
     
Security
Purchase Date
Maturity Date
Original Cost
Percent Yield
Deutsche Bank Sec Commercial Paper
12/22/10
02/22/11
5,503,534.53
0.26
Societe Generale NA Commercial Paper
12/20/10
02/04/11
1,599,284.44

0.35

Wal Mart Stores Inc. Corp Notes
01/07/11
02/03/14
4,158,760.00
1.67
Wal Mart Stores Inc. Corp Notes
01/07/11
05/15/14
3,136,020.00
1.80
       
  c.
Authorizes the Auditor-Controller to re-invest, within the established policy of the Board of Directors, investments maturing between January 18, 2011, and February 14, 2011, as well as the investment of all other funds not required to cover expenditures that may become available; and,
  d.

Accepts the Investment Report for December 2010, as prepared by PFM.

Adopted

       
GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT
       
4.
General Manager Denis Mulligan reported that all items contained in the General Manager’s Report are informational. Mr. Mulligan also noted that the District logo merchandize would be on display and available for purchase in the Committee Room at the conclusion of the Board meeting.
 
5.

Presentation of Employee of the Month Award to Clinton Murray, Bus Servicer, Bus Transit Division

President Reilly presented the Employee of the Month Award to Clinton Murray, Bus Servicer, Bus Transit Division, and expressed her congratulations on behalf of the Board of Directors.

       
ATTORNEY’S REPORT
       
6.
Attorney David. Miller reported that all items contained in the Attorney’s Report are informational. Mr. Miller reported that the Closed Session will not be held at the conclusion of the meeting to discuss the following item, listed on the Agenda as Item No. 6.B.1.:
       
  "1. Conference with Legal Counsel--Potential Litigation
Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(b)(1)
Report of Hanson Bridgett LLP
(One Potential Case)”
       
 
Mr. Miller added that Agenda Item No. 6.B.1., “Conference with Legal Counsel--Potential Litigation,” was discussed in a Closed Session at the February 11, 2011 meeting of the Finance-Auditing Committee/Committee of the Whole. At that time, it was determined that Board consideration of this item was not necessary because the underlying claim amount is within the authority of the Finance-Auditing Committee. The Finance-Auditing Committee has already given instructions to the Attorney.
       
ENGINEER’S REPORT
       
7.

No written report was presented by District Engineer Ewa Bauer. A written report is presented to the Board of Directors at the second Board meeting of the month.

Ms. Bauer stated that no major changes had taken place since the last report in regard to the Doyle Drive Reconstruction Project. She reported that the California Department of Transportation expects to make a closure of Doyle Drive over the Labor Day weekend of September 3 to September 5, 2011.

       
REPORT OF THE FINANCE-AUDITING COMMITTEE/COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE OF FEBRUARY 11, 2011
       
8.

Authorize Actions Relative to the Certifications and Assurances for the Public Transportation Modernization, Improvement and Service Enhancement Account Bond Program

Directors STROEH/EDDIE
Resolution No. 2011-010
authorizes the General Manager or his designee to:

  a.
Comply with all conditions and requirements set forth in the Certification and Assurances document attached to the Resolution;
 

b.

Comply with all conditions and requirements set forth in the applicable statutes, regulations and guidelines for all Public Transportation Modernization, Improvement and Service Enhancement Account Bond Program (PTMISEA) funded transit projects; and,
  c.

Execute, for and on behalf of the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District, all required documents, including execution and submission of related certifications and assurances, grant applications and agreements, and any Amendments thereto, relative to the FY 10/11 PTMISEA program, with the California Department of Transportation.

Adopted

       
  AYES (15): Directors Boro, Chu, Cochran, Elsbernd, Grosboll, Moylan, Pahre, Rabbitt, Sanders, Snyder, Sobel and Stroeh; Second Vice President Newhouse Segal; First Vice President Eddie; President Reilly
NOES (0): None
ABSENT (3): Directors Brown, Campos and McGlashan
       
9.

Approve Actions Relative to the Inter-County Paratransit Services Agreement with Marin Transit

Directors STROEH/COCHRAN
Resolution No. 2011-011
approves actions relative to the Inter-County Paratransit Agreement with Marin Transit, as follows:

  a.
Approves an additional payment in the amount of $112,283.00 to Marin County Transit District (MCTD) for the provision of paratransit services provided by Whistlestop Wheels during Fiscal Years 08/09, 09/10 and 10/11;
  b.
Approves an additional payment in the amount of $25,010.00 to MCTD for ancillary costs associated with the provision of Inter-County Paratransit services; and,
  c.

Amends the FY 10/11 Inter-County Paratransit Agreement to reflect a lower hourly rate of $85.73, with an estimated annual amount of $960,000.00 for billable revenue hours.

Adopted

       
  AYES (15): Directors Boro, Chu, Cochran, Elsbernd, Grosboll, Moylan, Pahre, Rabbitt, Sanders, Snyder, Sobel and Stroeh; Second Vice President Newhouse Segal; First Vice President Eddie; President Reilly
NOES (0): None
ABSENT (3): Directors Brown, Campos and McGlashan
       
SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS
       
10.

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

Directors SOBEL/COCHRAN
Resolution No. 2011-012
ratifies the following appointments to other Boards by the President of the Board of Directors, for a two-year term, effective February 1, 2011 to February 1, 2013; with the understanding that these appointments are subject to review by the Board of Directors no later than March 1, 2013, in accordance with the Rules of the Board:

Golden Gate Transit Amalgamated Retirement Board

(3 Seats)

Directors Moylan and Sobel; President Reilly

Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District (SMART)

(2 Seats)

Directors Eddie and Pahre

Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEB) Retirement Investment Trust Board

(10 Appointments by the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District Board of Directors)

Chair: Director Stroeh

Vice Chair: Director Pahre

Members: Directors Boro, Cochran, Elsbernd, Grosboll, Moylan and Sobel; President Reilly; Auditor-Controller Joseph M. Wire (Ex Officio)

Discussion ensued, including the following comment:

  • Director Snyder commented that the District Board members appointed to the SMART Board should encourage location of the Larkspur SMART train station as close as possible to the Larkspur Ferry Terminal.
       
 

AYES (15): Directors Boro, Chu, Cochran, Elsbernd, Grosboll, Moylan, Pahre, Rabbitt, Sanders, Snyder, Sobel and Stroeh; Second Vice President Newhouse Segal; First Vice President Eddie; President Reilly

NOES (0): None
ABSENT (3): Directors Brown, Campos and McGlashan

       
NEW BUSINESS
   
11.

Comments By Board President Relative to Members of the Board of Directors Appointments to Standing Committees

President Reilly informed the members of the Board that new committee assignments are outlined in a letter provided to each Board member. She added that she looks forward to working with each one of them.

 


ADJOURNMENT
   
12. All business having been concluded, the meeting was adjourned at 10:25 a.m., in memory of Donna Marie Stepanek, Bus Operator, and Ricardo (Rico) Martinez, Bridge Painter.
   

 

Respectfully submitted,

s/ Janet S. Tarantino
Secretary of the District