06-2011

GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE, HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT

MEMORANDUM OF MINUTES

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

MARCH 25, 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, March 25, 2011, at 10:00 a.m., President Reilly presiding.

ROLL CALL

Directors Present (15): Directors Boro, Campos, Chu, Cochran, Elsbernd, Grosboll, Mar, Pahre, Rabbitt, Renée, Snyder, Sobel and Theriault; First Vice President Eddie; President Reilly

Directors Absent (4): Directors Brown, McGlashan, Moylan and Stroeh

Staff Present: General Manager Denis Mulligan; Acting Auditor-Controller Gayle Prior; District Engineer Ewa Bauer; District Secretary Janet Tarantino; Attorney David Miller; Attorney Molly Lee; Attorney Jerry Schaefer; Deputy General Manager/Bus Transit Division Teri Mantony; Deputy General Manager/Ferry Transit Division Jim Swindler; Deputy General Manager/Administration and Development Z. Wayne Johnson; Executive Assistant to the General Manager Amorette Ko; Assistant Clerk of the Board Lona Franklin

Visitors Present: None

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

DirectorBarbara L. Pahre led the Board of Directors in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

PUBLIC COMMENT

There was no public comment.

CONSENT CALENDAR

 

     
1.

Request to Sever Item from Consent Calendar

President Reilly stated that the Minutes of the Board of Directors Meeting of March 11, 2011, listed on the Agenda under Item 5.A.2., are severed from the Consent Calendar.

     
2.

Motion to Approve the Remaining Consent Calendar Items:

Directors SOBEL/COCHRAN moved and seconded to approve the Consent Calendar, as amended. All remaining items were approved by the following vote of the Board of Directors:

AYES (15): Directors Boro, Campos, Chu, Cochran, Elsbernd, Grosboll, Mar, Pahre, Rabbitt, Renée, Snyder, Sobel and Theriault; First Vice President Eddie; President Reilly
NOES (0): None
ABSENT (4): Directors Brown, McGlashan, Moylan and Stroeh

     
3. Approve the Minutes of the Following Meetings
     
  a. Building and Operating Committee/Committee of the Whole of February 24, 2011; and,
  b.

Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors of February 25, 2011.

Carried

     
4. Denial of Claims
     
  a.

Subrogation Claim of Mid-Century Insurance Company (Insured: Andrew Smith and Smith-Brennan Properties LLC)

Carried

  b.

Amended Claim of Mary Frazell-Clifford

Carried

  c.

Claim of Scott Krampert

Carried

  d.

Claim of Leo P. Scola

Carried

     
GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT
     
5.

Presentation of Retirement Gift to Anthony Withington, Bus Operator, Bus Transit Division

President Reilly presented a retirement gift to Anthony Withington, Bus Operator, Bus Transit Division, for thirty-six years and nine months of dedicated service and who also served as the President of the Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 1575, and expressed her best wishes for a long and happy retirement on behalf of the Board of Directors.

     
6.

Presentation of Retirement Gift to Jack K. Sudduth, Customer Service Representative, District Division

President Reilly presented a retirement gift to Jack K. Sudduth, Customer Service Representative, District Division, for thirty-two years and seven months of dedicated service, and expressed her best wishes for a long and happy retirement on behalf of the Board of Directors.

     
7.

Presentation of Retirement Gift to Robert L. Dorsey, Bus Operator, Bus Transit Division

President Reilly presented a retirement gift to Robert L. Dorsey, Bus Operator, Bus Transit Division, for twenty-nine years and two months of dedicated service, and expressed her best wishes for a long and happy retirement on behalf of the Board of Directors.

 
8.

Presentation of Ten-Year Service Award to Denis J. Mulligan, General Manager, District Division

President Reilly presented a ten-year service award to Denis J. Mulligan, General Manager, District Division, and expressed her congratulations on behalf of the Board of Directors.

 
9.

Presentation of Twenty-Year Service Award to Edwin Low, Terminal Assistant, Ferry Transit Division

President Reilly presented a twenty-year service award to Edwin Low, Terminal Assistant, Ferry Transit Division, and expressed her congratulations on behalf of the Board of Directors.

     
10.

Announcement

General Manager Denis Mulligan distributed the following two flyers: (1) a reduced size copy of the Marin County Fair poster, advertising the 2011 Marin County Fair theme, the Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary; and, (2) a flyer from the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy (Conservancy), calling for partners to engage the community and help celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge (Bridge).

Mr. Mulligan reported that the Agreement between the District and the Conservancy is proceeding well.

     
ATTORNEY’S REPORT
     
11.

Attorney David Miller reported that all items contained in the Attorney’s Report are informational. Attorney Miller also reported that a Closed Session will be held just prior to the conclusion of this meeting, to discuss the following items, listed on the Agenda as Item No. 6.B.1.:

     
   

“2.    Conference with Labor Negotiator
         Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6
         Designated Negotiator: Jerrold Schaefer, Esq.
         2011 Union Coalition.”

 
ENGINEER’S REPORT
     
12.

General Monthly Report

District Engineer Ewa Bauer reported that all items contained in the written Engineer’s Report are informational. She extended an invitation to Board members to visit the construction site in Napa, where fabrication of the new roadway deck panels for the replacement of the North Anchorage Housing roof/roadway deck is taking place. She added that she would coordinate with the District Secretary to determine a mutually agreeable date and time in May or June 2011 for Board members and the Executive Team to tour this site.

     
13.

Monthly Update on California Department of Transportation Project – Doyle Drive Reconstruction

There was no new information to report regarding the Doyle Drive Reconstruction Project.

     
REPORT OF THE BUILDING AND OPERATING COMMITTEE/COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE OF MARCH 25, 2011
     
14.

Approve Actions Relative to the Award of Contract No. 2011-BT-1, San Francisco Bus Facility Construction, to Interstate Grading & Paving, Inc.

Directors EDDIE/COCHRAN
Resolution No. 2011-022
approves actions relative to the award of Contract No. 2011-BT-1, San Francisco Bus Facility Construction, as follows:

  a. Authorizes award of Contract No. 2011-BT-1 to Interstate Grading & Paving, Inc., South San Francisco, CA, in the amount of $1,103,940.00;
 

b.

Establishes a Contingency Fund in the amount of $110,394.00, equal to 10% of the contract award; and,
  c. Establishes a total project budget in the amount of $3,500,000.00, to be funded with $2,800.000.00 Federal Transit Administration grant funds (80%) and $700,000.00 District funds (20%);
 

with the understanding that requisite funds are available in the FY 10/11 Bus Transit Division Capital Budget.

Adopted

AYES (15): Directors Boro, Campos, Chu, Cochran, Elsbernd, Grosboll, Mar, Pahre, Rabbitt, Renée, Snyder, Sobel and Theriault; First Vice President Eddie; President Reilly
NOES (0): None
ABSENT (4): Directors Brown, McGlashan, Moylan and Stroeh

     
15.

Authorize the General Manager to Exercise the Second One-Year Option of the Services Agreement with Security Management Group International, Inc., Relative to Request for Proposals No. 2009-FT-8, Onboard Security Services for Ferry Transit Service

Directors EDDIE/SOBEL

Resolution No. 2011-023 authorizes the General Manager to exercise the second one-year option of the Services Agreement with Security Management Group International, Inc., Concord, CA, relative to Request for Proposals No. 2009-FT-8, Onboard Security Services for Ferry Transit Service, in an amount not to exceed $46,500.00, with the understanding that requisite funds will be included in the FY 11/12 Ferry Transit Division Operating Budget.

Adopted

AYES (15): Directors Boro, Campos, Chu, Cochran, Elsbernd, Grosboll, Mar, Pahre, Rabbitt, Renée, Snyder, Sobel and Theriault; First Vice President Eddie; President Reilly
NOES (0): None
ABSENT (4): Directors Brown, McGlashan, Moylan and Stroeh

     
REPORT OF THE FINANCE-AUDITING COMMITTEE/COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE OF MARCH 25, 2011
     
16.

Approve Actions Relative to the Professional Services Agreement with PFM Asset Management LLC, Relative to Request for Proposals No. 2007-D-7, Trust and Investment Management Services for GASB 45 (OPEB) Trust

Directors PAHRE/BORO

Resolution No. 2011-024 approves actions relative to Request for Proposals (RFP) No. 2007-D-7, Trust and Investment Management Services for GASB 45 (OPEB) Trust, as follows:

  a.
a. Authorizes execution of the Second Amendment to the Professional Services Agreement with PFM Asset Management, LLC, Philadelphia, PA, relative to RFP No. 2007-D-7, to reflect a more favorable unbundled pricing structure for a new three-year base term, effective March 1, 2011, through February 28, 2014, with options, exercisable by the District, for two additional one-year terms, as recommended by the OPEB Retirement Investment Trust Board at its meeting of February 23, 2011; and,
  b.

Authorizes the General Manager to execute related documents, as necessary, to effectuate the revised unbundled pricing structure, including a fee agreement with U.S. Bank as Trustee and Custodian.

Adopted

     
 
AYES (16): Directors Boro, Campos, Chu, Cochran, Elsbernd, Grosboll, Mar, Pahre, Rabbitt, Renée, Snyder, Sobel and Theriault; First Vice President Eddie; President Reilly
NOES (0): None
ABSENT (2): Directors Brown, McGlashan, Moylan and Stroeh
     
REPORT OF THE GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS AND PUBLIC INFORMATION COMMITTEE/COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE OF MARCH 25, 2011
     
17.

Approve Actions Relative to a Pilot Program to Allow Mobile Gourmet Food Trucks at the Larkspur Ferry Terminal

Directors BORO/SNYDER

Resolution No. 2011-025 approves a pilot program to host gourmet food trucks at the Larkspur Ferry Terminal, beginning in May 2011 and concluding in September 2011; and, authorizes the General Manager to enter into an agreement with Event Bank, LLC, for the implementation and management of the pilot program.

Adopted

AYES (15): Directors Boro, Campos, Chu, Cochran, Elsbernd, Grosboll, Mar, Pahre, Rabbitt, Renée, Snyder, Sobel and Theriault; First Vice President Eddie; President Reilly
NOES (0): None
ABSENT (4): Directors Brown, McGlashan, Moylan and Stroeh

     
18.

Closed Session

Attorney David Miller, at the request of President Reilly, stated that the Board of Directors would convene in Closed Session, to discuss the matters listed under Closed Session as outlined above in Item No. 11.

After Closed Session, President Reilly called the meeting to order in Open Session with a quorum present. Attorney Miller reported that the Board of Directors had met in Closed Session, as permitted by the Brown Act, to receive a status report and discuss the matters listed above in Item No. 11. He further reported that the Board approved the District's opening proposals to be presented to employee organizations whose contracts will be expiring on June 30, 2011 and authorized the District's General Manager and Labor Negotiator to commence negotiations based thereon.

     
ADJOURNMENT
     
19.
All business having been concluded, the meeting was adjourned at 11:00 a.m., in memory of Ramiro Gutierrez Salazar, Sr. and Cameron Beach.
     

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

s/ Janet S. Tarantino
Secretary of the District