02-2012

GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE, HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT

MEMORANDUM OF MINUTES

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

JANUARY 27, 2012

 

The Board of Directors 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, January 27, 2012, at 10:00 a.m., President Reilly presiding.

ROLL CALL

Directors Present (19): Directors Arnold, Campos, Chu, Cochran, Elsbernd, Fredericks, Mar, Moylan, Pahre, Rabbitt, Renée, Sears, Snyder, Sobel, Stroeh and Theriault; Second Vice President Grosboll; First Vice President Eddie; President Reilly

Directors Absent (0): None

Staff Present: General Manager Denis Mulligan; Auditor-Controller Joseph Wire; District Engineer Ewa Bauer; Secretary of the District Janet Tarantino; Attorney David Miller; Attorney Jerry Schaefer; Attorney Molly Lee; Deputy General Manager/Bridge Division Kary Witt; Deputy General Manager/Bus Transit Division Teri Mantony; Deputy General Manager/Ferry Transit Division James Swindler; Deputy General Manager/Administration and Development Kellee Hopper; Public Affairs Director Mary Currie; Executive Assistant to the General Manager Amorette Ko; Assistant Clerk of the Board Lona Franklin

Visitors Present: None

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Director Barbara 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. Sever Item from Consent Calendar

President Reilly reported that the minutes of the “Transportation Committee/Committee of the Whole of January 12, 2012,” listed on the Agenda for approval in Item No. 5.A.1., are severed from the Consent Calendar.

     
2. Motion to Approve the Remaining Consent Calendar Items

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

AYES (19): Directors Arnold, Campos, Chu, Cochran, Elsbernd, Fredericks, Mar, Moylan, Pahre, Rabbitt, Renée, Sears, Snyder, Sobel, Stroeh and Theriault; Second Vice President Grosboll; First Vice President Eddie; President Reilly
NOES (0): None
ABSENT (0): None

     
3. Approve the Minutes of the Following Meetings
  a. Transportation Committee/Committee of the Whole of December 15, 2011;
  b. Finance-Auditing Committee/Committee of the Whole of January 12, 2012; and,
  c.

Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors of January 13, 2012.

Carried

     
4. Denial of Claims
  a.

Subrogation Claim of AMCO Insurance Company, a Nationwide
Company (Insured: H. Barbara Canellos and Sally Bergstein)

Carried

  b.

Insufficient Claim Henry Anderson

Carried

  c.

Amended Application for Leave to Present Late Claim and
Claim of Josh Pastreich

Carried

  d.

Amended Subrogation Claim of AAA Northern California, Nevada &
Utah Insurance Exchange

Carried

  e.

Subrogation Claim of Kemper Services Group
(Insured: Susan M. Breall)

Carried

     
GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT
     
5. Presentation of Thirty-Year Service Award to Harvey A. Katz, Access and Compliance Planner, District Division

President Reilly presented a Thirty-Year Service Award to Harvey A. Katz, Access and Compliance Planner, District Division, and expressed her congratulations on behalf of the Board of Directors.

     
6. Presentation of Twenty-Year Service Award to Michael G. Fox, Data Architect, District Division

President Reilly presented a Twenty-Year Service Award to Michael G. Fox, Data Architect, District Division, and expressed her congratulations on behalf of the Board of Directors.

     
7. Report of the General Manager

Mr. Mulligan stated that the items contained in the written General Manager’s Report are informational. A copy of the General Manager’s Report is available from the Office of the District Secretary and on the District’s web site.

     
ATTORNEY’S REPORT
         
8. Attorney David Miller reported that all items contained in the written Attorney’s Report are informational. A copy of the Attorney’s Report is available from the Office of the District Secretary and on the District’s web site.

Attorney Miller also reported that a Closed Session will be held just prior to the conclusion of this meeting to discuss the following item, listed on the Agenda as Item No. 6.B.1.a., as follows:

         
  "Closed Session
  "1. Conference with Labor Negotiator
"Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6
    "a. Union Coalition"
         
ENGINEER’S REPORT
     
9.

District Engineer Ewa Bauer reported that all items contained in the written Engineer’s Report are informational. In addition, she reported that the surface layer of pavement above the North Anchorage House has been removed. In order not to inconvenience the traveling public, this preparatory work was done during the night. The next step will be removal of the roadway deck, which will also be completed during the over-night hours.

She also reported that, as a result of the energy efficient design of the data center at San Rafael, the District received a refund of $35,000.00 from PG&E. She indicated that a few other projects are expected to have similar results.

A copy of the Engineer’s Report is available from the Office of the District Secretary and on the District’s web site.

   
OTHER REPORTS
     
10. There were no “Other Reports” to discuss.
     
REPORT OF THE BUILDING AND OPERATING COMMITTEE/COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE, JANUARY 26, 2012
     
11. Approve Actions Relative to the Award of Contract No. 2012-BT-6, Novato Bus Facility Security Improvements, to Massa Construction Co., Inc.

Directors EDDIE/SOBEL
Resolution No. 2012-006
approves actions relative to the award of Contract No. 2012-BT-6, Novato Bus Facility Security Improvements, as follows:

  a. Authorizes the award of Contract No. 2012-BT-6 to Massa Construction Co., Inc., San Rafael, CA, in the amount of $568,215.00;
  b. Establishes a Contingency Fund in the amount of $56,821.00;
  c. Establishes a revised total Project budget of $1,200,000.00, to be funded with $650,000.00 Federal Transit Security Grant Program funds (54%), $440,000.00 Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grant funds (37%), and $110,000.00 District funds (9%);
  d. Approves the return of $106,700.00 of District funds to District Reserves, because this Project originally included $216,700.00 District funds; and,
  e.

Authorized a Project budget increase in the FY 11/12 Bus Transit Division Capital Budget in the amount of $333,300.00, to be funded with FTA grant funds; as concurred with by the Finance-Auditing Committee/Committee of the Whole at its meeting of January 26, 2012.

Adopted

  AYES (19): Directors Arnold, Campos, Chu, Cochran, Elsbernd, Fredericks, Mar, Moylan, Pahre, Rabbitt, Renée, Sears, Snyder, Sobel, Stroeh and Theriault; Second Vice President Grosboll; First Vice President Eddie; President Reilly
NOES (0): None
ABSENT (0): None
     
12.

Authorize Actions Relative to the Application and Award of FY 11/12 Transit Security Grant Program Funds

Directors STROEH/COCHRAN
Resolution No. 2012-007
authorizes the General Manager or his designees to execute for and on behalf of the District any actions necessary, including executing and submitting related certifications and assurances, grant applications and agreements relative to the FY 11/12 California Transit Security Grant Program administered by the California Emergency Management Agency.

Adopted

AYES (19): Directors Arnold, Campos, Chu, Cochran, Elsbernd, Fredericks, Mar, Moylan, Pahre, Rabbitt, Renée, Sears, Snyder, Sobel, Stroeh and Theriault; Second Vice President Grosboll; First Vice President Eddie; President Reilly
NOES (0): None
ABSENT (0): None

     
ADDRESSES TO THE BOARD
       
13. There were no “Addresses to the Board” to discuss.
       
SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS
 
14. There was no “Special Order of Business” to discuss.
     
CLOSED SESSION
     
15. Attorney David Miller, at the request of President Reilly, stated that the Board would convene in Closed Session, to discuss the matter listed under Closed Session, as outlined above in Item No. 8.

After Closed Session, President Reilly called the meeting to order in Open Session with a quorum present. Attorney Miller reported that the Board had met in Closed Session, as permitted by the Brown Act, to discuss the matter listed above in Item No. 8. He reported that negotiations are scheduled to resume on Monday, February 6, 2012, and that this matter is calendared for further discussion by the Board at its meeting on Friday, February 10, 2012.

     
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
     
16.

There was no “Unfinished Business” to discuss.

     
NEW BUSINESS
     
17.

There was no “New Business” to discuss.

     
COMMUNICATIONS
 
18.
A copy of Board Agenda Item No. 13, “Communications,” is available from the Office of the District Secretary and on the District’s web site.
 
ADJOURNMENT
     
19.
All business having been concluded, the meeting was adjourned at 10:20 a.m., in memory of Walter Johnson; Michael Harlan Fuller, Retired Bus Operator; James G. Swindler, father of Deputy General Manager/Ferry Transit Division James Swindler; Malvina Kathleen Farrell; and, Johnny Otis.
     

 

Respectfully submitted,

s/ Janet S. Tarantino
Secretary of the District