04-2012

GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE, HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT

MEMORANDUM OF MINUTES

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

FEBRUARY 23, 2012

 

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 Thursday, February 23, 2012, at 10:44 a.m., President Reilly presiding.

ROLL CALL

Directors Present (14): Directors Arnold, Chu, Cochran, Elsbernd, Fredericks, Moylan, Pahre, Rabbitt, Renée, Snyder and Stroeh; Second Vice President Grosboll; First Vice President Eddie; President Reilly

Directors Absent (5): Directors Campos, Mar, Sears, Sobel and Theriault

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 Kaban; Deputy General Manager/Bridge Division Kary Witt; Deputy General Manager/Bus Transit Division Teri Mantony; Deputy General Manager/Administration and Development Kellee Hopper; Public Affairs Director Mary Currie; Director of Risk Management and Safety William Stafford; Assistant Clerk of the Board Lona Franklin

Visitors Present: None

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

President Janet Reilly led the Board of Directors in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

PUBLIC COMMENT

There was no public comment.

CONSENT CALENDAR

  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 (14): Directors Arnold, Chu, Cochran, Elsbernd, Fredericks, Moylan, Pahre, Rabbitt, Renée, Snyder and Stroeh; Second Vice President Grosboll; First Vice President Eddie; President Reilly

NOES (0): None

ABSENT (5): Directors Campos, Mar, Sears, Sobel and Theriault

     
1. Approve the Minutes of the Following Meetings
  a. Governmental Affairs and Public Information Committee/Committee of the Whole of January 27, 2012;
  b. Transportation Committee/Committee of the Whole of February 9, 2012;
  c. Finance-Auditing Committee/Committee of the Whole of February 9, 2012; and,
  d.

Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors of February 10, 2012.

Carried

     
2. Denial of Claims
  a.

Amended Subrogation Claim of USAA
(Insured: Douglas E. Cowden)

Carried

  b.

Amended Claim of Marvin Lau

Carried

  c.

Claim of Elaine L. Mein

Carried

  d.

Claim of Denis John Fassero

Carried

  e.

Amended Claim of Kenny White

Carried

     
  f.

Subrogation Claim of GEICO (Insured: Evan Rumberger)

Carried

     
  g.

Claim of Rokiah Cutkelvin

Carried

     
GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT
     
3. Presentation of Fifteen-Year Service Award to J. Dietrich Stroeh, Director

President Reilly presented a Fifteen-Year Service Award to J. Dietrich Stroeh, Director, and expressed her congratulations on behalf of the Board of Directors.

     
4. Presentation of Thirty-Five-Year Service Award to Daniel J. Brown, Bridge Lieutenant, Bridge Division

President Reilly presented a Thirty-Five-Year Service Award to Daniel J. Brown, Bridge Lieutenant, Bridge Division, and expressed her congratulations on behalf of the Board of Directors.

     
5. Presentation of Thirty-Year Service Award to Thomas J. Scott, Painter, Bridge Division

President Reilly presented a Thirty-Year Service Award to Thomas J. Scott, Painter, Bridge Division, and expressed her congratulations on behalf of the Board of Directors.

     
6. Presentation of Employee of the Year Award for 2011, to Dave Nelson, Bus Operator, Bus Transit Division

President Reilly presented the Employee of the Year Award for 2011, to Dave Nelson, Bus Operator, Bus Transit Division, and expressed her congratulations on behalf of the Board of Directors.

     
7. Report of the General Manager

Mr. Mulligan reported that the Board meeting and all Committee meetings for March 8 and 9, 2012, have been cancelled; however, meetings will take place on March 22 and 23, 2012, as regularly scheduled. District Secretary Janet Tarantino added that there is an OPEB Retirement Investment Trust Board meeting scheduled on Wednesday, March 7, 2012.

He 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. 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, FEBRUARY 23, 2012
     
11. Authorize Execution of Change Order No. 39 to Contract No. 2006-B-1, Golden Gate Bridge Seismic Retrofit Phase IIIA, North Anchorage Housing and North Pylon, with Shimmick Construction Company, Inc./Obayashi Corporation, Joint Venture, for Modifications to the Floor Beam Strengthening Details

Directors EDDIE/STROEH
Resolution No. 2012-010
authorizes execution of Change Order No. 39 with Shimmick Construction Company, Inc./Obayashi Corporation, a Joint Venture, Hayward, CA, relative to Contract No. 2006-B-1, Golden Gate Bridge Seismic Retrofit Phase IIIA, North Anchorage Housing/North Pylon, in the amount of $278,000.00, for modifications to the floorbeam strengthening details; with the understanding that requisite funds are available in the FY 11/12 Bridge Division Capital Budget.

Adopted

AYES (14): Directors Arnold, Chu, Cochran, Elsbernd, Fredericks, Moylan, Pahre, Rabbitt, Renée, Snyder and Stroeh; Second Vice President Grosboll; First Vice President Eddie; President Reilly
NOES (0): None
ABSENT (5): Directors Campos, Mar, Sears, Sobel and Theriault


     
12. Approve Renewal of the Marine Insurance Program

Directors STROEH/COCHRAN
Resolution No. 2012-011
approves renewal of the District’s Marine Insurance Program, as follows:

  a. Renews the Hull & Machinery/Protection and Indemnity Insurance policy with AGCS Marine Insurance Company (40%), National Union (25%), Starr Indemnity (25%) and Navigators Insurance Company (10%), with an aggregate deductible of $350,000.00 and a limit of liability of $1 million, including Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) endorsements for the 2012 Policy Year, at a premium of $248,343.00, for a one-year term, effective February 28, 2012;
  b. Renews the Excess Marine Liability Insurance policy (including Terminal Operator’s Legal Liability and Excess Protection and Indemnity Insurance) with Starr Indemnity, National Union, AGCS Marine, Continental, Great American and Navigators, with a limit of liability of $100 million, including TRIA endorsements for the 2012 Policy Year, at a premium of $132,425.00, for a one-year term, effective February 28, 2012; and,
  c. Renews the Vessel Pollution Liability Insurance policy with Great American at an annual premium of $5,368.00, for a one-year term, effective February 28, 2012;
 

with the understanding that requisite funds are available in the FY 11/12 Ferry Transit Division Operating Budget and that requisite funds will be included in the FY 12/13 Ferry Transit Division Operating Budget.

Adopted

AYES (14): Directors Arnold, Chu, Cochran, Elsbernd, Fredericks, Moylan, Pahre, Rabbitt, Renée, Snyder and Stroeh; Second Vice President Grosboll; First Vice President Eddie; President Reilly
NOES (0): None
ABSENT (5): Directors Campos, Mar, Sears, Sobel and Theriault

     
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 hear a report from labor negotiators regarding the matter listed above in Item No. 8. He reported that progress has been made at various side table negotiations, and that the next negotiating session with the Union Coalition is scheduled to take place on March 12, 2012. No action was taken.

     
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
     
16.

There was no “Unfinished Business” to discuss.

     
NEW BUSINESS
     
17.

There was no “New Business” to discuss.

     
COMMUNICATIONS
 
18.
No communications were received since the last Board of Directors meeting of February 10, 2012.
 
ADJOURNMENT
     
19.
All business having been concluded, the meeting was adjourned at 11:12 a.m., in memory of Chris Rudolph and Tom Martinez.
     

 

Respectfully submitted,

s/ Janet S. Tarantino
Secretary of the District