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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
MARCH 3, 2005
5:30 PM

Board of Supervisors' Chambers
County Government Center
70 West Hedding Street
San Jose, California

AGENDA

 

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1. CALL TO ORDER
 
2. ROLL CALL
 
3. ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION

Conference with Legal Counsel Existing Litigation
[Government Code Section 54956.9(a)]

June Campbell v. Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
(Santa Clara County Superior Court Case No. CV 791361)

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION
   
4. CLOSED SESSION REPORT
 
5. ORDERS OF THE DAY
 
6. AWARDS AND COMMENDATIONS

A. Employees of the Month for March 2005
B. Employees of the Year
   
7. HEARING – NOTICE OF INTENTION TO ADOPT RESOLUTION OF NECESSITY

Close Hearing and adopt a Resolution of Necessity determining that the public interest and necessity require the acquisition of easement rights in property located at 861 Auzerais Avenue, San Jose, California for the installation, operation, inspection, maintenance, repair, replacement and removal of light rail transit facilities including warning signs and an automatic railroad gate support. Installation of these facilities is a requirement of the California Public Utilities Commission to enhance the safety of an at-grade light rail-street crossing of the Vasona Light Rail Line at this location.

Property ID/Owner/Assessors Parcel Number

V048-01, V048-02, V048-04/Auzerais Investment, Inc./APN: 264-14-028


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8. Hearing – Notice of Intention to Adopt Resolution of Necessity

Close Hearing and adopt a Resolution of Necessity determining that the public interest and necessity require the acquisition of easement rights in property located at 381 Sunol Street, San Jose, California for the installation, operation, inspection, maintenance, repair, replacement and removal of light rail transit facility warning signs. Installation of these facilities is a requirement of the California Public Utilities Commission to enhance the safety of an at-grade light rail-street crossing of the Vasona Light Rail Line at this location.

Property ID/Owner/Assessors Parcel Number

V047-01/The (Figone) Exemption Trust/APN: 264-14-025 & 264-14-026


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9. PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS

This portion of the meeting is reserved for persons desiring to address the Board of Directors on any item within the Boards jurisdiction. Speakers are limited to 2 minutes. The law does not permit Board action or extended discussion of any item not on the agenda except under special circumstances. If Board action is requested, the matter can be placed on a subsequent agenda. All statements that require a response will be referred to staff for reply in writing.
   
10. Policy Advisory Committee (PAC) Chairpersons Report. (Kishimoto)
   

CONSENT AGENDA

11. Approve the Minutes of the Regular Board of Directors Meeting of February 3, 2005.
   
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE

12. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract in the amount of $965,078 with Watkin and Bortolussi, Inc., the lowest responsible bidder, for construction of the Route 880 Widening Highway Planting project, a 1996 Measure B Transportation Improvement Program (MBTIP) project.
   
13. Ratify the appointment of Irene Hsu to the Citizens Advisory Committee position representing the South Bay AFL-CIO Labor Council.
   
14. Authorize the General Manager to execute a five-year lease agreement and options for four additional five-year periods with AT & T Wireless to locate cellular phone equipment at the Cerone Operating and Maintenance Facility starting at $1,750 a month, with a three percent annual escalation.
   
15. Authorize the General Manager to amend the contract with Santa Clara Valley Highway Associates (VHA) for Program Management and Construction Management services for the 1996 Measure B Transportation Improvement Program (MBTIP) increasing the contract value by $6,599,729 for a new total contract value not to exceed $81,257,452.
   
 

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PLANNING COMMITTEE

16. Program $35,400 in LRP funds for the City of Monte Sereno's Local Streets and Roads Rehabilitation Program; and authorize the General Manager to enter into a funding agreement with the City of Monte Sereno.
   
17. Approve the 2004 Monitoring and Conformance Report and Conformance Findings.
   
 

TRANSIT PLANNING AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE

18. Approve artist Diana Pumpelly Bates' concept proposals for enhancements in the shelter canopy glass at the San Jose Diridon Station and for metal screens at the Fruitdale and Bascom Stations on the Vasona Light Rail Project.

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19. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with Cummins West, the lowest responsive bidder, for the purchase of 230 Bus Exhaust Emission Systems at a cost of $3,801,636. Of this amount, approximately $1,790,305, or 47.1 percent, is funded by grants from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA). This authorization is subject to FTA approval of a Buy America Waiver, which should be received by February 14, 2005.
   
   
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REGULAR AGENDA

   
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - (See Agenda Item #24.A.)

 

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PLANNING COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - (See Agenda Item #24.B.)

 
  There were no items submitted for the Regular Agenda by the Congestion Management Program and Planning Committee.
   
 

TRANSIT PLANNING AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - (See Agenda Items #24.C.)

20. Approve the recommended modifications to the Paratransit Eligibility Certification process.

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OTHER ITEMS

21. ITEMS OF CONCERN AND REFERRAL TO ADMINISTRATION
 
22. LEGISLATIVE REPORT

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23. SUMMARY MINUTES FROM STANDING COMMITTEES

A. Administration and Finance Committee
B. Congestion Management Program and Planning Committee
C. Transit Planning and Operations Committee
   
24. REPORTS FROM ADVISORY COMMITTEES

A. Committee for Transit Accessibility (CTA)
B. Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC)
C. Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC)
D. Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)
E. Policy Advisory Committee (PAC)
   
25. REPORTS FROM JOINT POWERS BOARDS (JPBs) & REGIONAL COMMISSIONS

A. Peninsula Corridor JPB
B. Capitol Corridor JPB
C. Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)
   
26. REPORTS FROM VTA POLICY ADVISORY BOARDS (PABs)

A. Vasona Light Rail PAB (Meeting Cancelled)
B. Silicon Valley Rapid Transit Corridor PAB (Meeting Cancelled)
C. Downtown East Valley PAB
D. Highway PAB South (Meeting Cancelled)
E. Community Oriented Design Enhancement Committee (CODE)
   
27. REPORT FROM THE CHAIRPERSON (Verbal Report)

Consider Ad-Hoc Restructuring Committee appointments.
   
28. REPORT FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER (Verbal Report)
 
29. ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
30. ADJOURN
 
   
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