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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
September 5, 2002
6:00 PM

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

AGENDA

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NOTE: THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS MAY TAKE ACTION OR MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS ON ANY ITEM APPEARING ON THIS AGENDA.

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1. CALL TO ORDER
  
2. ROLL CALL
  
3. ORDERS OF THE DAY
  
4. AWARDS AND COMMENDATIONS
  
 
4_a. Employees of the Month
  
 
4_b. Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Awards
  

CONSENT AGENDA

5. Approve the Minutes of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority Board of Directors/San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District Board of Directors Meeting of June 28, 2002.
  
6. Receive and file the Meeting Record of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority Board of Directors Committee of the Whole Meeting (in lieu of Administration and Finance Committee Meeting) of July 18, 2002.
  
7. Approve the Minutes of the Regular Board of Directors Meeting of August 1, 2002.
  
8. Approve the Minutes of the Board of Directors Workshop Meeting of August 2, 2002.
  
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE

9. Approve the re-appointments to the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC).
  
10. Approve the appointment and the re-appointment to the Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC).
  
11. Approve the appointments of Les Catanese and Barbara Stahl to fill existing vacancies on the Committee for Transit Accessibility (CTA) in the Individuals with Disabilities category and Michelle HammCiric, to fill an existing vacancy in the Human Services category.
  
12. Approve the appointments of Linda Gallo, representing the Los Gatos Senior Center; LeNae Liebetrau, representing the California Department of Rehabilitation and Randy Tamez, representing the Alliance for Community Care to fill existing vacancies on the Committee for Transit Accessibility in the Human Services category.
  
13. Approve amending the Citizens Advisory Committee bylaws to provide that half of the member terms commence in even-numbered years and the remaining half in odd-numbered years, as specified.
  
14. Authorize the General Manager to execute a Cooperative Agreement with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) covering construction of the 1996 Measure B Transportation Improvement Program Route 85/101 (N) Interchange Project.
  
 

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PLANNING COMMITTEE

15. Approve Programming of $1 million in Local Program Reserve funds to the County Expressway Study and authorize the General Manager to execute a Cooperative Funding Agreement with the County of Santa Clara for the Expressway Study Funds.
  
16. Approve Programming of $2.5 million in 2002 State Transportation Improvement Program funds for environmental and design phases of the Route 152/156 Interchange Project.
  
 

TRANSIT PLANNING AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE

17. Authorize the General Manager to execute a three-year lease with Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., for a cost not to exceed $637,593 to furnish and install equipment at the Cerone Operating Division for the storage of cryogenic hydrogen fuel, and execute a three-year fuel supply contract for a cost not to exceed $380,700 to furnish hydrogen fuel. Further, authorize the General Manager to execute two additional one-year equipment lease options at a cost of $152,633 per year for a total five-year lease value not to exceed $942,859, and for two additional one-year fuel supply contract options at a cost of $152,280 per year for a total five-year fuel supply contract value not to exceed $685,260. If all options are exercised, the total value of the five-year lease and fuel supply contract with Air Products and Chemicals would be $1,628,119.
  
18. Authorize the General Manager to execute an amendment to the current Agreement with Orbital Sciences Corporation (Orbital) for the Advanced Communications Systems (ACS) to provide ACS equipment for the Kinkisharyo low-floor light rail vehicles for an amount not to exceed $1,500,000, increasing the overall agreement amount to $17,244,402.
  
19. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with Burr Plumbing & Pumping, Inc., the lowest responsive and responsible bidder, for electrical systems service maintenance and repair of VTA structures and facilities. The term of the contract is for three years with two one-year options at a cost of $328,460 for each of the first two years, and $343,760 for the third year. Option years four and five are at a cost of $343,760, and $359,060 respectively. The total amount of the contract will not exceed $1,703,500 for the five-year period.
  
20. Authorize the General Manager to execute a lease agreement extension with Toyota Motor Credit Corporation in the amount of $144,000 for the lease of twenty electric vehicles. The effective term of the lease extension will be one year, with a lessee option to extend the lease one additional year.
  
21. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with Robert A. Bothman, Inc., the lowest responsible bidder for construction of the Capitol Light Rail Project Stations in the amount of $4,671,482.
  
22. Authorize the General Manager to amend the contract with R&L Brosamer, Inc., to accommodate changes due to survey errors on the Capitol Light Rail Project Civil, Track, Signaling and Landscaping contract in an amount of $2,100,000 for a new authorized amount of $44,909,322.
  
23. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with the joint venture of R & L Brosamer/Stacy and Witbeck, Inc., the lowest responsible bidder, in the amount of $9,165,568 for civil and track construction from the Caltrain Tamien Station to the Lick control point (approximately 2.7 miles). This contract is 100% funded by the California State Traffic Congestion Relief Program.
  
  
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REGULAR AGENDA

  
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - Jane P. Kennedy

24. Authorize the General Manager to execute Task Order contracts for Municipal Finance legal services with one or more firms, for a period of three years with options to extend each contract for up to two additional one-year periods in an aggregate amount as budgeted for each year for all agreements.
  
25. Authorize the General Manager to execute a Transportation Development Act (TDA) Revenue Pledge and Assignment Agreement with the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) relating to the BART Extension from Warm Springs in Fremont to Downtown San Jose/Santa Clara (SVRT Project).
  
 

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PLANNING COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - Judy Nadler

 

TRANSIT PLANNING AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - Manuel Valerio

  
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OTHER ITEMS

26. Authorize the General Manager to execute all necessary documents to sell approximately five acres on Evans Lane in the City of San Jose to the City of San Jose Housing Department (DOH) for the development of an affordable housing project.
  
27. ITEMS OF CONCERN AND REFERRAL TO ADMINISTRATION
 
28. LEGISLATIVE REPORT
 
29. REPORTS FROM ADVISORY COMMITTEES
 
29.A. Committee for Transit Accessibility (CTA)
 
29.B. Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC)
 
29.C. Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC)
 
29.D. Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)
 
29.E. Policy Advisory committee (PAC)
 
29.F. Community Oriented Design Enhancements Committee (CODE)
 
30. REPORTS FROM JOINT POWERS BOARDS (JPBs) & REGIONAL COMMISSIONS (Verbal Reports)

A. Peninsula Corridor JPB
B. Capitol Corridor JPB
C. Altamont Commuter Express (ACE) JPB
D. Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)
  
31. REPORTS FROM VTA POLICY ADVISORY BOARDS (PABs) (Verbal Reports)

A. Tasman/Capitol Light Rail PAB
B. Vasona Light Rail PAB
C. Silicon Valley Rapid Transit Corridor PAB
D. Caltrain PAB
E. Downtown/East Valley PAB
F. Highway PAB - South
  
32. REPORT FROM THE CHAIRPERSON (Verbal Report)
 
33. REPORT FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER (Verbal Report)
 
34. ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
35. 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.
  
36. CLOSED SESSION

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

Name of Case: Homer J. Olsen v. Santa Clara County VTA
Santa Clara County Superior Court Lead Case No. CV785402, Consolidated Cases)

A.X. Existing Litigation Conference with Legal Counsel [Government Code Section 54956.9(a)] Name of Case: Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority v. Green Valley Corporation, et al (Santa Clara County Superior Court Lead Case No. CV799272)

B. Conference with Labor Negotiators
[Government Code Section 54957.6]

Employee Organizations:
County Employees Management Association (CEMA)
Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 715
Transportation Authority Engineers and Architects (TAEA)

VTA Designated Representatives:
Kaye L. Evleth, Chief Administrative Officer

C. Public Employee Performance Evaluation
[Government Code Section 54957]
Title: General Manager
Title: General Counsel

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION

  
37. CLOSED SESSION REPORT
 
38. ADJOURN
 
  
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