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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
August 4, 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. ORDERS OF THE DAY
 
4. AWARDS AND COMMENDATIONS

A. Employees of the Month for July 2005
B. Employees of the Month for August 2005
C. Adopt a Resolution of Commendation for Retiring VTA Employee Ron Compton
D. Adopt a Resolution of Commendation for Retiring VTA Employee Manuel Martinez
E. Adopt a Resolution of Commendation for Retiring VTA Employee Marilynn Smith
  
5. PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS

This portion of the meeting is reserved for persons desiring to address the Board of Directors on any item not on the Agenda and 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.
  
6. Policy Advisory Committee (PAC) Chairperson's Report. (Kishimoto
 

CONSENT AGENDA

7. Approve the Minutes of the Regular Board of Directors' Meeting June 2, 2005.
  
8. Approve the Minutes of the Joint Meeting of VTA Board of Directors and Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors of June 3, 2005.
  
9. Approve the Minutes of the Special Board of Directors' Meeting of June 16, 2005.
  
 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE (COW)

10. Approve increasing the Downtown Light Rail Platform Retrofit Project budget by $2.5 million to $18.5 million.
  
11. Authorize the General Manager Pro Tempore to amend the total authorized budget for the Vasona Light Rail Project Completion Contract with George Bianchi Construction Inc. by an amount of $300,000, to accommodate added completion work, for a new authorized amount of $1,422,720.
  
12. Authorize amendment of VTAs 457 Deferred Compensation Plan to incorporate provisions mandated by Internal Revenue Service regulations, to incorporate changes to certain administrative provisions of the Plan, and authorize staff to make plan revisions as needed in the future to maintain the plans compliance with tax laws and regulations.
  
13. Authorize amendment of VTAs 401 (a) Money Purchase Plan for the General Manger to include the provisions of the new General Managers employment agreement, approve changes to the 401 (a) Plan to conform it to changes made to the 457 Plan, and authorize staff to make plan revisions as needed in the future to maintain the Plans compliance with tax laws and regulations.
  
14. Approve termination of VTAs existing 401 (a) Money Purchase Plan for Executive Management and Non-Represented Management employees and adopt a new 401 (a) Money Purchase Plan effective January 1, 2006 that includes all Non-Represented employees, and authorize staff to make Plan revisions as needed in the future to maintain the plans compliance with tax laws and regulations.
  
15. Adopt the final resolution and the contract amendment to amend the CalPERS contract to allow final compensation to be determined under Government Code �20042 One-Year Final Compensation for employees covered under the CalPERS retirement plan.
  
16. Ratify the appointment of Christopher T. Hauge to the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) representing the City of Morgan Hill for the term ending June 30, 2006.
  
17. Authorize the General Manager Pro Tempore to amend the contract with Brian Kangas Foulk for design services for the State Route 17 Corridor Project E, to increase the approved contract value by $150,000 for a new total contract value of $1,292,762; and to extend the contract term through September 30, 2006.
  
18. Authorize the General Manager Pro Tempore to: (1) execute a cooperative agreement with the City of Sunnyvale that specifies the funding and project development responsibilities for the U.S. 101/Mathilda Avenue Interchange and the State Route 237 HOV Extension and Mary Avenue Overcrossing Projects; (2) approve adding these projects to the VTA Capital Budget; and (3) approve the use of $250,000 in Local Program Reserve Funds as the VTA share of project funding.
  
19. Authorize the General Manager Pro Tempore to amend the contract with Parsons Transportation Group for final design and construction support services of the State Route 237/Interstate 880 Interchange Project, increasing the approved contract value by $248,800 for a new total contract value of $5,755,139 and extending the contract term through December 31, 2006.
  
20. Approve a one-year suspension of Intersection Traffic Level of Service Monitoring, which is part of the 2005 Annual Congestion Management Program Monitoring and Conformance Requirements.
  
21. Approve amending the bylaws for the Committee for Transit Accessibility (CTA) to (1) add a Second Vice Chairperson, (2) add a VTA Board of Directors member as a non-voting ex-officio member, and (3) reduce the number of affirmative votes needed to pass an item to 9 or a majority of the members present, whichever is greater.
  
22. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract in the amount of $9,412,520 with Graniterock Company doing business as Pavex Construction Division, the lowest responsible bidder for construction of the Route 17 Improvements Project 17E, a 1996 Measure B Transportation Improvement Program (MBTIP) project.
  
23. Authorize the General Manager Pro Tempore to amend the contract with Santa Clara Valley Highway Associates for project management services for Valley Transportation Plan Highway Projects to add $2,849,250 and establishing a new total contract value of $27,958,772.
  
24. Authorize the General Manager Pro Tempore to execute a contract with Mark Thomas & Company for Environmental Document and Preliminary Engineering services for the Interstate 280/Interstate 880/Stevens Creek Boulevard Interchange Project for a total contract value of $1,000,000.
  
25. Approve the programming of $3.0 million in Local Program Reserve funds for environmental and right-of-way support phases of the State Route 152/156 Interchange Project.
  
26. Approve the programming of Fiscal Year 2006 Federal Surface Transportation Program funds to the local streets and roads rehabilitation projects.
  
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE

 There were no items submitted for the Consent Agenda by the Administration and Finance Committee.
  
 

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PLANNING COMMITTEE

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

TRANSIT PLANNING AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE

 There were no items submitted for the Consent Agenda by the Transit Planning and Operations Committee.
  
  
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REGULAR AGENDA

  
 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE (COW)

(See Agenda Item #29.A)



There were no items submitted for the Regular Agenda by the Board of Directors Committee of the Whole (COW).
  
 

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - (See Agenda Item #29.B)

 There were no items submitted for the Regular Agenda by the Administration and Finance Committee.
  
 

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PLANNING COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - (See Agenda Item #29.C)

 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 Item #29.D)

 There were no items submitted for the Regular Agenda by the Transit Planning and Operations Committee.
  
  
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OTHER ITEMS

27. ITEMS OF CONCERN AND REFERRAL TO ADMINISTRATION
 
28. LEGISLATIVE REPORT
 
29. SUMMARY MINUTES FROM STANDING COMMITTEES

A. Board of Directors Committee of the Whole
B. Administration and Finance Committee
C. Congestion Management Program and Planning Committee
D. Transit Planning and Operations Committee
  
30. REPORTS FROM ADVISORY COMMITTEES

A. Committee for Transit Accessibility (CTA)
B. Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC)
C. Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC)
May 11, 2005
July 13, 2005
D. Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)
E. Policy Advisory Committee (PAC)
  
31. REPORTS FROM JOINT POWERS BOARDS (JPBs) & REGIONAL COMMISSIONS

A. Peninsula Corridor JPB
B. Capitol Corridor JPB
C. Dumbarton Rail Corridor Policy Committee
D. Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)
  
32. REPORTS FROM VTA POLICY ADVISORY BOARDS (PABs)

A. Vasona Light Rail PAB (No Meeting Scheduled)
B. Silicon Valley Rapid Transit Corridor PAB (No Meeting Scheduled)
June 22, 2005
C. Downtown East Valley PAB(No Meeting Scheduled)
D. Highway PAB South (No Meeting Scheduled)
  
33. REPORT FROM THE CHAIRPERSON (Verbal Report)
 
34. REPORT FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER (VerbalReport)
 
35. ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
36. ADJOURN
 
  
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