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Board of Directors Meeting

September 07, 2000
6:00 PM

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

Agenda

 

To help you better understand, follow, and participate in the meeting, the following information is provided:

  • Persons wishing to address the Board of Directors on any item on the agenda, should complete a form located at the speakers' podium and hand it to the Board Secretary. Speakers will be called to address the Board when their agenda item(s) arise during the meeting. Speakers are asked to limit their total presentations to a maximum of 5 minutes for each side of the issue. Individual speakers are requested to limit their comments to 2 minutes.
     
  • The Consent Agenda items may be voted on in one motion at the beginning of the meeting. If you wish to discuss any of these items, please request the item to be removed from the Consent Agenda by completing a form at the speakers' podium and handing it to the Board Secretary.
     
  • Items with an asterisk (*) may be adopted on the Consent Agenda after the ordinance titles are read into the record by the Chairperson or the Board Secretary.
     
  • All reports for items on the open meeting agenda are available for review in the Board Secretary's Office, 3331 North First Street, San Jose, California, (408) 321-5680, the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday prior to the meeting. This information is also available at the meeting.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), those requiring accommodations for this meeting should notify the Board Secretary's Office 48 hours prior to the meeting at (408) 321-5680 or E-mail:Board.secretary@vta.org or TDD: (408) 321-2330. VTA's Homepage is on the Web at: http://www.vta.org

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

6:00 P.M. OR IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS WORKSHOP

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

AGENDA

To help you better understand, follow, and participate in the meeting, the following information is provided:

Persons wishing to address the Board of Directors on any item on the agenda, should complete a form located at the speakers' podium and hand it to the Board Secretary. Speakers will be called to address the Board when their agenda item(s) arise during the meeting. Speakers are asked to limit their total presentations to a maximum of 5 minutes for each side of the issue. Individual speakers are requested to limit their comments to 2 minutes.

The Consent Agenda items may be voted on in one motion at the beginning of the meeting. If you wish to discuss any of these items, please request the item to be removed from the Consent Agenda by completing a form at the speakers' podium and handing it to the Board Secretary.

Items with an asterisk (*) may be adopted on the Consent Agenda after the ordinance titles are read into the record by the Chairperson or the Board Secretary.

All reports for items on the open meeting agenda are available for review in the Board Secretary's Office, 3331 North First Street, San Jose, California, (408) 321-5680, the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday prior to the meeting. This information is also available at the meeting.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), those requiring accommodations for this meeting should notify the Board Secretary's Office 48 hours prior to the meeting at (408) 321-5680 or E-mail: board.secretary@vta.org or TDD: (408) 321-2330. VTA's Home page is on the Web at: http://www.vta.org

NOTE: ACTION MAY BE TAKEN ON ANY ITEM IDENTIFIED ON THE AGENDA

1. CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

2. ORDERS OF THE DAY

3. AWARDS AND COMMENDATIONS

Employees of the Month

4. PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS

This portion of the meeting is reserved for persons desiring to address the Board of Directors on any item within the Board's 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.

B. Hearing - Notice of Intention to Adopt Resolutions of Necessity - Capitol Light Rail Project (2/3 Vote Required for Adoption)

Close hearing and adopt Resolutions of Necessity in connection with the Capitol Light Rail Project, pursuant to Article 2 (commencing with Section 1245.210) of Chapter 4 of Title 7 of Part 3 of the Code of Civil Procedure of the State of California; and further, direct the filing of eminent domain proceedings for the acquisition of certain real property as follows:

Property ID Number/Owner/Assessors Parcel Number

1) 7622/Fong Mee Fon Yee, Trustee/APN: 591-01-024
2) 7626/Mildred De Leon, et al/APN: 591-23-035
3) 7625/Gilbert R. Foster/APN: 254-29-004
4) 7652/Anthony Traina, Trustee and Marie Traina, Trustee/ APN: 592-06-020
5) 7654/Anthony Traina, Trustee and Marie Traina, Trustee/APN: 592-06-019
6) 7674/Chevron U.S.A., Inc./APN: 592-19-019
7) 7688, 7690, and 7692/Carson L. Grimes, Jr./APN: 484-16-158, 484-16-157, and 484-16-156
8) 7754/Romeo D. Danais, Jr./APN: 484-23-033

C. Hearing - Notice of Intention to Adopt Resolutions of Necessity - Vasona Light Rail Project (2/3 Vote Required for Adoption)

Close hearing and adopt Resolutions of Necessity in connection with the Vasona Light Rail Project, pursuant to Article 2 (commencing with Section 1245.210) of Chapter 4 of Title 7 of Part 3 of the Code of Civil Procedure of the State of California; and further, direct the filing of eminent domain proceedings for the acquisition of certain real property as follows:

Property ID Number/Owner/Assessors Parcel Number

V020, V022 & V039/Union Pacific Railroad Company/ APN: 261-34-021, 261-35-032 and 261-34-002

D. Hearing - Notice of Intention to Adopt Resolutions of Necessity - Tasman East Light Rail Project (2/3 Vote Required for Adoption)

Close hearing and adopt Resolutions of Necessity in connection with the Tasman East Light Rail Project, pursuant to Article 2 (commencing with Section 1245.210) of Chapter 4 of Title 7 of Part 3 of the Code of Civil Procedure of the State of California; and further, direct the filing of eminent domain proceedings for the acquisition of certain real property as follows:

Property ID Number/Owner

5252/City of Milpitas

CONSENT AGENDA

5. Approve the Minutes of the Regular Board of Directors Meeting of August 3, 2000.

6. Approve the Minutes of the Board of Directors Special Meeting of August 9, 2000.

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE

7. Approve amending the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) bylaws to remove Committee member term limits.

8. Approve the appointments and re-appointments to the Citizens Advisory Committee.

9. Approve the appointments and re-appointments to the Bicycle Advisory Committee.

10. Authorize the General Manager to renew benefit contracts with Kaiser, PacifiCare, Valley Health Plan, Delta Dental, Pacific Union Dental, Vision Service Plan and Highmark Life Insurance Company effective January 1, 2001 for all VTA employees and retirees.

11. Authorize the General Manager to execute an agreement for a no-cost lease exchange of parking facilities located at First and Younger Streets with the County of Santa Clara.

12. Adopt a resolution supporting the use of State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) funds for the Vasona Corridor Light Rail Project from Downtown San Jose to Winchester Boulevard in Campbell, and authorize the General Manager to file state and federal grant applications and execute the respective grant agreements upon their approval.

13. Approve the Chief Financial Officer, the Deputy Director of Fiscal Resources and the Finance Manager as designated authorized agents to execute state applications on behalf of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority and to provide other necessary information for matters pertaining to claims for disaster assistance.

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

14. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with Decon Environmental Services, Inc., in the amount of $1,239,386 for a Hazardous Material Removal Contract on the Vasona and Capitol Light Rail Projects and other VTA Facilities Projects.

15. Authorize the General Manager to enter into a cost sharing agreement with the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board for an amount not to exceed $350,000 for Aerial Photography, GIS (Geographic Information System), and surveying work for the Fremont/South Bay Commuter Rail Project.

16. Approve the Measure B baseline scope, baseline schedule and baseline cost estimates for the Capitol Light Rail Project, in accordance with Article V - Project Definition of the Master Agreement with the County of Santa Clara.

17. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with Golden Bay Construction, Inc., the lowest responsible bidder for the Monterey Road Bus Stop Improvements Phase 1 Project, in the amount of $1,098,895.04.

18. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with Sposeto Engineering, Inc., the lowest responsible bidder for the West Valley College Transit Center Project, in the amount of $1,229,042.

REGULAR AGENDA

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE
CHAIRPERSON'S REPORT - Woody

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

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

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 - McHugh

19. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with Mark Thomas & Company, Inc., for Civil/Site/Utilities Consultant Services for the Cerone Complex Improvements in an amount not to exceed $400,000. Yearly amendments are anticipated after Fiscal Year (FY) 2001 to continue these services for the term of the Cerone Complex Improvements Project, approximately five years.

20. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with STV Incorporated for Architecture and Engineering Consultant Services for the Cerone Complex Improvements in an amount not to exceed $1,100,000. Yearly amendments are anticipated after FY 2001 to continue these services for the term of the Cerone Complex Improvements Project, approximately five years.

21. Authorize the General Manager to: 1) execute a cooperative agreement with Moffett Park Drive Limited Liability Corporation (LLC), which defines the responsibilities for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the LRT Moffett Park Station; 2) accept the LRT Moffett Park Station as a donation from Moffett Park Drive LLC upon its completion and acceptance; 3) approve the initial outlay of $237,000 for costs, such as VTA labor, consultants and ticket vending machines, that VTA will incur on behalf of this project to be reimbursed by Moffett Park Drive LLC; and, 4) execute an easement deed to Moffett Park Drive LLC for pedestrian access to the station and parking near the station.

22. Defer taking action on the recommendation made by VTA's Committee for Transit Accessibility on July 12, 2000, which includes establishing TransLink on paratransit as a major priority in the Metropolitan Transportation Commission's planning process.

OTHER ITEMS

23. ITEMS OF CONCERN AND REFERRAL TO ADMINISTRATION

23.X. Authorize the General Manager to execute an Agreement with the Castle Group, a California Corporation, for the sale of approximately six acres of excess property located along the west side of Lick Avenue between West Alma Avenue and Goodyear Street in San Jose, at a price of $1,200,000 per acre or $27.55 per square foot for an approximate price $7,260,000.

23.X.X. Adopt a resolution designating the Downtown/East Valley Transit Improvement Program as VTA's next priority after the 1996 Measure A + B Transportation Improvement projects.

24. REPORT ON 1996 MEASURES A and B (Verbal Report)

25. LEGISLATIVE REPORT (Verbal Report)

26. REPORTS FROM ADVISORY COMMITTEES

27. REPORTS FROM JOINT POWERS BOARDS (JPBs) & REGIONAL COMMISSIONS (Verbal Report)

A. Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board
B. Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Board
C. Altamont Commuter Express (ACE) Joint Powers Board
D. Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)

28. REPORTS FROM VTA POLICY ADVISORY BOARDS (Verbal Report)

A. Tasman/Capitol Light Rail Policy Advisory Board
B. Vasona Light Rail Policy Advisory Board
C. Fremont/South Bay Commuter Rail Project Policy Advisory Board
D. Caltrain Policy Advisory Board
E. Downtown/East Valley Policy Advisory Board

29. REPORT FROM THE CHAIRPERSON (Verbal Report)

A. Affirm the appointment of Sandy Eakins, Alternate Board Member to MTC's 2000 San Francisco Bay Crossing Policy Committee.

B. Appoint Evaluation Committee to conduct annual performance evaluation for the General Manager and the General Counsel.

30. REPORT FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER (Verbal Report)

31. ANNOUNCEMENTS

32. CLOSED SESSION

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

Santa Clara County Transit District v. Arrillaga, Peerty, et al.
(Santa Clara County Superior Court Case No. CV773138-Complaint in Eminent Domain)

Conference with Real Property Negotiator
[Government Code 54956.8]

Property: (a) Railroad Right-of-Way located within the Vasona Rail Corridor from Diridon Station in San Jose to Winchester Boulevard in Campbell; (b) trackage rights on existing Caltrain system in south Santa Clara County between Tamien Station and Gilroy; (c) trackage rights in the South Bay Corridor between Union City and Diridon Station in San Jose.

Negotiator for Purchaser, VTA: Scott Buhrer, Chief Financial Officer; David Miller, Special Counsel

Negotiator for Purchaser, Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board: David Miller, General Counsel

Negotiator for Seller, Union Pacific Railroad: Robert Starzell, President Corporate Relations

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION

33. CLOSED SESSION REPORT

ADJOURNMENT to the Regular Meeting of VTA's Board of Directors scheduled for Thursday, October 5, 2000, at 6:00 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors' Chambers, County Government Center, 70 West Hedding Street, San Jose, California.