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Board of Directors Meeting

February 08, 2001
12:00 PM

San Jose Council Chambers
San Jose City Hall
801 North First Street
San Jose, California

Agenda

 

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

1. CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

2. ORDERS OF THE DAY

3. AWARDS AND COMMENDATIONS

A. Employees of the Month

B. Five-Year Service Awards

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.

5. Hearing – Notice of Intention to Adopt a Resolution 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. 7613/Syufy Enterprises/245-05-010
2. 7685, 7703/ Teng, James Z. & Caska C. Trustee, et al/484-56-046, 484-56-047
3. 7691, 7693, 7701, 7705/Roem Development Corporation/484-44-003, 484-44-057, 484-44-011, 484-44-012
4. 7706, 7780/Capitol Square Partners/592-19-020, 592-19-006

CONSENT AGENDA

6. Approve the Minutes of the Regular Board of Directors’ Meeting of December 14, 2000.

7. Approve the Minutes of the Regular Board of Directors’ Meeting of January 11, 2001.

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE

8. Approve the 1996 Measure B baseline scope, baseline schedule and baseline cost estimate for the 85/87 Interchange Project, in accordance with Article V – Project Definition of the Master Agreement with the County of Santa Clara.

9. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with Nolte Associates, Inc. for conceptual study services for the I-680/I-880 Cross Connector Project in an amount not to exceed $500,000; and authorize the use of $500,000 from the Gateway Studies Fund; and authorize the General Manager to amend the Fiscal Year 2000-01 VTA Budget to incorporate this project.

10. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with URS Corporation for the design of the 1996 Measure B Transportation Improvement Program Consolidated Biological Mitigation Project and implementation of project mitigation services for an amount not to exceed $300,000.

11. Approve the FY 2000-01 Revised Operating and Capital Budgets.

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PLANNING COMMITTEE

12. Approve the 2000 Monitoring & Conformance Report and Conformance Findings.

13. Approve the transfer of $1.1 million in 1998 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) funds from the I-680/I-880 Cross Connector Study and program $1.0 million to the SR-237 Pump Station Project and $100,000 to the Santa Clara County Regional Improvement Program (RIP) Share Reserve.

TRANSIT PLANNING AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE

14. Authorize the General Manager to execute a Construction and Maintenance Agreement with the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) in an amount not to exceed $450,000 for construction of two railroad crossing modifications along the Tasman East Light Rail Project.

15. Authorize the General Manager to execute an Agreement for Relocation of TCI Cablevision of California/AT&T Facilities required for the Tasman West, Tasman East, Capitol, and Vasona Light Rail Projects.

16. Authorize the General Manager to execute an amendment to the agreement with Booz-Allen & Hamilton, for commuter rail rolling stock engineering support and inspection services during procurement and car assembly in the amount of $750,000 for a new contract authorization not to exceed $5,250,000 and extend the agreement through June 2004.

REGULAR AGENDA

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE
CHAIRPERSON’S REPORT – JP Kennedy

17. Amend the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority 30-year Transit Tax Ordinance to include the purposes specified in Measure A for which the tax may be used. (First Reading) (2/3 Vote Required for Approval)

18. Approve Alternative 2, the six-lanes plus two High Occupancy Vehicle lanes alternative, as described in the Draft Environmental Impact Report for Route 101 Widening Project, as the preferred alternative; and forward this recommendation to the County Board of Supervisors and Caltrans.

19. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with L.B. Foster, Co., the lowest responsible bidder, in the amount of $841,455 to procure steel piles necessary for bridge foundation construction on the I-880 Widening and Route 101 Widening projects.

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PLANNING COMMITTEE
CHAIRPERSON’S REPORT - Alvarado

20. Receive and file Programmed Projects Quarterly Monitoring Report.

TRANSIT PLANNING AND OPERATIONS COMMITTEE
CHAIRPERSON’S REPORT – D Kennedy

21. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract amendment with the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (PCJPB) for support services during the construction phase of the Vasona Light Rail Project in an amount not to exceed $3,000,000, and further authorize the General Manager to execute a Construction and Maintenance Agreement with the PCJPB.

22. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with Golden Bay Construction, Inc., the lowest responsible bidder for the Line 22 Rapid Bus Corridor Phase I Project, in the amount of $657,130.

23. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with New Flyer of America, Inc., for the purchase of 40 new 60-foot low-floor articulated buses and related equipment in the amount of $20,547,664. A portion of this procurement is federally funded.

OTHER ITEMS

24. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with L.B. Foster Company, the lowest responsible bidder, in the amount of $2,148,631 to procure special trackwork for the Tasman East, Capitol and Vasona Light Rail Projects. (Collins)

25. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with L.B. Foster Company, the lowest responsible bidder, in the amount of $2,641,130 to procure running rail for the Capitol and Vasona Light Rail Projects. (Collins)

26. ITEMS OF CONCERN AND REFERRAL TO ADMINISTRATION

27. LEGISLATIVE REPORT (Verbal Report)

28. REPORTS FROM ADVISORY COMMITTEES

29. REPORTS FROM JOINT POWERS BOARDS (JPBs) & REGIONAL COMMISSIONS

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

30. REPORTS FROM VTA POLICY ADVISORY BOARDS (PABs)

A. Tasman/Capitol Light Rail PAB
B. Vasona Light Rail PAB
C. South Bay Transit Corridor PAB
D. Caltrain PAB
E. Downtown/East Valley PAB

31. REPORT FROM THE CHAIRPERSON

Approve appointments to the VTA PABs. (Valerio)

32. REPORT FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER (Verbal Report)

33. ANNOUNCEMENTS

34. CLOSED SESSION

A. Conference with Real Property Negotiator
[Government Code Section 54956.8]

Property: E/S N. Capitol Ave., from Gay Avenue to Riverrun Dr.
San Jose, CA (Parcel 7686, Capitol Light Rail Project)

Negotiating Parties: Ross Dalpre, Real Estate Manager
Jim Sullivan, Braddock & Logan Group

Under negotiation: Price and terms of payment

B. Conference with Real Property Negotiator
[Government Code Section 54956.8]

Property: 68 and 78 South Montgomery Street
San Jose, CA (Parcel VO15, Vasona Light Rail Project)

Negotiating Parties: Ross Dalpre, Real Estate Manager
Timothy Starbird for the Owners

Under negotiation: Price and terms of payment

C. Conference with Real Property Negotiator
[Government Code Section 54956.8]

Property: 1201 North Capitol Ave.
San Jose, CA (Parcel CP002, Capitol Light Rail Project)

Negotiating Parties: Ross Dalpre, Real Estate Manager
Otilia Moraes, Owner and Larry Sutton, Esq.

Under negotiation: Price and terms of payment

D. Existing Litigation - Conference with Legal Counsel
[Government Code Section 54956.9(b)(1)]

Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority v. Casho
(Santa Clara County Superior Court Case No. CV 794242--Complaint in Eminent Domain)

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

Homer J. Olsen, Inc., v. Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
(Santa Clara County Superior Court Case No. CV 785402) (six consolidated cases)

F. Rivera v. Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
Santa Clara County Superior Court Case No. CV 779801

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION

35. CLOSED SESSION REPORT

36. ADJOURN