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Board of Directors Meeting

June 07, 2001
6:00 PM

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

Agenda

 

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  • 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.

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: THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS MAY TAKE ACTION OR MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS ON ANY ITEM 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. Team Award

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 – Notices of Intention to Adopt Resolutions of Necessity – Vasona
Light Rail Project (2/3 Vote Required for Adoption)

Close hearing and adopt Resolutions of Necessity determining that the public interest and necessity require the acquisition of properties for the Vasona Light Rail Project from four owners for the civil construction contracts C325 Downtown and C326 San Jose/Campbell segments.

Property ID Number/Owner/Assessors Parcel Number

1) V007/009/San Jose Water Land Company/APN: 259-38-129, 259-38-131, 259-38-047, 259-38-048, 259-38-049, 259-38-050, 259-38-086, 259-38-111

2) V023/Autumn, Limited Liability Company et al/APN: 261-38-032, 261-38-056

3) V151/Green Valley Corporation/APN: 264-08-025

CONSENT AGENDA

6. Approve the Minutes of the Regular Board of Directors’ Meeting of May 3, 2001.

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE

Approve the appointment of Curt Riffle representing the City of Los Altos to the Bicycle Advisory Committee.

8. Adopt a resolution authorizing the filing of an annual claim to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) for allocation of FY 2001/02 Transportation Development Act (TDA) and State Transit Assistance (STA) funds.

9. Adopt a resolution authorizing filing of applications for Transportation Fund for Clean Air “60%” Regional funds to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), and authorize the General Manager to execute the Funding Agreements upon receipt from BAAQMD.

10. Authorize the General Manager to execute a no cost Grant of Easement for a bike and pedestrian trail to the City of San Jose on VTA land along a segment of the Coyote Creek levee immediately east of the Cerone Operating Division.

11. Authorize the General Manager to execute task order contracts with Robert Mattoch Direct Marketing and National Mailing Services for printing and direct mail services for an amount not to exceed $900,000. The term of the contract will be for one year with the option for two one-year renewals. It is anticipated that the cost per year for all three years of the agreement to be $300,000.

12. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with Downtown Ford Sales in Sacramento, California, to procure 25 non-revenue automobiles from the state purchasing contract in the amount of $421,808,75.

13. Approve the FY 2001-02 Congestion Management Program Work Program and the modified Budget and Member Agency Fee Schedule containing adjustments recommended by the Policy Advisory Committee.

14. Approve the programming of $2,435,000 in Local Program Reserve funds to projects as designated and the return of $300,000 previously programmed to a project to the Local Program Reserve.

15. Adopt a support position for AB 391 (Kehoe) - Encroachment permits; AB 608 (Dikerson) - STIP programming; AB 666 (Dutra) - Highway project acceleration; ACR 32 (Dutra) - Transportation funding assessment; SB 433 (Monteith) - Carl Moyer Program and SB 829 (Karnette) – Transportation funding. Further, adopt an oppose position for SB 835 (Battin) – Sales tax on gas taxes.

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

16. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with George Bianchi Construction, Inc., the lowest responsible bidder, in the amount of $331,175 for construction of noise mitigation fences along the Tasman East and Capitol Light Rail Projects. This contract is 54 percent federally funded.

17. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with RGW Construction, Inc., the lowest responsible bidder for the Bridge Seismic Retrofit (4 bridges) Project, in the amount of $764,753.

18. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with Roebbelen Contracting, Inc., the second lowest responsible bidder for the Shop Building Expansion for the Guadalupe Light Rail Vehicle (LRV) Facility Expansion Project in the amount of $11,930,000. This contract is 56 percent federally funded.

19. Authorize the General Manager to enter into a contract with Cummins West, Inc., the only responsive and responsible bidder, for the purchase of up to 91 new Cummins ISM engines and associated materials, support and training in an amount not to exceed $3,003,500. This contract is 61 percent federally funded.

REGULAR AGENDA

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE
CHAIRPERSON’S REPORT – Jane P. Kennedy

20. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract in the amount of $42,270,126 with Desilva Gates  Harris, A Joint Venture of Desilva Gates Construction and R.M. Harris Company, the lowest responsible bidder, for construction of the I-880 Widening project, a 1996 Measure B Transportation Improvement Program project. This project is 28 percent federally funded. (Item deferred from the May 3, 2001 Board of Directors Meeting)

21. Approve additions to Litigation Disclosure bid form, to be signed under penalty of perjury; authorize the General Manager to initiate debarment or suspension proceedings in Lieu of pre-qualification of contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers where, in the General Manager’s judgment, exceptional circumstances exist which render it impractical to determine responsibility at the time of contract award; and further direct the General Manager to solicit references, when appropriate, as to bidders’ qualifications from the South Bay Labor Council, Santa Clara County Building & Construction Trades Council, and any other person or entity who requests to be used as a reference, in addition to soliciting references from entities for which the bidder has previously done work.

22. Adopt a resolution finding that the procurement of Business Warehouse Reporting software; Business Warehouse Data extraction software; Internet Development software and hardware; Helpdesk Telephone System hardware and software upgrade; the Web Content Management software; and software-delivered training applications through competitive negotiation is appropriate, as provided in Public Contract Code � 20306.

23. Adopt a resolution approving the FY 2001/02 Recommended Budget.

CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND PLANNING COMMITTEE
CHAIRPERSON’S REPORT - Judy 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 – Dennis Kennedy

24. Approve the purchase of a 2.72 acre parcel owned by Roem Development Corporation at a price of $4,900,000 for use on the Capitol Light Rail Project; and further, authorize the General Manager to execute escrow papers and other appropriate documents related to the purchase of such property.

25. Receive and file the Transit Shelter Advertising Program Update.

26. Receive and file the VTA Energy Conservation Status Update.

OTHER ITEMS

27. Approve reprogramming of $1,659,000 in federal Surface Transportation Program (STP) funds from the City of Sunnyvale’s Wolfe/El Camino Intersection Widening Project to the County of Santa Clara’s Central Expressway High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Project. (Evanhoe)

27.X. Authorize VTA to remain a member of the Gibson Environmental Response Group and authorize the General Manager to pay member assessments levied against VTA from time to time not to exceed a total of $150,000.

28. ITEMS OF CONCERN AND REFERRAL TO ADMINISTRATION

29. LEGISLATIVE REPORT (Verbal Report)

30. REPORTS FROM ADVISORY COMMITTEES

31. 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)

32. REPORTS FROM VTA POLICY ADVISORY BOARDS (PABs)

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

33. REPORT FROM THE CHAIRPERSON (Verbal Report)

34. REPORT FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER (Verbal Report)

35. ANNOUNCEMENTS

36. CLOSED SESSION

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

Homer J. Olsen v. Santa Clara County Transit District (Santa Clara County Superior Court Case Nos. CV785402, CV785531, CV785764, CV786144, CV786451, CV786816, CV788260)

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

Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority v. 1868 North Capitol Avenue Housing Associates, et al. (Santa Clara County Superior Court Case No. CV 787689-Complaint in Eminent Domain)

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION

37. CLOSED SESSION REPORT

38. ADJOURN