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Board of Directors Meeting

June 06, 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 ITEMS APPEARING ON THIS AGENDA.

1. CALL TO ORDER

2. ROLL CALL

3. ORDERS OF THE DAY

4. AWARDS AND COMMENDATIONS

Employees of the Month

5. Hearing – Notice of Intention to Adopt a Resolution of Necessity – Route 237/880 Interchange Project, Stage C

Close Hearing and adopt a Resolution of Necessity in connection with the Route 237/880 Interchange Project, Stage C, 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: (2/3 vote required for adoption)

Property ID/Owner/Assessor’s Parcel Number

19001/City and County of San Francisco/APN: 086-02-007

6. Hearing – Notice of Intention to Adopt a Resolution of Necessity – Route 85/101 North Interchange Project

Close Hearing and adopt a Resolution of Necessity in connection with Route 85/101 North Interchange 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: (2/3 vote required for adoption)

Property ID/Owner/Assessor’s Parcel Number

18901/Sobrato 1979 Trust/APN: 116-13-031
18912 & 18913/Silicon Graphics Real Estate, Inc./APN: 116-14-020, 022, 024, 093, 096, 116

CONSENT AGENDA

7. Approve the Minutes of the Special Board of Directors’ Workshop Meeting of April 18, 2002.

8. Approve the Minutes of the Regular Board of Directors’ Meeting of May 2, 2002.

9. Approve the Minutes of the Special Board of Directors’ Workshop Meeting of May 16, 2002.

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE COMMITTEE

10. Adopt a support position for AB 2360 (Dutra) –Freeway Service Patrols, AB 2369 (Salinas) – Transportation Accessibility Bond Act, AB 3026 (Transportation Committee) – GARVEE bonds, SB 1581 (Transportation Committee) – Omnibus bill, SB 1687 (Margett) – Electronic bidding and SCA 11 (Murray) – Loans of transportation funds.

11. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with Magellan Behavioral Health for Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services for three years, from July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2005, in an amount not to exceed $243,083.

12. Authorize the General Manager to execute a two-year contract with O.C. Tanner in the amount of $78,892 for employee service awards, with three one-year options in an amount not to exceed $44,000 per year; and authorize the General Manager to execute a two-year contract with Jostens in the amount of $54,294 for employee safety awards, with three one-year options in an amount not to exceed $31,000 per year.

13. Authorize the General Manager to purchase insurance coverage for Excess Liability for General and Auto Liability and Public Officials Errors and Omissions Liability, Property/Boiler and Machinery, Crime, Inland Marine for Buses, Vans and Mobile Equipment, Inland Marine for Light Rail Vehicles, Flood and Excess Flood, for the annual Operations Program insurance renewal for an amount not to exceed $1,600,000.

14. Adopt a resolution authorizing the filing of an annual claim to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) for allocation of FY 2002-2003 Transportation Development Act (TDA) and State Transit Assistance (STA) funds.

15. Adopt a resolution to preserve the right, but not the obligation, to use bond proceeds to reimburse the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) for costs incurred for capital projects and equipment purchases, if VTA, at a future date, decides to issue bonds.

16. 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.

17. 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 (MBTIP) – Route 152 Improvements Project Phases A and B.

18. Approve the appointment of Eric Anderson representing the City of Mountain View to VTA’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee with a term expiration of June 30, 2004.

19. Authorize the General Manager to execute a Cooperative Agreement with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) covering the environmental, design, right of way and construction phases of the Route 87 South Project.

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

20. Authorize the General Manager to execute a contract with Clayton Group Services to provide industrial hygiene and safety services as needed. This contract will be for a period of three years for a total contract value not to exceed $250,000. Further, authorize the General Manager to execute a two-year option for years four and five for a new contract value not to exceed $450,000 for the five-year term of the contract.

21. Authorize the General Manager to execute a Deed of Right-of-Way for Road Purposes and an Offer to Dedicate for Public Street and Road Purposes related to Phase 2 of the San Martin Park-and-Ride Interim Expansion Project.

22. Authorize the General Manager to execute contracts and future extensions thereof with the following real estate appraisal firms that specialize in eminent domain (condemnation) expert witness services: 1) Diaz, Diaz and Boyd, 2) The Reitman Group, 3) Burchard and Rinehart, 4) Patrick Idiart and Associates, 5) Smith and Associates, 6) Dana Property Analysis and 7) Dean Chapman and Associates. Each contract will be for an initial three-year period, with up to two additional one-year terms, in a total amount not to exceed amounts budgeted for such services in any given year. All contracts for the initial three-year term shall not exceed the aggregate total of $200,000.

23. Authorize the General Manager to execute an amendment to the Agreement with the Macro Corporation for consulting and engineering services for the Advanced Communications System, to extend the agreement term, at no additional cost, through December 31, 2003, and to extend the agreement term, up to one additional year, as necessary, for project completion.

24. Authorize the General Manager to execute the documents necessary to sell surplus land of approximately 1.79 acres, on Winfield Boulevard in the City of San Jose to the City of San Jose for park use, for $1,105,000.

REGULAR AGENDA

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

25. Adopt a resolution regarding an Advisory Measure for the November 2002 Ballot.

26. Adopt a resolution approving the FY 2002-03 Recommended Budget.

27. Approve Project Priorities for the 2002/03 Countywide Transportation Development Act (TDA Article 3) Program.

28. Approve programming $12.5 million in State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) Funds for the SR-87 Freeway Project near Mineta San Jose International Airport.

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 - Manuel Valerio

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

OTHER ITEMS

29. Approve the appointment of Richard Uribe, representing East Side Adult Education, to fill an existing vacancy on the Committee for Transit Accessibility in the Human Services Category for a two-year term. (Weymouth)

30. ITEMS OF CONCERN AND REFERRAL TO ADMINISTRATION

31. LEGISLATIVE REPORT

32. REPORTS FROM ADVISORY COMMITTEES

33. 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)

34. 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

35. REPORT FROM THE CHAIRPERSON (Verbal Report)

36. REPORT FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER (Verbal Report)

37. ANNOUNCEMENTS

38. 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.

39. CLOSED SESSION

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

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

2) Name of Case: Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority v. Traina (Complaint in Eminent Domain--Santa Clara County Superior Court Case No. CV794104)

3) Name of Case: Quinn v. Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
(Santa Clara County Superior Court Case No. CV791946)

4) Name of Case: York v. Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
(WCAB No. SJO 192882)

5) Name of Case: Smith v. Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
(WCAB Nos. SJO 0216673, 0216674, 0216675)

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

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

VTA Designated Representatives:
Scott D. Buhrer, Chief Financial Officer
Kaye L. Evleth, Chief Administrative Officer
Frank T. Martin, Chief Operating Officer

RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION

40. CLOSED SESSION REPORT

41. ADJOURN