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09 September 14, 2005 Executive73552 Re_C_ard S RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMM/SS/ON EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (COMMISSIONERS MARION ASHLEY, CHRIS BUYDOS, BOB BUSTER, TERRY HENDERSON, ROBIN LOWE, JEFF MILLER, JEFF STONE, JOHN TAVAGLIONE, MIKE WILSON, ROY WILSON) 8:00 A.M. Wednesday, September 14, 2005 County of Riverside Administrative Center Conference Room "A" 4080 Lemon Street, 3rd Floor, Riverside In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Government Code Section 54954.2, if you need special assistance to participate in an Executive Committee meeting, please contact the Clerk of the Commission at (951I 787-7141. Notification of at feast 48 hours prior to meeting will assist staff in assuring that reasonable arrangements can be made to provide accessibility at the meeting. 1. CALL TO ORDER 2. PUBLIC COMMENTS 3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 4. CLOSED SESSION Conference with Legal Counsel: Anticipated Litigation Pursuant to Subdivision (b) Section 54956.9 Significant exposure to litigation pursuant to subdivision (b): Number of potential cases: 1 5. ADJOURNMENT The next meeting is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, October 12, 2005. 11.36.21 AGENDA ITEM 3 MINUTES RIVERS/DE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE July 13, 2005 Minutes 1. CALL TO ORDER Chairperson Robin Lowe called the meeting to order at 8:11 a.m., on Wednesday, July 13, 2005 at the Riverside County Transportation Commission's Conference Room "A", 4080 Lemon Street, 3'd Floor, Riverside, California 92501. Members Present: 2. PUBLIC COMMENTS Marion Ashley Bob Buster Chris Buydos Terry Henderson Robin Lowe There were no public comments. Jeff Miller Jeff Stone John Tavaglione Mike Wilson Roy Wilson 3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES M/S/C (Henderson/Buydos) to approve the minutes of the May 11, 2005 meeting as presented. 4. PROPOSAL TO AMEND SHORT AND LONG TERM DISABILITY BENEFITS Eric Haley, Executive Director, stated that as part of the review process of the personnel rules/regulations, staff became aware that the short and long term disability benefits have not been brought into line to provide the percentage of salary benefits previously intended by the Commission. The previously approved benefit was to provide 66 2/3% of employee salary for short term disability (STD). Because he is considereda contract employee, he proposed that the salary to be used to formulate the maximum amount for the 66 2/3% benefit was the Deputy Executive Director's salary. In addition, since employees on STD will only be receiving 66 2/3% of their salary, that they be allowed to use sick and/or vacation leave hours to supplement their STD benefits, if they so desire.For the long term' disability (LTD), he proposed increasing the maximum monthly benefit from $7,000 to $10,000. The proposed $10,000 maximum amount is in line with other public agencies that provide LTD benefit. In addition, he proposed that employees used their accrued sick leave hours before receiving LTD benefits. M/S/C (Buster/MWilson) that effective August 1, 2005: For Short Term Disability A) Provide 66.67% weekly benefit with the maximum weekly benefit to be set at 66.67% of the Deputy Executive Director's salary; B) That the elimination period be seven"(7) days for sickness and no elimination period for accidents; C) That employees be authorized to use available sick and/or vacation hours to supplement their short term disability benefit; and D) Amend the Personnel Rules and Regulations to reflect the above provisions. For Long Term Disability A) Provide 66.67% monthly benefit with the maximum to be set at $10,000; B) That employees exhaust available sick leave hours prior to applying for long term disability benefit; and C) To amend the Personnel Rules and Regulations to reflect the above provisions. 4. ORDINANCE 05-001, "AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE RIVERSIDE COUNTY TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION ADMINISTRATIVE CODE" Steve DeBaun,'Legal Counsel, stated that theproposed policy for handling tort claims was developed in the absence of a .written RCTC policy. In addition, form letters were developed for use to respond to tort claims. Basically, the policy authorizes the Executive Director to " make a determination on submitted claims. However, the Executive Director shall request Executive Committee approval for payment, of any claim(s). This item is included in Commission's agenda packet for approval. M/S/C (Henderson/Buydos) to recommend Commission approval of Ordinance No. 05-001, "An Ordinance Amending the Riverside County Transportation Commission Administrative Code". 5. CLOSED SESSION Conference with Labor Negotiator Pursuant to Section 54957.6 Title of Agency Negotiator: ChairmanNice Chairman Title of Employee: Executive Director At this time, the Executive Committee adjourned to Closed Session. The Executive Committee reconvened and unanimously voted to extend the contract of the Executive Director for three years to 2008 with provisions to increase salary to $193,515/year plus benefits. 6. ADJOURNMENT There being no other items to be considered, the Executive Committee meeting adjourned at 8:58 a.m. Respectfully submitted, Naty Kopenhaver Clerk of the Riverside County Transportation Commission •