Box 21, Folder 5, Document 6

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Box 21, Folder 5, Document 6

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DECEMBER 5, 1967
The Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority held its regular meeting on December 5, 1967, at
3:30 P.M., in the Glenn Building Conference Room, Atlanta.
Mr. Richard H. Rich, Chairman, presided.
Robert F. Adamson (City of Atlanta)
Sanford Atwood (DeKalb County)
M. C. Bishop (Fulton County)
Roy A. Blount (DeKalb County)
Rawson Haverty (City of Atlanta)
K. A. McMillan (Gwinnett County)
L. D. Milton (City of Atl a nta)
Richard H. Rich (City of Atlanta)
Edgar Blalock (Clayton County)
Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority
H. L. Stuart, General Manager
King Elliott, Public Information Director
Earl Nelson, Chief Engineer
H. N. Johnson, Secretary to General Manager
Glenn E . Bennett, Secretary
W. O. Salter, Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade & Douglas,
San Francisco
J . A. Coil, Resident Manager, Parsons, BrinckerhoffTudor-Bechtel, Atlanta
R. W. Gustafson, Supervising Engineer, Parsons, Brincker hoff-Tudor-Bechtel, Atlanta
Jacques Labourer , Eric Hill Associates
Tom Watson Brown, Huie and Harland
Don Ingram, Central Atlanta Progress, Inc.
P.A. Springer, Atlanta Traffic and Safety Council
Mrs. Rachel Champagne, J. D. Wingfield, Jr., Atlanta
Region Metropolitan Planning Commission
The meeting was called to order by the Chairman.
Upon motion by Mr. Bishop, seconded by Mr. McMi llon, the
minutes of the November meeting were unanimously approveq .
Financial Report
Mr. Stuart presented the November 30th budget report and said
most items were as projected. There were no questions and the
report was accepted.
Report of General Manager
Mr. Stuart said the Georgia Society o f Professional Engineer s
had pass e d a resolution e ndorsing the tran s it project, and
expressing a desir e to e stablish a spe aker s bureau.
Mr . Stuart reported on a recent trip to Louisville, to contact
officials of the L. & N. Railroad and present deta ils of the
transit plan. He said the new lease for the A. & W. P. Railroad
contained spec if ic refer e nce as to how rapid transit should be
rou ted thr ough t h e a r ea t o th e wes t o f Un i on Sta t ion.
The General Manager said meetings had been held with railroads,
planning groups, municipal officials, and with Fu l ton, DeKalb,
and Gwinnett County Commissioners. The proposed legislative
p r o gr am had been discuss e d wi th member s o f the Hou se a nd Sena t e
f r om the fou r count ies . He planne d a tr ip t o Washington to
d iscu ss the 1968 l egislativ e pro gram wi th Representatives
Blackbur n and Thomps o n.
Mr. Stuart me nt i oned a vis it on Nov e mber 28, f rom Mr. Carl Hi ll ,
a n assis tan t to Mr. Char l es Ha ar of HUD in Wash ington . Mr. Hill
h ad been s hown the plans and reviewed progress in the design
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�Mr. Stuart said he and Mr. Bennett would appear before the
Fulton County Grand Jury on December 12.
(Subsequently, Mr.
Haverty was substituted for Mr. Stuart.)
Mr. Rich had testified before the Rainey Sub-Committee of the
Georgia House of Representatives on November 30, and requested
Mr. Stuart to send a copy of his testimony to the Board members.
Reports by Consultants
Parsons, Brinckerhoff-Tudor-Bechtel
Mr. John Coil reported that the 701 report had been distributed, and the popular summary version would be r .eady
for distribution within one week. He said the engineers
were continuing to update the plan and resolve questions
with governments. He had been encouraged by responses
from the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad and by the L. & N.
Corridor Impact Study
Mr. J. D. Wingfield, Jr . , Planning Director for ARMPC,
commented on the corridor impact study. He said the
study was designed to examine potentials. Examples had
been looked at, such as outlying stations, but most of
the work had been done on developed sections of the lines.
Mr. Wingfield said many of the ideas would depend upon
the initiative of the elected officials to do early work
so MARTA could take advantage of opportunities . He
stressed that this study was not totally a "MARTA study,"
but pointed up the opportunities for local governments to
act .
Contract between Georgia Department of Industry & Trade and
Copies of a proposed contract between MARTA and the Georgia
Department of Industry & Trade were distributed for considera tion. The State of Georgia had appropriated $500 , 000 per y ea r
to MARTA, and the Department of Industry & Trade had been de s ig nated the agency who would disburse these funds . Th e cont r act
p r o v ided for appropriations to be paid quarterly in adv ance , an d
provided that such funds could be used fo r direct or indire c t
costs , including debt service , administr ation , operating , plan n i ng, desig n i n g , finishing , r ight -of-wa y acq uisition , and r olli ng
s t oc k.
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�The contract provided further that the State could appropriate
real estate, in lieu of cash. It also gave the State a
reversionary interest in the property of the Authority, in the
same proportion as the State 1 s appropriation to MARTA.
The contract required an annual audit of the books of MARTA
to be sent to the State.
The contract was for 50 years, and would cover subsequent
appropriations as - they were made.
After discussion of the contract prov isions, the following
resolution was presented:
BE IT RESOLVED that Henry L. Stuar t, General
Manager, and Glenn E. Bennett, Secretary, be and
hereby are authorized and directed to execute on
behalf of this Authority a contract substantially
in the form as presented to this Board, subject to
approval o f counsel, with the State of Georgia, by
and through its Depa rtment of Industry & Trade, for
the t ra nsfe r and p a yment to thi s Author i t y o f funds
appropriated and to be appropriated by the Legislature and Governor of Georgia for the purposes of
this Authority; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED t ha t said General Manager a nd Secr e tar y b e and h e r e by a r e a uthoriz ed a nd
d i rected t o execu te any and a l l f u rth er d o cuments
as may be reasonably necessary to the transfer and
payment of said funds; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Citi zens Tru s t
Company b e a nd h ere by is d esign a t e d as t he depo s i t ory f o r said f u nds a nd t h a t a l l withdrawals t h eref rom s h a ll b e only o ver t h e signatu res o f e i ther
the Chairman or Vice Chairman o f the Board o f this
Authority a n d either the Gen e ral Manage r o r t h e
Chief Engineer o f th i s Authority.
Up o n mo tio n by Mr. Mc Millan , seco nded by Dr. Atwood, the above
resolution was u n animously ado pted.
Appointmen t o f Audi t o r for 1 96 8
Mr. Stuart had received a proposal from Arthur Andersen Company
to continue auditing services as n eeded for the year ending
December 31, 1968, for a fee of $500. Mr. Bishop made a motion,
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�seconded by Mr. McMillon, that this contract be renewed.
motion was unanimously passed.
1968 Budget
The 1968 budget estimates were presented by the General Manager,
who recommended the proposed budget for adoption. Mr. Stuart
said the budget had been reviewed by the Board earlier. The
Chairman asked for a breakdown and explanation of an item of
$750,000 for preliminary design of the transit center. The
General Manager agreed to provide an explanation of this item,
and Mr. Bishop made a motion that the budget for 1968 be
adopted, subject to a satisfactory review of the item questioned
by the Chairman. The motion was seconded by Mr. Adamson and
unanimously passed.
A copy of the 1968 budget as adopted is attached hereto and
made a part of these minutes.
Authorization under Retainer Agreement
The General Manager requested authorization for $500 to be
expended under the retainer agreement, to pay for copies of
the 100-scale plan and profile drawings which are being requested by the State Highway Department, the railroads, and
others. Mr. Stuart showed samples of these prints, and said
the engineers had been making them available at cost. Mr.
Bishop made a motion, seconded by Mr. McMillan, that a sum of
$500 be allocated for these prints, from the retainer agreement.
The motion was unanimously passed.
January Meeting
It was agreed that the General Manager would poll the members
as to a date in January for the regular meeting, which would
not conflict with holiday plans. It was tentatively agreed
that January 5 would be agreeable. Notice would be sent after
the staff had checked with all members.
The meeting was adjourned at 4:45 P.M.
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