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August 12, 2009 > Milpitas City Council

Milpitas City Council

August 4, 2009

Fees for weed abatement on private property by the Santa Clara County Department of Agriculture and Resource Management Office of the County Fire Marshal to be included with tax assessment bills when the property owner does not undertake the work.

Approved changes to the Centria West Project - total units increased from 327 to 381; building height increased from 7 storys (70 ft) to 9 storys (89 ft); recreation center relocated from ground level to top of building; affordable units reduced from 67 to zero.

Agreed to a special meeting with USA Properties, Inc., and Apton Properties, LLC to discuss the economic feasibility of the proposed development of 93 affordable condo units at 230 North Main St. Apton Properties, LLC has requested a $4M Redevelopment Agency loan.

Councilor Debbie Giordano to represent City Council on the new Revenue & Expenditure Balance Task Force consisting of City Manager Tom Williams, Finance Director Emma Karlen and six employee union and association representative.

Yellowstone Park renamed Bob Browne Park in honor of former Mayor Bob Browne. A new street to be named in honor of Gary Arlen Langhorst.

Approved feasibility study by Keyser Marston Associates and advisor Sperry Van Ness to redevelop 762 acres to combat blight. The study area consists of the Town Center Sub-area (the 687-acre industrial/warehouse Town Center Business Park); the Adams Sub-area (13-acres of residential near East Calaveras Boulevard and Temple Drive) and the Selwyn/Shirley Study Area (62-acres of residential with limited commercial along I-680 between Calaveras Boulevard and Yosemite Drive).

Building permits and plan review periods will be extended by 180 days, a maximum of three times, if the existing permit or review period expires because of circumstances beyond the holder's control.

Golden State Fire Apparatus, Inc. to supply Milpitas Fire Department with a 2009 Pierce Arrow XT All-Wheel Steer Fire Pumper in the maximum amount of $556,545.

Accepted $73,137 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 2009 Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant, administered by Santa Clara County, for purchase of public safety equipment by Police Department.

Agreement with Greenesport Association Sports Officiating extended for one year until June 30, 2010, to provide basketball officiating services for Parks & Recreation Department for a maximum amount of $15,000.

Mayor Bob Livengood - Yes
Vice-Mayor Pete McHugh - Yes
Debbie Giordano - Yes
Armando Gomez Jr. - Yes
Althea Polanski - Yes

Public Forum

Frank De Smidt, Government Affairs Chair, Milpitas Chamber of Commerce, informed everyone of the Milpitas Business Forum, sponsored by the Chamber in partnership with the Silicon Valley San Jose Business Journal and Milpitas Rotary Club, at Zahir's Restaurant on Wednesday, August 12 from 11.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. Dave Sherman, creator of the Successful Networker Program is the keynote speaker. Anyone wishing to attend should contact the Milpitas Chamber of Commerce at (408) 262 2613.

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