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July 5, 2011 > Milpitas City Council

Milpitas City Council

June 21, 2011

Promoting Lifelong Partnerships and Awareness in Your Community (PLAY) awards were presented to, Blush Organic Frozen Yogurt, Pete's Coffee and Tea, Subway Prismatic, The Milpitas Post, Walgreens and Headway Technologies for sponsoring food, refreshments and supplies at various city events.

Recognized Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Volunteers for assisting seniors and citizens with tax return preparations at Milpitas Public Library for 2010 Tax Season

North Valley Christian Fellowship recognized for their donations to Japan Tsunami relief efforts.

Authorized advertisement for bid proposals for complete sound wall removal and replacement of approximately 240 ft. along Del Rio Court; estimated project cost is $150,000.

Approved amendment to agreement with Sugimura Finney Architects for minor modifications to the recycled water main at the Great Mall Parkway median, to incorporate increased requirements of the new State General Construction storm water permit and omit landscape that would be removed from the BART expansion. Cost of the amendment is $55,645, bringing the total agreement amount to $686,337.

Approved an agreement with David J. Powers and Associates, Inc. in the amount of $100,000 to provide environmental services for the Montague Expressway Widening Project to add a fourth lane in each direction.

Approved agreement with Shalleck Collaborative, Inc. in the amount of $100,000 for design services to replace and/or upgrade audio visual systems located in Council Chambers, conference rooms and audio visual control room.

Approved budget appropriation of $57,500 from the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority Community Design and Transportation Planning Grant for the Milpitas Climate Action Plan (CAP), with city funding of $42,500, for a total of $100,000. The CAP will develop emission-reduction measures in response to AB 32 and SB 375.

Approved plans and specification and authorized bid proposals for the Alviso Adobe renovation which will rebuild three existing outbuildings, construct a new public restroom, on-site parking, landscaping, new park benches and picnic areas in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Estimated cost for the work is $2.5M.

Renewed contract for excess worker's compensation insurance with insurance broker, Brown & Brown of California, in the amount of $109,976 for FY 2011-12; cost is based on the city's payroll.

Authorized amendment number two of the contract with Universal Building Services. The annual cost of city-wide janitorial services increases by $17,492, for an annual amount of $191,300. The contract will run from July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012.

Approved consultancy agreement with Kimley-Horn and Associates for engineering and design plans, in the amount of $85,000, to relocate existing storm drain pipe at Capitol Avenue and connect to storm drain system at Piper Road.

Approved an agreement with XO Communications to upgrade and replace fiber optic cables and conduits between City Hall and the Public Works building for $107,750. New lease agreement of $72,694.65 will be provided for parts and labor as deemed necessary by city staff; the city's fiber optic network is valued at $180,444.65.

Authorized agreement with Compass Group USA, Inc. to cater for the Senior Center Nutrition Program in the amount of $71,044 for FY 2011-12, and with New Orient Restaurant in the amounts of $32,367 for FY 2010-11 and $34,992 for FY 2011-12. The Senior Nutrition Program is a joint initiative between Milpitas and Santa Clara County; each contributes $86,475 (totaling $173,489).

Approved contract with Valley Oil Company for gasoline and fuel for an annual amount of $600,000; the contract is valid from July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2013 with three one-year options to renew through June 30, 2016.

Received PG&E progress report; pipelines are monitored around the clock; there are annual leak surveys and quarterly on-ground inspections. Operating pressure has been reduced in pipes similar to those that exploded in San Bruno in September 2010. PG&E tests the strength of pipe with water instead of gas and replaces failed lines with a section of pipe of the necessary strength. Hydrostatic Pressure Tests for Milpitas will occur in July 2011. Six automatic, or remotely operated shut-off valves, will be installed on current manual valves throughout the city. For more information, visit

Redevelopment Agency
Approved a $20,000 contract with the Milpitas Chamber of Commerce for business retention efforts. Creation of Foreign Trade Zones will provide space for duty-free receipt of overseas equipment, or products, and the EB5 Program to provide foreign investment for construction and infrastructure projects to generate and maintain jobs for the first quarter of FY 2011.

Public Forum
Robert Marini discussed the city's calculation of fees for the recently approved water and sewer rate increases.

Mayor Jose Esteves - Yes
Vice Mayor Pete McHugh - Absent
Debbie Giordano - Yes
Armando Gomez, Jr. - Yes
Althea Polanski - Absent

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