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September 27, 2011 > Milpitas City Council

Milpitas City Council

September 20, 2011

Approved fee waivers: $876.82 for the Rotary Club's annual October pumpkin patch, and $1,425.77 for St. John the Baptist Catholic Church's Autumn Festival.

Authorized purchase of an Altec AT-37G Telescoping Lift Truck from Altec Industries, Inc. for $97,860.17; truck will be used for street light and traffic signal maintenance and replacement.

Granted initial acceptance of Phase 6 Sewer Deficiency and Structural Correction Program, for the removal and replacement of six structurally deficient sewer mains throughout the city by Fremin Sierra Construction, Inc.; contractor's performance bond reduced to $72,810.

Adopted the 2012 Regional Transportation Improvement Program (RTIP) Funding Application for the Escuela Parkway Pedestrian and Bicycle Enhancement Project.

Approved an agreement with David J. Powers & Associates, Inc. to provide environmental services for Minor Storm Drain Projects 2011-12 in the amount of $25,000.

Approved budget appropriation for the California Department of Recycling and Recovery Beverage Container Recycling Program in the amount of $18,962, and authorized a temporary student intern position in the Utility Engineering Section.

Awarded construction contract to Pavex Construction for Street Resurfacing 2011 and 2012 "Ranch Drive" project with two alternate bid items; total contract amount is $870,395.

Approved a $30,000 budget appropriation from the Transient Occupancy Tax to pay for Sports Complex lot repairs.

Approved agreement with Santa Clara Valley Transportation Agency (VTA) for construction of Milpitas Boulevard/Dixon Landing Road improvements, with construction contingency for change orders established for $20,000; construction is part of BART extension project.

Bids and Contracts
Awarded bid for parks and streetscape services to East Bay Construction Company, Inc. for the annual not-to-exceed amount of $137,944. Contract for the services is for two years with three one-year options for renewal.

Awarded bid for landscape maintenance services for the Civic Center and Library to Gachina Landscape Management. First year of the contract includes one-time cleanup of the area prior to regular maintenance totaling $31,720, second year cost is $30,620 with three one-year options for renewal.

Public Hearing
Adopted FY 2010-11 Community Block Development Grant Consolidated Annual Performance Report; funds were used to improve housing renovations, investigate housing discrimination claims and support public service agencies and housing providers.

Redevelopment Agency (RDA)
Rejected all bids for Redevelopment Agency Area Pavement Reconstruction due to court ordered stay from the Supreme Court and Governor Brown's RDA budget; will pursue next year if RDA funds become available.

Reports of Mayor and Council
Waived first reading beyond title and approved ordinance amending Campaign Finance and Disclosure Requirements for City elections proposed by the Campaign Finance Task Force. Amendments are intended to create more transparency in the elections process. (4 YES, 1 NO (Giordano)).

New Business
Approved response from Milpitas City Manager and Fire Chief on Santa Clara County Civil Grand Jury Final Report on Firefighting; report required local Fire Departments to review current policies to improve service, reduce cost and increase fire service/emergency medical services efficiencies.

Health and safety report on Friendly Village Mobilehome Park - continued to October 4, 2011.

City of Milpitas Crime Report - continued to October 4, 2011.

Staff report on VTA Board representation, discussion and appointment of Council representative - continued to October 4, 2011.

Public Forum
Bonnie Mace, the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, invited the Council and residents to participate in the Silicon Valley Turkey Trot on November 24, 2011, at Guadalupe Park in San Jose to raise funds for charitable causes.

Several Milpitas and San Jose residents urged Council to involve unionized workers (plumbing, electrician and sheet metal trades) with local construction projects within the city.

Robert Marini stated Vice Mayor McHugh voiced a lack of interest in extending opening hours for the Senior Center. Donald Richter also addressed extending the Senior Center hours on Saturday.

Resident Bob Mains spoke in support of reducing global warming.

Gary Wong and Ray Maglang, Lions Club International, wish to host the Lions Leadership forum in Milpitas on November 3, 2012, and asked the city for help to offset costs; Mary Benitez invited Council and the community to Make A Difference Day at October 29 at Seasons Market, offering glucose, eye and hearing exams and blood pressure testing.

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

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