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October 25, 2011 > Milpitas City Council

Milpitas City Council

October 18, 2011

Mayor Esteves proclaimed October 2011 as Filipino American History Month.

Approved two-year extension request for the Disposition and Development Agreement (DDA) with South Main Street Senior Lifestyles, LLC, and approved amendment memorializing the extension; DDA requires development of a 180-unit, residential senior housing rental complex, 63 affordable units for low/very low income households and 207 family housing units.

Approved seven Milpitas Arts and Culture Grants for in-kind performance space and city staff support; the cultural or artistic events are open to the public for little or no cost.

Authorized two Milpitas Parks and Recreation Department grants; $1,900 to assist with Rainbow Theatre's Fall Production of "Annie, Jr." and $1,300 to the Recreational Assistance Program which helps low-income residents participate in recreation programs.

Approved budget appropriation of $93,760 into the Building and Safety Department's budget for the remaining eight months of FY 2011-12 to hire a temporary building inspector for developer Lyon Communities' Lyon Milpitas Apartments project; annual cost for the temporary inspector position is $140,640 which will be paid by the developer.

Waived $891.50 fee for facility rental for the Alcoholics Anonymous annual Unity Day to be held Sunday, August 19, 2012 at the Milpitas Community Center.

Approved 2012 regular City Council meeting schedule, including cancellation of both meetings in July 2012.

Approved Amendment No. One to agreement with Camp, Dresser & McKee for Professional Engineering Services in reviewing Allied Waste's annual reimbursement request to the City for 2009 regulatory costs to the Newby Island landfill; agreement not to exceed $10,030.

Approved joint use agreement with the Santa Clara Valley Water District for recreational use of Coyote Creek Trail Reach One; new agreement will cover southward trail extension and access point to the New Cerano Park with no significant environmental impacts.

Received report on emergency repairs to City Hall Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) by ACCO Engineered Systems; also approved ACCO as sole source provider, whose software regulates City Hall's HVAC systems. All parts and labor will cost $39,708.32.

Public Hearing
Accepted 2011 Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant for $13,913 to purchase portable radios for the police department.

Unfinished Business
Adopted resolution opposing the movement of between 400 and 800 additional inmates (36 percent increase) to Elmwood Correctional Facility by the end of 2012; Elmwood currently houses more than half of all Santa Clara County inmates.

Heard report on Open Government Ordinance.

Received report on Barbara Lee Senior Center operating hours; survey results favor current operating hours; evenings and weekends are reserved for special events.

Economic Development Corporation Meeting

Approved agreement with Milpitas Chamber of Commerce for Business Retention and Recruitment services for amount not to exceed $60,000, with quarterly reports required before funds are dispersed. (4 YES, 1 NO (Gomez)).

Public Art Committee
Approved Public Art Committee's Water Tower and Wagon Sculpture recommendations for the Alviso Adobe Art Project; costs are $20,000 and $19,360, respectively. (3 YES, 2 NO (Gomez, Polanski)).

Reports of Mayor
Directed staff to produce one-year operating budget summary and two-to-three year projections to anticipate potential deficits.

New Business
Received report on city's Pavement Maintenance Program. Some street maintenance postponed due to RDA suspension; currently, $2M available annually for street maintenance.

Waived second reading of and adopted Ordinance No. 243.4, amending Campaign Finance and Disclosure Requirements for City Elections. The second reading of the ordinance is intended to clarify and increase transparency in Milpitas' public elections process. (4 YES, 1 No (Giordano)).

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

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