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November 22, 2011 > Milpitas City Council

Milpitas City Council

November 15, 2011

Presented 2011 Neighborhood Beautification Awards to Milpitas residents with yards judged as most beautiful by the Community Advisory Commission.

Accepted Milpitas Redevelopment Agency FY 2012-11 Annual Report.

Approved contract with Don Fraser & Associates for Fiscal Analysis Services for not-to-exceed amount of $30,000; services include developing strategies for future economic growth.

Approved Councilmember Gomez' request to cancel Council meeting on December 20, 2011.

Accepted 2009 and 2011 Bulletproof Vest Partnership grants, and appropriate $13,404.98 into the Police department's operating budget; the City will receive reimbursement of 50 percent for each vest purchased.

Accepted Association of Bay Area Governments Pooled Liability Assurance Network grant and approved appropriation of $22,984.69 into the Police Department's operating budget to purchase tasers and video/audio recording devices.

Appropriated $8,040.18 to the Police Department's operating budget for Communications Center Upgrade and accepted reimbursement of $8,040.18 from the State of California Public Safety Communications Office; funds will be used to upgrade computer and office equipment.

Approved the 2012 Commissioner's Recognition Event to be held at Dave & Buster's on April 14, 2012, in the amount of $6,975.

Approved the January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2013 rate ceiling adjustments for recycling and solid waste services in accordance with contract requirements with Allied Waste Services of North America.

Authorized contract change order with Forster & Kroeger, and approved a budget appropriation for the Median Mulch and Street Tree Maintenance for Great Mall Parkway for an amount not to exceed $5,000. Contract includes trash and weed removal, and mulch and tree maintenance.

Public Hearing:
Waived first reading beyond first title and approved Ordinance to amend zoning code maps and rezoned 24 acres of property to High Density Transit Oriented Residential; also approved amendments to the General and Transit Area Specific Plans and the Harmony Residential Housing Development Project. Amendments sought to rezone properties for residential development of 93 townhomes and 183 condominiums.

Approved Contour Residential Project consisting of 91 attached and 43 detached, single family homes, with 38-foot setback from Montague Expressway; project lies within proposed rezone portions of Harmony Residential Project.

Reviewed Youth Sports Field allocation process due to increased requests for the facilities, directed Parks and Recreation to review request priorities and present to Council by April 2012; will also discuss school field availability at the School Communication Committee meeting on December 7, 2011.

Unfinished Business:
Received report on conceptual design for Main Street Park and approved conceptual design for a passive park with possible space for historical museum and functional, interactive art for children; cost for conceptual design is $350,000.

New Business:
Authorized response letter from Mayor Esteves to the 2010-11 Santa Clara County Civil Grand Jury Report concerning Emergency Dispatch Services; extension granted due to no record of receipt of request. (4 YES, 1 NO (Esteves)).

Received report from Fire and Police Chiefs on Emergency Services Consolidation; estimated costs, requests for proposals, review of applicants and proposal to Council will not be ready until April 2012.

City's Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports and other related reports, Sister City Commission Report, Report on City's E-mail Policy, Response to Three Months of Public Records Act Requests, and Monthly Economic Development Report postponed until the next City Council meeting, due to the 11:00PM meeting time limit.

Public Forum:
Denny Weisgerber invited the Council to the Festival of Trees at City Hall on December 1, 2011 from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

Robert Marini questioned sewage rate increase differences between single- and multi-family residences.

Julio Alvarez, Correctional Peace Officers Association, voiced concerns about increasing the inmate population at Elmwood Correctional Facility.

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

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