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December 16, 2011 > Milpitas City Council

Milpitas City Council

December 6, 2011

Recognized Girl Scouts Service Unit 620 for hand-made cards given to troops at the 2011 Milpitas Veteran's Day Ceremony.

Accepted the Milpitas Redevelopment Agency Fiscal Year 2010-11 Annual Report.

Accepted Barbara Lee Senior Center and released contractor's bond.

Approved plans and specifications, and conditional bid authorization for the following projects: modification and improvement of the Police Department evidence room, estimated at $175,000; concrete sidewalk, driveway and median repairs along Sycamore Drive and McCarthy Boulevard, estimated at $400,000; reconstruction and overlay of Sycamore Drive to McCarthy Boulevard and Barber Lane to Tasman Drive, estimated at $2.250M. All projects will commence if court-ordered stay on Redevelopment Agency activity statewide is lifted.

Accepted donation of $5,000 to the Milpitas Public Library and the proposed spending plan recommended by the Library Advisory Commission.

Received Sister Cities Report (4 YES, 1 NO (Polanski)).

Authorized piggyback agreement with Otis Elevator for elevator maintenance for annual not-to-exceed amount of $6,460; contract is for five years and includes annual increases pursuant to the contract.

Adopted resolution standardizing Motorola XPR6550 radios for the Police Department and awarded bid to Bearcom, Sacramento, for the purchase of 50 Motorola radios and accessories for $44,268.87.

Executed agreement with the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG)to acquire and install full trash-capture screens at the storm water pump stations; ABAG is allocating up to $78,628 for purchase and installation costs.

Authorized contracts with artists Adrian Litman and Carla Moss for $19,360 and $20,000 respectively, for Wagon Sculpture and Water Tower public art pieces for the Alviso Adobe Park Public Art Project; (4 YES, 1 NO (Polanski)).

Rejected bid from Best Contracting Services, Inc., and waived minor bid irregularity and awarded contract to AJF/BHM for Alviso Adobe Renovation Project Phase IV in the amount of $2.242M; bid package also included three add alternate bid items totaling $66,000 (included in final amount).

Appropriated $100,000 from the General Fund to the Engineering budget and approved consultant agreement with RMC Water and Environment for water and sewer system hydraulic modeling scenarios on an on-call basis; agreement is for three years totaling $200,000.

Approved Amendment Two to the Master Agreement with the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority relating to the Bay Area Rapid Transit Berryessa Extension Project; amendment addresses several major elements of BART-related work on Piper Drive.

Approved Ranch Drive improvement plans, executed Permittee Dedication and Improvement Agreement, and executed Storm Water Management Facilities Operation and Maintenance Agreement for the Wal-Mart expansion project.

Approved first amendment to the City Manager's Employment Agreement.

Awarded bid to West Valley Construction Company, Inc. for on-call sidewalk, curb and gutter repair and replacement at various City locations for annual not-to-exceed amount of $150,000; contract is for one year with four year renewal options.

Unfinished Business
Received report on Sister Cities Delegation and Visiting Delegations Notification policy. (4 YES, 1 NO (Esteves)).

Approved ordinance change with the Sister Cities and Veteran's Commission recommendation of flying flags of visiting sister city delegations at Veteran's Plaza for duration of visit. (4 YES, 1 NO (Polanski)).

Accepted Comune di Figline, Italy as an official Sister City and denied $2,600 annual budget until next year's budget process. (2 YES, 3 NO (Esteves, McHugh, Giordano)).

Approved update to Standard Operating Procedure banning outside organization mass email messages unless it is a City-sponsored event. (4 YES, 1 NO (Giordano))

Received report on Three Months of Public Records Act Requests. (4 YES, 1 NO (Giordano)).

Received report on outsourcing emergency services from City Manager and Fire and Police Chiefs, and will not pursue further cost estimates at this time.

Approved removal of Commissioner Mark Tiernan from the Planning Commission under recommendation from Mayor Esteves; (3 YES, 2 NO (Giordano, McHugh)).

Redevelopment Agency
Accepted the City's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the Redevelopment Agency Component Unit Financial Statements and other related audit reports for FY ended June 30, 2011.

Discussion of International Association of Fire Fighters Local 1699 Dental Fund, review of Parks Master Plan Implementation and Report on Security Records as Disclosable Public Records moved to next meeting.

Public Forum
Student Kevin Lu offered opinion on obesity in public schools.

Robert Marini spoke about water and sewage rate increases.

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

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