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July 10, 2012 > Milpitas City Council

Milpitas City Council

June 19, 2012

Tobacco Free Coalition of Santa Clara County and Community Advocate Teens of Today presented Council with an award recognizing their efforts in adopting a smoke-free parks ordinance.

Proclaimed July 2012 as Parks and Recreation Month.

Presented Recreation Services 2011 "Promoting Life-long Partnerships and Awareness in Your Community" (PLAY) Awards to local businesses and sponsors of the City's Fourth of July fireworks.

Accepted the Milpitas Public Art Committee, Library Advisory Commission and Board of Santa Clara County Library Joint Powers Authority's recommendations to authorize a mural; depicting Filipino farm workers' efforts during the 1965 Delano Grape Strike, inside Milpitas Public Library.

Accepted $49,005 grant from the State Homeland Security Grant Program to facilitate specialized firefighter rescue training.

Received report from Acting Public Works Director on the emergency contract work order for replacement of glass headers at City Hall exit doors; Royal Glass Company negotiated for an amount not to exceed $20,000 for the replacement.

Adopted resolution annexing Sinclair Renaissance properties into Community Facility District No. 2005-1, also approved subdivision improvement agreement including private utilities management, maintenance and operation agreements. Project will develop 80 single family units off Sinclair Frontage Road.

Authorized City Manager to award a construction contract for Fire Station One Improvements, including change orders if they do not exceed $25,000 contingency amount; project will replace exterior, metal fencing and gates and above-ground fuel tanks.

Awarded construction contract to O'Grady Paving, Inc. for the Street Resurfacing Project 2013, in the amount of $890,385 to replace concrete, asphalt and new roadway markings on City streets.

Authorized City Manager to award construction contract for Park Renovation Project 2011, "Pathways" for Pinewood and Albert Augustine Jr. Memorial Parks.

Approved budget appropriations of $76,000 from the Community Design for Transportation grant program and $18,500 from the Water Fund to the Abel Street Transit Connection Project which will provide new gutters, street lights, landscaping and irrigation along Abel Street.

Approved and authorized the City Manager to execute an agreement with JDH Corrosion Consultants, Inc. in the amount of $75,000 to evaluate the City's cathodic protection system (to prevent pipe corrosion) and make recommendations for improvement; also approved an agreement with Advance Design Consultants to provide design services for Water System Improvements for Country Club and Tularcitos Pump Station Electrical upgrades, for the amount of $40,000.

Approved renewal of excess workers' compensation insurance contracted via Brown & Brown, California, for the premium rate of $113,631 and authorized and approved Safety National Casualty Corporation to provide for the City's excess workers' insurance for FY 2012-13.

Approved second amendment to contract with Jarvis, Fay, Doporto & Gibson for attorney services and increased the contract amount by $90,000, to provide expert analysis and representation for the City regarding proposed expansion of Newby Island landfill. (4 Yes, 1 Abstain (Gomez))

Authorized and approved acquisition improvement agreement with D.R. Horton for off-site sewer improvements. Approved conditions for Sewer Segment 11A and a portion of 11B, at estimated cost of $1.65M.

Approved Master Agreement with Santa Clara County for Senior Nutrition Program and executed contract amendments with Compass Group USA and New Orient Restaurant for the amount of $69,883 and $40,317, respectively. Program will provide hot meals, salads, sandwiches and Asian-style meals at the Senior Center.

Awarded bid for Exercise Equipment Preventative Maintenance Service and Repair to Gym Doctors for the annual maximum amount of $9,600; contract is for one year with four one-year extensions, bringing total contract to $48,000.

Awarded bid for tee shirts for the Summer Camp Programs to Alpine Awards, Inc. in the amount of $8,776.91; contract is for one year with an option for two one-year extensions, bringing total contract to $26,400.

Approved one-year contracts with the following service providers for the City's Recreation Services: tennis instruction from Barry Poole for $45,000; educational writing, speaking and math classes from Communication Academy for $30,000; dance and gym classes from Jensen Performing Arts for $25,000; and music, vocal and anime drawing lessons from Noteworthy Music for $35,000.

Public Hearings:
Adopted resolutions approving the Annual Engineer's Report, confirmed diagram and assessment and ordered levy of assessments for the following Landscaping and Lighting Maintenance Assessment Districts: $276,676, for FY 2012-13 for District No. 95-1 for public landscaping and lighting along North McCarthy Boulevard; $35,847 for FY 2012-13 for District No. 98-1, for public landscaping along Sinclair Frontage Road, Los Coches Creek and Berryessa Creek.

New Business:
Received progress report on the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Silicon Valley Berryessa Extension project; BART will extend 10 miles into Santa Clara County and is a $2.3billion project with two planned stations: Milpitas and Berryessa Road, San Jose. Phase I of the project includes: relocation of City water, sewage and a portion of storm drain utilities, flood improvements, construction of the rail line and of the station campuses and residential noise-reduction at no cost to qualified homeowners. Valley Transportation Authority will host two public meetings at Milpitas Library on Tuesday June 26, at 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Bids and Contracts:
Awarded bid for Exercise Equipment Preventative Maintenance Service and Repair to Gym Doctors to maintain exercise equipment at the Milpitas Sports Center and Senior Center; base bid is $2,250 and includes staff contingency amount of $7,350 for a total contract amount of $9,600 to assist in costly, unexpected equipment replacement costs.

Discussed donation of $5,000 to the Milpitas Public Library to be used for upholstery costs and Santa Clara Valley Water District request Clean Water and Natural Flood Plan and proposed tax. Moved to next Council meeting.

Public Comments:
Robert Marini took issue with calculations on water and sewage increase rates.

Robert Means presented video clip on alternative railway transportation being developed.

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

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