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May 14, 2013 > Milpitas City Council Meeting

Milpitas City Council Meeting

May 7, 2013

Presentation
Mayor Esteves proclaimed the month of May, 2013 Older Americans Month, with the theme of "unleashing the power of age." The mayor presented Barbara Ebright, chair of the Senior Advisory Commission, with a certificate.

Mayor Esteves proclaimed May 5-11 Wildfire Awareness Week, and presented a certificate to Assistant Chief Jerry Serpa of the Spring Valley Fire Department, who urged citizens to take steps to increase fire safety on the eve of what's expected to be a heavy fire season.


Consent Calendar
Received the April 2013 Odor Control reports. Most reports have been unconfirmed.

Considered the Mayor's recommendations for re-appointment of Councilmember Gomez to Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency.

Received City of Milpitas investment portfolio status report for the quarter ended March 31, 2013. The total earnings for the fiscal year to date are $815,239.53 and the average daily balance is $162,715,330.35.

Adopted a resolution directing preparation of the annual engineer's report for landscaping and lighting maintenance assessment District No. 95-1, McCarthy Ranch Project No. 9492.

Adopted a resolution during preparation of the annual engineer's report for landscaping and lighting maintenance assessment District No. 98-1, Sinclair Horizon, Project No. 9493. This report includes recommendations for improvements on North McCarthy Boulevard, and Ranch Drive.

Adopted a resolution requesting that the Metropolitan Transpiration Commission allocate Transportation Development Act Article 3 Funds to the City for the Street Resurfacing 2014, Projects No. 4254 and No. 4268, in the amount of $84,506. There will be another $1,500,000 coming from the gas fund.

Adopted a resolution of intention to amend nitrogen gas ordinances for air products and Praxair license agreements.

Approved Amendment No. 2 to the agreement with Harris & Associates and approve a budget appropriation of $57,500. Authorized the city manager to execute Amendment No. 1 to the agreement with JDH Corrosion Consultants for the Cathodic Protection Improvements

Authorized the city manager to execute an agreement with Gates & Associates Landscape Architecture for McCarthy Blvd. Landscape & Lighting Improvements Project No. 3402.

Approve plans and specifications for Street Resurfacing 2014 and authorized the advertisement for bid proposals, projects No. 4254 and 4268.


Public Hearings
Albert Zamora gave a presentation recommending that the city council approve an increase in fire department fees from $143 per hour, to 164 per hour.

Sheldon Ah Sing presented the Negative Declaration and Climate Action Plan, which will implement strategies to achieve state-recommended greenhouse gas emissions.

Tiffany Brown gave a presentation on the Residential Development Act, and the city council considered actions for Ordinance No. 38.808 for an amendment to the zoning code. This would lead to the creation of a series "live-work" units in a currently-empty lot along South Milpitas Blvd in which storefronts of limited commercial use would line street, yet, the bulk of the lot would be developed with housing. In a live-work building, a tenant might have an office in the commercial frontage, and a home in the back of the building.

Mayor Jose Estevez: Nay
Vice Mayor Althea Polanski: Aye
Councilmember Debbie Indihar Giordano: Aye
Councilmember Armando Gomez: Aye
Councilmember Carmen Montano: Aye


Public Forum
Carol Kassab of the Milpitas Chamber of Commerce announced the State of the City event at the Milpitas Community Center at 6:30 p.m. on May 30. The event will be free to the public

Rob Marini is displeased that a notice of a water rate increase didn't have a rationale for it.

Rob Means feels the widfire seasons are getting worse because of climate change.

Mayor Jose Estevez: Aye
Vice Mayor Althea Polanski: Aye
Councilmember Debbie Indihar Giordano: Aye
Councilmember Armando Gomez: Aye
Councilmember Carmen Montano: Aye

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