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March 29, 2011 > Milpitas City Council

Milpitas City Council

March 15, 2011

Proclamation:
March 2011 proclaimed as Colorectal Cancer Awareness month. The Cancer Support Community in Walnut Creek and Mountain View is a non-profit that assists all colorectal cancer patients gratis. Call (650) 968-5000.

Consent:
Council adopted initial acceptance and reduced performance bond for storm water pump stations improvements (re-roofing) for the Abbott Avenue, Murphy Ranch, Ayer and California Circle pump stations. Project was completed on-time and under budget; performance bond reduced $7,154, ten percent of the contract amount.

Council approved a budget appropriation for Valley Transportation Authority's (VTA) Bay Area Rapid Transit extension project not-to-exceed $154,468 to RMC Water and Environment for engineering support. Also approved $16,000 for consultant agreement with Schaaf and Wheeler to review drainage reports required by the VTA; both amounts reimbursable by the VTA.

Approved and authorized staff to submit a list of projects for inclusion into the Valley Transportation Plan (VTP) 2040. The VTP is a 30-year plan for the implementation of regional transportation projects as State Transportation Improvement Plan funds become available; projects include roadway and sidewalk improvements.

Approved request for the allocation of Transportation Development Act, Article Three funds for the enhanced crosswalk improvements. The funding is based on population; Milpitas will receive $34,238 for 2011-12 for sidewalk improvements.

Authorized the City Manager to amend contract with JJR Construction to increase the contract amount by $50,899 to the not-to-exceed total of $235,899 for on-call sidewalk, curb and gutter repairs; estimated completion date is still a few years out.

Authorized the City Manager to execute a contract for the purchase and installation of 90 uninterrupted power supply batteries with US Power Inc. not-to-exceed $235,605.63.

Public Hearing:
Held public hearing for and approved tentative map site development permit, conditional use permit and site development permit for the Los Coches Residential Project. The project will construct 83 single-family housing units on 4.98 acres of land located on Los Coches Street (currently occupied by a former lumberyard and an operating skating rink), and will include 1.24 acres of private open space. Parking requirements allow a parking ratio of 3.3 per unit, with close proximity to multiple freeways and the town center as an appealing point of the housing project. The project is consistent with the City's General Plan and Zoning Ordinance. YES 4, NO 1 (Esteves)

Unfinished Business:
The Sal Cracolice Facility is used primarily for special interest contract classes and rentals. The Parks and Recreation department has 75 classes scheduled for spring 2011, generating an estimated $54,028 in revenue; 64 summer classes will generate an estimated $23,275. Educational programs, recreation and special interest classes and the sports center are community priorities. The first two priorities are being implemented with 359 classes programmed for this fiscal year.

Redevelopment Agency:
Held public hearing on and approved the Five Year (2010-2015) Milpitas Redevelopment Implementation Plan. The Redevelopment Implementation Plan's 2010-15 goals and objectives are transportation and public infrastructure, community infrastructure improvements, economic stimulation and affordable housing; about $10M is available for funding these projects. Amendment changes to project area No. One will be required to contribute 30 percent to the Housing Set Aside Fund; the average set aside is 26 percent, and focuses on affordable housing towards lower income levels in compliance with Redevelopment Law. The Plan expenditures for 2011-12 are $31.6M.

Council approved plans and specifications and authorized advertisement for bid proposals for Community Center heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) replacement. Seven new HVAC units, along with controls, duct work and roof modifications estimated by City Engineer at $400,000.

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

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