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January 10, 2012 > Milpitas City Council

Milpitas City Council

January 3, 2012

Proclaimed support for 1,000 Hearts for 1,000 Minds, which aspires to find 1,000 adults to help tutor 1,000 kindergarten-eighth grade students.

Rejected bid from Best Contracting and awarded contract for the Alviso Adobe Restoration Project Phase IV to joint venture AJF/BHM in the amount of $2.24M; contract includes three alternate bid items: new doors for cutting shed and garage structures, and redwood tank structure, and construction contingency for the project valued at $350,000, 15.6 percent of the bid amount award.

Approved Mayor's three appointments and one re-appointment of commissioners to the Milpitas Planning Commission.

Approved initial acceptance of the Midtown Parking Garage Screens, subject to a one-year warranty period, and reduced the contractor's faithful performance bond to $23,149.70, 10 percent of the final contract value.

Approved side letter agreement between the City of Milpitas and the Milpitas Police Officers Association; side letter amends the City's contract with CalPERS to offer "three percent at age 55" formula for retirement for new employees.

Declared weeds on specific properties to be public nuisances as part of weed abatement program. Scheduled public hearing for February 7, 2012 to allow affected property owners to appear before the Council.

Approved five-year contract with TW Telecom as the City's Internet Service Provider for an annual not-to-exceed amount of $18,732; total cost of the contract is $93,660.

Approved contract for attorney services for defense of the City in the May v. City of Milpitas lawsuit; approval of the Citation Residential Project required the developer to defend the City against any lawsuits arising from approval of the project, at no cost to the City.

Approved plans and specifications for Milpitas Sports Center Parking Lot Retrofit with LED lighting, which is more energy-efficient and less expensive; also authorized advertisement for bid proposals for the project, estimated at a $65,000 cost.

Unfinished Business
Approved the first amendment to the City Manager's employment agreement; included is a two percent cost of living adjustment calculated retroactively for two and a half years. (4 YES, 1 NO (GOMEZ)).

Received report on audit of Milpitas Fire Fighters Dental Fund; a new Committee has been appointed to correct previous issues regarding funds and claims mismanagement, and prevent further issues.

Reviewed Parks Master Plan and current Capital Improvement Program, including nine scheduled park renovations; plan will be revisited during the budget process.

Redevelopment Agency
Received report on California Supreme Court decision in California Redevelopment Association v. Matosantos. As of February 1, 2012, Milpitas's Redevelopment Agency must be dissolved; the City will be designated as a successor agency, and the City's Housing Authority will act as Successor Housing Agency to the RDA

Economic Development Corporation
Approved plans and specifications for the City Hall Audio Visual System Upgrade, and approved specifications of particular equipment brands for compatibility with existing control equipment; also authorized advertisement for bid proposals for the audio visual system upgrade. Estimated project cost is $1.25M.

Reports of Officers and Commissions
Considered and approved Mayor Esteves's recommendations for re-appointments to two Milpitas Commissions.

New Business
Received report on Referendum Petition on Ordinance No. 243.4 to repeal campaign finance ordinance amendment adopted by Council on October 18, 2011; Council scheduled special meeting for January 12, 2012 to hear recommendation of Campaign Finance Committee on referendum. (4 YES, 1 NO (Giordano)).

Received informational status report on Newby Island Landfill Expansion Project; landfill will increase to 245 feet above sea level, and expand landfill capacity by 15.12 million cubic yards.

Amended the Flag Ordinance regarding Sister City Delegations and Civic Center locations to display flags for visiting foreign delegates; also shortened approval to 30 days instead of 45 days prior to requested ceremony date. (4 YES, 1 NO (Giordano)).

Public Forum
Robert Marini requested repairs for an inoperative printer at the Senior Center.

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

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