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April 24, 2012 > Milpitas City Council

Milpitas City Council

April 17, 2012

Received updated report from the Police Chief about Great Mall security; currently, four officers are assigned to the Great Mall which pays for two. On Black Friday, 17 officers are on duty.

Approved the FY 2012-13 Public Art Committee Master Plan which outlines maintenance for existing art pieces and projects of interest to the community.

Approved fee waiver request for the Milpitas Relay for Life and in-kind donations of equipment, supplies, facility use and staffing, totaling $7,466.82; event will be held June 22-24, 2012 at the Milpitas Sports Center.

Accepted Milpitas Parks and Recreation Foundation grant of $3,800 for inclusion in the Milpitas Recreation Division budget for After-the-Bell "2012 ATB Olympics;" program will emphasize value of sportsmanship, team camaraderie and healthy, active lifestyles.

Granted initial acceptance of and reduced the performance bond for the City Facilities Improvement "Community Center Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Replacement" project, successfully completed on time and under budget and subject to a one-year warranty period; contractor's faithful performance bond reduced to $41,416.10.

Authorized City Manager to award construction contract for and authorized staff to execute change orders for Escuela Parkway Pedestrian and Bicycle Enhancement Project which will widen existing sidewalk along Escuela Parkway and install a new bus pullout in front of Milpitas High School. Contingency amount for the project is $50,000.

Authorized an agreement with Santa Clara County for collection of AB939 Implementation Fees and administration of the Countywide Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program; the City is expecting $74,208 in revenue from the County for waste collection services, which would be used to fund recycling programs, and anticipates an additional $50,000 of unused household hazardous waste fees.

Authorized a contract with PMC for the development of a Climate Action Plan, for an amount not to exceed $29,020; action plan is develop strategies intended to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to a level equivalent to 1990 emissions by 2020.

Public Hearing
Approved the Community Advisory Commission's (CAC) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding allocation recommendations for FY 2012-13, and adopted the One-Year Action Plan; also directed the CAC to review the City's funding priorities and return with any suggested changes. Funding supports programs for Public Services and Housing improvements for low to moderate income persons. 4 YES, 1 NO (McHugh)

Received report on single-use, carry-out bag study and directed staff to participate in the San Mateo County Environmental Impact Report, including hosting a scoping meeting on May 3, 2012, to develop a model ordinance towards banning one-time, plastic bag-use. 3 YES, 2 NO (Gomez, Giordano)

Unfinished Business
Received report on Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) Food Service Take-out Container Study, resulting from staff direction to study impact of a local ban. Locally, only Fremont and Palo Alto restrict distribution of EPS containers. 3 YES, 2 NO (McHugh, Polanski)

Received management response to the proposal by the Corporation Yard Task Force and approved budget recommendations from the City manager to reduce anticipated 2012-13 budget deficit; potential savings of $1.2M-$2.1M to the General Fund could be realized from contracting services and employee concessions from the Public Works Department. 4 YES, 1 NO (Gomez)

Public Forum
Several parents and young participants of Rainbow Theater voiced support for continuing the program.

Kenneth Han of Union City introduced Fremont-based Project 51, which donates 51 percent of the commission from home sales to non-profit organizations of their choice, and is currently working with the Milpitas Recreational Services.

Robert Marini expressed dissatisfaction over services in the City.

Draft of 2012-17 Capital Improvement Program report moved to next City Council meeting.

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

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