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May 29, 2012 > Milpitas City Council

Milpitas City Council

May 14, 2012

Proclaimed May 2012 as Older Americans Month and encouraged local seniors to share their experiences and knowledge with the community; there are currently over 6,000 elder citizens in Milpitas.

Considered the Mayor's recommendations and moved to appoint Sukhi Singh and Ernesto Bautista to the Telecommunications Commission.

Waived the second reading and adopted Ordinance No. 227.5 prohibiting tobacco smoking in public facilities and all public parks owned and operated by the City. Currently, state law prohibits smoking within 25 ft. of playgrounds and tot lots, 20 ft. of entry ways and windows of buildings and authorizes local communities to enact additional restrictions.

Authorized the City Engineer to execute a change order contract with Environmental Systems, Inc. for re-plumbing at Fire Station Three to replace the old galvanized water system with a new copper water system; also authorized a change order for additional re-piping work at Fire Station Two, for a cost not-to-exceed $35,000.

Approved plans and specifications and authorized advertisement for bid proposals for Street Resurfacing Project 2013 to place rubber asphalt cape seal, slurry seal and new roadway markings on pre-determined City streets. Engineer's Estimate for the project is $800,000.

Approved plans and specifications and authorized advertisement for bid proposals for Fire Station No. One Exterior Painting Project; project is currently funded through 2011-2016 Capital Improvement Program, and will patch and re-paint the building's exterior, metal fencing and gates and above-ground fuel tanks. Engineer's Estimate for the project is $240,000.

Authorized the City Manager to execute an agreement with the City of San Jose for Animal Control Services in the amount of $1.045M ($348,438 per year) for FY 2012-15; to offset approximately 25 percent of $112,705 per year increase in costs; the Council approved increased animal licensing fees for dogs and cats on April 3, 2012. Services would include removal of dead and injured animals, medical and sheltering services for lost or stray animals.

Awarded bid and authorized City Manager to execute a contract for Abandoned Shopping Cart Retrieval Services to Alice Wright for an annual not-to-exceed amount of $24,000; contract is for three years with two additional, one-year options to renew.

Awarded bid and authorized City Manager to execute a contract with Security Code 3, Inc. for Park Restroom Security at various City parks for an annual not-to-exceed amount of $14,388, and grant annual increases per the Request for Proposal. Security Code 3, Inc. would provide security for the City's 16 parks, including reporting vandalism, vagrancy and public nuisance or safety hazards to the Police Department; annual increases are not-to-exceed five percent without further City Council approval.

Waived the first reading and introduced Ordinances No. 208.48 and No. 239.7 to amend the Sewer, Stormwater and Urban Runoff Ordinances to reflect updated State and Federal Regulations; City of San Jose requested all Water Pollution Control Plant tributary agencies adopt minor changes to comply with US Environmental Protection Agency Requirements.

Public Forum
Robert Marini asked for waiver of fee for use of the weight room at the Barbara Lee Senior Center and inquired about the calculations for the water and sewage fees.

Rob Means voiced concerns about a proposed Constitutional Amendment regarding corporations financing elections.

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

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