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June 19, 2012 > Milpitas City Council

Milpitas City Council

June 5, 2012

Recognized and thanked the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program volunteers for helping citizens prepare and file their 2011 tax returns.

Noted receipt of the FY 2010-2011 financial report on Terrace Gardens, Inc. and filed with the City Clerk's office.

Authorized City Manager to enter into an agreement with California Environmental Protection Agency to receive a state grant for $20,000 for the Milpitas Fire Department to implement electronic reporting of hazardous materials business plans as required by Assembly Bill 2286; grant will support necessary upgrades to computer software and hardware.

Waived second reading and adopted ordinances amending the municipal code to transfer the Parks Division to the Public Works Department and the Recreation Division to the Human Resources Department; amending the Sewer Ordinance section that regulates industrial discharges; amending the Stormwater and Urban Runoff Ordinance removing references to previous State stormwater permit that are no longer in effect.

Adopted resolution calling for a General Municipal Election on November 6, 2012, requesting consolidation with the statewide election and requesting election services from the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters; statewide general election and municipal election will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012.

Adopted a resolution preliminarily approving the Annual Engineer's Report and provided for the notice of a public hearing on June 19, 2012 to review the Landscaping and Lighting Maintenance Assessment District (LLMD) assessment of District Nos. 95-1 and 98.1; LLMD provides servicing and maintaining public landscaping and lighting along certain City streets.

Adopted the appropriations limit for FY 2012-13. California State Constitution requires cities to adopt an Appropriation Limit for the fiscal year, excess revenue must be returned to taxpayers through tax reduction or refund within two years; limit for FY 2012-13 is $72.575M.

Approved and authorized the City Manager to execute an agreement with Carollo Engineers to provide design services for the Well Upgrade project for Curtis Well Pump Station, for an amount not to exceed $130,437.

Approve Amendment No. Two increasing the contract with the Renne Sloan Law firm, which provides representation for the City in administrative proceedings, by $20,000.

Authorized the City Manager to execute amendment No. Three to the Master Agreement with the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority relating to the Silicon Valley BART expansion; amendment is a no-cost extension of the term of the work plan efforts for three months and all costs are reimbursable by the VTA according to the Master Agreement.

Authorized the City Manager to execute amendment No. Three to the agreement with MuniServices LLC for financial consultancy services; amendment will extend contract for three years at $1,370.39 per quarter with four percent annual increases or the Consumer Price Index, whichever is higher.

Public Hearing
Held public hearing and adopted the Milpitas Draft Five Year Consolidated Plan for the Community Development Block Grant Program; CDBG provides funding for public service programs and low-income housing needs for seniors, youth, low-income families and others in need. (4 Yes, 1 Abstain (Gomez))

New Business
Reviewed proposal from and approved Magnolia Charter Academy Public School to lease the Sal Cracolice building for three years; the school specializes in science, math and technology for sixth, seventh and eighth graders, and intends to begin instruction by August 2012.

Received financial status report for nine months ended March 31, 2012; total revised revenue for the General Fund is estimated at $53.8M, above budget projection by $2.4M.

Bids and Contracts
Awarded bid for Milpitas Parks Maintenance Service to Terracare Associates for routine landscape services for the City's 24 parks and sports fields for annual amount of $1.326M for first two years and $1.369M for years three through five; contract is for one year with four one-year options for renewal. Also awarded contract to Terracare for streetscape landscape maintenance and repair services for an annual amount not to exceed $125,218. (4 Yes, 1 No (Gomez))

Public Forum
Robert Marini took issue with the number of letters of protest received against water and sewage rate increases.

Bob Means spoke about climate change and presented a video in support of climate change awareness.

Phong Nguyen asked Council to support the Community Advisory Commission's Neighborhood Adoption Program to help beautify neighborhoods around the City.

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

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