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June 11, 2013 > Milpitas City Council Meeting

Milpitas City Council Meeting

June 4, 2013

Presentation:
The Youth Advisory Commission presented a scholarship to Cindy Wu for her grades and service to the community.


Consent Calendar:
Receive the May 2013 odor control report. There were 23 reports, all of which were unconfirmed except for the last one, which is pending.

Approved the donation of trees and a park bench at Murphy Park in honor of disabled worker Mrs Kamaljit Kaur Kang, by her family.

Approved an appropriation of $101,600 into the police department's operating budget for purchase of computer aided dispatch software, to be reimbursed through urban area security initiative grant.

Considered a request from Alcoholics Anonymous to waive the $1,741.50 rental fee for its annual "Unity Day" event at Milpitas Community Center on August 18.

Adopted a resolution to release unclaimed checks in the amount of $254.28 per standard operating procedure no. 26-1.

Adopted a resolution adopting the appropriations limit for the fiscal year 2013-2014, which will be set at $77,489,247.

Approved Adopt-a-Spot agreement with the Milpitas Executive Lions Club for the Alviso Adobe Park.

Authorize the City Manager to execute Amendment No. 1 to the agreement with RMC water and environment, Inc. for utility engineering support by increasing compensation by $88,000.

Approve Amendment No. 3 to the non-exclusive collection, transportation and recycling agreement with Premier Recycle to extend the term from august 6, 2013 to August 5, 2016.

Authorize the city manager to execute Amendment No. 1 to the agreement with West Yost & Associates for technical support services for Bay Area Rapid Transit construction project by increasing compensation by $20,000 for Projects No. 4265 and No. 7100.

Awarded the bid for Recreation Services Activity Guide printing to Fricke-Parks Press for one year with an annual renewal option for four more years in the annual not-to-exceed amount of $7,595.

Approve the purchase of assorted badger automatic reporting Walter Meters and Equipment from National Meter and Automation for the not-to-exceed amount of $27,953.32.


Public Hearings:
Adopted a resolution approving a 206-unit residential project located at 569-625 Trade Zone Blvd, close to the Great Mall and the planned BART station. The complex will be built on top of what used to be scrap yards, so the developer will work to clear out residual oil in the ground, and disclose this information to potential residents about it.

Introduced nitrogen gas ordinances for Air Productions and Praxair franchise license agreements.

Adopted a resolution approving the annual engineer's report and levying of assessment for landscaping and lighting maintenance assessment District No. 98-1, Sinclair Horizon, which will cost the city in excess of $36,591.

Adopted a resolution approving the annual engineer's report and levying of assessment for landscaping and lighting maintenance assessment District No. 95-1, McCarthy Ranch, which will cost the city $276,676.

Received overview of a strategic planning process from Dr Shawn Spano of San Josˇ State, which outlined that the city will be making attempts to engage citizens on important decisions facing the community.


New Business;
Received financial status report for the nine-month period leading up to March 31, 2013. At this point, the city has received $59.19 million from taxes and fees, nearly $3 million more than budgeted.


Public Forum:
Fremont residents Steve Cho and Taranjit Singh invited Milpitas city council and citizens to Fremont's Fourth of July parade. The route will be mainly located in the business district of the city.

Rob Means is concerned about disinformation about global warming and displayed data from a website called realitydrop.org on the screen.

Robert Marini wants to know why water fees were increased and displayed data showing that after the $7.4 million was spent, there was a surplus of over $291 thousand.

Carol Kassab of the Milpitas Chamber of Commerce congratulated the Mayor on a successful State of the City address, which the chamber hosted. According to Kasab, the event drew a capacity crowd.


Mayor Jose Esteves: Aye
Vice Mayor Althea Polanski: Aye
Councilmember Armando Gomez: Aye
Councilmember Carmen Montano: Aye
Councilmember Debbie Giordano: Absent

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