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June 25, 2013 > Milpitas City Council Meeting

Milpitas City Council Meeting

June 18, 2013

Mayor Estevez proclaimed July 2013 Parks & Recreation Month, and presented a plaque to Zoe and Lucas Guzicki of the After the Bell program. Jaime Chew of the Milpitas Sports Center spoke about the parks & recreation program.

The Mayor also presented Recreation Services 2012-13 Community Champion Awards to several members of the Mission Reach Co., the Police Association and Crown Plaza, Silicon Valley. He also mentioned KB Homes and Peet's Coffee who provided goods and support to various functions in Milpitas.

The Mayor recognized Milpitas winners of the 2013 Santa Clara Valley Science and Engineering Fair.

Reports of Officers and Commissions

Consent Calendar
Considered Satish Bansal and Richard Villalobos for the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources committee.

Considered the mayor's recommendations for having an entry to Fremont's Fourth of July parade and approved $200 allocation from the Council Unallocated Community Promotion Budget to City of Fremont's Fourth of July Parade Committee.

Approved the amendment to bylaws for Sister Cities Commission meeting time from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Accepted Pacific Gas & Electric Incentive and Association of Bay Area Governments PLAN Risk Management Grant for the Purchase of new swimming pool covers and assign the PG&E incentive payment to Knorr systems in the amount of $16,069.

Waived the second readings and adopted Nitrogen Gas Ordinances No. 220.2, No. 2221, and No. 223.2 as well as amendments for air products and Praxair franchise license agreements including $4,039 per mile for the calendar year of 2013, an annual fee of $777 per customer, and regulations as to what Praxair may or may not do within the scope of its agreement.

Adopted a resolution and approved a memorandum of agreement creating the Santa Clara County Recycling and Waste Reduction Advisory Committee.

Approved and authorized the execution of a subdivision improvement agreement, on-site private utilities containment agreement, right-of-way encroachment permit agreement, final maps, public improvement plans, and temporary closure of McCandless Drive; and adopt a resolution authorizing annexing certain real property into Community Facilities District No. 2008-1 for "District 2" by Taylor-Morrison, Private Job No. 2825.

Approved plans and specifications and authorized advertisement for bid proposals for Cathodic Protection Improvements in the amount of $21,144.

Approved Amendment No. 2 to agreement with ACCO Engineered Systems and Authorize the City Manager to execute the amendment extending term from June 30, 2013 to February 17, 2014 for the not-to-exceed amount of $21,144 for City Hall HVAC maintenance and repair.

Approved and authorized the city manager to execute an agreement with Quality Assurance Engineering, Inc. for various capital improvement program projects for up to $500,000 with $5,000 in reimbursements.

Approved renewal of excess workers' compensation insurance contracted via Brown & Brown of California, which will come to $102,268, as it was last year.

Approved contracts with eight vendors for FY 2013-14 recreation service programs including South Bay Scholars, Noteworthy Music, Mad Science of the Bay Area and Jensen Performing Arts.

Approved and authorized the city manager to execute Amendment No. 2 to the agreement with HF&H Consultants for technical support services for solid waste rate review by increasing compensation by $28,446.

Authorized the city manager to execute a one year extension to an agreement with HMH Engineers to June 30, 2014 for the Dixon Landing Road/I-880 interchange right-of-way project.

Authorized the city manager to execute an agreement with BAE Urban Economics to prepare City of Milpitas State-Mandated General Plan Housing Element Update.

Authorized the city manager to execute Amendment No. 2 for the agreement with Tiburon, Inc. extending, for one year, software support and maintenance for police records management system for the annual not-to-exceed amount of $52,828.

Reports of Officers and Commissions
Considered Councilmember Montano's request to adopt a resolution supporting the Santa Clara County Library District Community Facilities District Special Tax Ballot Measure. The city will circulate mail-in-ballots to residents, which will be due August 13, to determine the fate of a tax that is set to expire June 30, 2015. In order to stay on the books, it will require a 2/3 majority.

Considered recommendation from the Community Advisory Commission to amend Work Plan 2013-2014 to include a program for planning trees in Spring 2014. The committee seeks to plant between 100 and 500 trees in Milpitas to improve air conditions in Milpitas.

New Business
Received a presentation from a representative of the Santa Clara Valley Water District on projects in Milpitas. Over the next calendar year, the water district will spend $108 million on various projects in the city.

Adopted a resolution authorizing the city manager to negotiate and execute a tax-sharing agreement with Silicon Graphics International to receive 50% of taxes generated by the corporation, upon their move from Fremont to Milpitas. Anticipated revenue for next year is $50,000 and 201 employees will relocate to Milpitas.

Adopted a resolution authorizing the city manager to award and execute a construction contract with O'Grady Paving, Inc. for Street Resurfacing Project 2014, Street Cape and Slurry Seal Projects No. 3412, No. 4254 and No. 4268 even though Montano expressed dissatisfaction with paving.

Bid and Contracts
Authorized extension of employment of temporary building inspector position for one additional month, ending July 31, 2013. The developer, Lyon Communities will continue to pay the inspector as opposed to the city.

Public Forum
Rob Marini is upset about overcharges in the fees and not getting a response about how fees are calculated.

Carol Kassab announced that the Milpitas Chamber of Commerce will be honoring their businessperson of the year, George Loughborough of Huntford Printing, Business of the Year, Knobb Hill, and Erdman of Comcast on June 27 at the San Josˇ Sheridan in Milpitas.

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

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