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November 28, 2017 > Milpitas City Council

Milpitas City Council

November 21, 2017

¥ Recognize Zumba and U-Jam Fitness instructors, who led a fundraising effort for Philippine General Hospital. Presentation made by Planning Commissioner Evelyn Chua.

Public Forum:
¥ Allysson McDonald made a comment about the Nexus Report on affordable housing. A public hearing took place on November 14, which was attended by very few people. McDonald spoke of how important it is for the community to be involved. These hearings are meant to help the City decide what fees and rates should be charged to developers. At present, Milpitas charges 5%, while other cities are charging 17% and more. The next public hearing will be Thursday, November 30, at 7 p.m. in the City Hall Committee Room of Milpitas City Hall.
¥ Tom Valore made a comment about how the format of the last meeting was changed. Consent items were determined on the spot, which made it difficult for the audience to know what to expect.

¥ The 30th anniversary of the Tree Lighting Ceremony is taking place at Civic Center Plaza (457 E. Calaveras Blvd.) on Friday, December 1, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. All are invited.
¥ There were some questions about the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017. For the first year, the City is forecasting an estimated additional $1.28 million, and in the next 10 years, a little over $17 million. Staff will be providing a memo to City Council with more information about these numbers in the coming weeks.
¥ Councilmember Anthony Phan mentioned that the Ad-hoc Subcommittee on Marijuana is soliciting public input. He and Councilmember Nu–ez serve on this committee. A member of the community called out, mentioning that she has repeatedly tried to contact the committee to share her thoughts, yet never hears back from anyone. Her information was recorded. Nu–ez invited everyone to the next meeting; more details on that coming soon.

Consent Calendar:
¥ Per request of Councilmembers Nun?ez and Phan, consider approving more than four hours of staff time to return to Council with plan to preserve industrial land in Milpitas.
¥ Per request of Mayor Tran, consider approving more than four hours of staff time to return to Council with a comprehensive homeless strategy.
¥ Per request of Councilmember Phan, consider approving more than four hours of staff time to study the feasibility of establishing Enhanced Infrastructure Financing Districts (EIFDs) within Milpitas and to return to Council with a report.
¥ Receive report on City of Milpitas Healthy Cities Dashboard.
¥ Waive Second Reading and adopt Ordinance No. 296 authorizing the implementation of a Community Choice Aggregation Program for Milpitas.
¥ Adopt a resolution granting final acceptance of public improvements and releasing performance bond for the Apex Apartment Project Located at 1102 South Abel Street by Milpitas Centria West, LLC, Tract No. 9773, Project No. 2583.
¥ Adopt a resolution granting initial acceptance, release the performance and payment bonds and authorize acting City Engineer to issue notice of final acceptance after the one-year warranty period for the Daniel Court Water Main and Services Replacement, Projects No. 7110 and No. 7131.
¥ Approve and authorize City Manager to execute a Consultant Services Agreement with Bartle Wells Associates to conduct a Comprehensive Water Rate and Cost of Service Study for an amount not to exceed $45,000.
¥ Approve and authorize City Manager to execute a Consultant Services Agreement with Crocker & Crocker for the Water Rate Community Engagement Program for an amount not to exceed $40,000.
Note: Consent Calendar passed 3 - 2, due to the fact that Mayor Tran wanted to deliver a brief presentation on one of the items regarding homelessness. Councilmember Nun?ez, instead, wanted to leave the item on Consent, without hearing the presentation. Both Mayor Tran and Councilmember Barbadillo voted ÒnayÓ.

¥ Adopt six resolutions authorizing the operation of Property Assessed Clean Energy Financing Programs within the City of Milpitas, authorize the City Manager to execute agreements with four programs and other documents necessary to implement Property Assessed Clean Energy Financing Programs, and find that the actions are exempt from environmental review under CEQA Guidelines Section 15378(b)(4).
¥ Adopt a resolution authorizing Issuance, Sale and Delivery of Wastewater Revenue Refunding Bonds for the purpose of refinancing the costs of acquiring and constructing Wastewater System Improvement Projects, approving an official statement and related matters.

Unfinished Business:
¥ Waive First Reading and introduce Ordinance No. 48.21, amending Title V, Chapter 200 of the Milpitas Municipal Code Regarding Solid Waste Management.
¥ Discuss City of Milpitas Commissions and process for Commission appointments.
¥ Review list for City Council of items due back for response from City Staff.

¥ Consider the Subdivision Improvement Agreement, the Public Street Maintenance Agreement and the Fee Reimbursement Agreement for a 199-unit senior assisted living residential development at 1504-1620 South Main Street by Milpitas Phase I, LP. Plan to start construction in January 2018, and it would take just under two years to build. Council agreed that they wanted Vice Mayor Marsha Grilli present for this vote, and voted unanimously for this item to come back on December 5. Note: Vice Mayor Grilli had been present via telephone conference, but connection with her was lost earlier in the meeting.
¥ Successor Agency: Authorize Executive Director of Successor Agency of former Milpitas Redevelopment Agency to execute a Purchase & Sale Agreement with the Milpitas Community Museum for property at 230 N. Main Street. Community group plans to raise money and build a museum and park on property. Representatives from the group will be delivering a presentation about the project at an upcoming Rotary Club meeting on Monday, December 4. It will take place at noon at Dave & BusterÕs in Milpitas. Motion passed 3 - 1. (Nay, Phan)

Mayor Rich Tran Aye (1 Nay)
Vice Mayor Marsha Grilli Aye
Anthony Phan Aye (1 Nay)
Garry Barbadillo Aye (1 Nay)
Bob Nu–ez Aye

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