CITY OF SANTA CLARA

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CITY COUNCIL MEETING

 

AGENDA

A complete agenda packet with back-up reports is available at either City Library beginning Saturday before the Tuesday meeting or at the City Clerk's Office on weekdays.  A complete agenda packet is also available at the City Council meeting and on the City's website.

 

December 4, 2007

 

 

 

4:00 p.m.

Closed Session

Council Conference Room

Conference with Real Property Negotiator

Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.8

 Property: APN 104-43-051, APN 104-43-052, APN 104-43-030,

APN 104-42-014 and APN 104-42-019

Negotiating Party(ies): Cedar Fair and the San Francisco 49ers

City Negotiator: Jennifer Sparacino, City Manager (or her designee)

Under Negotiation: Purchase/Sale/Exchange/Lease of Real Property

(provisions, price and terms of payment) 

and

Conference with Agency Labor Negotiator

Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6

City Negotiator: Jennifer Sparacino, City Manager (or her designee)

Employee Organization(s):

Unit #1 - Santa Clara Firefighters Association IAFF, Local 1171

Unit # 9B - Unclassified Fire Management Employees

 

 

REGULAR MEETING

7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers

 

APPEAL OF HEARING DECISIONS OF THE CITY COUNCIL MUST BE MADE TO THE SUPERIOR COURT WITHIN 90 CALENDAR DAYS OF FINAL ACTION. BECAUSE OF THE AGENDA PROVISION FOR RECONSIDERATION, FINAL ACTION IS DEEMED TO OCCUR AT THE END OF THE NEXT REGULAR MEETING PURSUANT TO CITY COUNCIL POLICY (P&P 042). (CODE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE SECTION 1094.6)

 

1.         PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE AND INVOCATION PRAYER:

 

2.         ROLL CALL:

 

3.         CONTINUANCES/EXCEPTIONS:

 

4.         SPECIAL ORDER OF BUSINESS:

 

A.         Report from the Santa Clara Sister Cities Association on recent Sister Cities Exchange Programs.

 

B.        Adoption of a Resolution Amending Rate Schedules for Electric Utility Service for all classes of Customers to increase electric rates and charges in each Rate Schedule by three percent (3%) beginning January 2008 (Bill Cycle 548) and by an additional three percent (3%) beginning January 2009 (Bill Cycle 560).

 

C.        Adoption of the three Near-Term Green Building Policy recommendations promoted by the Santa Clara County Cities Association and direct the City Manager to implement the recommendations as the City Green Building Policy Program.

 

D.        Joint Council/Redevelopment Agency "Committee of the Whole":  Acceptance of the reports on stadium parking, stadium environmental review, stadium construction financing and possible ballot measures and timing pertaining to the stadium project; and direct the City Manager to include the reports in the accumulated body of materials being used in the Stadium Feasibility Analysis.

 

5.         UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

 

A.         Possible Reconsideration of Actions Taken at Immediately Preceding Meeting.  (See the Summary of Actions for potential reconsideration, which is attached to the posted Agenda and is in the Agenda Packet Binder in the Council Chambers.)

 

6.         CONSENT CALENDAR:

[Items listed on the CONSENT CALENDAR are considered routine and will be adopted by one motion.  There will be no separate discussion of the items on the CONSENT CALENDAR unless discussion is requested by a member of the Council, staff, or public.  If so requested, that item will be removed from the CONSENT CALENDAR and considered under CONSENT ITEMS PULLED FOR DISCUSSION.]

 

A.        Departmental Reports

1.         Approval of City Solar Utility forces for installation at 2206 Denise Drive.

2.         Acceptance of work performed by DeSilva Gates Construction, L.P. on the Lick Mill Boulevard Street Resurfacing Project and authorization to record the Notice of Completion (CE 06-07-06).

3.         Approval to allow Jay Sheth, Senior Electric Utility Engineer, to accrue over the maximum vacation hours without penalty.

4.         Approval to authorize the City Manager to institute the Silicon Valley Power Energy Innovator Awards Program.

5.         Acceptance of work performed by Santa Clara Lumber, LLC. For Site 6758 SOP 11,592 Tract 9714 - Public Improvements located at 1650 Clay Street and 1490 Lincoln Street (APN 269-02-042); and authorization to record the Notice of Completion.

6.         Approval to set the Salary for Robin Kettner in the position of Legal Office Specialist III at Schedule A-24, Step 5.

7.         Approval to set January 8, 2008 for a Public Hearing to consider issuance of Multifamily Housing Revenue Bonds by California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA) for Belovida Senior Apartment Project and authorization to publish the Notice of Public Hearing.

8.         Acceptance of the Financial Status Reports for October 31, 2007.

B.        Agreements

1.         Approval of an Agreement with ABB, Inc for one year continued maintenance and support of Silicon Valley Power's Electric Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) System in an amount not to exceed $109,000.

2.         Approval of an Electric Service Agreement with Air Products Manufacturing Corporation for the purchase of electricity on a long term basis in exchange for certain discounted rates.

3.         Approval of an Agreement for Services with Waukesha Electric Systems, Inc. for maintenance and repair of substation transformers in an amount not to exceed $250,000.

4.         Approval to execute Call 07-2 with MTH Engineers, Inc. for Miscellaneous Consulting Engineering Services in an amount not to exceed $100,000.

5.         Approval of Amendment No. 2 to the Lease Agreement with Google, Inc. to extend the current pricing terms of the Fiber Optic Lease through February 8, 2008.

6.         Approval of an Electric Service Agreement with Intel Corporation for purchase of electricity on a long term basis in exchange for certain discounted rates.

7.         Approval of an Agreement for Services with GE Mobile Water, Inc. to provide de-mineralized water to the Donald Von Raesfeld (DVR) Power Plant in an amount not to exceed $200,000.

8.         Approval of a Call Agreement for Engineering Services with Nolte Associates, Inc. and Call 07-1 for evaluation of the maintenance needs of the Lafayette Street Railroad Pedestrian Overpass Rehabilitation Project in an amount not to exceed $14,100.

C.        Reports for Information and Possible Action

1.         Bill Wilson Center Presents the City with a "Community Champion" Award to Acknowledge City's Support to the Center.

2.         M-S-R Series K Bond Refinancing.

D.        Minutes to Note and File

1.         Board of Library Trustees - November 5, 2007.

2.         International Exchange Commission - October 2, 2007.

3.         Ethics Committee - November 6, 2007.

4.         City-School Liaison Committee - November 9, 2007.

E.         Routine Written Petitions for Approval

1.         McDonald's Corporation:  Request for approval of a Special Permit to allow a 24'X9' floating blimp at 2850 Augustine Drive (PLN2007-06716)  Staff Recommendation:  Deny the request.

 

7.         BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS FOR ACTION:

 

A.         Civil Service Commission - Minutes of November 19, 2007: Request to Note and File.

* Approval of the modification of job specifications for Building Maintenance Worker, Deputy Fire Marshal, Automotive Technician I, Automotive Technician II, Automotive Services Utility Worker, Assistant Sanitary Sewer Superintendent and Pump Maintenance Technician.

 

8.         CONSENT ITEMS PULLED FOR DISCUSSION:

 

9.         PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS:

 

This portion of the meeting is reserved for persons desiring to address the Council on any matter not on the agenda.  The law does not permit Council action on, or extended discussion of, any item not on the agenda except under special circumstances.  The Council, or its staff, may briefly respond to statements made or questions posed and may request the City Manager to report back at a subsequent meeting.  Please submit to the City Clerk your name and subject matter on forms available by the door in the Council Chambers.

 

10.       BILLS AND CLAIMS/PROGRESS PAYMENTS:  (Lists are available in the Council Office and the City Clerk's Office.)

 

A.         Approval of Bills and Claims and Progress Payments.

 

11.       REPORTS OF COUNCILORS AND SPECIAL COUNCIL COMMITTEES:

 

A.         Reports regarding conference attendance, if any.

 

12.       CITY MANAGER REPORTS:

 

13.       CLOSED SESSION MATTERS:

 

A.         Set December 11, 2007 at 5:00 p.m. for a Closed Session in the Council Conference Room for a Conference with Real Property Negotiator pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.8; Property: APN 104-43-051, APN 104-43-052, APN 104-43-030, APN 104-42-014 and APN 104-42-019; Negotiating Party(ies): Cedar Fair and the San Francisco 49ers; City Negotiator: Jennifer Sparacino, City Manager (or her designee); Under Negotiation: Purchase/Sale/Exchange/Lease of Real Property (provisions, price and terms of payment); and a Conference with Agency Labor Negotiator pursuant to Government Code 54957.6; City Negotiator: Jennifer Sparacino, City Manager (or her designee); Employee Organization(s):  Unit #1 - Santa Clara Firefighters Association, IAFF, Local 1171 and Unit #9B - Unclassified Fire Management Employees

 

14.       ADJOURNMENT:

 

A.         To Tuesday evening, December 11, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. for the regular scheduled meeting in the City Hall Council Chambers.