The second Campbell City Council meeting of the year will take place Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 7:30 p.m., at 70 N. First St. and includes various recognitions as well as the next step in the Cambrian 36 annexation process and the Winchester Boulevard Improvement Project Phase 2.
First up, the council recognizes former Senator Joe Simitian for his work representing the Orchard City. As of January 2013 due to redistricting, Campbell wil no longer be represented by Simitian, who was replaced by Senator Jim Beall Jr.
As part of the consent calendar, also being recoginzed for his more than 34 years of service to the city of Campbell is Public Works Department, Maintenance Division Donald Jurovich. Jurovich began working for the city in 1978 and will retire this year. He was responsible for street maintenance and was the liason between the city and West Valley Sanitation District with inspections and maintenance of Campbell's storm drain system.
Next up is a Transportation for Clean Air Program grant application to retime traffic signals on Winchester Boulevard between Latimer and Hacienda avenues. The focus of the TCAP grant is reducing emissions. The cost associated with this project is $135,000 and the grant requires no local matching. The application is due Jan. 18.
Also on the consent calendar is the awarding of a contract for the Winchester Boulevard Improvement Project Phase 2. The contract will go to Joseph J. Albanese with a bid of $1,416,800 for this portion of the project, about 3.5 percent lower than the city's engineer's estimate of $1,468,000. If awarded, the project will begin construction February and be tentatively completed in July 2013.
The Kim Louise Drive and White Oaks Road overlays and miscellaneous accessibility ramp instalation project comes after this, also on the consent calendar. This item includes various elements, including the addition of 15 new ADA ramps and retrofitting of another five.
On the Public Hearings portion of the night's agenda is the next step in the annexation of the Cambrian 36 neighborhood: a special levy tax that would help pay for the cost of ongoing expenses and additional service to the new community. Residents of the parcel will vote by mail in April and if passed, the $325 tax per residential/$600 per commercial property will go into effect in fiscal year 2013-14.
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