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Phase 1 Construction Along Winchester Completed, Two New Sedans for Campbell PD

The Oct. 16 Campbell City Council meeting takes place at 7:30 p.m. What do you want to know about?

The Campbell City Council will meet tonight at City Hall, 70 N. First St., at 7:30 p.m.

The agenda for Tuesday's meeting includes:

  • The approval of the replacement of two Campbell Police sedans, totaling $83,000.
  • A request for public art at the E Campbell Avenue Portal Project, costing $75,000 or between 1-2 percent of the total cost of the project.
  • The acceptance of completion of work on the Winchester Boulevard Phase 1 Improvement Project, at a total cost of $1.4 million.

The Campbell Police Department needs to replace two sedans after a July 14 call for service ended in a multi-car collision, totaling two patrol units. Stevens Creek Chevrolet was the lowest bidder, with a cost of about $34,500 per vehicle. It will cost an addition of $7,000 per patrol unit to outfit for police use. The total cost for the two vehicles will be covered by the city of Campbell's insurance provider, ABAG.

Staff is recommending using a portion of the E Campbell Avenue Portal Project funds, about $75,000, toward the creation and installation of public art component.

The tentative time line, if council agrees to move forward: 

  • Request for Public Art: Oct. 29
  • OBAG program adoption/grant award March 2012
  • Civic Improvement Commission review of public art: June 2013
  • City Council approval of public art: July 2013
  • Construction begins: March 2014

According to the city agenda, the Winchester Boulevard Phase 1 Improvement Project consisted of several elements added to the busy Campbell street.

Separated sidewalk with planter strip and landscaped median islands on Winchester Boulevard along the frontage of the Campbell Community Center.

Pedestrian enhancements at the Winchester Boulevard/Campbell Avenue intersection and along the north side of Campbell Avenue including:

  • Decorative corner treatments
  • Decorative high visibility crosswalks
  • ADA compliant curb ramps and pedestrian push buttons
  • Reduction of corner radii (bulb outs)
  • on Winchester Boulevard between Campbell Avenue and Budd Avenue.
  • Replacement of street lights from wooden poles to city standard electroliers on Winchester Boulevard north of Campbell Avenue. 

The total cost of project is approximately $1.4 million dollars with a remainder of about $35,000. The city will consider transferring this remaining amount to the Hacienda Avenue Green Street Improvement Project tonight.

For more information or to view the live video tonight, visit the city's website here.

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