The Modesto City Council on Tuesday is scheduled to vote on:
Backing the Local Taxpayer, Public Safety and Transportation Protection Act of 2010, a ballot initiative designed to close loopholes that allow the state to borrow city funds
Reappointing Frank Boots, Bart Barringer, Tom Slater and David Boring to the Downtown Improvement District advisory board
Accepting a $4,599 donation from Taco Bell and a $1,000 donation from Wal-Mart to buy two mobile child identification systems to fingerprint and photograph children and others. The Police Department uses the photos and fingerprints in the event of a kidnapping.
Signing a $94,566 contract with Kimley-Horn & Associates Inc. of Stockton to provide engineering, design and construction management services for the rehabilitation of the northwest terminal apron at Modesto City-County Airport
Entering into a $120,110 contract with Insituform Technologies of Chesterfield, Mo., to reline a leaking section of 10-inch waterline under the Union Pacific Railroad tracks on I Street between Eighth and Ninth streets. Insituform was the only bidder on the project; its bid was 21 percent above the city engineer's estimate. City staff says putting the project out to bid again probably would not result in less expensive bids, because the project is small in scale and difficult to perform.
Approving a contract of up to $100,000 with Erler & Kalinowski Inc. of Oakland to write a feasibility study on creating a waste-water system that would be shared by Modesto and Ceres. Ceres will pay for half the cost of the study.
Accepting a bid and approving a $1.4 million contract with Mountain Cascade Inc. of Livermore to remove and replace a 50-year-old 12-inch waterline on Yosemite Boulevard from Las Flores Avenue to Phoenix Avenue
Appointing Councilman Dave Lopez to be the vice mayor for 2010
Supporting high-speed and regional passenger rail in downtown Modesto, and directing staff to make any necessary amendments to the urban area general plan
Agreeing with Modesto Irrigation District to realign Graphics Drive. The MID will be responsible for the design and construction, estimated at $2.7 million.
Authorizing the airport manager to submit a five-year airport development plan to the Federal Aviation Administration
Considering a cost- sharing agreement between the Del Puerto Water District and Modesto for a feasibility study on a regional recycled water delivery system. The study is anticipated to cost $100,000. The proposed recycled water system could provide much-needed water to the West Side, as well as pull in new revenue for the city. Modesto would sell the recycled water for use on agricultural land.
The Modesto City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the basement chamber of Tenth Street Place, 1010 10th St.