The Modesto City Council on Tuesday voted 7-0 to:
Back 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.
Sign 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 Airport.
Enter a $120,110 contra with Insituform Technologies of Chesterfield, Mo., to reline a leaking 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, and its bid was 21 percent above the city engineer's estimate. City staff said 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.
Approve a contract worth as much as $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.
Accept a bid and approve 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
Appoint Councilman Dave Lopez to be the vice mayor for 2010
Agree with Modesto Irrigation District to realign Graphics Drive. The MID will be responsible for the design and construction, estimated at $2.7 million.
Authorize the airport manager to submit a five-year airport development plan to the Federal Aviation Administration