Modesto City Council Watch

The Modesto City Council voted 6-0 Tuesday night to:

Appoint William Miller as a member of the Tuolumne River Regional Park Citizens Advisory Committee

Award a contract to buy and install video surveillance for the transportation center and bus maintenance yard to CelPlan Technologies of Reston, Va., for an estimated $253,671

Approve an agreement with Carollo Engineers of Phoenix for engineering support during construction of the digester gas treatment system for $93,138, and approve an agreement with GSE Construction Co. for $465,000. Estimate for construction and design support: $669,752

Two items were continued until meetings later this month:

Contracting with VSCE Inc. of Oakland for construction management for the Modesto bus maintenance project for up to $1.2 million

A public hearing on amending the zoning code to effect neighborhood compatibility guidelines, including revisions to residential second-story regulations, setbacks, height and lot width

Mayor Jim Ridenour was absent from Tuesday's meeting.

— Leslie Albrecht