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Millbrae City Council Meeting Recap for June 26, 2018

Post Date:07/06/2018 12:31 PM

On Tuesday, June 26, the Millbrae City Council hosted its second meeting of the month.

Following the Pledge of Allegiance, the City Council commended the Millbrae Lions Club for their donation of $6,000 to help support youth entertainment programs. A major portion of the donation will be used to purchase an inflatable outdoor movie screen. The City would like to thank the Millbrae Lions for their generous donation.

On a 5-0 vote, the City Council approved the following consent items:

Item 5 - Resolution accepting the 2017 Sanitary Sewer Mains and Lateral Smoke Testing Project as complete and filing of the project’s notice of completion;

Item 6 - Resolution authorizing the city manager or his designee to execute public works agreements with three contractors for on-call tree maintenance services and emergency tree maintenance services for a one-year term;

Item 7 - Resolution accepting the Interim Community Center Project as complete and authorizing the filing of a notice of completion;

Item 8 - Resolution authorizing the city manager or designee to (1) execute an addendum to the agreement for professional services with Stepford, Inc. for information technology support and related services exercising the first one-year option term, (2) authorize purchases of software, hardware and related technology items from Stepford, Inc., (3) execute an agreement with Mitel for telephone system and support for a three-year period, and (4) execute an addendum to the agreement with GSD Consulting, Inc. for project management and technical services for the financial system implementation project extending the term for one year;

 Item 9 - Resolution approving waiver of up to $6,000 in rental and set-up/breakdown fees for use of the Chetcuti Room for Self-Help for the Elderly through June 30, 2019, in order to operate a weekly senior lunch program;

Item 11 - Approve, by motion, a fee waiver of staff costs totaling up to $1,600 and street closures of: (1) Broadway (Meadow Glen to La Cruz), (2) Taylor Boulevard (Frontage Road to Magnolia) and (3) Hillcrest (Frontage Road to Magnolia) on August 17, 2018, from 4 a.m. through 5 p.m. for the Millbrae Machines Car Show.

Item 10, an exemption of set-up and breakdown fees for Millbrae-based non-profits, when the organizations rent City facilities for organization business, was removed from consent for discussion on how the fee exemption would be used. It was clarified that the city manager would monitor use to ensure the fee waiver is not abused, and that it would only apply to Millbrae-based non-profits and service organizations. It was approved on a 5-0 vote.

An update on the status of the Millbrae Community Center rebuild (Item 12) was given by Peter Ingram. Key points from his presentation included:

  • Group 4 Architecture and the design team are developing conceptual options. They would like to review those options with the City Council members who are not on the sub-committee to ensure their voices are heard.
  • The next phase of design concepts will be presented to the community at the end of July for input.
  • The interim community center facility is completed, allowing the City to submit cost reimbursements to its insurance providers.

Thank you to everyone who has participated in the Millbrae Community Center rebuild meetings and online surveys.

The City Council considered a fee waiver of $144 for use of the Community Center Great Room by Councilmember Ann Schneider for a community meeting with Millbrae Highlands and Meadow Glen Neighborhoods (Item 13). The motion failed.  Councilmember Schneider recused herself from the vote.

The entire City Council meeting can be viewed online at www.mctv.tv. The meeting agenda and staff reports can be view at https://www.ci.millbrae.ca.us/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/7156/48.

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