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Millbrae City Council Meeting Recap for June 11, 2019

Post Date:06/18/2019 9:42 AM

On Tuesday, June 11th, the Millbrae City Council hosted its first meeting of the month.

Minutes from the May 28, 2019, regular meeting passed, with a correction made, by a vote of 3-0-2, with Mayor Lee and Councilwoman Schneider abstaining.

The City Council received an informational report on Item 10 - Pilot Green Infrastructure Project near Taylor Middle School. The project will install three stormwater planter islands/curb extensions at the intersection of Taylor Blvd., Ashton Ave., and Almenar St. The project will also re-align the intersection to increase visibility in order to provide a safer intersection for both motorists and pedestrians.

The City Council discussed and voted on Item 11 – City Council discussion and appointment of Planning Commissioner. The Planning Commission consists of five members appointed by the City Council that serve at the Council's pleasure. The Planning Commission reviews and makes recommendations to the City Council on amendments to the Millbrae General Plan, amendments to local zoning ordinances, and on matters related to the development and redevelopment of private property. The nomination for Commissioner Maureen Davis’ reappointment was approved unanimously, by a 5-0 vote. She will serve a second term on the Millbrae Planning Commission.

The City Council requested that Items 6 and 7 be pulled from the consent calendar for discussion.

The City Council unanimously approved, on a 5-0 vote, the following consent item:

Item 5 – Resolution of the Millbrae City Council establishing the appropriations limit for fiscal year 2019 – 2020.

The City Council requested that Item 6 – Resolution approving a new maximum garbage rate schedule per franchise agreement with the South San Francisco Scavenger Company (SSFSC) – be removed from the consent calendar. The rate setting section of the agreement with SSFSC establishes a three year cycle of potential rate adjustments. This formula results in a 2.63% increase in the schedule of maximum garbage rates for residents and commercial accounts, effective July 1, 2019. The City Council unanimously approved Item 6, by a 5-0 vote.

The City Council requested that Item 7 – Approval of street closures on the 300 block of Broadway for the Beats and Brews on Broadway Music Series on July 11, 2019 and August 8, 2019 – be removed from the consent calendar. Beats and Brews on Broadway will feature a live stage band and give local restaurants and retailers an opportunity to come out of their shops for a street market. The City Council unanimously approved Item 7, by a 5-0 vote.

During the public hearing, the City Council received a staff update on Item 8 –  Continued public hearing from May 14, 2019, the consideration of the Gateway at Millbrae Station Design Review Permit, approval of revised materials and colors for the hotel (site 6B) on the Gateway at Millbrae Station Project located at 200 Rollins Road. Additionally, staff further recommends reviewing and approving city monument signage, landscaping, public art (including a water feature within the BART Plaza), and barrier details. The City Council voted unanimously, on a 5-0 vote, to approve Item 8, with discussed amendments.

During existing business, the City Council voted unanimously, on a 5-0 vote, to approve Item 9 – Recreation Center Restoration Project: 1) Receive informational update on the Millbrae Recreation Center Restoration Project, and 2) Adopt a resolution approving the submittal of a grant application for the Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Program to support the Millbrae Recreation Center Restoration Project.

During new business, the City Council voted unanimously, on a 5-0 vote, to approve Item 9 – Consider formation of a City Council ad-hoc sub-committee to address the issue of homelessness in the City of Millbrae and larger regional area. Mayor Lee and Councilwoman Oliva were appointed to the ad-hoc sub-committee.

During new business, the City Council received a staff update and voted on Item 12 –  (1) Accept the fiscal year 2018 – 2019 and fiscal year 2019 – 2020 mid-cycle budget report and (2) Adopt resolution amending the subject budgets as depicted in exhibit a to the resolution. The City Council voted unanimously, on a 5-0 vote, to approve Item 12.

A recording of the City Council meeting can be viewed at https://mctv.tv/.

The entire meeting agenda, attachments and presentations can be viewed at https://www.ci.millbrae.ca.us/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/7885/48.

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