Council Considers Multi-Million Dollar, 8-Year Agreement with Recology Tuesday

Use of Google's athletic field and a donation of two portions of Berlin Wall to the city also on City Council agenda for Sept. 18.

The Mountain View City Council agenda for Tuesday, Sept. 18 looks short, but  it's packed with agenda items of interest to a wide-range of residents.

The following is a brief synopsis of the evening's agenda. For the full agenda, click here. The session begins at 6:30 p.m.

To read the staff report on any of these items, click on the related hyperlink.

The consent calendar, agenda items that can be approved in one vote unless pulled for discussion by council or a member of the public, includes the appropriations for funds and approval of specifications for the annual replacement of deteriorated, disleveled and non-ADA (American with Disabilities Act) conforming sidewalks and curbsides. In 2011, the city improved the sidewalks from Castro Street to Highway 85. With the new appropriations, the city will work on areas from Castro Street to Shoreline Boulevard.

Last week the City accouncil approved the revised Athletic Field Use Policy. This Tuesday, the council considers authorizing City Manager Dan Rich to enter into an agreement with Google for the weekend public use of the corporations GARfield Athletic Fields. The agreement will be for a trial period and only for the use of approved Youth Sports Organizations.

There is no public hearing item on the agenda.

Under new business the city council considers entering into an agreement with Recology for eight years. First year, 2013-14 compensation from the city to Recology would be $13,528,738, a 9.45 percent increase over the current Fiscal Year 2012-13 compensation. Compensation for 2014-15 will be $13,679,743, a 1.1 percent increase over Fiscal Year 2013-14. Recology will continue to provide recycling and collection services, but would add new and improved services.

Lastly, under new business the council discuss the donation of two pieces of the Berlin Wall, the cost to install the relics and the possible location.




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