Modesto City Council Watch (5/6/13)

kvaline@modbee.comMay 5, 2013 

    alternate text Kevin Valine
    Title: Reporter
    Coverage areas: City of Modesto and nonprofits
    Bio: Kevin Valine has been a copy editor and reporter at The Bee since January 2006. He's worked at the Reno Gazette-Journal, Sarasota (Fla.) Herald-Tribune and Paradise Post as a reporter and copy editor. He's a graduate of San Jose State.
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— The Modesto City Council meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the basement chamber of Tenth Street Place, 1010 10th St. The council is expected to:

• Award a contract for the purchase of two Altec aerial bucket trucks for the Community & Economic Development Division, traffic electrical section, at an estimated cost of $272,780

• Accept work by Empire & Associates for the purchase and installation of synthetic turf on three fields at Mary E. Grogan Community Park as complete and authorize payments of $1,016,000. This item was pulled from the previous council meeting agenda to allow for additional minor work.

• Consider approving a lease agreement between Modesto Airport and Budget Rent A Car. Budget will pay the airport a commission of 7.8 percent of its car rental revenues or $12,000 a year, whichever is greater. Airport officials expect the commission to be $15,000 to $20,000 during the first year of the contract. A city report says Budget approached airport officials about opening a business there. Budget will share counter space with Avis Rent A Car. The rental companies are owned by the same firm.

• Consider adopting a resolution amending the city's capital facilities fees policies and procedures. A city report says staff has reformatted the policies and procedures to create a simple but more comprehensive set of guidelines.

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