The Modesto City Council on Tuesday is scheduled to vote on:
Adopting an ordinance aimed at deterring metal theft by placing new requirements on scrap metal recyclers. Businesses will be asked to provide the driver's license numbers of each person they buy metal from, a description of the items being purchased and a statement from the junk seller indicating he or she owns the metal. The Police Department recorded $215,000 in damages related to metal theft from August 2006 to August 2007.
Considering a request from a developer asking the city to reimburse him for work improvements he paid for at the intersection of Oakdale Road and Briggsmore Avenue. Warner Soelling has been reimbursed $326,000. Beginning in 2004, Soelling has argued the city should pay him at least $421,600.
Setting aside $30,000 for Modesto to join Oakdale, Riverbank and the county for a study of an expressway across northern Stanislaus County.
Hiring Greenspan Co./Adjusters International, a West Coast company with several California offices, to assist the city in pursuing an insurance claim for the old John Muir School (Modesto Community Service Center) on West Morris Avenue that was destroyed in a fire last month and its contents. The company would be entitled to a percentage of the city's payout on its claim.
Signing off on a program allowing the city to board up abandoned homes and place liens on the properties for their cleanup.
Approving an agreement that makes the Modesto Fire Department the first resource for emergency services in two west Modesto unincorporated county islands instead of the Woodland Avenue Fire Protection District. Modesto's department has closer stations to the islands, and its firefighters respond to calls in those neighborhoods.
Closing a project that fixed an eroded bank along the Tuolumne River for $307,000, about $200,000 less than it was estimated the work would cost.
In addition, the council is scheduled to meet in closed session to discuss the city's exposure to an unidentified lawsuit.
The Modesto City Council will meet Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in the basement chamber of Tenth Street Place, 1010 10th St.