City Council formally accepts San Gabriel Trench

The following is a wrap-up of the November 20 City Council meeting. You may read the full agenda here, or listen to the audio here.

In a 4-0 decision with Vice Mayor Pu absent from the vote, the City Council formally accepted the San Gabriel Trench from the Alameda Corridor-East Construction Authority with the exception of the sewer lift station.

Back in 2011, the City formed an agreement with Union Pacific Railroad and the Alameda Corridor-East project to accept the project within thirty days after the finalized list of construction items have been completed. After working with ACE, staff from Public Works determined that the City can formally accept the project. With this acceptance, the City will be responsible for all maintenance, repair, replacement and improvements to the rail corridor support structures, and for the overhead grade-separated structures including the removal of vegetation, trash and graffiti.

City Council: Vote:
Mayor John Harrington Yes
Vice Mayor Jason Pu Absent from the vote
Councilmember Juli Costanzo Yes
Councilmember Chin Ho Liao Yes
Councilmember Denise Menchaca Yes

City Council approves contract for 2019 Lunar New Year Festival

To prepare for this year’s Lunar New Year Festival, the City Council approved an agreement with the event producer KCM Agency as well as the expenditure of $30,000 from the City’s community engagement fund.

Total expenses for the event are estimated to be $92,540, and the event is expected to bring in $99,100 with a net income of $6,560. All net income will be used to purchase items for future Lunar New Year events. In addition, staffing costs are expected to be $27,600, which is not covered by the event budget but borne by each department.

City Council: Vote:
Mayor John Harrington Yes
Vice Mayor Jason Pu Absent from the vote
Councilmember Juli Costanzo Yes
Councilmember Chin Ho Liao Yes
Councilmember Denise Menchaca Yes

City Council approves $58,000 for electrical conversion fees for new police facility

To reduce costs for the future police facility, the City Council approved $58,000 to realign underground utilities, which run underneath the current construction site. As part of the cost, the project architect will ensure that the rerouted lines fulfills the requirements of Southern California Edison and AT&T.

It’s important to note that the actual costs and contract to physically move the utilities will be put out to bid at a future date.

City Council: Vote:
Mayor John Harrington Yes
Vice Mayor Jason Pu Absent from the vote
Councilmember Juli Costanzo Yes
Councilmember Chin Ho Liao Yes
Councilmember Denise Menchaca Yes

City Council approves $56,991 to repair damaged storm drain near St. Albans Road at Roses Road

To repair a damaged storm drain near St. Albans Road at Roses Road, the City Council approved a contract with Vasilj, Inc for a project cost of $51,810.00 alongside a 10% construction contingency for a total cost of $56,991. Funds will be allocated from the 2018-19 storm water management program.

City Council: Vote:
Mayor John Harrington Yes
Vice Mayor Jason Pu Absent from the vote
Councilmember Juli Costanzo Yes
Councilmember Chin Ho Liao Yes
Councilmember Denise Menchaca Yes