Tuesday evening, the City Council will meet for their regularly scheduled meeting at 7pm. The meeting will be held at City Hall, located at 156 S. Broadway.
The City Council will be appointing members to the Arts Commission, which earlier this year was almost eliminated due to lack of participation and inability to reach the number of commissioners needed for consistent meetings. Citizens that have applied to serve the City on the Arts Commission include LaKneshia Ann Diaz, Larry E. Yeakel, Lynn Gaiser-Sarraille, Angele Henry, and Lew Boyle.
The Council will also decide on whether or not to approve an agreement in the amount of $162,020 with Sally Swanson Architects, Inc., of San Francisco for City Project “ADA Self Evaluation and Transition Plan Update”.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed into law on July 26, 1990, to provide additional rights for people with disabilities, both in terms of employment and accessibility of businesses and public services. While the City originally completed its first transition plan in 1997, this plan is set to expire in the fall of this year.
On April 17, 2012 staff issued a Request for Proposals to prospective ADA consultants to help the City perform a self-evaluation, as well as update the current transition plan. Due to limited staffing, the RFP clearly delineated the intent of the City to have the consultant perform all aspects of the work, under the direction of an ADA Compliance Team and ADA Advisory Team. The scope of the project includes all city sidewalks, intersections public parks, public facilities, transit and all activities or programs administered by the City.
On May 25, 2012, 8 proposals were received for the project. Sally Swanson Architects, Inc., of San Francisco, provided the most complete proposal in keeping with the intent of the RFP and has been tentatively selected to provide professional accessibility compliance consulting services with a shall-not exceed contract in the amount of $162,020.
The Council will also decided on whether or not to approve a contract change order in the amount of $6,572.87 for City Project “Turlock Regional Transit Center”, bringing the contract total to $1,676,346.82
City Policy is that the City Engineer is authorized to approve change orders up to 2%, the City Manager is authorized to approve change orders up to 5%, and all other change orders must be approved by the City Council. The extra work included with this particular change order is necessary to remove unforeseen buried facilities and to remove a diseased redwood tree. No general fund money will be used for this project.
The Council will also be making a decision on approving an agreement between the Turlock Police Department, the Modesto Police Department, and the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department to share mutual records management system dad and information through the introduction of the Coplink Crime Analysis and Records Management Software. The City of Ceres already paid the full $10,000 conversion and implementation costs associated with Coplink to have the Turlock Police Department’s Records Management System data converted and downloaded into the Coplink System.
This system would significantly benefit the Turlock Police Department as it allows them to share experienced information between the police agencies in Stanislaus County and abroad.
The City Council meeting will begin at 7pm at City Hall, located at 156 S. Broadway in Turlock. For more information about the City Council Meetings and to watch the Council Meeting online, please visit: