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April 18, 2024

Agenda: Bids too high for Hollister’s West Gateway project?

Hollister City Council members will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday to consider the following:

Reject high bids for West Gateway project: The council will consider rejecting all bids received for the West Gateway Beautification Project, Phase I, and directing staff to reevaluate it. The city received two bids, one for about $3.3 million from Monterey Peninsula Engineering and another from Graniterock for $3.5 million. The engineer’s estimate was a little less than $1.5 million.

Support for Farmworker Housing Act: The council will consdier a resolution to support Assembly Bill 1783, also known as the Farm Worker Housing Act of 2019, by local Assemblyman Robert Rivas. The bill creates a process to streamline farmworker housing on agricultural land that meets certain standards for families.

The City Council will consider approval of a Resolution adopting the a chapter to the code called “Consultant Selection of the Caltrans Local Assistance Procedures Manual for the procurement of Architectural and Engineering Services for State and Federal funded transportation projects.”

Revised job descriptions for managers: The council will consider approving the job description for Airport Executive Director and hiring current Management Services Director Mike Chambless, who runs the airport as part of that broader job description, for $148,000 annually. He will maintain a title of assistant city manager as well. Other job description changes for the agenda include those for development services director and senior planner.

New positions: The council will consider creating new positions that include development services technician for a bi-weekly range of $1,982 to $2,410 and environmental programs manager for a salary of $152,000.

Mirabella II Subdivision into CFD: The City Council will consider including the Mirabella II Subdivision into Community Facilities District No. 4 (“CFD No. 4”) to fund public services necessary to maintain public infrastructure related to the subdivision.

Ground lease for Park Hill cell tower: The city will consider executing a ground lease and associated recordation documents for an easement and lease agreement with Crown Castle also known as CCTM1 LLC, A Delaware limited liability company, at the city-owned cellular site at 420 Hill St.

Water truck lighting: This would provide $12,173 from the General Fund reserves to equip the existing water department water truck with the necessary lights and radios to satisfy the Fire Department requirements for an emergency response vehicle.

Read the full agenda here.