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May 18, 2010 > Fremont City Council

Fremont City Council

May 11, 2010

Approve renovation and seismic retrofit of Fire Station No. 3 in the Irvington District. Award a construction contract in the amount of $1,833,500 to River View Construction, Inc. A challenge to this award by Calstate Construction, Inc. was dismissed as "without merit." Total project budget is estimated at $3,600,000 including soft costs, construction, site clean-up and contingencies, all funded by Measure R.

Redevelopment Agency
Authorize grant funding of $43,148 and loan assistance of $96,746 for the Macau Cultural Center in Niles District. Owner is required to contribute $15,544 toward the rehabilitation project. Work will include faŤade improvements, ADA compliance, electrical work, HVAC and signage.

Oral Communications:
Council urged to retain local control of ambulance services.

Recognize Friends of Scouting Breakfast on May 20 honoring Alan Olsen and featuring Mark Eaton, two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year and former Utah Jazz basketball star.

Criticism of how new tree ordinance was presented to the public by Council.

Reminded of Nursing Home budget cuts and deteriorating conditions for residents.


Ordinance:
Ban use of expanded polystyrene (Styrofoam) disposable food service ware in Fremont. As of January 1, 2011, food vendors that provide prepared food or beverages will be required to use recyclable or compostable food service ware. Representatives of Tri-City Ecology, Save the Bay, Clean Water Action and Fremont Chamber of Commerce spoke in support of the ordinance. Johnnise Downs of the California Restaurant Association spoke in opposition. Questions of education and existing inventory were discussed and concerns of compostable products were addressed by the impending switch of solid waste recycling to Altamont Pass facility with advanced recycling capacity for such waste.

Mayor's referral of citizens to East-West Connector Mitigation Monitoring Committee.


Mayor Bob Wasserman Aye
Vice Mayor Bob Wieckowski Aye
Anu Natarajan Aye
Bill Harrison Aye
Suzanne Lee Chan Aye

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