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July 20, 2010 > Fremont City Council

Fremont City Council

July 13, 2010

Consent Calendar

Upgrade 9-1-1 telephone facilities and creation of an additional site in new gun range/training classroom to be used during Police Station retrofit. Funds for upgrade are from State collected 9-1-1 user tax on telephone bills. State funds cannot be used for backup location. Fremont is eligible for $330,000 from State. Cost of State funded upgrade project is $282,007.50 and additional dispatch locations funded by City of Fremont will cost $84,866.36.

Approve a Teen Center Plaza paving project for group events - outdoor or combination of indoor/outdoor - during all times of the year. Design was approved by Recreation Commission as part of the Capital Improvement program. Lowest bid is by Suarez and Munoz Construction, Inc. at base bid of $436,112.90 (Project estimate $555,000). Recommended alternate configurations will add $90,420.

Approve extension of contract with PMC World to manage studies of NUMMI area property. Studies are funded by federal Economic Development Administration grant; due to limited resources of City Manager's office, PMC World has been managing the preparation of the site for new development. The initial contract with PMC World for $99,000 is nearing completion and an extension at a cost of $90,000 is requested. Studies are expected to be completed in April 2011.

Approve a condition use permit for Auto Mall Pylon Sign.

Proclaim Tuesday, August 3 as National Night Out in Fremont and recognize the prominent role of Fremont in celebration of this event to create awareness of neighborhood public safety efforts.

Humorous video presentation of excavation of BART tunnel project under a portion of Lake Elizabeth by Andy MacRae. BART Director Tom Blalock noted that construction is progressing on schedule.

City Council and Redevelopment Agency:
Adopt resolutions to designate boundaries of "South Fremont/Warms Springs Survey Area. This is in anticipation of developing a redevelopment area for the former NUMMI plant site.

Consider options for modifying Street Tree Removal criteria. Option 1 which leaves the ordinance as approved previously intact was preferred.

Referrals:
Reappointment by Mayor Wasserman of Dottie DiFranco to George Washington Patterson House Advisory Board

Request the city council to include a Ballot Measure for November general election to increase term limits for council positions to twelve consecutive years. This would not change the rules that allow reinstatement of eligibility following a break-in-service. Councilmembers discussed the late introduction of this referral and the fact that it could be construed as "self-serving." The motion died for lack of a second. It was felt that it may be time for a larger discussion of the form of government that best suits the City of Fremont.

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

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