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February 28, 2012 > Hayward City Council

Hayward City Council

February 21, 2012

Hayward Fire Department Combat Challenge Team.

Approved plans and specifications and called for bids (to be received by March 27, 2012) for grease receiving and processing facility at the Water Pollution Control Facility. Total project cost is estimated at $680,000. The FY 2012 Capital Improvement Program includes $500,000 in the Sewer Capital Improvement Fund for this project which is scheduled for completion on September 14, 2012.

Authorized maximum expenditure of $2.5M for the Route 238 Corridor Settlement to complete administration services associated with the Settlement Agreement and appropriated additional funding of $1,022,656 from the remaining balance in the 238 Tenant Lump Sum Stipend Account whose total obligation is $5M; disbursements amounting to approximately $3.44M have been made.

Accepted resignation of Nicole Reams and Elie Goldstein from the Downtown Business Improvement Area Advisory Board and of Neisy Lujan from the Hayward Youth Commission.

Legislative Business
Approved Alameda County Transportation Expenditure Plan and recommendation for the County Board of Supervisors to place an extension and augmentation of the existing Transportation sales Tax on the November 6, 2012 ballot.

Approved FY 2013 Council Priorities subject to minor amendments to language.

Public Comment
Charlie Peters, Clean Air Performance Professionals, spoke of environmental legislation and remarked that imported Brazilian ethanol is adding $0.16 to the cost of a gallon of gasoline while the US is exporting genetically modified corn ethanol to Brazil for their cars.

Jim Drake complained of noise levels of power washers used by restaurants to clean kitchen equipment and expressed concern about grease/oil run-off. He also queried the death of a tree on Harder Road within four months. Staff was directed to provide a copy of the responses already given.

Dave Campbell, East Bay Bicycle Coalition, encouraged participation in Bike to Work Day on May 10, 2012.

Judy Harrison, Chair of the Friends of the Library and Hayward Library Commissioner, provided statistics for the city's library - more than a million items borrowed in 2011, an 85 percent increase in business during 2006-11, more than 600,000 visitors (or more than 2,000 daily visits) last year; 21,000 children in youth programs and 130,000 users of the library's 30 computers in 2011.

Bart Robeson spoke against the installation of the Verizon cell tower close to Stonebrae Elementary School. Mayor Sweeney informed him that the matter could only be re-opened if Verizon wishes to do so.

Mayor Michael Sweeney - Yes
Barbara Halliday - Yes
Olden Henson - Yes
Marvin Peixoto - Yes
Bill Quirk - Absent
Mark Salinas - Yes
Francisco Zermeľo - Yes

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