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June 12, 2012 > Fremont City Council

Fremont City Council

June 5, 2012

Approve plans and specifications for Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning unit replacement at Fremont Main Library and award contract to Hometown Construction in the amount of $1,045,700.

Hold a public hearing to grant a 10-year extension of the Franchise Agreement with Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.

Authorize a Memorandum of Understanding with Alameda County Health Services for reimbursement to City for expenses of services rendered.

Award construction contract to Star Construction, Inc. for Fremont Skate Park in the amount of $1,434,023.85. ( 4-1-0; Morrison votes "Nay")

Award construction contract to Energy Express Services, Inc. for Central Park Complex lighting; $272,333.

Approve concept plan and donation of Nature Learning Center site improvement project - Donation of $100,000 from Thomas F. Faria Living Trust; $20,000 from Integrated Waste Management Funds; $39,040 from Emerging Projects Reserve.

Approve side letter Memorandum of Understanding with Operating Engineers Local Union No. 3 to outsource certain park maintenance work.

Ceremonial Items:
Proclaim Pride Month at Senior Center in recognition of LGBT seniors
Proclaim Pride Month and acknowledge participation in Pride Parade in San Francisco

Scheduled Items:
First Public Hearing of FY 2012/13 Operating Budget: budget is balanced with no further expected use of Budget Uncertainty Reserve.

Other Business:
Report on Protect Fremont Private Open Space Initiative which appears to have enough signatures to qualify for the November 2012 ballot. Council was briefed on possible aspects of impact and promised another, more comprehensive report on or about July 17. Council has the option of adopting the ordinance without alteration or placing the measure on the November 2012 ballot. In July, the impact of the measure on the General Plan, a discussion of "unintended consequences," legal challenges and costs of alternatives will be discussed.

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