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July 24, 2012 > Fremont City Council

Fremont City Council

July 19, 2012

Special Meeting

Ceremonial Items:
Fremont will celebrate National Night Out on Tuesday, August 7, 2012. Over 120 block parties have been registered so far and another 20-30 are expected by that evening.

Fremont Festival of the Arts is recognized as the largest celebration of its kind anywhere. It will be held in the Civic Center area August 4-5.

Scheduled Items:
BART Presentation on Warm Springs/South Fremont architectural design. The station is expected to be a unique, structure designed to accommodate access from both East and West entrances. Designs by world-renowned artist Catherine Widgery have been selected for the iconic rotunda and interior. Construction of Lake Elizabeth tunnel is almost complete. A public celebration is planned at completion. Service to Warm Springs is projected to begin 2015.

Comment on Urban Land Institute analysis of the Warm Springs area to create a "viable and actionable plan." Councilmembers had high praise for the process and recommendations. Plan document is available on Fremont website (

Regular Meeting

Delegate authority to City Manager during council recess.
Approve 10-year extension with Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. to install, construct, maintain and use pipes and appurtenances for Nitrogen Gas in public right-of-way.
Rezone property at 303 Hackamore Lane (Dutra - recuse).
Rezone property at 38599 Paseo Padre Parkway (Dutra - recuse).
Resolution for municipal candidates to deposit $3,462 for statement costs.
Award contract for Patterson House rehabilitation for $540,365.
Set General Obligation Bond tax rate for 2012/13 at $0.0094 per $100 assessed valuation.
Street vacation at Paseo Padre Pkwy and Mowry Ave for Whole Foods (Dutra - recuse).
Award base repair contract to O'Grady Paving for $1,949,311.
Accept highway bridge replacement grand funds for Old Canyon Road Bridge.
Purchase radio equipment for Public Works, Community Development and Community Services.
Award contract for Police Building wall coverings to Saboo, Inc. for $118,000.
Authorize service agreement with Abode Services for Emergency Shelter Program, $117,776.
Assignment of golf course lease to Kijoung Ruy
Award bid for police in-car camera system to Coban Technologies, Inc. for $663,651,75.
Public Safety Capital projects appropriations.
Contract with Alameda County Behavioral Health Care for adolescent alcohol and drug intervention and treatment services.
Set a public hearing to consider a land exchange of approx. 529 squre feet in Irvington Community Park and Our Lady of Guadalupe Church.

Scheduled Items:
Private Open Space Plan amendment. Consider implementing the provisions of the Private Open Space initiative thereby removing the need for this to be placed on the November ballot. Re-designate 26 properties from Private Open Space to General Open Space, two parcels on Estates Terrace from Private Open Space to Hill Face Open Space, Re-designate one parcel on Cyrstaline Drive to General Open Space, Re-designate four parcels on Sabercat Road to General Open Space. Make changes to General Plan as necessary. (Approved 3-2. Aye: Morrison, Natarajan, Dutra; Nay: Harrison, Chan)

Enter into an Exclusive Right to Negotiate with CenterStreet Development and Blake Hunt Ventures for Centerville Unified Site.

Mayor Morrison proposed directing staff to explore the establishment of a Sustainability Commission.

Mayor Gus Morrison Aye
Vice Mayor Anu Natarajan Aye
Bill Harrison Aye (except where noted)
Suzanne Lee Chan Aye (except where noted)
Dominic Dutra Aye (except recusals)

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