August 7, 2012 > Hayward City Council
Hayward City Council
July 17, 2012
Business Recognition Award for July 2012 presented to Panera Bread.
Gary Smith presented a $10,000 Peter Sategna Scholarship Award to Tennyson High School graduate Marlene Marquez who will attend UCLA with the goal of becoming a physician. For Marquez, the scholarship is the difference between going to a community college and attending a four-year course.
Approved minutes of Special Joint City Council/Redevelopment Successor Agency/Housing Authority meetings on June 19 and June 26, 2012. 4 YES votes, 2 ABSTENSIONS (Jones, Mendall).
Awarded contract to Rosas Brothers Construction in the amount of $370,107 for new sidewalks at Franklin Avenue, Harder Road and Phillips Way. Increased Administrative Change Order from $85,000 to $140,000 to enable construction of more sidewalks as part of this project whose total estimated cost is $500,000 and is expected to be completed by October 10, 2012.
Confirmed report and assessment for delinquent single-family residential garbage bills, and authorized them to become a special assessment against the properties if not paid on or before July 16, 2012. As of July 17, 2012, 1,502 property owners owe Waste Management of Alameda County a total of $522,825.78 for the period March 2011 to February 2012.
Authorized City Manager to execute a Professional Services Agreement (PSA) with Brown and Caldwell to prepare a Master Plan for the City's Water Pollution Control Facility, in the maximum amount of $530,000.
Authorized City Manager to execute a PSA with RMC Water and Environment Inc., to prepare the Sewer Collection System Master Plan, in the maximum amount of $370,000.
Approved an agreement between the City of Hayward and the Hayward Police Officers Association authorizing continued participation, under newly negotiated terms, in the Voluntary Employees Beneficiary Association Program which enables employees to plan for future health care expenses.
Authorized City Manager to negotiate and execute a PSA with WLC Architects, Inc. for design of Fire Station No. 7, in the maximum amount of $370,000.
Authorized City Manager to amend the PSA with Mark Thomas and Company for additional construction support services associated with the Route 238 Corridor Improvement Project, in the maximum amount of $700,000.
Adopted East Bay Economic Development Alliance's Open for Business Pledge, part of East Bay EDA's initiative to promote the region's business-friendly environment.
Approved conveyance of the Residual Burbank Site (353 B Street) from the City to the Redevelopment Successor Agency; Successor Agency approval and acceptance of the conveyance of the same from the City to the Successor Agency; and approval of the conveyance of the same to Urban Dynamic and subsequent assignment to KB Home.
Approved plans and specifications and called for bids to be received on August 28, 2012 for Industrial Parkway Landscaping Improvement Project, whose total estimated cost is $1.39M and is scheduled for completion on February 22, 2013.
Amended Municipal Code relating to Sewer Connection Fees. Clarification has been added re. interest rate, the City's actions for payment defaults and providing Council with an annual report summarizing payment agreement activity during the previous 12 months, including the number of payment defaults, if any.
Authorized negotiation of a PSA with Townsend Public Affairs, Inc., in the maximum amount of $90,000, to assist in securing State and Federal funding for affordable housing, economic development, public safety, library, infrastructure, utility and recycling activities and transportation-related activities; and appropriated $15,000 from the General Fund and designating $75,000 in other accounts to fund the contract.
Authorized negotiation and execution of a PSA with Tracy Maiden-Baillie for Literacy Learning consultancy services, including Reading Specialist/Tutor advisory services, for Hayward Public Library's Literacy Plus program, in the maximum amount of $33,000.
Authorized and appropriated funds for General Plan Update.
Authorized City manager to execute an agreement with Cal State University, East Bay to deliver services supporting the Hayward Promise Neighborhood Initiative, for the period January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2016.
Designated Councilman Mark Salinas as the voting delegate and Council members Barbara Halliday and Marvin Peixoto as alternates for the League of California Cities 2012 Annual Conference.
Approved 1) modified Recognized Obligation Payment Schedule for July 1-December 31, 2012; 2) Recognized Obligation Payment Schedule and Successor Agency Administrative Budget for January 1-June 30, 2013; and 3) resolutions authorizing execution of property transfers for two housing properties (dedicated for affordable-housing purposes) from the City to the Housing Authority.
Council Reports, Referrals and Future Agenda Items
Councilman Zermeno stated that the City circulated mailers before July 4, 2012, informing residents that use of fireworks is illegal within Hayward and that a management plan was in place to maintain public safety. Nevertheless, there are irresponsible individuals who disregard such advice, as mentioned by Doug Ligibel during Public Comment. Zermeno clarified that such behavior is not the City Manager's fault nor is she responsible for the 87 empty commercial sites in the Downtown or for any real or perceived Hayward problems.
Hayward Economic Development Manager Sean Brooks informed Council that the June 6, 2012 Taste of Hayward event raised approximately $4,800 for the After-school Homework Support Center at Hayward Public Library. The 2011 event raised $6,000.
Sherry Blair remarked on the "warmth" she had felt when outgoing Councilmen Olden Henson and Bill Quirk were recognized and the support when Council members Barbara Halliday, Greg Jones, Al Mendall and Francisco Zermeno were sworn-in on July 10, 2012. She hankers after the "feel good" factor and a vision for the City of Hayward and would like more residents to be involved in the governmental and civic process.
Doug Ligibel, representing residents of the Grand Street/Grand Terrace neighborhood, complained of the illegal use of fireworks in the previous 47 days. They have been a problem for residents and businesses since June 1, 2012. He censured the City Manager for continuation of this illegal activity and expressed concern about the use of pyrotechnics to shield/disguise gunfire, which residents have heard. He is meeting with neighbourhood representatives to discuss the City Manager's response to the problem. Ligibel has personally suspended further meetings with her. He is also concerned about the endangerment of children. Since June 1, 2012, he and his neighbors have logged more than 100 calls with Hayward PD. He also holds the City Manager responsible for the 87 store-front vacancies in the Downtown. The Mayor asked that residents call Hayward PD abut nuisance behaviour so that the City can gauge performance and allocate resources accordingly.
Jim Drake considered people's trust of government and cited Henry Clay, 1829. "Government is a trust, and the officers of the Government are trustees, and both the trust and trustees are created for the Benefit of the people."
Mayor Michael Sweeney - Yes
Barbara Halliday - Absent
Greg Jones - Yes
Al Mendall - Yes
Marvin Peixoto - Yes
Mark Salinas - Yes
Francisco Zermeno - Yes