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July 1, 2009 > Fremont City Council

Fremont City Council

June 23, 2009

Consent Calendar

Councilmember Harrison asked that the school district, water district and sanitary district be notified of a change by the city to collect development impact fees after building permit issuance but prior to final inspection certificate of occupancy. He was told that all but the sanitary district had been notified, but the oversight will be corrected.

Ceremonial Items

Resolution honoring Jesus Valenzuela for reporting a suspicious incident that resulted in the possible prevention of a serious crime and capture of a suspect.

Resolutions honoring city employees for valued service: Park Ranger Sandy Ferreira (20 years); Street Field Supervisor Jeff Edwards (20 years); Building Maintenance Field Supervisor Bob Bohannon (20 years); Environmental Compliance Manager Kathleen Shonk (20 years); Building Trades Worker III, Rene Castillo (25 years).

Scheduled Items

Recommended changes to Art in Public Places Program. Allow combining funds from one or more projects, flexibility of location for public art, Art Review Board recommendation path, use of board members as liaisons to private developers, consider a cap on funding for public art projects (Cap on art funding adamantly opposed by Natarajan).

Appeal of Planning Commission decision to allow a large family daycare facility on Oro Drive as an increase from an existing smaller daycare facility at the same location. Staff recommends approval of Planning Commission decision.

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

Award design agreement to the Crosby Group ($1,231,556) and construction management services agreement to Critical Solutions, Inc. ($494,820) for the police department building seismic retrofit project. The total project cost to retrofit the police building is estimated at $12.25 million.

Mayor Wasserman closely questioned how consultants are selected and what guarantees would be the result of any work done due to promises made about the location and safety of the current building. He stated he would cast a symbolic "no" vote.

Mayor Bob Wasserman No
Vice Mayor Anu Natarajan Yes
Bob Wieckowski Yes
Bill Harrison Yes
Suzanne Lee Chan Yes

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