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November 16, 2010 > Fremont City Council

Fremont City Council

November 9, 2010

Consent Calendar:
Amend Washington Boulevard/Paseo Padre Parkway grade separation project design agreement to authorize payment of an additional amount to URS Corporation not to exceed $10,000 and an additional $10,000 if necessary.

Ceremonial Items:
Eric Figueroa, representative of the League of California Cities, presented Fremont with the Grand Prize 2010 Helen Putnam Award for Public Works, Infrastructure and Transportation. This recognizes outstanding work on the Washington Boulevard/Paseo Padre Parkway project in the area of Public Involvement, Savings and Efficiency, Tangible Results, Regional Partnerships and Technology.

Presentation of ACEC Engineering Excellence Award for the Washington Boulevard/Paseo Padre Parkway Separation Project

Recognition of the One Book: One Community Reading Program by the American Association of University Women (Fremont). The book chosen for this year is "Hot, Flat and Crowded by Thomas L.Friedman.

Recognition of Make A Difference Day volunteers represented by Raj Salwan, Chair of Human Relations Commission.

Oral Communications:
Several representatives (Bruce Cates, Lorna Jaynes, Rich Godfrey) of LEAF noted efforts to use portions of the Mission Adobe California Nursery property to network with the community and enlist public support.

Tony Pimentel of local skate shop, Caliskatz, asked for clarification of the effect of a lawsuit to reconsider alternate locations for the proposed Fremont Skate Park.

Scheduled Items:
Consider an appeal of Planning Commission denial of a Conditional Use Permit to allow the conversion of an existing residential structure to a commercial structure at 4004 Mattos Drive in Glenmoor area of Centerville. After much discussion, resident objections to the conversion due to the size and location for a pre-school, council voted 3-1 to approve the conversion citing the change from non-conforming to conforming use. The structure is located in a C-O zone. Variances for excess FAR, parking issues and garbage collection bins was discussed and approved. Impacts including safety, traffic and use of the facility were deemed immaterial to the change of use for zoning purposes.

*Approve Appeal 3-1 (Harrison dissenting)

Mayor Bob Wasserman Aye
Vice Mayor Bob Wieckowski Aye
Anu Natarajan Aye
Bill Harrison Aye*
Sue Lee Chan Absent

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