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February 15, 2011 > Fremont City Council

Fremont City Council

February 8, 2011

Consent Calendar:
Approve traffic signal modifications at three Stevenson Boulevard intersections (Sundale Dr., Besco Dr., Davis St.) to upgrade equipment to meet City and State standards as well as become more energy efficient. Closed circuit television equipment to broadcast information to the City's Traffic Management Center will also be installed at Stevenson/Blacow and Stevenson/Besco. Lowest qualified bidder is wingard Engineering, Inc. in the amount of $453,063.04.

Retrofit Street Lights on Stevenson Boulevard with LED lighting.from Murietta Drive to Mission Boulevard (approximately 3.1 miles, 264 street light heads).This should reduce electrical consumption by 79,000 kWh per year at an estimated electrical cost savings of $9,800 per year. Award bid to Republic Intelligent Transportation Services, Inc. for $172,874.

Execute a five year lease agreement renewal of 9,573 square feet with the State of California at Family Resource Center. ITEM CONTINUED

Approve a cost-sharing agreement with Union Sanitary District for installation of sewer laterals in the Niles Boulevard Improvement Project. The amount not-to-exceed $260,000.

Ceremonial Items:
Chinese Immersion Class at Azevada Elementary School welcomed the Chinese New Year with song led by class teacher Ms. Wang.

Public Financing Authority:
Establish additional regular meeting dates including February 15, 22; March 1, 8.

Other Business:
Oppose Governor's plan to abolish redevelopment agencies
Oppose federal plans to reduce Community Development Block Grants
Oppose Governor's plan to eliminate Multipurpose Senior Services Program

Council Communications:
Appointments to advisory bodies including: Desrie Campbell - Human Relations Commission, Al Minard - George W. Patterson House Advisory Board.

Approve a referral by Councilmember Harrison to instruct staff to explore opportunities for community outreach on City budget issues. Councilmembers decided to defer such a request until Council develops a list of alternatives for discussion. - DEFERRED

Mayor Bob Wasserman Aye
Vice Mayor Suzanne Lee Chan Aye
Anu Natarajan Aye
Bill Harrison Aye
Dominic Dutra Aye

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