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April 12, 2011 > Fremont City Council

Fremont City Council

April 5, 2011

Consent Calendar:
1) Update Master Fee Schedule for recreation services and facility use.
2) Accept bid by Joseph J. Albanese, Inc. in the amount of $605,845 to widen Blacow frontage median from Dowling Avenue to Eggers Drive and repair adjoining pavements.

Ceremonial Items:
1) Acknowledge and applaud efforts of the Kiwanis Club as host of the Tri-Cities "Ducks for Bucks" race. This is the 17th year of this event and will be held at Lake Elizabeth on Saturday, April 30th. Proceeds support many local nonprofit organizations. Kiwanis members Clare Torres, Tom Miller and Dave Sauer represented the club at the council meeting.
2) Recognized Fair Housing Month and the work of Project Sentinel that helps with community mediation, housing discrimination issues, HUD home ownership counseling and tenant/landlord counseling.

Public Communications:
1) Received comment about unequal city action when dealing with Union Pacific Railroad and Fremont citizens. Response noted that railroads are regulated by federal government and the City has no jurisdiction in these matters.
2) Received comment praising Fremont for promotion of Universal Design designed to aid disabled persons and promote "aging in place."

Other Business:
1) Capital Improvement Program (CIP) update, outlining the project status of existing and anticipated capital projects. Funding has been spread over five years with only the first two years appropriated. Staff will return in June for approval.
a. The report refines project costs and identifies some outside funding sources such as the new county Vehicle Registration Fee, Gas Tax and some additional Development Permit Fee revenue from Traffic Impact Fees.
b. One of the primary effects of reduced funding for capital expenditures is the impact on roadways that are currently considered in "fair" status but will deteriorate to "poor" within the next 10 years unless additional funds are collected. New gas tax revenue will slow this process but an additional $10M per year is necessary to maintain current conditions.
c. Traffic Impact Fees will be used to widen Warm Springs Boulevard between Corporate Way and Brown Road to allow better access to the Warm Springs BART station.
d. Bicycle and Pedestrian funds will be used for programs from the City's Bicycle Master Plan.
e. Park Facilities and Acquisition funds will be used for parks, projects and priorities developed by the Recreation Commission. One-time WW funds will supplement capital expenditures.
f. Redevelopment projects, contingent on continuation of the agency, include Irvington BART station, Quiet Zones, Fremont Boulevard streetscape and Grimmer Greenbelt.
g. Dedicated funding for one-time projects include permitting and land use IT system, Fremont Boulevard/Alder Avenue traffic signal and Paseo Padre and Auto Mall traffic management.

A CIP update is scheduled for presentation to the Planning Commission on May 12 with City Council Public Hearings on June 7 and June 14.

2) Dissolution of Associated Community Action Programs
a. Authorize City Manager to execute a Reimbursement and Joint Cooperation Agreement related to dissolution. This agency has been dissolved due to extreme financial difficulties. The financial impact to Fremont is unclear at this time.

Council Referrals:
1) Appoint Sandeep Chandana to Library Advisory Commission

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

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