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June 28, 2011 > Hayward City Council

Hayward City Council

June 21, 2011

Adopted 13 resolutions to implement cost-saving measures and contract amendments proposed by employee-bargaining units, unrepresented management, Human Resources and City Attorney employees, Council-appointed City Manager, City Attorney, City Clerk and May and council members for FY 2012.

Awarded construction contract in the amount of $242,933 to AJW Construction for the New Sidewalk-Bellina Street project to install sidewalk, curb, gutter with pavement conforms on both sides of Bellina St. between Second and Third Streets. The total estimated project cost is $350,000 which is already budgeted in the Measure B (half-cent transportation sales tax administered by the Alameda County Transportation Commission) Tax Fund (Pedestrian and Bicycle) as part of the FY 2012 Capital Improvement Program. Work is expected to last from July 18 to September 2, 2011.

Awarded construction contract to Galeridge Construction, Inc. in the amount $489,958 for Pavement Reconstruction FY 2012-Chiplay Avenue Project. Failed sections of pavement will be rebuilt and wheelchair-accessible ramps installed at street intersections in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Chiplay Ct., Cabrini Dr. and Magnolia St. are part of this project whose total estimated cost is $600,000, which is budgeted in the Street Systems Improvement Fund for the Pavement Reconstruction Project FY 2012 as part of the FY 2012 Capital Improvement Program. Construction is scheduled to last from July 18 to September 27.

Public Hearing
Adopted 2012 Urban Water Management Plan and Urban Water Use targets.

Legislative Business
Amended City's contract with California Public Employees Retirement System and authorized staff to execute the contract. Police and fire personnel have agreed to concessions by covering part of the employer's contribution towards retirement benefits. In FY2012, police employees' contributions of 3 percent will save the city $745,000; similarly, an extra annual 6 percent contribution in FY 2012 and FY 2013 by firefighters will save $987,000 in FY 2012.

Approved FY 2012: 1) Operating Budget; 2) Redevelopment Agency Budget (6 YES votes, Sweeney recused); 3) Housing Authority Budget; 4) Capital Improvement Program Budget; 5) Gann Appropriations Limit.

Public Comment
Human Services Commissioner Diane Fagalde expressed concern over the state budget and the need for local-agency funding.

Katherine Kirschvink complained of reckless driving and traffic issues at the Amador St./Jackson St. and Jackson St./Cypress Ave. intersections. Bob Bauman, Director of Public Works, will speak with her to identify possible causes and solutions.

Doug Ligibel thanked Councilmembers Halliday, Peixoto and Zermeno for attending his Neighborhood Watch meeting. The group and his homeowners' association have built a close relationship with BART and BART Police. He would like citizens to have the opportunity to participate in the selection of Hayward Police Department's new chief and hopes for convenient scheduling of relevant meetings. He will liaise with the City Manager and City Clerk to facilitate public input into the selection process.

Jim Drake thanked Bob Bauman for his action regarding a broken concrete cover. He is dissatisfied with the absence of a barrier between motorists and the cut at the Mission Blvd./Foothill Blvd. intersection which is part of the Route 238 Corridor Improvement Project. He does not consider plastic cones/posts adequate protection. He asserts the project's safety measures do not comply with Caltrans regulations.

Kitty Kelly is concerned that potential designation of the Prospect neighborhood as an historic district will increase repairs and maintenance costs of her property. Although there are incentives for a property to be registered as an historic property, she does not wish her home to be included as part of an historic district-designation and asked Council to take into consideration individual homeowners' needs. The Mayor explained that, for the time being, the homeowners' association and its members must decide how to move forward.

Councilman Bill Quirk wishes to see a change to the traffic-light cycle at Carlos Bee/Mission Blvd.

Councilman Mark Salinas reminded everyone that free breakfast and lunch are available through the "Let's Do Lunch Hayward... and Breakfast, too" program until August 12, 2011, for all Hayward children, ages 18 and under. Call Food Services at (510)-723-3890 for schedules at individual sites. Visit for a list of participating locations.

Mayor Michael Sweeney - Yes
Barbara Halliday - Yes
Olden Henson - Yes
Marvin Peixoto - Yes
Bill Quirk - Yes
Mark Salinas - Yes
Francisco Zermeno - Yes

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