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August 2, 2011 > Fremont City Council

Fremont City Council

July 26, 2011


Authorize purchase from Dell Marketing L.P. for backup and recovery hardware and
Software in an amount not-to-exceed $215,653.

Award a contract to for citywide bridge preventative maintenance to
Victory Engineers, Inc., in the amount of $186,186.00.

Accept highway and safety improvement funds and appropriate $517,680 to the Walnut Avenue-Argonaut Way/Parkhurst Drive Lane Reduction and Roundabout Project.

Contract with Data Ticket, Inc. for parking citation and hearing officer for five years. Award contract for boiler replacements in police building and main library to Bay City Boiler & Engineering Co., Inc., in the amount of $190,750.

Establish the Fire Safety General Obligation Bonds tax rate of $0.00983 per
$100 of assessed valuation (0.00983%) for fiscal year 2011/12.

Approve a new Memorandum of Understanding (2011-2013) with the International Association of Fire Fighters and Battalion Chiefs (IAFF) including compensation, health benefit and retiree benefit reductions and a second tier retirement program.

Authorize City Manager to execute items during council recess for the month of August. These include Centerville Ballfield Synthetic Turf Conversion Project, Sabercat Creek Restoration Project, Afghan Health Promoter project, health and case management services, Abode Services for the operation of Sunrise Village homeless shelter, LIFE ElderCare to provide meals on wheels, counseling and case management services, revise an existing building rehabilitation program loan with Judith Radcliff Heyman, et al, approve Amendment No. 2 to Construction Management Service Agreement with Critical Solutions, Inc., approve Amendment No. 4 to the Design and Construction Administration Service Agreement with The Crosby Group, approve Amendment No. 1 to the Special Inspections Service Agreement with Consolidated Engineering Laboratories, approve Amendment No. 4 to the existing agreement for Fire Bond Construction Project Management Services with Harris and Associates, implement Memorandum of Understanding(s) ratified by labor association(s) that meet Council-established labor relations direction with the six outstanding labor associations if agreement is reached during the August City Council recess.

Adopt denial of Appeal of Planning Commission findings to expand the Conditional Use permit for the Center Theater.

Recognize the Fremont Festival of the Arts to be held August 6-7, 2011

Public Communications:
Lisa Whitman of Local 1021 SEIU offered a plan for $9 million cost savings to the council. She urged the council to review the Sustainability Study carefully before making any decisions.

Strategic Sustainability Study:
Adopt the budget principles that will serve as a framework for long term financial discipline related to capital improvements, grants and performance. Analysis examines City's financial position and costs - those within and beyond City control. Without changes, deficits will continue leading to depletion of reserves. Recommendations are designed to review service delivery models, compensation, expenditure controls and new or increased revenues. Implementation timeframes include immediate (FY 2011/12), intermediate (FY 2012 - 2014) and long range (FY 2014-16).

Public Finance Authority
Establish meeting regular meeting dates: September 6, 13, 20.

Councilmember Dutra would like the council to consider the ramifications and feasibility of moving City Hall and Cultural Arts Center and Civic Plaza to an area near the future Warm Springs BART station. Stating that this Priority Development Area is "worthy of significant staff time and the leveraging of regional, state and federal funds for the planning, infrastructure and environmental work necessary to optimize its potential for success." (3 Ayes, 2 Nay [Harrison, Natarajan])

Update on Niles Canyon Safety Improvement Project:
Consider a city-sponsored public meeting with Caltrans to continue discussion of this project and its effects on the environment.

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