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October 18, 2011 > Fremont City Council

Fremont City Council

October 11, 2011

Consent Calendar:
Authorizing an application to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) for 2012 Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) Funds.

Award a construction contract using Measure WW funds for a citywide play area upgrade in the amount of $3,346,121 to Perma Green Hydroseeding, Inc.

Presentation and Proclamations:
Recognize Fremont resident Irene Obera for her lifelong, world-class athletic accomplishments and service as a teacher, counselor and principal in Berkeley. She has many gold medal performances beginning in 1957 and recently winning three Gold Medals in July 2011 at the World Masters Athletic Championships in Sacramento.

Recognizing the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, Turkey Trot - Run or Walk for Health, Hope and a Home. This will take place on Thanksgiving morning in San Jose. Over the six years of this event, over $1.5 million have been donated to nonprofit organizations including Second Harvest Food Bank, Housing Trust and Children's Health Initiative.

Other Business:
Update on Measure WW and East Bay Regional Park District initiatives. Director Ayn Wieskamp spoke about the "Healthy Parks, Healthy People" program to encourage everyone to use the outdoor facilities. Additional programs such as the Trails Challenge help families enjoy the parks. Measure WW funds are being used for pragmatic purposes such as improvement of Ardenwood facilities. EBRPD has added 200 acres of the "Rose Property" to Vargas Plateau lands and is meeting with litigants to settle differences and find out how to improve access roads. Mission Peak traffic and parking and Dumbarton Quarry were also discussed. It has been decided that a lake at this location is not feasible.

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