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September 25, 2012 > Hayward City Council

Hayward City Council

September 18, 2012

Consent
Approved plans and specifications and call for bids to be received on November 6, 2012 for Dixon Street improvements (Tennyson Road to Valle Vista Avenue). The estimated project cost is $2.55M with completion of construction scheduled for November 27, 2013.

Reimbursement of $195,667 from the Park in-Lieu fee account to the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District (HARD) for Skywest Golf Course Improvements Projects and of $17,746.38 from the same account for the Silver Star Veterans Park Bocce Ball Court Reconstruction Project.

Legislative Business
Introduced ordinance amending City's Municipal Code to accept fats, oils and grease (FOG) waste at the Water Pollution Control Facility (WPCF) and established fees and charges for permitting and receipt of fats, oil and grease. Revenue raised by grease-receiving station will be placed in the Wastewater Operating Fund toward WPCF operations and maintenance. Projected revenues could amount to $100,000 per annum.

Public Comment
Elie Goldstein, Jarrod Carozza and Ignacio Treijo highlighted the loss of business because of parking issues on Foothill Boulevard arising from the Route 238 Corridor Improvement Project. Goldstein has seen a 30 percent decline in foot traffic. Treijo has lost half of his clients. Carozza and Treijo asked if the City might have funds set aside to help suffering businesses offset their losses or for advertising and marketing of these establishments.

Jim Drake thanked the City Manager for providing access to the underground car park at City Hall after close of business. He is pleased with the curb and sidewalk improvements along Franklin Avenue but unhappy with the previously scattered refuse that the contractor assembled at a single location to enable the start of these transportation improvements. The refuse has not been removed.

Charlie Peters, Clean Air Performance Professionals, informed Council that the federal Environmental Protection Agency has extended the time to consider the discontinuing the use of corn ethanol in gasoline. Peters considers production of corn ethanol increases the prices of gas, food and other corn-related products.

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