May 8, 2018 > Fremont City Council
Fremont City Council
May 1, 2018
? Second reading amending Fremont Municipal Code regarding independent expenditure committee contributions and expenditures.
? Approve agreement with Alameda County Flood Control District and Fremont Park Golf Club operator for Mission Creek Restoration and Improvement Project.
? Authorize purchase of eight vehicles from National Auto Fleet Group in an amount not-to-exceed $239,544.03 and three Bandit 250 XP Chippers from Cal Line Equipment, Inc. in an amount not-to-exceed $174,466.19 and various fleet replacement vehicles from National Auto Fleet Group in an amount not-to-exceed $500,000 and fleet replacement vehicles from The Ford Store (San Leandro) not-to-exceed $600,000.
? Award contract to Interstate Grading & Paving, Inc. in the amount of $3,789,895 for 2018 Pavement Rehabilitation Project.
? Reject all bids for 2018 Cape and Slurry Seal Project.
? Reject bid protest and award contract to Grade Tech, Inc. in the amount of $2,857,368.53 for BART Way and Gateway Plaza Project.
? Award contract to Shimmick Construction Company, Inc. in the amount of $23,131,525 for Warm Springs BART West Access Bridge and Plaza Project. (Recusal - Salwan)
? Approve partial release of Faithful Performance Bonds posted by Fremont Pat Ranch, LLC (Patterson Ranch) in the amount of $28,674,960.
? Reject all bids for Citywide Bicycle Detection Improvements Project Phase 2. Transfer funds to Walnut Avenue Bikeway Project.
? Proclaim May 10, 2018 as National Children?s Mental Health Day. Associated Student Body President of Horner Jr. High School Nosheen Ullah and Fremont Unified School District Student Board Member Zuhair Imaduddin accepted the proclamation.
? Proclaim Arbor Day, April 21, 2018. Volunteers and members of Niles Rotary Club, a local mosque, Councilmember Jones and his wife, Dana, Boy Scout Pack 441, Girl Scout Troop 33719 planted 20 trees, 50 plants and spread over 25 yards of mulch in Buena Vista Park on April 20th.
? Proclaim May 10 ? May 20, 2018 as Affordable Housing Week. Michelle Kim of MidPen Housing and East Bay Housing Organizations accepted the proclamation.
? Proclaim Bike to Work Month. Gary Suplick of Bicycle and Pedestrian Technical Advisory Committee and Mobility Task Force accepted the proclamation.
? Proclaim May 2018 as Mental Health Awareness Month. Annie Kim, Director, Michele Williams Smith, Family Advocate and Bethany Foster of Family Education and Resource Center accepted the proclamation.
? Recognize Relay for Life. American Cancer Society Community Development Manager for Relay for Life Christina Olson and volunteers for Relay for Life Tri-City F.U.N. (Fremont, Union City, Newark) accepted the proclamation. Event scheduled for June 23-24 at Newark Community Center Park.
? Speaker urged residents to attend motivational speaker Shivani June 2,3.
? Several speakers regarding East Bay Greenway Trail staging area at Orchard Drive as a poor choice. One speaker lauded the city for its attention to resident concerns and suggesting the area as a staging area in the event of a seismic event.
? Approve a General Plan amendment for a 0.79-acre site from General Commercial to Medium Density Residential to allow a 13-unit residential subdivision with townhomes and private street at 36341 Mission Boulevard (Niles Community Plan Area). Discussion by council noted need for more Below Market Rate (BMR) housing and favored an extension of time to change proposal. Developer was granted a review at the end of the meeting and agreed to inclusion of one BMR unit. PASSED 4-1 (Nay, Bacon)
? Approve a General Plan amendment for a 1.9-acre site from Hillside Residential to Low Density Residential. Tract map subdivides site into seven single-family residential lots and removal of 26 trees located on Morrison Canyon Road at the end of Queso Place and Espada Place in Mission San Jose Community Plan Area. Concern of lack of Below Market Rate units raised again. PASSED 4-1 (Nay, Bacon)
? By Vice Mayor Vinnie Bacon to discuss allowing marijuana delivery within the City of Fremont. Public comment favored delivery especially for those who are ill requesting medical marijuana delivery. Referred to staff for further study.
Mayor Lily Mei Aye
Vice Mayor Vinnie Bacon Aye, 2 Nay
Rick Jones Aye
Raj Salwan Aye, 1 Recusal
David Bonaccorsi Aye