Council agenda set for Tuesday

January 9, 2019

The Fremont City Council is set to discuss two items brought forward by members of the governing body at its meeting on Tuesday.

The meeting is set for 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at 400 E. Military Avenue.

One item, brought forth by Councilmember Susan Jacobus, seeks an update on a factual investigation and legal analysis of unpaid earnest money/escrow and other expenses and fees resulting from a purchase agreement signed between the City of Fremont and RTG Medical Inc., which is being undertaken by City Attorney Mark Enenbach.

The Council unanimously passed a resolution authorizing the City Attorney to pursue the fact-finding investigation during its meeting on Dec. 20, 2018.

The amended resolution unanimously passed by the council charged the City Attorney with investigating the legality of the contract, as well as issues regarding city administration’s handling of the matter. However, the resolution did not direct legal counsel to initiate actions to collect the unpaid earnest/escrow monies.

“This is not really about RTG as a business or their contributions to the community,” Councilmember Brad Yerger said during discussion of the matter on Dec. 20. “It seems to me that there are three issues here: It’s a matter of contract and contract law. It’s a matter of ordinance enforcement and ordinance law for the municipal code of the City of Fremont, and the authority and communication to and from council and actions taken with or without council permission once ordinances are approved.”

The full story regarding the resolution authorizing the investigation into the agreement between the City of Fremont and RTG Medical can be found on the Fremont Tribune website at: https://bit.ly/2CWgi7O.

The council will also consider a resolution being brought forth by Yerger, which seeks to request the attendance of representatives from Time Warner Cable/Spectrum at the Jan. 29 council meeting to address their Franchise Agreement with the City of Fremont as well as service outages and complaints being made by the public, according to information released with the City Council agenda.

The resolution also asks that the city council appoint and authorize a committee made of up council members to make an on-site visit and inspection of Time Warner Cable/Spectrum records relating to service complaints, outages, repairs, construction, and equipment relating to the services provided under the terms of their Franchise Agreement with the City of Fremont.

The City Council’s full agenda can be found online at www.fremontne.gov/agendacenter

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