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THE CITY OF 28 <br /> CITY COUNCIL AGENDA REPORT <br /> PLEASANTONc <br /> May 17, 2022 <br /> Engineering <br /> TITLE: REVIEW THE MEADOWLARK TRAIL PROJECT, CIP NO. 22797, AND <br /> PROVIDE DIRECTION TO STAFF ON WHETHER TO PROCEED WITH <br /> CONSTRUCTION <br /> SUMMARY <br /> On October 17, 2006, City Council approved the 30-acre Meadowlark development, <br /> PUD-58, consisting of eight lots surrounded by 22 acres of open space. One of the <br /> Conditions of Approval required that the applicant install or provide funding for a trail in <br /> the open space area as determined by the Director of Parks and Community Services. <br /> On May 23, 2007, the Planning Commission approved Vesting Tentative Subdivision <br /> Map (VTM) 7813 subject to the Conditions of Approval. There was no effort to begin <br /> work on the development for many years, but the VTM did not expire due to extensions <br /> granted for various reasons by the city and state legislation. The property was sold in <br /> 2016 and the new owner began the process of fulfilling the conditions of approval for the <br /> development. <br /> The improvement plans for the trail, along with a payment of$57,379 for trail <br /> construction, were accepted by City Council on March 3, 2020, and City Council <br /> awarded a construction contract to the low bidder, American Ramp Company, for <br /> $59,500 at the November 16, 2021, City Council meeting. Before construction could <br /> begin, the City heard from many residents opposing the creation of the trail in the open <br /> space, stating they hadn't been informed a trail was planned. In response to the <br /> neighbors, staff held a neighborhood outreach meeting on March 2, 2022, to discuss the <br /> trail alignment. Most residents in attendance at the meeting stated their opposition to <br /> the construction of a trail. <br /> On March 15, 2022, several members of the public attended the City Council meeting <br /> and again stated their opposition to the trail and asked City Council to reconsider the <br /> 2006 decision to construct a trail. Council directed staff to bring the project back for <br /> further consideration. <br /> RECOMMENDATION <br /> Staff recommends that Council review the history of the project and provide direction to <br /> staff to: <br />