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Ohlone trustees to vote on raise

Frontage property development plans also up for discussion

By Angela Woodall, Staff writer.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007—Reprinted from Inside Bay Area.

Fremont—Ohlone College trustees will decide tonight whether to give themselves a $13.23 pay raise, bringing their monthly compensation to $277.83. That works out to $3,333.96 per year.

Even with the 5 percent increase, board members' pay still falls well below the monthly $400 maximum set by state law. The last raise was approved a year ago.

Trustees are not paid for missed meetings unless they are away on college business, ill, on jury duty or their absence is caused by a hardship recognized by board members.

Board members also receive health insurance paid by the college as long as they are trustees.

Other items of note on the meeting agenda tonight include an unveiling of the terms involved in developing the 22-acre parcel of land along Mission Boulevard between Anza and Pine streets.

Most recently, trustees reconsidered a plan for the frontage property offered by a development consortium called The Ohlone Team, instead of one by Sobrato Development Cos.

But details about the terms of the agreement between the college and the companies were not made public.

Newly released major business terms to be discussed tonight include the following items: a requirement that the developer help relocate parking spaces; a 50-year land lease that could be extended; and a land swap that involves a parcel at the edge of campus above Pine Street, which trustees refuse to sell.

The meeting will be broadcast live over the Internet at http://www.ohlone.edu/org/board/#online, and later on local cable Channel 28 at 7 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. Friday.

Staff writer Angela Woodall covers Newark, Ohlone College and Washington Hospital. She can be reached at (510) 353-7004 or at awoodall@angnewspapers.com.

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