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May 17, 2005 > Newark Council Meeting

Newark Council Meeting

Thursday, May 12, 2005

by Susana Nuñez

Presentations and Proclamations
The Newark Unified School District selected a Teacher of the Year and a Student of the Year from each of the eight elementary schools in Newark, as well as the Newark Junior High School and Newark Memorial High School. Honorees were present at the meeting and the Newark Rotary Club presented each individual with a plaque.

A commendation was given to the Newark Memorial High Rocketry Club, which was recently honored with the privilege to participate in the Team America Rocketry Challenge finals. Elie Wasser, Astronomy, Rocketry, and Aerospace Science teacher and members of the team were present to receive the commendation. A commendation was also given to Regina Gilroy, whom recently resigned from her position on the Newark Senior Citizen Standing Advisory Committee effective April 14, 2005, after 17 years of dedicated service. The Council then proclaimed May 2005 as Older Americans Month in Newark. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Older Americans Act and the proclamation was awarded to the Newark Senior Citizen Standing Committee. The Council also proclaimed May 15-21, 2005 as National Emergency Medical Service Week in Newark. Battalion Chief Brian Caminada was present to accept the proclamation. A commendation was awarded to Paramedic of the Year Brian Stewart.

Council Matters
The Council cancelled the regular meeting of June 9, 2005 due to the Newarks of the World reunion in Newark, New Jersey that will be held the same week. In addition, Mayor Smith wished his two stepdaughters a happy birthday and Vice Mayor Nagy wished Chief Preston a happy retirement. Tonight's meeting marked the Chief's last Newark City Council meeting.

Oral Communications
The Fremont Football League invited the Council to join them in the grand opening of their offices on May 22 from 2-5pm. The organization is open to all Tri-City residents.

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