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June 17, 2009 > Newark City Council

Newark City Council

June 11, 2009

Proclamations & Commendations
The Newark Unified School District selected a Student of the Year and a Teacher of the Year from Newark elementary schools, Newark Junior High School and Newark Memorial High School. Newark Rotary Club presented each individual with a plaque. Fellow teachers, fellow students, friends and family attended.

Written Communications
Approved the establishment of a day-care facility for up to 14 children at 7862 Peachtree Ave. The applicant, Sonia Dugarte, operates a day-care home for up to 8 children at this address (her residence). She previously received approval for a large family day-care home at 8152 Peachtree Ave but moved from that location. Staff did not receive a request for hearing or comments from neighboring property owners.

Public Hearings
Amended Master Fee Schedule for FY 2009-2010. The MFS is based on an analysis of both direct and indirect costs for the delivery of certain City programs and services.

City Manager Reports
Signed a Streetlight License Agreement with Pacific Gas & Electric Company to locate SmartMeter equipment on City streetlights to provide two-way communication between meters and PG&E. Initial installation should be completed by Sept 2009.

Paramedic Program special tax approved at $14.43 per benefit unit for FY 2009-2010.
The 12 cents increase from $14.31 is in line with the 0.8% change in Consumer Price Index (CPI) between April 2009 and April 2009.

Signed contract with David Powers and Associates, Inc., for more environmental impact analysis on developable land known as Areas 3 and 4. Area 3 is designated primarily for R&D high tech development and includes the Silliman recreation complex and Ohlone College. Area 4 consists of 560 acres, mainly agricultural, between Mowry and Stevenson, west of Union Pacific railroad tracks.

Mayor David Smith- Yes
Vice Mayor Alan Nagy- Yes
Ana Apodaca- Yes
Luis Freitas- Absent
Alberto Huezo- Yes

Oral Communications
Margaret Lewis asked if public input will be taken for Area 4 Environmental Impact Report. Community Development Director Terrence Grindall confirmed that they will be open to public suggestions.

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