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September 14, 2010 > City of Newark

City of Newark

Newark City Council
September 9, 2010

Presentations and Proclamations
Commended Detective Sergeant David Parks for 34 years of distinguished service with the City of Newark, on his retirement.

September 16-19, 2010, proclaimed as Newark Days. The city will celebrate its 55th birthday this September.

Public Hearings
Approved conditional use permits to establish wireless telecommunications facility (Clearwire) at 7275 Thornton Avenue (A&S Enterprise), 34905 Newark Boulevard (Courtyard by Marriott) and 6590 Central Avenue (Bemis Flexible Packaging).

Approved a conditional use permit for a dance instruction studio (Aerodance) at 5258 NewPark Mall Road (NewPark Plaza Shopping Center).

Amended a conditional use permit to convert the existing food mart and auto repair building into a food mart only building while remodeling the building exterior; construct a full-service, drive-thru car wash facility; and provide an additional fuel dispenser at 35425 Newark Boulevard (76 Gas Station). Two of the food mart's neighbors, Dave Miller and Sherry Hughes, expressed concern over increased noise that would arise from the car wash.

Considered protests to the sale of 37086 Walnut St. Maria and Justino Gonzales. Opponents of the sale were absent. The city was concerned that this lot was difficult to develop as a stand-alone project and wanted to sell it. Unanimously approved.

Waived building permit fees of $493 for tenant improvements at Viola Blythe facility, Enterprise Drive.

Contractual service agreement with Kevin. W. Harper, CPA & Associates, in a maximum amount of $30,000, to prepare the city's annual financial statements, reports required by the state of California for fiscal year ending June 30, 2010 and complete schedules required by external auditors, following the resignation of the city's Senior Accountant in August 2010.

Awarded contract to Cal-Bay Construction, Inc. for Community Center HVAC Upgrade Phase 1 in the amount of $163,995. Funding is from two grants: American Recovery and Reinvestment-Energy Efficiency and Community Development Block Grant-Recovery.

Entered into a five-year leasing agreement, ending June 30, 2015, with Newark Chamber of Commerce for office space in the City Administration Building, Newark Boulevard.

Authorized filing of an application for $682,000 of Federal Surface Transportation Program (STP) and/or Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) funding for Cedar Boulevard and Jarvis Avenue Pavement Rehabilitation, committing the necessary non-Federal match of at least $78,300 (11.47 percent), and stating the assurance to complete the project. The 2010-12 Biennial Budget include gas tax funding of $168,000 for the local match. Construction planned for FY 2011-12.

Council Matters
Appointed Council members Ana Apodaca and Luis Freitas to the Alameda County Fire Department Advisory Commission.

Re-appointed Carol McCarty to the Senior Advisory Council.

Re-appointed Clark Redeker to the Industrial Development Authority.

Mayor David Smith - Yes
Vice Mayor Alberto Huezo - Yes
Ana Apodaca - Yes
Luis Freita - Yes
Al Nagy - Yes

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