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February 28, 2012 > Newark City Council

Newark City Council

February 23, 2012

Special Budget Work Session
Review and discuss fiscal impacts of economy, business environment, staff and service levels and Utility Tax funds on City. Measure U has mitigated the decline of services but will not replace income lost from business slowdown and State takeaways including the loss of Redevelopment Agency. A "flexible" hiring freeze, capital funding reductions and labor contract mediation have been used to offset loses but new revenue sources are being investigated. UUT funds will allow a surplus small fund to be restored as well as funding for: Senior Center, additional police officers, parks and landscape personnel, Ash Street program, crossing guard program and community preservation staff.

Silliman Aquatic Center will close at a date to be specified for up to six months to effect repairs to defective ceiling finishing; subject of a lawsuit and reparations from contracting parties for repair. Unspecified loss of revenue offset by legal settlement.

A significant loss of revenue will result from a consolidation of Staples Fulfillment Center that will leave Newark. Revenue from this source represents approximately $1.6 million or 19 percent of Newark sales tax income. City Council will hear presentations of a five-year forecast and Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) in April; Budget Work Session in May and request to adopt the 2012-14 Budget and CIP in June.

Regular Council Session

Presentations and Proclamations:
Proclaim March as American Red Cross month

Public Hearings:
Consider six-month review of a conditional use permit for an existing wireless telecommunications facility at Newark Junior High School.

Authorize an agreement for $16,000 with Joel Nelson Productions, Inc. for 2012 Music at the Grove program July 8, 29 and August 12

Authorize a master programs funding agreement with Alameda County Transportation Commission for Newark Transportation Expenditure Plan.

Approve amendment to Capital Improvement Plan to include an increase in the forecasted surplus from $259,000 to $780,000.

Initiate 2012 Weed Abatement Program


Update on status of Evergreen Oil, Inc. plant repairs, notification requirements and operations to re-refine used motor oil.

Resolution to adopt and endorse Obligation Payment Schedule and basic financial statements as successor agency for the prior redevelopment agency.

Receive report on status of Solid Waste Collection and Recycling Services contract with Waste Management that expires May 31, 2012. Finalize contract for a one year extension that would take place June 1, 2012 increasing rates by 24 percent and an option of an additional one year extension at a 4 percent increase for that year.

Mayor Al Nagy Aye
Vice Mayor Ana Apodaca Aye
Luis Freitas Aye
Suzy Collazo Aye
Robert Marshall Aye

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