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July 31, 2012 > Newark City Council

Newark City Council

July 26, 2012


Presentations and Proclamations:
Introduction of Karl Dreutzer as a Public Works Inspector, hired in June and Division Chief Rob Eaton as Liaison Officer to Newark for Alameda County Fire Department.

Presentation by Robert Shaver, Assistant General Manager of Alameda County Water District to update the City on services, rates and projects of the District.


Public Hearings:
Architectural and Site Plan Review of planned unit development of 14-unit townhomes at 6249 Thornton Avenue.


Consent:
Approve Leave of Absence for up to one year for Childcare Instructor Simmons
Authorization to place delinquent garbage payments on County tax rolls
Issue no-encroachment permit for Newark Days Parade and Newark Mile race Saturday, Sept 22


Pulled from Consent by public:
Authorize Joint Powers Agreement with City of Fremont for case management services targeting frail, homebound Newark seniors. Budgeted amount of $5,000.

Authorize lease of Lenco Armored Rescue Vehicle - refurbished - to be used by SWAT squad and removal of civilians during dangerous situations. Lease will be approximately $23,000 per year for seven years with a $1 buyout at the end of the lease. Public comment centered on cost and use of funds for militaristic purposes.


Non-Consent:
Status report on emergency repair of lateral sewer line at Fire Station No. 27: completed July 19.

Approve plans and accept bid and award of contract for approximately $1.6 million with Beals Martin and Associates for mechanical repair and ceiling restoration of Silliman Natatorium. Funds are covered by $3.2 million legal settlement with original contractor for construction of Silliman Natatorium.

Approve Request for Proposals to conduct Newark General Plan "tune-up" required by State Law.

City Attorney Reports:
Denial of claims by Abel Mendoza; Tamara, Lauren, and Cameron Cheney; Sandra Thomposon; Kimberly Carter and Grant Carter.


City Council Matters:
Designate voting delegate and alternate for annual business meeting of League of California Cities in San Diego. No councilmember is planning attendance.


Oral Communications:
Increase of homeless population in Newark noted and proactive action requested



Mayor Alan Nagy Aye
Vice Mayor Ana Apodaca Aye
Luis Freitas Aye
Maria "Sucy" Collazo Aye
Robert Marshall Aye

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