April 1, 2014 > Newark City Council
Newark City Council
March 27, 2014
Presentations and Proclamations:
Presentation by Alameda County Transportation Commission of the 2014 Transportation Expenditure Plan (TEP) and its effects on the County and Newark in particular. The 30 year, $8 billion bond measure will bring approximately $27 million earmarked specifically for Newark plus additional funds that could be allocated to Newark projects. Other cities have voted in favor of the TEP; Newark will address this at a future meeting.
Consider the development of approximately 21.4 acres for 217 residential units on the south side of Enterprise Drive east of Willow by Trumark Homes. Due to a lengthy letter of objection on behalf of Gallade Chemical, Inc. received by staff, the hearing was continued until April 10th but public comment was received, primarily negative. Comments focused on toxic material, traffic problems and use of eminent domain.
Accept work by Marina Landscape, Inc. for Lakeshore Park irrigation renovation including a 6-inch irrigation mainline, centralized controller, remote control, valves and other components.
Approve plans and specifications for 2014 weed abatement and award contract to JJ Landscape Management, Inc. for tractor mowing, manual labor and debris removal at $120/hour. EngineerÕs estimate was $195/hour. Contract may be extended for no more than two consecutive one-year periods.
Accept bid by Group Mobile for five Panasonic Toughbooks, Òruggedized public safety mobile data computers.Ó Lowest bidder (Mooring Tech, $18,942) did not meet specifications and may not have been available at time of purchase. Therefore, second lowest bidder, Group Mobile bid of $21,424 is acceptable.
Approve Economic Incentive Agreement with NewPark Mall, LP giving conditional economic incentives for mall improvement and modernization. Sharing of increased, future revenue tax, not related to anchor tenants, is tied to development of a movie theater or major renovation. Sales tax sharing would continue for 18 years beyond trigger event. Public comments: Questioned public support of private enterprise. Praised the plan as a Òwin-win.Ó
League of Women Voters is conducting a ÒY VoteÓ contest for students. Details at www.lwvfnuc.org; submissions due by May 1, 2014.
Mayor Alan Nagy Aye
Vice Mayor Ana Apodaca Absent
Luis Freitas Aye
Maria ÒSucyÓ Collazo Aye
Robert Marshall Aye