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March 27, 2018 > Newark City Council

Newark City Council

Presentations and Proclamations:
? Proclaim March as American Red Cross Month in Newark. Helen Knudson and Kane Wong accepted the proclamation.
? Proclaim March 22, 2018 at Arbor Day in Newark. Council and staff planted a tree in front of Civic Center Park in honor of Arbor Day. Neal Hornbeck accepted the proclamation.

Public Hearings:
? Approve construction of a duplex at 37136 Magnolia Street with modification of replacing a shared garage with two separate garages. PASSED 4-0-1 (Recuse, Freitas)

? Accept bid and award contract for 2018 accessible pedestrian curb ramps to SpenCon Construction, Inc. for $152,000.
? Initiate Weed Abatement Program for 2018 and set public hearing for April 26, 2018.
? Authorize extension for one additional year of Auditing Services Agreement with Badawi & Associates with the 2016-17 rate schedule, $64,577 for the full audit.
? Accept subdivision improvements for a 164-unit residential project on the east side of Cedar Boulevard near Central Avenue.
? Approve Conceptual Master Plan for the dog park at Newark Community Center. Preferences from a community meeting February 27, 2018 included: vinyl-clad chain link fence and decorative columns; play elements/agility equipment; metal shade structures; multiple water fountains in large dog park, combination of decomposed granite and natural turf preferred. Probable costs of $315,648 not including buffer landscaping and amenities such as shade structures, play/agility equipment or social plazas. Additional costs anticipated for mix of surfacing and related storm water treatment. Final Conceptual Master Plan cost estimated $470,000. Construction to be included in 2018-2020 Biennial Budget and Capital Improvement Plan, funded entirely by Measure WW funds. Construction to begin early summer; completion anticipated in fall 2018. Park name undecided. Maintenance costs estimated at $20,500 per year plus $25,000 re-sodding of natural grass when required. Public comment from First Presbyterian Church asking for copies of plans and notification of progress.
? Presentation of Draft Five-Year Forecast 2018-2023: Development Forecast, Economic and Financial Forecast, Strategic Plan. A final document will be presented to Council for approval at April 12, 2018 council meeting. Following approval, a Budget Work Session will be held May 24, 2018 to examine details.

Oral Communications:
? Public comment commending council - residential development ?step in the right direction?.

Mayor Alan Nagy Aye
Vice Mayor Michael Hannon Aye
Luis Freitas Aye, 1 recusal
Sucy Collazo Aye
Mike Bucci Aye

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