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May 20, 2009 > Newark City Council

Newark City Council

May 14, 2009

Proclamations & Commendations

Paul Mahar named Paramedic of the Year.

David Winnaker named Emergency Medical Technician of the Year.

May 17-23 proclaimed National Emergency Medical Services Week.

May 2009 designated as National Water Safety Month, Senior Recreation Supervisor Peter Beireis briefly presented the California Parks and Recreation Society's "Drowning is Preventable Campaign."

Public Hearing

Approved a 5-year extension for the continued operation of a temporary groundwater treatment system for the Chevron Gas Station, 5502 Thornton Ave. The treatment system is on the adjoining Newark Square Shopping Center property.

City Manager Reports

Certified Public Accountants Caporicci and Larson appointed as the City's independent financial auditor. The contract is for 3 years with the option to renew annually up to a maximum of 5 years.

Zoning Ordinance amended to allow lots in low-density residential neighborhoods to have a side-yard setback computed as the average required for the three parcels to each side of the subject site plus the three parcels directly across the street from the subject site. The current minimum 5 foot side-yard setback requirement to remain in place.

Authorized $6,000 expenditure for a 20% local match ($4,800 plus $1,200 installation costs) for $24,000 funding from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) to purchase mobile fire radios for frontline apparatus; these radios are a critical component of emergency and non-emergency responses. Newark and other local fire departments partnered with Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department to apply for funding. A Memorandum of Understanding directs the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department to serve as the lead agency to implement the 2008 Assistance to Firefighters Grant.

Mayor David Smith - Yes
Vice-Mayor Alan Nagy - Yes
Ana Apodaca - Yes
Luis Freitas - Yes
Alberto Huezo - Absent

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