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June 3, 2009 > Newark City Council

Newark City Council

May 28, 2009

Proclamations & Commendations
Karl Fredstrom named Police Officer of the Year.
Matt Reymundo named Dispatcher of the Year.

Public Hearings
Approved conditional use permit for new pre-school, Little Flowers Montessori School, at 37815 Birch St.

Re-introduced zoning ordinance text amendments, originally presented on April 23. Radius for architectural and site plan review projects increased from 300 ft to 500 ft. Amendments were prepared in response to neighborhood concerns following construction of a 60 ft high building by Pechiney Plastic, aka Alcan Packaging, on west side of Cherry St.

City Manager Reports
Awarded contract for 2009 Asphalt Concrete Street Overlay Program to Top Grade Construction, Inc. for a base bid amount of $1,088,983.00. Project funding sources: 2008-09 Gas Tax Fund allocation of $750,000 for Street Maintenance Programs, American Recovery & Reinvestment Act 2009 monies, Prop. 1B funds and Measure B sales tax revenue.

Awarded contract for Silliman Activity and Family Aquatic Center Energy Strategic Plan to Syserco, Inc. in the amount of $9,250.

Signed agreement with HFD&H, LLC for technical assistance with 2009-10 recycling efforts in the amount of $29,060. Fully-funded by Alameda County Waste Management Authority and California Department of Conservation grants.

Signed agreement with Alameda County to participate in the Alameda County Urban County Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program for FY 2009-2010. Alameda County disburses HUD funding to cities for projects aimed at low- and moderate-income households.

Signed contract to extend and amend the First Responder Advance Life Support (FRALS) Services Agreement between Alameda County and the City of Newark for period July1, 2009 - June 30, 2011 and to receive $343,145 funding over the two-year term.

Adopted a resolution finding that a severe fiscal hardship will exist if $1.2M of local property tax funds are seized by the State of California in 2009-10. Past "borrowing" of the City's property taxes and the economic downturn have strained the City's finances. Further state takeaways will impact the City's ability to provide essential public services.

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

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