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March 13, 2012 > Newark City Council

Newark City Council

March 8, 2012

Presentations and Proclamations:
Commend retiring 25-year employee, Police Commander Donna Shearn who began her career with the City of Newark as a Police Officer on August 16, 1986. Shearn has worked as a Newark Patrol Officer, Special Enforcement Officer, DARE Officer, and the very first female School Resource Officer for Newark Memorial High School; participated in the drafting of the Police Department's Vision Statement; and was a member of the Hostage Negotiation Team and was the first female in department history to be promoted to the rank of Sergeant in July, 1991, and worked in this capacity as a Patrol Sergeant, Administrative Sergeant, and Acting Detective Division Commander.

Shearn the first female in the department's history to be promoted to the rank of Police Lieutenant on July 1, 2004, and the first female in the department's history to become a Police Commander on January 1, 2009. She was the Police Department's Employee of the Quarter for Fall 2003, the City of Newark Employee of the Year 2009, and was awarded the Chief's Challenge Coin in March 2010.


Consent
Authorize commitment letter to Compass Bank in connection with refinancing Certificates of Participation for 1998 Silliman Community Activity Center Project and a portion of 2002 Silliman Community Activity Center and Old Town Fire Station Project at fixed rate of 3.5%. Current COPs are at approximately 4.9%.

Approve street maintenance program for 2012 street patch paving, asphalt concrete overlay and street slurry seal/cape seal programs.


Council Matters
Appointments to agencies, boards, committees and commissions by Mayor Nagy.


Oral Communications
Miriam Keller representing League of Women Voters announced "Sunshine Week" March 11-17 and a program to educate legislators about the Brown Act. She emphasized voter education and the League's website: www.smartvoter.org.


Meeting adjourned in memory of former Newark Police Chief Ray Samuels who passed away suddenly at age 58.


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

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