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April 17, 2012 > Newark City Council

Newark City Council

April 12, 2012

Presentations and Proclamations:
Commending Commander Robert Douglas of the Newark Police Department for 28 years service with the City of Newark

Farmers and Farmerettes Square Dance Club presented checks totaling $2,250: $750 for Meals on Wheels; $750 for K-9 operations; and $750 for graffiti abatement.

Presentation by Alameda County Transportation Commission regarding the proposed 2012 Transportation Expenditure Plan. This proposal will involve an additional county-wide sales tax measure on the November 2012 ballot. If passed, funds will be apportioned directly to cities and through a needs assessment. City support for this measure is sought and will be on the agenda at the next meeting of the Newark City Council.

Public Hearings:
Consider a conditional use permit and planned unit development at 39650 Cedar Blvd. to include physical activity uses (i.e. dance studio, marital arts, health club, etc.)

Consider property owner objections to 2012 Weed Abatement Program (no speakers)

Consent Calendar:
Authorize public right-of-way encroachment permit for S.E.S. Holy Ghost Festival July 21-22.
Delete Redevelopment Agency from council agenda and replace with Successor Agency
Authorize park furniture replacement through Outdoor Creations, Inc. in the amount of $13,104.38.
Adopt Successor Agency to Newark Redevelopment Agency
Approve $10,000 sponsorship of Newark Chamber of Commerce SummerFest to promote recycling.

Review draft of 2012-13 and 2013-14 Capital Improvement Plan. As part of the City's biennial budget, expenditures in excess of $5,000 are listed except equipment and vehicles replaced through the Equipment Replacement Fund. With no operating surplus since 2004, requirements for inclusion are strict and must satisfy a regulatory or mandatory need, reduce a liability or preserve an existing asset. Among projects considered, 96 remain unfunded.

FY 2012-13 includes 30 projects totaling $9,015,000 primarily associated with repair of Silliman Activity Center ceiling with funds from a legal settlement and environmental and design of a Central Ave. overpass funded with Measure B funds (Alameda County Transportation Commission). Sidewalk, street tree maintenance, pavement repair and transportation-related expenditures are included in the budget. Funds for maintenance of City Administration Building, audio/visual upgrades for council chambers. Grant funds are anticipated for Police Department upgrades and community nonprofit organizations.

FY 2013-14 project recommendations include 22 projects totaling $2,245,000 for maintenance of sidewalks, handicap ramps, roadway maintenance. Purchase and installation of building permit tracking software will be ultimately repaid through building inspection fees.

Draft document completion is expected by April 16 and a presentation to the Planning Commission on May 8 will precede presentation at a City Council Budget Work Session May 24. Adoption of the Biennial Budget and CIP by City Council is planned June 28, 2012.

Amend Solid Waste Collection and Recycling Services Contract with Waste Management of Alameda County, Inc. - 24% increase.
Due to a significant rate increase, a one-year interim contract has been accepted with an initial rate increase of 24% effective June 1, 2012. There is an option to continue this contract for another year with a rate increase of an additional 4%. A residential 35-gallon container will increase from $21.72 per month to $26.93 per month. Staff is preparing a competitive Request for Proposal process.

Council Matters:
Adopt summer recess of council during the month of August 2012
Appoint a replacement on Planning Commission for Councilmember Robert Marshall. Theresa Ballard Dias was selected by Mayor Nagy.

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

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