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June 19, 2012 > Newark City Council

Newark City Council

June 14, 2012

Presentations and Proclamations:
Commend Sergeant Major Daniel R. Soria (retired) who served in WWII with the 101st Airborne Division and participated in the parachute assault into Normandy on D-Day (June 6, 1944). He was captured and eventually escaped, returning home June 3, 1945. Daniel Soria was appointed a "Chevalier" of the Legion of Honor by French President Nicolas Sarkozy on September 16, 2011.

Piecemakers Quilt Guild of Southern Alameda County presented handmade quilts to the Newark Police Department for distribution to children in need. The public was reminded of an upcoming Quilt Show at Ohlone College (Newark Campus) on July 14-15.

Written Communications:
Architectural and Site Plan review for a revised monument sign design at 6236-6258 Thornton Avenue (Newark Medical Center). Space for city announcements will be made available on the electronic message board.

Public Hearings:
Conditional Use Permit for Genius Kids day care facility at 39768 Cedar Boulevard, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Adopt Master Fee Schedule for FY 2012-13

Consent Calendar:
Adopt East Bay Economic Development Alliance "Open for Business" pledge
Authorize lease agreement with Alameda County for one-year lease of library facility in the amount of $1 and additional monthly payments of $2,864.75 for janitorial services (including contract administration).
Approve Memorandum of Understanding to establish the classification: Red Light Photo Enforcement Technician

Status report of emergency expenditure for repair of safety lighting at Sportsfield Park due to theft of wiring... total cost: $32,668 - completed
Status report of repair of sewer lateral at Fire Station 27; waiting for contractor to secure all necessary documents
Authorize Economic Incentive Agreement with Fremont Del Grande, Inc. for a new Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Ram dealership at the site of the previous Signer Buick dealership. Property is being purchased. A program of sales tax sharing between the City and Del Grande has been created for the first six years of operation.
Two public speakers raised questions of "corporate welfare" and competitive advantages of the arrangement.

Authorize contract services agreement with City Design Collective to prepare the Greater NewPark Area Master Plan.
Two public speakers argued that Mall ownership should be involved in funding the plan. Willingness of owners to participate at a later stage when specifics are involved was cited by Staff.

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

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