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March 4, 2014 > Newark City Council

Newark City Council

February 27, 2014

Presentations and Proclamations:
Commendation for 2013 California District 14 Big League All-Star team who finished the season in second place Little League BaseballÕs Western Region. Those honored included players: Patrick Andresen, Mark Bontempo, Jeff Chu, Brandon Facha, Brandon Fuhs, James Gaffey, Scott Havard, Kenny Jacoby, Devon Jones, Christian Letona, Reid Marion, Wyott Ott, Martin Padilla, Austin Robles, Thomas Rodriguez, JJ Sanchez, Zach Souza. Manager Wayne Chung, Coach Ed Hugo, Coach Lucky Ott, Team Parent Barbara Fuhs, District 14 Administrator Reggie Torres and District 14 Big League Coordinator Frank Bontempo were also honored for their support and dedication to the team.

Proclaim March as American Red Cross Month in recognition of those who prepare for and help in times of disaster, especially local volunteers. In the past year, 3,000 local volunteers of the Bay Area chapter helped individuals and families with temporary housing, clothing, food and emotional support; provided lifesaving CPR, first aid, water safety and preparedness education. The local chapter provided emergency communications, counseling, financial assistance and a caring presence to more than 8,000 local military families. Bay Area hospitals were provided with nearly 75,000 units of red blood cells, platelets and plasma. The Bay Area Chapter will hold a ÒHeroes BreakfastÓ September 5, 2014.

Public Hearings:
Allow a conditional use permit for modifications (conversion to LED) of an existing identification sign for Fremont Mazda at 39800 Ballentine Drive.

Authorize application for California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control grant.
Re-title Senior Public Safety Clerk to Police Records Supervisor.
Initiate 2014 Weed Abatement Program. Public Hearing set for April 10, 2014

Removed from Consent:
Approve bid and award for 2014 Music at the Grove Summer Concert Series to Joel Nelson Productions in the amount of $18, 450. Pulled by Councilmember Bob Marshall to applaud staff and ask for future consideration of portable stage purchase that could be used by the City and rented to others.

Accept findings and recommendations contained in Newark-Fremont Bay Trail Realignment Feasibility Study and approve preferred alignment. Public comment: noted the difficulty for the public to find map within study. Public comment: questioned the safety of a trail near Bay waters that may be polluted.

City Council Matters:
Appoint Jeff Aguilar to fill unexpired term of Theresa Ballard Dias due to her resignation; term will expire December 31, 2014.

Oral Communications:
Council meeting briefly suspended due to a speakerÕs behavior.

Frank Addiego will be compiling a pictorial historical book, an addition to ÒImages of AmericaÓ series. He asked that those with photos and information to contact him at:

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