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   Argus (Newspaper) - December 16, 1960, Fremont, California                                Newark Library Landing Road 4 Newark Delivered.. boine in Newark Vol. i, No. 34 Published at Newark, California ,.15 Friday, December 16, 1960 Trustees Call Vote In Spring Newark .Schopl District trus- tees Tuesday called .for an elec- tion on a merit plan for the District's non-teaching p'ersqri- iiel. Clerk Gene Sayaria saicLthc District Attorney's, esti: .mates it will take three months to prepare, for the election, so the date (which will be fixed by that office) probably will be late In February. A petition signed by 64 local residents calling for the merit plan was- filed with trustees by Bob Richards last Aug. 9, Rich- ards said at that time quested the plan be initiated be- cause of some dissatisfaction among District custodial work- ers. "The best qualified men don't always get the best Rich ards said; Custodains later said they'd had no part in initiating the ac tion, and many had known noth- ing of the petition until "we read aboi.it.it; in the newspapers." At. a Mater suggested a whereby trustees "try out" the Merit Plan for i three years be fore actually adopting it. Rich ards said this would forestall an election (and the attendan expense) if the plan doesn't ap pear feasible for Newark. Dist. Supt. Jack MacGregor explained the'law permits trus tees only to reject or accept the plan. In other action Tuesday, trus tees approved a warrant for in payment for the James Ossana property 'at the Schilling school site. They also approved a Pensa ,cola outing in January for Supt MacGregor, invited to be a gues of the Navy, to inspect nava training facilities and an aircraf carrier. COUNCIL WONT MT ON PLANS FOR PARK, CIVIC CENTS? IN CITY Newark may'have lost two bond issues for parks, but.city ,coun- cilmen aren't just delayeH' they asserted at a work session last night as they directed City Manager John Nail to draft ah early, report'on "all the possibilities" through which the city might attain a park; No snow, but four Snows at Snow School Wri 'LI PAY THE EXPERTS, STUDY COMMITTEE While' they .studied the "pos- Bob Richards, repre- "senting Newark-Lions Club, an- riounced a Lion offer to make the city a co-venturer in develop- ment of Walter S. Johnson Rec- reational-Park, a current Lion project. Richards said materials are available to develop, the park into a first-rate recreational fa- cility, but the Lions' haven't the power to complete the re- quired wdrki They'd like a mu- nicipal shoulder to.their park de- velopment, wheel. Councilmen accepted drawings for the proposed improvements at the Johnson.park and prom- jsed to study the Lion proposal. Mel Nunes, city recreation rector, told Richards the L'io'ii park will be "helpful.to the over- all program in.Newark. We have ho doubt it will be used sevei days a week, but our setback -is BULLETIN Frank Jr., was named n a_city council personnel ses- sion last night as designated ap- pointee vacancy on Newark .Commission. Formal appointment will riot be made until the council meets in regular session. Fries has said- he will appointed. The steering committee of Washington Township's Unification Study Committee got right to (lie heart of the study question .at Wednesday's when they charged members to poll local school trustees concerning of the proposed study. their willingness to underwrite costs Noel, Noel _It was Christmas all week long at Newark Assembly of God Church. It began with a Mission- ary Society party Tuesday, con- tinues with a primary depart- ment Christmas party at p.m., tomorrow, and a p.m., youth group Christmas party, and culminates with the annual Sunday school Christmas pro- gram at a.m., and a Christ- mas pageant at 7 p.m., Sunday. TRUSTEES SEEK OIL TO EASE TROUBLED WATERS OF WUHSD A decision on who's to do what and how to do it, among admin- istrators and teachers, will do much to bring about long-absent .harmony in Washington Union High School District, trustees decided in .last night's executive session. Trustees agree what's needed most now is a written statement of policies (they'began to reduce those policies to writing last -April, and are studying a first draft now) which will define ''areas of responsibility assigned to each staff member" and which will outline "prdcedures to be followed in discharging those responsibilities, effectively and harmoniously." It was suggested a professional consultant in school administr.ar tion should help, in the comple- tion and adoption of the board policies and administrative pro- cedures. Dist. Supt. William Koller. was asked to study this suggestion. In a prepared release issued this morning, trustees said last night's meeting, a continuation of an executive session of last week, was called to "consider complaints concerning conduct of personnel in discharging their respective duties." IN THE ARGUS THIS WEEK City 'Hall'............... Page Classified Page Club Activities......... Page Editorial............... Page Fun and Games........ Page General News Page 5 Teen News Page 3, 6 Newark's" Roy Jensen suggest- d there is need for professional assistance in the unification itudy, which will be concerned with such items as possible joundaries, taxes and Jensen said trustees may be willing to help pay for the costs of professional consultants on the Dasis of a "set charge per aver- age daily attendance. The .nittee has no firm estimate of costs yet, but members. visualize temporary and we, will be. sup piemen ting this with other park 'throughput the city in the fu ture.'" a. "post mqr tern" over the most recent park bond defeat with particular ref erence to the problem of devel opers Braddock, Logan .and Val ley, whose tract includes a portion of a proposed community park site. Nail explained the city can, under the subdivision map act tag the property for park pur- poses and defer development for 12 months, but at the tha- time, the city must either pur chase the land or relinquish its hold. arisen Is Head Man "or Newark Chamber George Carlson will head New- ark'Chamber_ of Commerce i'ov 1961. He to office ?n an election meeting Wednesday. Selected to serve with him were; Paul-Thompson, vice prosit dent; tyiliiam Stahton, recording secretary; John Oliveira', finan- cial secretary'; and Paul G'y'gax, treasurer. Wesley Morton Levy, Edward O'Mara, Nels Thomp- Joseph Pash- ote, Jack Kenneth Harry Lewis, Joseph Souza, Dean Jones, .Walter Fas- olis, Kern Hamilton, Sherwood Astin and J. E. Moore, directors! Nail asked Jack Brooks, rep- resenting, the ..developer, if he would be wiliiizp.to contract Avith the.city for acquisi- tion" of the park site at a price to be negotiated. Brooks replied fie would be "willing to.listen and discuss any reasonable proposal. ;he kind of consultancy ahce which can cost as much as to Steering committee members also. were asked to poll -indivi- dual school district boards for an informal report on their feel- ing toward unification. The financial and straws-in-the wind reports will be returned at a meeting to be held on Jan.' 18 at Washington High 'School. Ralph Baxter, an Irvington trustee, said he believes most trustees opinion now favors uni- fication. Dr. Harold Schoenf eld, elected secretary, of the steering com- mittee, suggested the committee be aware of the mistakes of an earlier study _ group, w h-i c h "wasn't broad enough in the be- That study' was made by trustees and school adminis- trators, and there wasn't enough public participation in it, Seho- ACWD WILL TAKE FREMONT TO COURT FOR UNPAID RENTAL enfold feels'. S t u a rt. Nixon, representing Fremont Chamber of Commerce, .was elected chairman of the If the City 'of Fremont con- tinues to refuse to pay its hy- drant rental fees..to Alameda County Water District, then the District, -will go to court, di- rectors decided Wednesday. ACWD attorney Morris Hyman advised directors to make one more "demand" for. payment, and then to authorize him to pre- pare "a complaint of declaratory relief to properly determine the matters in question." Directors unanimously approved Hyman's recommendation. City Manager Ho.ward Reese, who attended Wednesday's meet- ing, termed Hyman's recom- mendation a "very wise course of action." Reese added, "There are some issues we might raise at the same time.' The city manager said further, "We are dealing with public funds. It might be interesting for steering. committee at Wednes- us to know, even under The pres meeting. ent circumstances, if this is a proper expenditure of public funds. It's an interesting ques- tion." Fremont has consistently re- fused to pay the hydrant rentals since last September. Directors have agreed to switch from a rental fee plan to a charge for installation, but they want the new plan to be effective next JuJy 1, at the beginning of a new fiscal year. Fremont wants the policy effective at once. Fremont's position has been tax monies spent'for-hydrant rental .create, double taxation since ACWD territory includes of Fremont. The city position, as .affirmed by the council, is that fire protection service should bo provided by ACWD, a public agency. Hyman says the District has an obligation to its tax payers "to consider all sources of reve- nue available prior to setting rates and charges."   

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