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   Argus (Newspaper) - January 27, 1961, Fremont, California                                Newark Library 5985 I-iayhevrs Landing Ilewark __ iA DELIVERED TO EVERY HOME IN NEWARK Vol. I, No. 40 Published. at Newark, California Friday, January 27, life! Pay Mow, Save Later On New Fire Station New a'r k city councilmer agreed to'spend last night in order to save later Councilmen authorized I r w i ri Luckman, fire station architect, to plan complete exterior con- struction of Fire Station Noi rather than to plan .it in two stages of construction: Earlier, councilmen had decid- ed to completely develop one wing of the proposed station, .and to build a secor.d wing when funds became available. Luck- man recommended initial con- struction include a fully-devel- oped wing and the "sheE" (roof, floor, windows and doors) of the second wing. The architect said' this plan will add to his cost esti- mate of approximately He declared it will "cost about twice that if you do it later." Fire Chief Joseph Pashote also urged adoption of Luckman's proposal. When the project goes to bid in early March, the second wing will be bid as an alternate, and will be constructed if funds are available. The station is expect- ed to be ready for occupancy about August 1. petition-callingfor return to diagonal parking in portions oj the downtown area of the city, expected to be brought before Newark City Council last night, was not filed. ,The petition .is being circulated in the downtown area, and had the signatures 6J 31 businessmen at noon last Sat- urday. The petition says signers are not opposed to parallel parking on "main bul ask a return to diagonal parking where the new regulation "re- duces customer parking space in front of our businesses." NEW CHAMBER HEAD LEARNS ABOUT HIS JOB Mayor Says Better Hornes Are Now Newark's Greatest Need Mayor Leonard Lucio urged Newark Planning Commission- ers last week to stand'firm on Newark's master plan and zon- ing ordinance in order to bring "better residential revelopment" to the city. _ 'The mayor addressed a dinner meeting of Council, and Commis- sion, called to discuss Newark's greatest needs in -the .y ear the-Com'mission will be'subject1 ed to from developers, who will seek relax- ation of zoning in areas of larg- er lots. Almost all of Newark's minimum-lot land has been de- veloped, Planning Director Rob- ert Hunter said. The mayor declared Newark's specific need is for better homes for executive personnel. "Management personnel of our industries and owners of our businesses don't live in New- the mayor pointed out. "This is possibly our most seri- ous problem." City Manager John Nail sug- gested Newark needs ...commer- cial development "more than any other Commissioners also were ask- ed to study regulations which could permit "higher type'1 trailer court developments here and to formulate a recommenda tiori- on the future of the Perrin Avenue dump. Laundromat Opening Soon The long-awaited Ecpn-o-Wash in Newark Square, announcec for Newark in The Argus some weeks ago, will be opening sometime in March, owner H M. Dobbins said today. The Econ-o-Wash will be located a' 7 Newark Square. Dobbins hac expected the new laundromat to be in operation by this time, he said today, but unforseen delayi have postponed the opening. Nobody Waits For Service At DMV Office In Fremont Ninety how the i'femont office of Department of tfotor Vehicles defines "ex- press" service. -Clerks issue new registrations in -just. a minute. arid a half, when .forms mailed out, from Sacraniento are presented at the express window. ..People with complicated problems may need a" little more time, but there's no waiting in Fremont for regis- :ration service, says Gene Car- roll, manager. By noon on Tuesday the Fre- mont office .which is located be- side Fremont Post Office, had landled 1961, registrations. There's still a week and four lours in which to renew .vehicle registrations before penalties are .mposed, and Carroll expects Dusines's at his branch to reach transactions before .then. The Fremont office is" open from 8 a.m., -to 5 p.m. (and that includes lunch hours, Mon- day through Friday, and from 3 a.nu, to noon on Saturday. Moon on February 4 is deadline 'or renewal without penalties. Vehicle owners who prefer to iandle the registration transac- tion by mail can send renewals to the Fremont branch rather than to Sacramento. The office will accept a cheek, either by mail, or from the applicant who appears in person. Vehicle owners who .do nol have -the registration form mailed from Sacramento are asked-to bring their 1960 regis tration for renewal. WOOD FUND CLIMBS teen agers' youth classmates. of Roriai W6dd if by .his. deafness and therefor forced to receive special schoo] ing in Berkeley, a-d e thi week's contribution to -tfse Ron Wood Deaf Olympics trfinsporta tion fund. Student body officers Michael Brannon .and Edwarc Gibson of Washington Hi.g 1 School gave Wednesday for the Huskies. But the fitnd is stil short, and there's.only an other eight weeks to meet the goal. That means a week is needed until the end o: In Newark, Frustees Say Teaching the "three R's" is tie point of emphasis in New- rk School and in the ight existing overcrowded lassrooms, a teacher shortage, ind the high "costs, of almost veryitiing, .that's what must re- Newark's point of empha- is, trustees agreed Tuesday as hey..snobk their heads to a pro- ibsal that foreign language be ncluiied in the elementary pro- gram here. The request was .made, by voup of parents and P-TA mem- )ers, Mrs. Evelyn Kipp, director of curriculum, explained. They lave asked trustees to consider nclusion of a foreign language n the curriculum next year. Mrs. Kipp said parents ap- parently want French to be aught, although this was not specified-in the request. Parents >elieve the program should reach from kindergarten to sighth grade level. Mrs. Kipp said problems cen- :er about who would teach the anguage, whether it- could be made a continuing program, what it would cost, who would pay; for it, arid what the program should be. Louis Caldeira asked, "Where are we going to get the people who are qualified to teach a for- jign Harry Lewis added that even educators aren't in agreement on the advantages arid disad- vantages of teaching a foreign language in _ the elementary school. "We as lay pebple.can't .Eewis said; amount of research has 'to 'go on. before this can'come before us for our decision." GOP Convenes Republicans, the Coordinating Council of Republican Assem- blies in Alamcda County kind, are convening in Hayward. on Feb. 4, at Doric Hayward Motor Hotel, 23950 Mission Blvd. Regis- tration is at 9 a.m. George Silli- man of Newark, SY 3-1191, knows all about pending plans for the annual conclave. Five Financial Paths, All Rocky, Lead To Civic Facilities A bond issue? Lease-pur- chase? Planned unit develop; ments? Assessment district? Tax increase? One, or more than one, of these financing plans contain the answer, to Newark's most pressing problem, which is City Manager John Nail told city councilmen last week. Nail urged the council to make its decision on some method of financing immediately. He warned that while there may be citizen reaction against any plan proposed, criticism and reac- tion will be even stronger as Newark grows and develops without adequate provision for parks and a civic center site.' The city manager said defeat of two bond issues may tempt eouncilmen to "forget about the whole but he urged them to consider all financing alterna- tives and to make a bold deci sion on some plan. "As servants of the people, we must make the necessary plans and provisions for the comfort, health, safety and welfare of pur Nail said. "We will have a civic center and a City Hall in Newark. We will 'have park and recreational facilities for the people of Newark. If we are to be a city, these things must be provided." Nail explained the advantages and disadvantages of alternate financing plans. He sa.id even though two bond issues have been defeated, the general ob: ligation bond is still the most economical means of providing for Newark's.needs. Lease-purchase, which calls for development of municipal facilities by private builders, with the city buying the facilities on a long-term payment plan, is expensive because of interest rates, Nail, explained. It could provide a civic center and City Hall for Newark, but is not so adaptable for development of parks. Nail said it could be used for both needs, however. A planned unit development, which can provide parks and perhaps municipal title to land, is possible only in large tract developments. It calls for mu- nicipal relaxing of regulations for lot sizes and side yard re- quirements, in, return for which the developer gives the pruned off acreage to the city for de- velopment for park and recrea- tion purposes. Nail recommended .this plan be used only in combination with, some other 'financing pro-; gram. It can help to acquire park and recreation facilities, he agreed. Assessment district financing is possible for park and re'cre-; ation development, but offers, no solution for development of a civic center, according to Nail; He feels even parks financed through assessment districts will present problems in usage, (since a park is likely to be used by everyone, and is not easily re- stricted to the assessment dis- trict members who pay for Nail says this plan is, therefore, "rather impractical." A tax increase is Nail's num- ber two choice of financing for the facilities Newark needs. It will permit annual purchase of land, he says, and thus will help keep costs down as land disap- pears in Newark and prices rise. Contrary to prevalent opinion, Newark, as a general law city, can tax above the dollar rate, the .city manager pointed out. He concedes this plan is "highly but says it will prove to be. good business, since it will hold costs down by mak- ing money available now rather than later. Nail concluded with the rec- ommendation the council take a long look at a "possible combi- nation of pay-as-you-go financ- ing (tax increase) for land ac- quisition, and lease-purchase fi- nancing for buildings and im- provements." Councilmen unanimous- 1 y agreed their number one choice for financing is a general obligation bond issue. Council- men Clark Louis Mi- lani and Mayor Leonard Lucio said they would fiivor a tax in- crease, if a bond issue does not succeed. Councilman Richard Tilton said he "hadn't decided' yet about a tax hike for land purchase. Councilman John San- tos said he would fight a tax in- crease plan. Only the bond issue requires approval of voters. Councilmen may adopt any one of the other suggested alternatives by ma- jority approval. conceded their decision, particularly if it involves a tax increase, won't be popular. councilmen are expend- Redeker asserted. "If we don't act, we are blamed for in- activity. If we exert leadership, we are accused of 'ramrodding.' But I'd rather be expendable for doing something than for doing nothing." Lucio apparently agreed. He added if a tax increase is adopt- ed as a financing plan, it should be adequate enough to provide for the city's needs "Ten cents isn't worth bother- ing the mayor said. "If we're going to make the people mad, we might as well make them real mad, and get the money we need to begin to ac- quire the 'parks and -the civic center we must have."   

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