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November 16, 2010 > Union City City Council

Union City City Council

November 9, 2010

Consent Calendar
December 28, 2010 cancelled. Council will reconvene at its regularly scheduled meeting on January 11, 2011.

Re-appointed Ronald Quinn to serve on the Alameda County Mosquito Abatement for an additional term of two years, expiring January 1, 2013.

Re-appointed Caroline Abellar and Steven Nichols to Parks & Recreation Commission for terms expiring November 9, 2014.

Re-appointed Eva Kamakaea and Hugh McNamara to the Senior Commission for terms expiring November 9, 2014.

Commissioner Gary Singh was reappointed to a second term on the Planning Commission.

Accepted and appropriated grant money for the Police Department in the amount of $7,000 from the Alameda County Health Department Tobacco Control Program to promote education and enforce tobacco laws in Union City. The grant is for the period from October 1, 2010, through June 30, 2011.

Negotiated and executed an agreement with the Liberty Park I Homeowners Association (HOA) for the lease of Liberty Park. This will relieve the HOA of the financial burden associated with the park's maintenance and operation. Lease is for 40 years and the city has the option to extend it for 10 years. The city would also like to add an aquatic facility to Union City Sports Center.

The city will pay the HOA nominal rent of $1 per annum for the term of the lease and will pay the amount up front. Renovation costs, estimated at $450,000, and rent will come from the Park Facilities Fund. The Aquatic Facility design and construction, estimated at up to $3M, will come from Measure WW funding. Other operations and maintenance costs may not be known until later but could range from $25,000 to $50,000. Additionally, authorization for the lease does not obligate the city to build the Aquatic Facility or to construct extensive park improvements.

Approved Workers' Compensation coverage for volunteers. State Labor Code requires public entities who utilize volunteers to adopt a resolution declaring authorized volunteers be deemed employees to be entitled to Workers' Compensation benefits.

Public Hearings
Amendments to municipal code modifying the city's regulations on smoking and tobacco were approved. The amendments would modify regulations on smoking in public places and places of employment, on smoking in multi-family housing and establish a tobacco retailer license.

The site development review and use permit for the Station District mixed site review project on Blocks 2 and 3 of the Intermodal Station District were approved. The Redevelopment Agency will receive revenue for the sale of the project site to the applicant at a cost of $30,000 per new residential unit and will share in a portion of the sales and property tax increment generated by the project.

Mayor Mark Green-Yes
Vice Mayor Richard Valle -Yes
Carol Dutra-Vernaci-Yes
Manny Fernandez-Yes
Jim Navarro-Yes

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