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May 21, 2013 > Union City City Council

Union City City Council

May 14, 2013

Proclamations and Presentations
Mayor Dutra-Vernaci recognized May 2013 as Older Americans Month in the City of Union City. The Mayor presented the certificate to citizen Hugh McNamara who reminded the city of the contributions older Americans make.

The mayor recognized May 19-25, 2013 as National Public Works Week, presenting Ray Fitch of the Public Works Department.

Lisa Miller was recognized as Union City Police Department Dispatcher of the Year.

Fire Marshal Bonnie Terra gave a presentation on vegetation management, and the process of inspections and abatements.

Alameda County Transpiration Commission Executive Director Stewart Ng held a presentation on the East West Connector Project. The funding total for this project is $109.8 million, and there is currently a $115.1 million shortfall.


Consent Calendar
Approved an agreement with Alameda County for the mitigation of cost related to the Decoto Road Bridge Seismic Retrofit Project, City Project No. 06-10, for which the city will remove approximately 870 square feet of creek habitat and spend $30,000 in mitigation fees.

Adopted a resolution awarding a contract to Ojo Technology, Inc. to install a security system for the East Plaza.

Authorized the utilization of equitable sharing funds to purchase replacement S.W.A.T. Team rifles; with the $14,000 cost to be offset through the sale of surplus weapons.

Adopted a resolution authorizing the city manager to execute a contract amendment to extend the Union City Transit and Paratransit Operations and Maintenance Agreement with MV Transportation for fiscal year 2014 through fiscal year 2016.

Approved the design-build contract for the parks restroom renovation and replacement, City Project No. 12-05.

Awarded a contract for the 2013-2014 overlay project to Fonseca/McElroy Grinding Co, Inc. (Item removed for brief discussion)

Adopted resolutions of support for obtaining Alameda CTC Vehicle Registration Fee and MTC discretionary funds under the One Bay Area Grant (OBAG) program for the Union City Bart Station Phase 2 and Railroad Pedestrian Crossing Project.

Adopted a resolution awarding a contract for the 2013-14 overlay project, city project no. 13-01. (Item removed for brief discussion)


Public Hearings
Adopted a resolution approving the Union City Transit 2013-2022 Short Range Transit Plan. Transit Manager Wilson Lee presented the plan, which will provide a 10-year operating and capitol plan for the Union City Transit and Paratransit shuttle services. The plan will create new routes and will be funded by various taxes, but no general fund money will be used.


City Manager Reports
The Chamber of Commerce requested $15,000 for outreach programs, and the city agreed.

Adopted a resolution accepting the Union City Innovation Center feasibility study final report. The Innovation Center would be a hub of technology-based businesses.

Received report from Planning Manager on Plan Bay Area, a regional program that seeks to prepare a sustainable communities strategy for the Bay Area and reduce GHG emissions from cars and trucks.

Received a report on the fiscal year 2012-2013 third quarter budget. The city is well within budget.

Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency
Adopted the long-range property management plan for the former Redevelopment Agency proerties.

Oral Communications
Barry Ferrier reports problems with the electronic sign on northbound on Union City Blvd, which directed him to the wrong lane. Ferrier also criticized road workers who failed to effectively direct traffic.


Mayor Carol Dutra-Vernaci Aye
Vice-Mayor Emily Duncan Aye
Lorrin Ellis Aye
Pat Gacoscos Aye
Jim Navarro Aye

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