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June 21, 2005 > Union City Council meeting June 14

Union City Council meeting June 14

by Jeremy Inman

A report was made detailing Union City's implementation of waste collection and disposal services. Tri-Ced Curbside Recycling distributed 17,000 new recycling containers in one week. Tri-Ced can process 20 tons per hour of recyclables compared to 8 tons from the old program. Union City residents should be informed that July 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. there will be an electronic waste drop-off day at Tri-Ced. New solid waste service provider Allied Waste will begin its trash services on July 1 and will start collection of green waste and food waste on September 12. Service enhancements include bulky item collection, an annual compost giveaway, and expanded green waste services.

The Council voted 5 to 0 to include additional intersections in the red light photo enforcement program. The intersections include Alvarado Niles at H Street, Mission Boulevard at Tamarack Drive, Union City Boulevard at Rocklin Drive, and Union City Boulevard at Lowry Drive.

Also approved was a resolution that approves funding in the amount of $40,000 for the 2005-06 Business Retention Program with the Chamber of Commerce.

Additional public service funding in the amounts of $5,000 to Elder Care, $10,000 to the Filipinos for Affirmative Action, $18,500 to Spectrum, and $40,000 to Centro de Servicios, was approved. All four agencies had representatives in attendance.

The consent calendar included a resolution awarding a contract for the purchase of 14 Colt AR-15 Patrol Rifles to Adamson Industries in the amount of $12,712.88, a resolution authorizing the application for grant funds from the Used Oil Recycling Fund under the California Oil Recycling Enhancement Act, and a resolution awarding contract for 2004-05 Overlay Program to low bidder O'Grady Paving, Inc. All of these items passed.

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