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July 6, 2004 > Union City

Union City

Notes for the City Council Meeting of June 22

by Jeremy Inman

A resolution was made in recognition of the State Champion James Logan High School Men's Track and Field Team. The owner of a property on which the Sa house, a Victorian residence constructed in 1900 that has since fallen into severe disrepair and been subjected to countless acts of vandalism, was granted a zoning map amendment to remove the house's landmark and historic preservation overlay zoning designation and a use permit allowing him to demolish the home. The only added condition was that the applicant would be required to include a water tower theme into the new structure for the property to commemorate the structure that had once stood there before.

State law requires that every California city prepare calculations each fiscal year of the city's maximum allowed appropriations that they are then not allowed to surpass. The calculated limit of $94 million dollars exceeds the proposed FY 2004/05 General Fund budget by almost $63 million. It was adopted 5:0. The fiscal year 2004/05 operating budget, including a five year capital improvement plan, and a redevelopment agency budget and implementation plan was adopted 5:0.

By a 5:0 vote, the council authorized the City to enter into a contract with the Union City Chamber of Commerce to initiate a work program aimed at business retention in Union City.

The entire consent calendar was approved, and included the following:

A resolution authorizing the city manager to execute a pipeline crossing agreement in order to install an 18 inch and a 42 inch storm water pipeline under the Union Pacific Railroad tracks alongside the eastern property line of the Pacific States Steel Corporation; a resolution authorizing the city manager to execute a cooperating technical partnership agreement with the Federal Emergency Management Agency; a resolution authorizing the city manager to execute a fund transfer agreement with the Alameda County Congestion management agency.

Also included was a resolution initiating proceedings for the formation of the Union Landing Property and Business Improvement District, a resolution describing proposed improvements and services and the approval of the preliminary management district plan regarding the formation of the Union Landing Property and Business Improvement District, a resolution declaring the City's intention to form the Union Landing Property and Business Improvement District.

In addition, a resolution setting the paramedic special tax rate for the fiscal year of 2004/05 by adjusting it 0.5%; a resolution establishing annual rates for municipal solid waste, yard waste, recycling, and storm water runoff; a resolution calling and giving notice of the holding of a general municipal election to be held in the city on Tuesday, November 2; a resolution authorizing submittal of an application to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District for funds for clean air vehicles; a resolution setting public hearing for landscape and lighting district No.2; a resolution authorizing the city manager to execute a contract extension Macias, Gini & Company; and a resolution amending the authorization, compensation, and classification plans for a water/recycling coordinator.

 
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