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October 21, 2009 > City of Union City

City of Union City

October 13, 2009

Proclamations and Presentations
Plaque and a Certificate of Recognition presented to current president Lee Denlinger and immediate past-president Elaine Wong-Bigel, Fremont-Union City-Newark Sunset Rotary Club, in honor of "End Polio Now!" Day on October 28. Michelle Thomas, representing Senator Ellen Corbett's Office, presented the Certificate of Recognition.

Consent Calendar
Accepted Alvarado-Niles Road rehabilitation project undertaken by Top Grade Construction, Inc., Livermore. Project was completed 1% under budget. Total cost: $607,465.35 - financed by Federal Highway Transportation Project funds and State Gas Tax funds.

Approved street name of "Station Way" located between the BART station and Decoto Road. This name has been adopted because the 400 ft. thoroughfare's purpose is to guide pedestrian, vehicular and bicycle traffic into the BART station. The next new street will be named after City Attorney Mike Riback. No fiscal impact.

Entered into energy-audit agreement with Chevron Energy Solutions Company. The City applied for an Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant under the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act 2009. The City will receive $638,200 which will be used for: countywide Retrofit Program/Stopwaste.Org Pass-through ($25,200), energy audit of municipal building ($77,000), financial incentives for energy efficient development ($125,000), energy efficiency municipal building retrofits ($211,000) and preparation of Climate Action Plan and related environmental clearance ($200,000). No cost to the City. Funded by grant.

Public Hearings
Verizon Wireless to establish a wireless, communication facility at the Alvarado Place Shopping Center. Construction will include two new cupolas, nine panel antennas and ground-mounted equipment enclosures. Two parking spaces will be eliminated in the process. There is no fiscal impact.

Oral Communications
Victor Juarez, John Sanchez, Ricardo Gonzalez, Julia Shockley, Luis Mejia, and Elicio Aguilar discussed the issue with the four-permit rotation for soccer fields. This forced their schedules to change in the middle of the season forced them to forfeit games due to lack of practice. They also noted the positive, constructive effect of organized sports and were concerned about the consequences if soccer were no longer available.

Hank Vu presented a plate commemorating his tennis team's representation of Northern California in a competition at Indian Wells.

Dion Dangzalan addressed the need for a BMX park.

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

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