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November 18, 2009 > City of Union City

City of Union City

November 10, 2009

Proclamations and Presentations
The Union City 50th Anniversary Celebration Committee was honored for their many contributions to the year-long 50th anniversary events in Union City. Chair of UC50 Helen Kennedy, committee chairpersons and community volunteers were recognized for their tremendous efforts, community and civic pride.

Consent Calendar
Awarded a contract to Melody Toyota to buy two hybrid sedans. One will replace the Public Works Director's vehicle which is malfunctioning. The original budget, as of August 25, 2009 was $52,769.98. Subsequent proposals show a price increase to $56,800.

Adopted CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) as an official volunteer force with designated by-laws. CERT was created in May 2001. A request for recognition was made to Council on October 27th. There is no fiscal impact.

Amended the ground lease with Union Development Company (a limited partnership with Duckett-Wilson as general partner) to extend the time period for Union City's construction of a police substation at the Alvarado Plaza Shopping Center. March 31, 2010, is the deadline for both parties to meet conditions. This would occur before the commencement of the lease. Once the lease begins, construction of the police substation would be changed from 365 days to 455 days. There is a minor positive fiscal impact by delaying lease commencement.

Situation report received on resolving ball field permit concerns of Union City Youth Soccer League (UCYSL) and facility-access concerns of BMX bicyclists. At the October 13 Council meeting, UCYSL members and their families stated their dissatisfaction with field permit procedures and outcomes. Dion Dangzalan, requested BMX users be allowed access to the Skate Park. There is no fiscal impact.

City Manager Reports
Approved parking policies and a parking program for the Station District; authorized the City Manager to execute a contract with Tropos Network for Wi-Fi installation for the parking program; adopted a city and redevelopment agency resolution approving an agency grant ($358,501) to the city from tax increment funds. The funds will be used to purchase the Wi-Fi system and parking equipment to enable the parking program to commence. Estimated net income for the city in the first year is $59,584.

Redevelopment Agency
Approved a financing plan for Mid Peninsula Housing Coalition to build 155 affordable housing units, two manager's units, and 9,300 sq. ft. of retail space. The Mid-Pen project cost is $66.5M. This includes a $7M shortfall which the Agency Project Fund will cover.

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

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