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December 2, 2009 > City of Union City

City of Union City

November 24, 2009

Proclamations and Presentations
Roger D. Narciso, President/Commander, League of Filipino-American Veterans, honored for his hard work to establish the Veterans Memorial Park at Regent Street and Dyer Street.

Consent Calendar
City Council meeting on December 22, 2009 cancelled.

Re-appointed Vice-Mayor Carol Dutra-Vernaci to Alameda County Housing Authority (additional item).

Authorized Redevelopment Agency (RDA) Executive Director to execute a contract with ROMA Design Group to design and prepare construction drawings for BART, Phase 2 of the Intermodal Station Project.

Certified local support of Alameda County State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) New Program for Union City Intermodal BART, Phase 2. This allows staff to apply for the 2010 STIP Program in the amount of $1.04M for the project. This is part of the total proposed STIP Transportation Enhancement grant for $3.718M.

Two-year contract for the 2009-11 Tree Pruning and Removal Project awarded to TruGreen Arbor Care, San Jose, in the amount of $214,001. Funding will come from the Landscape and Lighting District fund which has an annual budget of $240,000. There is the option to extend the contract for a year.

Authorized City Manager to enter into a consultant services agreement with AECOM to create a Climate Action Plan and related environmental clearance document in the amount of $178,528. Funding will come from the City's Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG).

Accepted City Hall replacement generator from Atlas Pellizzari Electric, Inc. Project funded by General Fund Capital Reserve. Final construction cost is $201,372, $12,322 less than the contract amount. Savings will return to the General Fund Capital Reserve.

Authorized the transfer of capital funds to the California Emergency Management Agency's (Cal EMA) 1122 Emergency Response Procurement Program to purchase a tactical personnel transport vehicle. Purchase awarded to The Armored Group in the amount of $96,508, plus $3,500 freight. $100,000 of previously authorized capital funding is available. Police Department funds will cover the California sales tax.

Public Hearings
Approved an amended Health and Safety Codes 33433 re-use report, the Mid-Peninsula (Mid Pen) Housing Coalition Financing Plan and amended the Mid-Pen Housing Coalition Disposition and Development Agreement to increase the RDA's contribution by $7M, and an agency resolution approving all of the above. There are sufficient funds in the RDA budget to pay the agency contribution.

Items Referred by Council
Richard Valle discussed State Senator Alex Padilla's letter asking cities to consider adopting an ordinance forbidding or restricting the sale of tobacco within 1,000 yards of schools. City Manager Larry Cheeves stated the matter could be discussed on January 11, 2010, at the same time as the "head shop" ordinance.

Oral Communications
SEIU 1021 members Paul Roman, Sue Oszewski, Frank Morales, Craig Cutting, Matt Bauchou, Jesus Banuelos, Julio Duran, Ramon Gonzalez and Federico Rodriguez spoke against Section 11.03 of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Public Works and the City of Union City. Section 11.03 allows the city to contract out work upon giving notice to the union. Council informed everyone Section 11.03, now includes a line that suspends the section temporarily from July 1, 2009 until June 30, 2010. The suspension expires on July 1, 2010.

David Bhatia would like to extend the weekend schedule to improve access to the internet connection in the library.

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

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