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November 2, 2010 > Union City City Council

Union City City Council

October 26, 2010

Proclamations and Presentations
Nine new members of the Union City Youth Commission were sworn in.

Consent Calendar
Approved new cover for the bus wash at the corporation yard to replace the existing 10-year old fabric storage coverings. Regional Transportation Act funds will cover the replacement cost of $45,000.

Approved the revised appropriation limit for FY 2010-11. The limit is $118,967,782 which exceeds the budgeted limit of $85.6M. This limit is lower than last year's budget of $120,406,705.

Accepted Civic Center Public Parking Lot Pavement Rehabilitation. Joseph J. Albanese, Santa Clara, submitted the lowest bid at $253,016.00. The project will be funded through the Capital City Improvement Fund. The final construction cost is $263,710.20 due to change orders.

Approved the revised Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the city and the Police Officer's Association. The agreement will cover the period between July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2012. The 4.5 percent compensation reductions will help the city balance its budget.

Approved an amendment to change the contract between the board of administration California Public Employee's Retirement System (CalPERS) and the city. A two tier system for retirees would allow for 2 percent at 60 years for miscellaneous members and 3 percent at 55 years for safety members. The fiscal impact is unknown.

Public Hearings
Awarded a contract for the Union City Police Resource Center/Substation to Sausal Corporation, San Leandro, which bid $1,523,000 (1.5 percent above the estimated amount). The Notice to Proceed will take effect as of January 15, 2011 and construction will be completed by October 2011. The project will be funded by the Union City Redevelopment Agency Capital Project Fund.

City Manager Reports
Discussed speed bumps as a calming traffic device. Mayor Green noted that speed bumps tend to be cost inefficient and recommended dots on the roadway instead. Jim Navarro also noted that speed bumps can slow down emergency vehicles, which could be fatal to victims. The Council did not reach a consensus and agreed to defer their vote until November when an additional report with more options will be presented.

Good of the Order
Carol Dutra-Vernaci noted that there has been a problem with parking on Smith Street. Neighbors have complained about illegal parking and minor accidents by parents who illegally parked in the neighborhood during the school-run.

Vice Mayor Richard Valle asked for an update on the condition of the Farmer's Market.

Mayor Green wished the candidates good luck in the upcoming election.

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

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