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July 5, 2011 > City of Union City

City of Union City

June 28, 2011

Authorize a contractual agreement for a feasibility study for a consolidated Dispatch Center for Fremont, Newark and Union City. Cost to Union City for the study will be $17,500.

Appropriate two Federal Transit Administration grant funds in the amount of $6,359,970 and Redevelopment Agency 2011 Bond Proceeds in the amount of $1,810,983; award the contract to Joseph J. Albanese of Santa Clara, CA in the amount of $ 5,640,168 for the East Plaza Improvement Project. Total project cost including utilities and contingency funding estimated at $7,340,168.

Award contract for station playground and promenade to Blossom Valley Landscape of San Jose, CA in the amount of $1,479,030. The pedestrian promenade is the central spine of the Station District linking housing, retail, job centers, and the Union City Intermodal Station. Union City Redevelopment Agency 2011 Bond Proceeds will be the funding source for the project. Total project cost estimated at $1,800,000.

Authorize payment repair for Whipple Road between Amaral Street and the bridge over BART (2) Central Avenue between Alvarado-Niles Road and Whipple Road (3) Dowe Avenue between Alvarado-Niles Road and Atlantic Street (4) Decoto Road near Alvarado-Niles Road. Award project to Galedridge Construction, Inc. of Alviso, California in the amount of $349,650.

Authorize Redevelopment Agency to fund the Rental Assistance Fund at Tropics Mobile Home Park in the amount of $200,000 a year for ten years.

Redevelopment Agency Board authorize a contract amendment with ROMA Design Group to provide Construction Support Services for BART Phase 2. The BART Phase 2 Construction Support contract is not to exceed $1,189,000 which includes a $108,000 contingency. The BART Phase 1 Construction Support contract was for $2,195,143.

Terminate the Amended and Restated Exclusive Negotiating Agreement with Barry Swenson Builder. Issue a Request for Qualifications for a new market-rate developer to construct a minimum of 187 residential units with floor retail on Block 3.

Approve pavement rehabilitation on Dyer Street. The project is funded through the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)/Alameda County Congestion Management Agency Block Grant of $861,000 and Measure B funds. Mayor Green asked whether this would be done prior to the new school year. No definitive answer.

Public Hearings:
Adopt a resolution to use Bridge District surplus funds for neighborhood street improvements. Each district surplus must be used for improvements within that district although some districts overlap and may allow use within both districts affected. Public comments reflected need for sidewalk, curb, gutter improvements at specific locations.

City Manager Reports:
Resolution to adopt the FY 2011/12 and 2012/13 Operating Budget and Capital Improvement Plan for FY 2011-12 through 2015-16. State budget and redevelopment considerations may require adjustments but budget needs approval prior to July 1. Operating Budget is set at $74,424,340 in FY 2011-12 and $76,063,448 in FY 2012; capital outlay budget of $798,344 in FY 2011-12 and $2,437,344 in FY 2012-13; Capital Improvements Projects (CIP) budget of $28,093,684 in FY 2011-12; $22,184,314 in FY 2012-13; $9,615,714 in FY 2013-14; $2,099,714 in FY 2014-15; $5,144,714 in FY 2015-16

Appoint two additional community members to the Measure AA Sales Tax Oversight Committee. Currently, Carol Dutra Vernaci, Richard Valle and Harpal Mann have been appointed.

Adopt a resolution to support the Development Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act currently under consideration by the U.S. Congress.

Mayor Mark Green Aye (Voted No to protest Measure WW items)
Vice Mayor Jim Navarro Aye
Councilmember Emily Duncan Aye
Councilmember Lorrin Ellis Aye
Councilmember Pat Gacoscos Aye

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