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July 19, 2011 > Union City City Council

Union City City Council

July 12, 2011

Consent Calendar
Approved architectural design for new Police Department evidence building at city Corporation Yard, 7th St. Construction and equipment costs estimated at $800,000. Project has an approved budgeted of $834,960 under the Capital Facilities Improvement Fund.

Approved classification of Revenue Collection Specialist and amended the city's Employee Compensation Plan. There will be a two-year trial program to collect lost business license and other revenues with the goal of raising at least $500,000 in new revenues. Proposed compensation for the Revenue Collection Specialist would be consistent with the Accountant classification and the position would fall within the Professional Employees Group.

Approved revised Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the City of Union City and the Union City Police Management Association for the period from July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012. The new MOU recognizes municipal budgetary issues through the following: one-year term (expiring June 30, 2012); no wage increase in FY 2011-12; increased health insurance commensurate with all other bargaining units; employees will pick up 1.0 percent of salary, equivalent to 1 percent of employer-paid member contribution [pension] and employees will reduce Administrative Leave from 110 hours to 38 hours, equivalent to a 3.5 percent salary reduction.

Executed two-year Public Service Contract with Centro de Servicios in the amount of $130,000 per annum, beginning FY 2011-12.

Accepted work by Rosas Brothers Construction for the FY 2010-11 Wheelchair Ramps Project in the final contract amount of $307,465. Project funding is a combination of Traffic Congestion (Proposition 42) funds and Measure B Fund (half-cent transportation sales tax funds administered by the Alameda County Transportation Commission).

Accepted work for the Mission Boulevard Undergrounding Project by MCH Electric Inc. along the west side of Mission Blvd. from Whipple Rd. to Decoto Rd. Overhead lines along some side streets, such as Whipple, E, F, and G, were also undergrounded. The final cost amounts to $862,912 which has been budgeted by the Redevelopment Agency.

Adopted a revised "Victim's Rights" form pursuant to state Proposition 9 (Victims' Bill of Rights Act of 2008: Marsy's Law) enacted in November 2008. The revised form consolidates information from several sheets on to a single sheet.

Awarded construction contract to American Windows Center, Inc., Oakland, for the Ruggieri Senior Center Assembly Hall Flooring Replacement Project in the amount of $93,450 which has been budgeted in the Capital Facilities Improvement Fund.

Approved a Cooperation and Reimbursement Agreement with City of Hayward for pavement rehabilitation on Industrial Parkway Southwest, part of which is within Union City city limits. Union City's share of the cost is $71,875 which is budgeted in the Measure B Fund Overlay Program.

Awarded contract to Gallagher & Burk, Inc., Oakland, in the amount of $1,098,765 for the Citywide Overlay Project. Measure B and state Gas Tax monies will fund this project.

Accepted and appropriated $1,500 grant from Target Stores Corporation to fund National Night Out activities.

Designated Vice Mayor Jim Navarro and Councilwoman Emily Duncan as Union City's Voting Delegate and Alternate Voting Delegate to the Annual Conference of the League of California Cities (LOCC) in San Francisco on September 21-23, 2011.
Adjusted rates for municipal solid waste collection, organic waste collection, recycling collection and storm water run-off program services for FY 2011-12.

Public Hearings
Approved zoning text amendment, modifying the definition of Day Spa in the Union Landing Commercial Zoning District and approved a use permit to accommodate European Wax Center at 31053 Courthouse Drive in Union Landing.

Approved renewal of Landscape & Lighting District No.3. No change from previous 14 years of assessments.

City Manager Reports
Received a report with policy options for use of the former Fire Station #3, at 33948 10th Street. Concerned citizens encouraged Council to make the fire station, currently the home of a boxing program, a permanent place for youth. A final decision will be made once more information is available regarding the cost of converting the fire station to a community center, routine operation and maintenance.

Mayor Mark Green-Yes
Vice Mayor Jim Navarro-Yes
Emily Duncan-Yes
Lorrin Ellis-Yes
Pat Gacoscos-Yes

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