Union City Council Hears Updates on Police Equipment and Bentley Run

At their meeting last week Union City Borough Council was updated on several projects. Police Chief David Pernice said the recently purchased Traks system has been installed and is running in both of the department’s vehicles. The software solution provides a scanning system for driver’s licenses and registration while out on the road. Also, the funding from the PCCD grant has been finalized and the department will now move forward with its purchase of body-worn and in-car cameras. Grant money will also be used for Lexipol, a subscription based resource service for law enforcement.

The Bentley Run stream stabilization project at Caflisch Park needs more work than originally planned. Upon closer inspection the engineer on the project noted additional areas where the stream bank has been eroded over time. Borough Solicitor Tim Wachter recommended to council when soliciting for project bids to do so on a fixed priced contract arrangement for the entire job.

In other business, the borough of Spartansburg has inquired about the possibility of paying Union City borough to paint their parking lines on Main St, and in their parking lot. A similar arrangement took place in 2021. Council approved a motion to collaborate with Spartansburg officials on the project.