The project, similar to the one approved for the Pelanconi neighborhood, will replace aging cast-iron pipes with larger, ductile-iron pipes, accompanied with new fittings, valves and fire hydrants.
Existing pipes, which range in age from 48 to 84 years old, are unlined and have become heavily tuberculated, reducing water pressure and flow, while at the same time increasing the energy cost to pump water through them.
WHAT IT MEANS
Construction is expected to start in late January and be completed in June. Construction will extend from Edmonton Road to 13 nearby streets.
City Council members approved more than $32,000 to match a federal transit grant designated for the purchase of six paratransit vehicles for the city’s Dial-A-Ride service.
Councilmen Bob Yousefian and Dave Weaver were absent.
The new vehicles — four minivans and two medium-sized buses — will be delivered ahead of the city entering into a new contract with a service provider at a total cost of $280,000 — about 88% of which is offset by a grant from Caltrans and the federal Department of Transportation.
Existing fleet vehicles are nearing the end of their life span, and Public Works officials are looking to replace them within two years.
WHAT IT MEANS
The purchase will replace the existing, aging fleet of vehicles. The program provides transit service for the disabled and residents 60 and older in Glendale, La Cañada Flintridge, Montrose and La Crescenta.
WHAT: Glendale City Council meeting
WHEN: 6 p.m. Tuesday
WHERE: City Council Chambers at 613 E. Broadway
CONTACT: (818) 548-2090