Glendale City Council approved the consent calendar.
The Council approved a resolution adopting the specifications for the Public Safety Radio Battery Monitoring System and directed the City Clerk to advertise for bids. The Glendale Radio System is a robust system that provides wide area radio coverage to the Glendale Fire, Police, GWP, Public Works, and other City departments, the surrounding mountain ranges, and the greater Los Angeles County area. The system is comprised of 12 strategically placed radio sites in and around Glendale that provide highly available and reliable radio coverage. To enhance the availability and reliability of the radio system, the various sites have multiple sources of redundant power including utility power, on-site generators, and a battery backup system. Currently there are over 500 individual batteries in use at the different sites in and around Glendale. The full report can be found here.
Council also authorized the acceptance of $300,000 grant, which was awarded via the Department of Homeland Security’s 2016 State Homeland Security Grant Program process for purposes of enhancing regional interoperable communications system technologies. This grant funded project serves to address a critical single point of failure that exists in the microwave connectivity between multiple ICI System member agencies and the Glendale owned Master Site. The project converts dated and inefficient connectivity between the sites to a state of the art and highly dependable switching technology. The full report can be found here.
City Council approved the Resolution of Appropriation for the California State Library Innovation Station, the Libraries Illuminated Grant and the Humanities for All Grant. These grants add $58,500 to the Library Fund 275 for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 to support public services in the Library, Arts & Culture Department. $10,000 will be used to provide programming to students in upper elementary grades at the Pacific Park library using littleBits kits purchased using grant funds. These kits will be used to provide programs related to coding and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics). $28,500 will be used to purchase video production and editing equipment as part of “Craft and Tech MakerSpace and SoundSpace” facility and services at Downtown Central Library. The remaining $20,000 will be used towards training library staff and volunteers the best practices for interviewing and recording community stories. The full report can be found here.
Council also approved the acceptance of $50,000 grant funds from the Los Angeles County Probation Department to the Glendale Youth Alliance, and $28,420 grant from Parks and Open Space foundation, which will be used towards the One Glendale After School youth program. The full reports can be found here and here.
City Council allowed GWP to opt-in to the Local Government Partnership Program offered by the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC) and accepted the secure funding of $260,500 through Program Opportunity Notice & Invitation to Negotiate (P0N2018-01) to be used to assist GWP in the implementation of the City of Glendale’s EV charging station infrastructure. City Council adopted a resolution appropriating said grant funding, and approved a motion amending an existing Professional Services Agreement with Zeco Systems, Inc. (dba Greenlots) through a contract with the Southern California Public Power Authority (“SCPPA”), which will add $260,500 for Equipment, Installation, Licensing, Communications, and Maintenance of electric vehicle charging stations. The full report can be found here.
City Council approved the purchase of an SCBA Air Compressor from Compressed Air Specialties, Inc. for Fire station 21. An integral part of firefighting Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is the Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) that all Fire Fighters use during fire suppression activities. The SCBA provides a source of purified air that Fire Fighters are able to breathe while in toxic or low oxygen level environments. After each use, the SCBA bottles must be refilled using a certified air purification system. The full report can be found here.
City Council also adopted the ordinance amending the 2017 Glendale Building and Safety Code regarding work exempt from permit related to fences/walls and story poles. The full report can be found here.
City Council approved the Abatement order directing the Agricultural Commissioner/Director of Weights and Measures to abate the nuisance on every declared parcel. The full details can be found here.
City Council also approved the designation of 314 E. Harvard Street as a historic resource and placed it on the Glendale Register of Historic Resources as property number 123 (GR-123), to be known as the former Kiefer & Eyerick Mortuary. The full report can be found here.
Council approved the designation of the Miradero Gateway and the Brand Family Cemetery (both located in Brand Park at 1601 W. Mountain Street) as a historic resources and placed them on the Glendale Register of Historic Resources as property numbers 121 and 122 (GR-121 and GR-122), respectively. The full report can be found here.
The next regular City Council Meeting is scheduled for March 6, 2018 at 6 p.m. at Glendale City Hall in City Council Chambers. A Housing Authority meeting will precede it at 3 p.m. More information about the topics to be discussed can be found in the links provided in this section.