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ADA Improvements Between Brand and Geneva, Stocker and Glenoaks

City of Glendale Public Works recently completed Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Act improvements at two locations in Glendale. In a part of Glendale bound by Brand on the west, Strocker Street on the north, Geneva Street on the east, and Glenoaks on the south, Public Works Engineering installed new curb ramps and reconstructed existing substandard curb ramps to provide uninterrupted access for persons with disabilities. These improvements meet federal ADA guideline requirements and are part of the City's annual ADA Curb Ramp Installation and Sidewalk Repair Program. Additionally, overgrown or dying trees in the parkway were removed and replaced with 24-inch box trees selected by the City’s Urban Forester.

ADA Improvements on Kenneth Road

In May 2019, Public Works completed ADA improvements on Kenneth Road between Sonora Avenue and the boundary with Burbank. Improvements include the selective removal and replacement of cement, asphalt concrete pavement, broken and damaged sidewalks, curbs, gutters, cross gutters, and driveway and alley aprons. Thirty-five curb ramps meeting compliant with ADA guidelines were also installed or reconstructed. Some new sidewalks were installed where none existed before. Thirty-seven new 24-inch box street trees were planted. Lastly, Public Works installed a 1.5 mile Class III bikeway with bike route signing and shared roadway pavement markings, known as sharrows. This project received stakeholder input at a community meeting.

Report Sewer System Overflows

Sewer System Overflows (SSO’s) result in direct public health threats to Glendale residents. SSO's affect the greater Los Angeles area as a result of overflow into the Los Angeles River, which discharges into Long Beach. Furthermore SSO’s can cause extensive damage to private property and expose the City to significant fines. For these reasons, it's important that residents immediately report SSO’s to the authorities.

Sewer overflows primarily occur at manholes in the street, but can also occur in right of ways, at cleanouts for private laterals, or plumbing fixtures inside buildings (ex. shower pan drain, toilet, and bathtub).

The City’s Wastewater Crews are trained and equipped to deal with SSO’s. The Public Works Department relies on residents help in reporting SSO’s. The sooner the report is made, the sooner a crew can be dispatched to capture the overflow and relieve any blockage before it reaches the Los Angeles River. Glendale strives to be an excellent steward of the regional water environment. Prompt reporting of SSO’s is a key component of that stewardship. If you observe an overflow, please call the Public Works Department immediately at 818-548-3950.

Recycling Reminders

Remember to recycle your bottles and cans while out of the house this summer by using one of more than 90 permanent public use recycling containers installed in heavily traveled City areas including downtown Glendale, Montrose, Kenneth Village and Civic Center. Any materials that go in home recycling bins can go in public use recycling containers, mainly newspapers, bottles, and cans. For more information, contact the Recycling Program at (818) 548-3916.

Household hazardous wastes (HHW) such as oil, paint, batteries, and automotive fluids cannot be placed in in garbage/recycling, down drains, or onto the ground. These items must be disposed of at locations such as Glendale Fire Department’s Environmental Management Center (EMC), located at 780 Flower St. in Glendale. The EMC is open to the public on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Please visit the Glendale Fire Department website or call (818) 548-3862 for a pre-recorded message on the types and quantities of waste accepted as well as who is eligible to use this City service.


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