July 14, 2024 3:32 am

Overview of the January 23, 2024 Glendale City Council Meeting

The recent council meeting addressed crucial matters, including the approval of construction contracts, appropriations for various projects, and extensions for professional services agreements. Among the notable decisions were the award of contracts to All American Asphalt and Onyx Paving Company, totaling millions of dollars for rehabilitation and maintenance projects.

CONSENT ITEMS

4b. Public Works, re: Award of Construction Contract for the Palmer Avenue and Green Street Rehabilitation Project

  1. Motion to grant a construction contract to All American Asphalt totaling $1,271,752, with an endorsement for a 10 percent contract contingency valued at $127,175. Additionally, authorization is sought for the City Manager or an appointed representative to officially sign and execute the contract.

Moved: Asatryan
Seconded: Devine

Vote as Follows
Ayes: Asatryan, Devine, Najarian, Kassakhian (pro tem)
Noes: None
Absent: Brotman
Abstain: None

  1. Resolution 24-10 for appropriating funds involves the transfer of $1,398,927 designated for the Palmer Avenue and Green Street Rehabilitation Project.

Moved: Asatryan
Seconded: Devine

Vote as Follows
Ayes: Asatryan, Devine, Najarian, Kassakhian (pro tem)
Noes: None
Absent: Brotman
Abstain: None

4c. Public Works, re: Award of Construction Contract for the Fiscal Year 2023 Slurry Seal and Crack Seal Program

  1. Motion to grant a construction contract to Onyx Paving Company, Inc. for the sum of $3,233,000, with the approval of a 10 percent contract contingency totaling $323,300. Furthermore, authorization is granted for the City Manager or a designated representative to execute the contract.

Moved: Asatryan
Seconded: Devine

Vote as Follows
Ayes: Asatryan, Devine, Najarian, Kassakhian (pro tem)
Noes: None
Absent: Brotman
Abstain: None

  1. Resolution 24-11 involves the allocation and reallocation of funds, amounting to $3,556,300, for the Fiscal Year 2023 Slurry Seal and Crack Seal Program.

Moved: Asatryan
Seconded: Devine

Vote as Follows
Ayes: Asatryan, Devine, Najarian, Kassakhian (pro tem)
Noes: None
Absent: Brotman
Abstain: None

4d. Public Works, re: Summary Vacation of the First Alley Southwesterly of Riverside Drive, Northwesterly of Allen Avenue (Alley 307) for a Equestrian and Canine Kennel Project; Vacation Case No. 189V

  1. Resolution for the Vacation Order
  2. Resolution Approving and Adopting Plan No. 12-244

This item was moved to the February 6, 2024 Council Meeting.

4e. Glendale Water and Power, re: Task Order with Ascend Analytics, LLC for Software, License and Support Services for Integrated Resource Planning for Glendale Water & Power

  1. Motion granting authorization to the City Manager or their designee to execute a Task Order with Ascend Analytics, LLC under an Agreement with the Southern California Public Power Authority. This pertains to the provision of ongoing Software, License, and Support Services for Integrated Resource Planning for Glendale Water & Power. The total contract amount is not to exceed $394,064.46 for a three-year term. Additionally, the City is granted the option to extend the contract for two additional one-year terms, with a combined total not exceeding $279,402.64 for both years. Furthermore, approval is given for a one-time payment of $12,285.96 to settle the outstanding portion of a prior annual fee.

Moved: Asatryan
Seconded: Najarian

Vote as Follows
Ayes: Asatryan, Devine, Najarian, Kassakhian (pro tem)
Noes: None
Absent: Brotman
Abstain: None

4f. Public Works, re: Award of Construction Contract for the San Fernando Road Beautification Project Phase I

1. Motion to grant a construction contract to All American Asphalt, totaling $14,115,620, with the approval of a 10 percent contract contingency amounting to $1,411,562. Authorization is given to the City Manager or a designated representative to officially execute the contract.

Moved: Asatryan
Seconded: Devine

Vote as Follows
Ayes: Asatryan, Devine, Najarian, Kassakhian (pro tem)
Noes: None
Absent: Brotman
Abstain: None

2. Resolution 24-09 for the allocation of funds, appropriating an amount of $16,232,963 for the San Fernando Road Beautification Project Phase I.

Moved: Asatryan
Seconded: Devine

Vote as Follows
Ayes: Asatryan, Devine, Najarian, Kassakhian (pro tem)
Noes: None
Absent: Brotman
Abstain: None

4g. Glendale Water and Power, re: Appropriation of Funds from Glendale Water & Power Fund Balance

1. Resolution 24-12 of Appropriation

Moved: Asatryan
Seconded: Devine

Vote as Follows
Ayes: Asatryan, Devine, Najarian, Kassakhian (pro tem)
Noes: None
Absent: Brotman
Abstain: None

ADOPTION OF ORDINANCES

7a. Public Works, re: Ordinance 6020 Amending Chapters 8.44 and 8.56 of the Glendale Municipal Code, 1995, Updating Standards for Solid Waste and Recycling Collection (Kassakhian, 01/09/24)

Moved: Najarian
Seconded: Asatryan

Vote as Follows
Ayes: Asatryan, Devine, Najarian, Kassakhian (pro tem)
Noes: None
Absent: Brotman
Abstain: None

ACTION ITEMS

8a. Police Department, re: Police Department Real Time Intelligence Center (RTIC)

1. Resolution 24-13 for waiving competitive bidding and granting authorization to the City Manager or their designee to enter into a 5-year agreement with Constant Technologies Inc. This agreement pertains to the design, engineering, and installation of consoles, video displays, parts, related software, and maintenance for a Real-Time Intelligence Center (RTIC). The agreed-upon amount is $565,600, with an additional 10% contingency of $56,560, making the total not to exceed $622,160.

Moved: Devine
Seconded: Asatryan

Vote as Follows
Ayes: Asatryan, Devine, Najarian, Kassakhian (pro tem)
Noes: None
Absent: Brotman
Abstain: None

2. Resolution 24-14 of appropriation

Moved: Devine
Seconded: Asatryan

Vote as Follows
Ayes: Asatryan, Devine, Najarian, Kassakhian (pro tem)
Noes: None
Absent: Brotman
Abstain: None

8b. Public Works, re: Dispensing with Competitive Bidding and Authorizing a City-wide Furniture Professional Services Agreement Extension

1. Resolution 24-15, exempting competitive bidding and granting authority for amendments to the current furniture services professional services agreements with J K Miklin, Inc. DBA Yamada, Archi Txture LLC DBA Catalyst, and Margaret C Pett Inc. DBA Info-Com. These amendments extend the duration of the contracts by two years, lasting until December 31, 2025, with no additional funds being allocated.

Moved: Devine
Seconded: Asatryan

Vote as Follows
Ayes: Asatryan, Devine, Najarian, Kassakhian (pro tem)
Noes: None
Absent: Brotman
Abstain: None

8c. Glendale Water and Power, re: Authorization to enter into a Legal Services Agreements with Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP and Authorization to Enter into a Professional Services Agreement with Public Financial Management Financial Advisors, LLC

1. Motion granting authority to the City Manager or their designee to enter into and execute a Legal Services Agreement (LSA) with Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Norton). The agreement includes provisions for funds covering the payment of fees for past services, amounting to $11,913, and fees for three future bond issuances in fiscal years 2024, 2025, and 2026, totaling $425,000. The overall contract amount is not to exceed $436,913.

Moved: Devine
Seconded: Najarian

Vote as Follows
Ayes: Asatryan, Devine, Najarian, Kassakhian (pro tem)
Noes: None
Absent: Brotman
Abstain: None

2. Motion granting authorization to the City Manager or their designee to enter into and execute a Professional Services Agreement (PSA) with Public Financial Management Financial Advisors, LLC (PFM). The agreement incorporates funds covering the payment of fees for past services, totaling $25,000, and fees for three future bond issuances in fiscal years 2024, 2025, and 2026, amounting to $275,000. The overall contract amount is not to exceed $300,000.

Moved: Devine
Seconded: Najarian

Vote as Follows
Ayes: Asatryan, Devine, Najarian, Kassakhian (pro tem)
Noes: None
Absent: Brotman
Abstain: None

3. Resolution 24-16 of Appropriation

Moved: Devine
Seconded: Najarian

Vote as Follows
Ayes: Asatryan, Devine, Najarian, Kassakhian (pro tem)
Noes: None
Absent: Brotman
Abstain: None