City Council on Monday approved a $ 365,000 contract to build a pocket park near the Lamanda Park branch library.
The Pocket Park will be located in an existing landscaped portion of approximately 13,000 square feet of the site east of the existing library building at 140 S. Altadena Drive.
According to a report from city staff, the Lamanda Park Branch Library Project will maintain the existing 10 spaces in the above ground parking lot north of the library building.
The park will contain a children’s play area with a rubberized play surface and a solid 1,240 square foot shade structure, three picnic tables and an expanded waste storage facility in the northeastern part of the site. overlooking East Morningside Street.
A water fountain, six benches and landscaped areas will be distributed throughout the rest of the park. An eight foot high security fence will be installed along the southern perimeter of the park.
The project was presented to a city hearing officer in July on the recommendation of staff from the Planning and Community Development Department. A conditional use permit (CUP) has been approved with conditions that have already been implemented in the design of the project.
The city has already opened another pocket park in the city’s Playhouse district.
Here are other items that were passed with a sweep motion on Monday’s consent calendar:
• An agreement with Los Angeles County for the city to provide Pasadena Dial-A-Ride services to residents of unincorporated areas of Altadena, Kinneloa, Chapman Woods, and East San Gabriel until June 30, 2024. The County will reimburse for services in an amount not exceeding $ 930,000. The current service agreement with the county expired on June 30. Staff received county final approval in the second week of August due to a long county review deadline. If this agreement is authorized, it will include payment for the service provided since June 30. Pasadena Dial-A-Ride continued to provide the service with the understanding that a new agreement was pending.
• A $ 265,914 contract for housekeeping services in three City-owned parking lots. The contract could be extended by the City Manager for two optional one-year periods not exceeding $ 88,638 annually with a maximum contract of five years and a contractual amount not to be exceeded of $ 443,190. The Department of Transportation’s parking division oversees the operation of the surface parking lots at Shoppers Lane and the parking lot west of the Pasadena Playhouse. Daily janitorial service and weeding in these lots are essential to maintaining a positive appearance for customers of the retail and office businesses that these lots serve. Although these services were previously provided under the City’s landscaping and janitorial contracts, City staff determined that the lots would be best served by obtaining these services from specialist vendors who typically provide such services in the city. parking lots.
• A contract of $ 63,985 with Mini Wing USA for the Freeform EC Nitrile gloves for the logistics of the patrols. The Pasadena Police Department has approximately 370 sworn and civilian employees who are required to wear nitrile gloves during their normal business operations. Six of the companies that submitted bids for the gloves did not meet the finger, palm and length specifications requested by the police department. In each case, the fingers and palms were too thin and the length was too short. Three of the companies submitted bids for gloves that did not meet the requested tensile strength. A company submitted an offer for a glove that was too long in length, which would inconvenience employees wearing long-sleeved uniforms.
• An order contract with Haaker Equipment Company for the purchase of two Vactor Ramjet Jet Rodder sewer trucks for an amount not exceeding $ 700,269. As part of the first year of the approved three-year fleet replacement plan, two sewer jet trucks currently assigned to the public works department have been identified for replacement. To ensure that the replacement vehicles meet the unique needs of the city, the Public Works Department has conducted field tests of several different models. During this testing process, staff tested sewer trucks from various manufacturers and used them to perform routine sewer line maintenance tasks. Staff rated the Vactor model as the best-performing truck overall.
• A budget amendment allocating $ 331,200 of the balance of the housing inclusion fund not allocated to the operating budget of the Ministry of Housing for fiscal year 2022 for the HHP housing acquisition project. Since 2012, the City of Pasadena has entered into loan agreements for the acquisition of housing, to acquire units assisted by the city in affordable home ownership projects developed by HHP, or units in housing projects. home ownership that have been developed in accordance with the city’s inclusion ordinance.
• An amendment to the operating budget adopted for FY2022 (FY2022) increases the total city-wide full-time equivalents (FTEs) by 5.20 time-limited FTEs and 2 permanent FTEs and an agreement with California State Highway Safety Bureau for acceptance of Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) and Improved Traffic Recording Program (TRIP) provide funding and Memorandum of Understanding with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) for the acceptance of funding equivalent to the CARES Act. Throughout the year, budget changes are required to accommodate unforeseen changes to the adopted budget. These revenue and credit changes are presented to city council for review.
• Amendments to the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) budget for fiscal year 2022. Throughout the fiscal year (FY), the Department of Public Works, in collaboration with other affected departments, reviews projects PAC assets to determine if budget changes are needed.
• A resolution modifying the general fee schedule for fiscal year 2022. The resolution would adopt new fees for a single-family compatibility permit, historical resource assessment. Several honorary titles would also be modified.
• An amendment to a contract with the Flintridge Center for an additional $ 8,610, increasing the contract to $ 1,848,409 for the duration of the grant ending August 15th. On August 28, 2017, City Council approved a contract with the BSCC to recognize and allocate $ 2,511,537 in grant funds allocated to the City of Pasadena to help with mental health, addiction and support services for previously detained persons returning to the city of Pasadena. At the time of and as part of the grant award mandate, the City Manager entered into a contract with the Flintridge Center for Proposal 47 reinstatement services in an amount not to exceed $ 1,839,799 for the duration of the 38-month grant starting June 16, 2017. On August 17, 2020, city council approved a one-year no-cost extension to continue the proposal 47 reinstatement services.