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File #: 15-174    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Status: Passed
File created: 2/25/2015 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/24/2015 Final action: 3/24/2015
Title: AUTHORIZATION TO CONVEY A DRAINAGE EASEMENT AND DEDICATE RIGHT-OF-WAY TO THE CITY OF GLENDALE Staff Contact: Jack Friedline, Director, Public Works
Attachments: 1. Conv of Easement and ROW-Myrtle SRTS, 2. 15-174 Map
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AUTHORIZATION TO CONVEY A DRAINAGE EASEMENT AND DEDICATE RIGHT-OF-WAY TO THE CITY OF GLENDALE
Staff Contact: Jack Friedline, Director, Public Works
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Purpose and Recommended Action
Recommendation

This is a request for City Council to authorize the City Manager to convey a drainage easement and dedicate right-of-way from property owned by the City of Glendale along the north side of Myrtle Avenue as a condition to complete a federally funded Safe Routes to School project. The proposed project to construct pedestrian and drainage improvements requires the easement and rights-of-way for roadway realignment of Myrtle Avenue, between 62nd and 65th avenues...body
Background

The City of Glendale Transportation Division has secured funding from the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Safe Routes to School Program to improve pedestrian safety and access to local schools. The funds cover both the design and construction of sidewalk, curb, gutter and drainage improvements on Myrtle Avenue, from 62nd to 65th avenues, immediately south of the City of Glendale Field Operations Complex. The project will construct new sidewalks on both the north and south sides of Myrtle Avenue and connect existing sections of sidewalk, providing a continuous east-west pedestrian facility. The new sidewalk sections will be ADA compliant and construction will also include upgrading an existing pedestrian curb ramp at the northwest corner of Myrtle and 62nd avenues to ADA standards.
Analysis

The continuous sidewalk and sidewalk curb ramps along this section of Myrtle Avenue are intended to enhance the safety of pedestrian routes traveled by schoolchildren and other users, and encourage children to walk to several of the schools in the vicinity. These improvements will require realigning Myrtle Avenue to the north in this area, necessitating the use of the additional right-of-way and land for a drainage easement. Widening to the north is also necessary to avo...

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