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File #: 15-201    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Status: Passed
File created: 3/5/2015 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/24/2015 Final action: 3/24/2015
Title: AUTHORIZATION TO ENTER INTO A CONSTRUCTION AGREEMENT WITH MCKENNA CONTRACTING FOR THE RENOVATION OF VELMA TEAGUE LIBRARY Staff Contact: Erik Strunk, Director, Community Services
Attachments: 1. McKenna Contracting LLC Contract-signed
AUTHORIZATION TO ENTER INTO A CONSTRUCTION AGREEMENT WITH MCKENNA CONTRACTING FOR THE RENOVATION OF VELMA TEAGUE LIBRARY
Staff Contact: Erik Strunk, Director, Community Services
Purpose and Recommended Action

This is a request for City Council to award the bid and to authorize the City Manager to enter into a construction agreement with McKenna Contracting, in an amount not to exceed $138,009.40. This construction agreement will allow the City of Glendale Library Division to renovate the Velma Teague Library with new carpet, restroom renovations, interior and exterior paint, and other necessary interior improvements.
Background

The Velma Teague Library has been a major anchor and destination point for educational, leisure, and entertainment pursuits in downtown Glendale since it was built in 1969. The facility is an integral part of the Glendale Public Library system and provides programs and services such as early literacy and summer reading programs, book discussion groups, job search labs, arts and craft workshops, theatrical presentations, and S.T.E.M (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) programming. The library also provides public computers with Internet access that the community can use for employment opportunities, school assignments, professional research, and keeping in contact with friends and family members. The library also offers free resources that include access to books, magazines, newspapers, electronic databases, and homework assistance.

Through its programs and services, the Velma Teague Library is a source of pride and appeal to the downtown Glendale community. Last year there were 180,043 visits to the Velma Teague Library and over 208,000 items were checked-out and circulated. The modifications will update and improve the physical appearance of the library and contribute to the overall sustainability of the Velma Teague Branch facility and its programs.
Analysis

During Fiscal Year 2014/15, the Community Ser...

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