GLENDALE CITY COUNCIL MEETING PREVIEW

SCANNING BLUEPRINTS

Public works officials on Tuesday will ask the City Council to authorize a $180,000 three-year agreement with a private firm to digitally scan and index the city’s blueprints, address packets, permits and other records.

The Public Works Department recently completed a 2001 capital improvement initiative to microfilm and scan all of Glendale’s archived blueprints and related records. The current proposal would incorporate all new records into the same indexing system, which contains building records and documents dating back to the 1920s.

The proposed three-year contract would also include a provisions to extend the agreement for $60,000 per year for up to two additional years.

WHAT TO EXPECT

The City Council will likely approve the contract with Data Micro-Imaging as a way to maintain the current scanning and indexing program.

TEMPORARY STORY POLES

The City Council on Tuesday will consider adopting an urgency ordinance that would allow the use of temporary construction frames, commonly known as “story poles,” without having to pull a building permit.

In March, the council adopted a revised set of design review guidelines that required the use of story poles for all new buildings and second story additions to help gauge the mass and scale of the proposed project during the review process.

The urgency ordinance would amend the Building and Safety Code to more easily facilitate the use of story poles in construction projects since applicants would not have to first go through the added expense of pulling a building permit.

WHAT TO EXPECT

The City Council will likely introduce and adopt the urgency ordinance since it only facilitates the direction it gave earlier this year.


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