City Council Meeting Wrap-Up

Glendale News Press

Pacific Park Pool The council approved opening bids for construction of the long-awaited $5.3 million public pool at Pacific Park.

The pool will be a six-lane pool configured into an L-shape ranging in depth from 2 feet to 10 feet — a pared-down version from the initial proposed eight-lane, competition ready $10.4-million concept.

Annual operating costs for the pool, once it's completed in summer 2011, are projected to be between $375,000 and $550,000, depending on the level of public programming at the facility.

Councilman Dave Weaver has consistently voted against the proposal, citing the operating costs are too expensive during a time of tight city resources.

WHAT IT MEANS Under an aggressive construction schedule aimed at completing the pool by summer 2011, parks officials aim to award a contract to the lowest responsible bidder in August.

Senior meals The City Council on Tuesday approved the receipt of about $40,000 in federal stimulus funds to support the city's popular Senior Nutritional Meals Program.

City officials have said the program, which is funded through various grant funds and serves about 11,500 meals annually, is constantly seeing a high demand.

WHAT IT MEANS The additional funds will provide for an additional 9,000 meals to about 200 participants.

Infobox What: Glendale City Council meetingWhen: 6 p.m. TuesdayWhere: Room 105, Municipal Services Building, 633 E. BroadwayContact: (818) 548-2090

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