City Council to Consider Other Civic Center Area Improvement Projects
• Roadwork and Landscaping on Tap
BY BILL KOENEKER
BY BILL KOENEKER
The Malibu City Council is poised to approve a $376,866 contract for a Malibu Canyon Road improvement project at its meeting next week.
Funding for the construction of the improvements was included in the adopted budget for 2009-2010, according to city officials. The total estimated cost for the project is $500,000. Actual costs will be reimbursed by the state Department of Transportation through a federal money grant. By comparison, the annual street overlay budget for the current fiscal year is $570,000.
The project consists of resurfacing Malibu Canyon Road from Pacific Coast Highway to the city limits with an asphalt-rubber overlay. “This project will improve the quality of the roadway and reduce road maintenance,” wrote Senior Civil Engineer, Robert Duboux, in a staff report.
The Federal Highway Administration and Caltrans allocated $500,000 to the city.
Construction is scheduled to begin in Feb. 2010 and is expected to be completed by April 2010, according to municipal officials.
Also on tap, the council is being asked to consider having the city manager execute an agreement with Los Angeles County to landscape and maintain parcels located on the east and west side of Webb Way and Pacific Coast Highway.
“The parcel on the east side is adjacent to Legacy Park and the city-owned commercial property. The parcel on the east side is adjacent to other vacant land. The parcels are vacant and have never been landscaped or maintained,” wrote Administrative Services Director/Assistant City Manager Reva Feldman, in a memo to council members.
After some negotiations with the county about acquiring the parcels, city officials were told it might be easier and might be more efficient and less costly for the city to enter into a use agreement with the county to landscape and maintain both parcels.
“The city intends to install a monument sign on the east corner and landscape the other areas with drought tolerant plants,” Feldman said.