GLENDALE – An earthquake-damaged reservoir located under a golf course must be dismantled and rebuilt at a cost of up to $20 million to serve the residents of Chevy Chase Canyon, officials said Monday. Built in the late 1920s, the concrete roof of the reservoir is buried under three feet of soil on the fifth fairway at the Chevy Chase Country Club. The reservoir is 280 by 520 feet and designed to hold 14.5 million gallons of water. “The current reservoir is in a very unhealthy condition and it has basically served out most of its physical life. It’s time for that reservoir to be replaced,” City Councilman Bob Yousefian said Monday. Because of the age and the cumulative effect of the 1971 Sylmar Earthquake and the 1994 Northridge Earthquake, the reservoir’s roof and supporting columns are cracked. The city has advised the country club to keep patrons off the top of the reservoir, and the city does not run heavy equipment over the area. The council is not expected to vote on the project until early next year, and construction is expected to go until 2008. Alex Dobuzinskis, (818) 546-3304 [email protected] IF YOU GO: The Glendale City Council will meet at 6 p.m. today at City Hall, 613 E. Broadway. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “We just think the structure is compromised, we believe that it does need to be replaced,” said Peter Kavounas, water services administrator. But Jong Lee, who took over as owner of the Chevy Chase Country Club a couple months ago, said patrons are allowed to walk over the reservoir as they play golf. Lee is waiting for a public meeting scheduled for Sunday at the club, where city officials are slated to discuss the safety situation. “I believe this construction will certainly affect the business of the golf course,” Lee said. “I don’t feel good about it but this construction must go on for the city of Glendale.” There will be enough water from the city’s other nearby reservoirs to serve the residents of Chevy Chase Canyon during construction, Kavounas said. Today, the City Council will consider whether to solicit proposals from companies for the design work for the renovation. The existing reservoir will need to be dismantled and replaced – a project estimated to cost $15 million to $20 million.
Australia Australia’s World Cup qualification playoff path explained Kieran Francis Last updated 2 years ago 05:04 6/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Australia WC Qualification Asia Australia v Thailand Saudi Arabia v Japan Saudi Arabia Japan Thailand After failing to secure an automatic spot in Russia, the Socceroos must now negotiate two cut-throat playoffs to earn qualification Australia’s path to the World Cup features two playoffs after failing to lock in automatic spot after the group stage of Asian qualifying.A narrow 2-1 win over Thailand and Saudi Arabia’s victory against Japan condemned the green-and-gold to third position in group B – and a two-leg home-and-away tie versus Syria, who finished third in group A.The first leg will be hosted by Syria on October 5 and will most likely be in Malaysia – where the war-torn nation played their group stage home games – with the return match to played in Australia five days later. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing The winner of the Asian playoff will then play home-and-away against the fourth-placed qualifier from the CONCACAF region (currently Honduras) on November 6 and 14 for a spot in Russia.Panama and the USA are also possible CONCACAF-based opponents, with three matchdays of qualifying to be played.