CALIPATRIA — City officials voted to enter a lease agreement Tuesday with the Imperial Irrigation District for a building to house the Police Department.
The council voted unanimously to enter the lease agreement, which states the city will pay $750 a month for the next five years and will have an option to purchase the building. The price of the building is $100,000.
The Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors on Tuesday also approved the agreement, stating the city can move into the building as soon as it shows it has the proper insurance to occupy the facility.
The money paid during the lease will go toward the purchase price if the city decides to buy the building. The city will get the money for the payments through its lease agreement with the Imperial Valley Regional Occupational Program Steps of Success Program, which will be occupying the former police station.