Advertisement

CALIPATRIA: Council ready to lease IID building to house city PD

January 10, 2001|By MARIO RENTERÍA, Staff Writer

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.

Advertisement

The SOS program is a community resource program that has been operating in Calipatria for about seven months. It is aimed at youths ages 14 to 21 and offers several activities, including recreation programs and help with school work. It has been leasing the city recreation center at 210 N. Railroad Ave.

Later in the meeting, the council angrily disagreed on the issue of opening City Hall for five days.

City Hall is open Mondays through Thursdays, and the council was presented with a proposal to open it five days a week. After a heated argument, council members Robert Nakadaira, Royal Sage and Thelma Baker voted against the proposal and Mayor Leonard Vasquez and council member Fred Beltran voted in favor of it.

Mario Rentería can be reached at 370-8549.

Imperial Valley Press Online Articles
|
|
|