Calipatria seeks

March 14, 2001

to expand Meyer

Memorial Library


CALIPATRIA — City officials are making efforts to expand the city's Meyer Memorial Library with help from Imperial County officials.

City Council members, acting as the city Redevelopment Agency, agreed Tuesday at the City Council meeting to seek funding to expand the building in which the library once was housed.

The library outgrew that facility and has operated out of a modular building rented to the city by William Scotsman for about $20,000 a year since December 1995.


The RDA board voted Tuesday to rent the modular building for two more months while the restrooms in the former library are brought up to Americans with Disabilities Act requirements, after which the expansion project will begin, if funding becomes available.

The library is part of the county library system.

"Expansion of the library will include more square footage for library use," said City Manager Romualdo Medina.

In other business, the City Council unanimously agreed to continue the city's contract with American States Water Co. to provide a wastewater treatment operator.

The city's contract with the company expired March 1 and the city is being serviced by the company under an extension.

Staff Writer Mario Rentería can be reached at 370-8549.

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