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Historic preservation plan set for council

April 17, 2001|By RUDY YNIGUEZ, Staff Writer

The El Centro City Council will receive an update Wednesday on its historical site foundation's plan to preserve downtown El Centro's historic character.

The council meets in open session at 6:30 p.m. at 1275 Main St.

In other business, the council:

l will consider a $3.14 million agreement with the county for resurfacing of city/county streets and roads. The city will fund its portion of the project with $789,000 in federal funds, $272,881 in state funds and $2.08 million in local transportation authority funds.

l will consider submitting a $503,746 federal grant request to purchase firefighting vehicles and equipment. The city must supply a 10 percent match in funds.

l will consider issuing a request for proposals to mow, edge and detail 11 of the city's 20 parks.

l will consider approval of the local transportation authority's five-year plan. LTA revenues are provided by a 0.5 percent sales tax increase authorized by voters in 1989 for a period of 20 years. The city staff report states El Centro's projects represent areas in the city in need of maintenance, that require improvements or construction to rehabilitate existing roadways, that help to reduce congestion and improve safety and that construct needed streets and roads.

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l will hear a report on the results of the Imperial Valley Waste Management Task Force's recycling outreach efforts at the recent California Mid-Winter Fair & Fiesta.

Staff Writer Rudy Yniguez can be reached at 337-3440.

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