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Nuisance committee requests more time


June 07, 2001|By MARIO RENTERÍA, Staff Writer

WESTMORLAND — The committee formed to revise and make adjustments to the nuisance abatement ordinance being considered here asked Wednesday for more time to make adjustments.

Tina Cruz, a committee member, asked the City Council for more time to make adjustments. The committee will meet again tonight in City Hall.

The council passed a resolution Wednesday approving city Finance Director Rita Ramos to apply and be the contact for the bicycle and/or pedestrian funds from the local transit fund of the Imperial Valley Association of Governments.

The amount sought will be $10,000 and would go toward building sidewalks on Third Street.

In other city business, the council agreed to clean the 350,000-gallon reservoir tank at the city's water plant. The tank served the city before the new water plant was built.


Jack Holt of the Holt Group of El Centro told the council it would be cheaper to clean the tank now than to let it sit and have a worse problem in about three years.

The Holt Group provides engineering, planning and consulting services to the city.

The tank was used for about 20 years and is still in good condition, Holt said.

A tank the same size would cost about $150,000.

The maintenance will include blasting and the coating inside and outside of the tank. The work will cost $45,103 and the city hopes to receive funding for the project.

The city is being served by the new 700,000-gallon reservoir tank but also plans on using the 350,000-gallon tank to serve the city.

Staff Writer Mario Rentería can be reached at 337-3435.

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