Westmorland council slates discussion on street flooding

July 17, 2001|By MARIO RENTERÍA, Staff Writer

WESTMORLAND — The City Council here might pass an ordinance that would crack down on residents who flood city streets.

The measure will be considered during a council meeting starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall.

The issue was brought up during a council meeting on July 6.

Mayor Henry Halcon said the problem generally occurs when residents leave their sprinklers or hoses on all night.

He said he has awakened several times to find water on his driveway from a neighbor's over-watering.

The council also is scheduled to discuss and take action on:

*An ordinance that changes when city water bills are due. Water bills currently are due at 5:30 p.m. on the 22nd day of the month. The council will consider changing the due time to 5 p.m. A problem surfaced when City Hall changed its closing hours from 5:30 to 5 p.m.

*The awarding of two contracts in the amounts of $30,950 and $18,700 to Dave Gaddis Construction for the rehabilitation of two residences in the city.


The money is part of the Community Development Block Grant program in which low-income residents apply with the city to have their homes brought up to city codes and safety standards.

Richard Randsell, housing rehabilitation specialist from The Holt Group in El Centro, said if the contracts are awarded, construction will start within 60 days.

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

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