CALEXICO — Hundreds of eucalyptus red gum, eucalyptus lemon-scented, Indian laurel, Chilean mesquite and Thomless mesquite will be shading the streets here after the Calexico City Council approves a tree-planting contract with International Environment Corp. during Tuesday's regular council meeting.
Two companies bid on the contract but International Environmental's $62,373.50 bid was nearly $30,000 less than the other bid.
The city is paying for the trees with Proposition 12 money.
In other business, the council will hear a presentation on the alternatives document for the Salton Sea. The presentation will be by Tom Kirk, executive director of the Salton Sea Authority.
The authority's alternatives document lays out various alternatives for "saving" the Salton Sea, including fallowing of Imperial Valley farmland.
The council will decide whether to send three Calexico Fire Department captains to New York to attend a Nov. 18 memorial service for firefighters and rescue personnel killed Sept. 11. The cost for the trip is $1,500.