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Brawley to hire a manager for city airport

December 03, 2001|By MARIO RENTERÍA, Staff Writer

BRAWLEY — The City Council will hire an airport manager/fixed-base operator for the municipal airport here during a council meeting Tuesday evening.

The applicants are Richard Klemm of El Centro and Jamie Pankratz of Brawley.

The city airport commission met Nov. 8 to review and evaluate the applicants and unanimously voted to recommend Klemm.

In other city business:

· The council will vote on spending $39,734 for police equipment. The money comes from the a state Office of Traffic Safety grant. The equipment to be purchased includes 11 in-vehicle radar units, a radar speed-monitoring trailer and two hand-held radar units.

· The council will decide on a construction company to reconstruct sewage pump lift station No. 1.

According to a companion resolution, lift station No. 1, on Ninth Street south of Malan Street, receives sewage from the most southwesterly portion of the city and will serve the Brawley Gateway project.


Three companies have submitted bids. A&R Construction of Brawley bid $103,300, J.R. Filanc Construction Co. of Oceanside bid $130,224 and The Ryan Co. of San Diego bid $224,577.

The reconstruction will involve rehabilitating the deteriorated concrete well, replacing the electrical control system and installing two new sewage pumps. The original pumps are 14 years old.

A resolution recommends the contract be awarded to A&R Construction.

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

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