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Turning Point resolution vote Tuesday

January 07, 2002|By MARIO RENTERÍA, Staff Writer

CALIPATRIA — The City Council here will vote Tuesday on a resolution that would grant a conditional-use permit to Turning Point to operate a men's home here.

The council also will take action on a resolution that would lift a restriction on the city Police Department that prevents it from entering into a contract with Case Towing of Niland.

The council meeting is at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Turning Point is a Christian program dedicated to helping individuals with "life-controlling" problems. The program has been operating in Holtville for seven years, where it has two homes.

In November Turning Point Director Mike Johnson asked the council to allow him to open a home in the city.

Johnson is hoping to occupy a four-bedroom home on the corner of Park Avenue and Church Street. The home belongs to Calipatria Community Church and is being offered free to the Turning Point program.

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Residents voiced both support or opposition for the program coming to the city during council meetings

In the Case Towing issue, in 1998 the council set a restriction on the Police Department that does not allow it to work with Case Towing of Niland.

Case Towing provided service and maintenance for Calipatria police patrol units and towing services for vehicles impounded by the Police Department until that agreement ended in dispute.

Case Towing was on a one-month rotation along with Hot Spot Towing.

Tucker Towing of Brawley and Dickerson Towing of Westmorland now provide those services to the Police Department. The two towing companies are on a one-month rotation.

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

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