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Calexico City Council takes bid on new cruisers

April 03, 2002|By AARON CLAVERIE, Staff Writer

CALEXICO — At a brisk half-hour meeting Tuesday night, the City Council here voted to go out to bid to lease new cruisers for the Police Department and purchase two trucks for the Fire Department.

In addition, the council voted to enter into a lease agreement for a new ambulance, contract with an Orange-based company to collect money from scofflaws who don't pay their parking tickets and award a bid to a firm that will replace the waterline between Second and Third streets.

During the new business portion of the meeting, the council voted to keep a 2-acre plot of land at 425 Cesar Chavez Blvd. The action to keep the land instead of selling it was recommended by City Manager Richard Inman.

While he supported keeping the 2 acres, City Councilman Javier Alatorre said the city should consider taking an inventory of each parcel of land the city owns and determining which plots it wants to keep and use and which plots might be beneficial to sell.

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In other business, Mayor Victor Carrillo and Mayor Pro Tem John Renison saluted the Recreation Department and councilmen-elect David Ouzan and Alex Perrone for helping organize and manage Saturday's Easter egg hunt at Nosotros Park.

City Recreation Director Javier Gonzalez said hundreds of kids showed up for the hunt and the councilmen-elect were a big help.

"We had them working!" Gonzalez said.

>> Staff Writer Aaron Claverie can be reached at 337-3419 or claverie7@hotmail.com

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