CALIPATRIA — Raul Navarro was appointed Tuesday to fill a vacancy on the City Council that was created when Trevor Green did not show up for three consecutive meetings.
Navarro, who lost his bid for a third four-year term during the Nov. 8 race, was called upon to finish about two years left on Green’s first term on the council.
Following Navarro’s appointment, the council nominated councilman Peter Fuentes to be a commissioner for the Local Agency Formation Commission and Hector Cervantes as an alternate.
At a glance
Here are two things that came out of Calipatria City Council meeting
1 The City Council adopted a resolution that officially recognized the completion of construction work done on improvements to a component of Calipatria’s wastewater treatment plant.
Calipatria was one of 10 cities in Southern California that was awarded federal Housing and Community Development money for the project, City Manager Rom Medina said.
Calipatria’s allotment was more than $863,000 to repair the plant’s lift station, which moves sewage to the wastewater plant.
Work started in September 2010 and was done last month. The wastewater treatment plant was built in the 1970s and the lift, or pump, station hasn’t been worked on since then, Medina said.
2 The City Council also adopted a resolution that calls for amending the budget by authorizing the expenditure of more than $4,200 for purchasing an engine block for a Calipatria Police Department patrol car.
The repair work on the car, a Ford Crown Victoria, was an unanticipated expense that would come out of the Police Department’s so-called “impact fund.” There is more than $76,800 in the account, according to a staff report.
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