By Veronica Mackey
Congratulations to the City of Inglewood for raising $58,351 for the American Cancer Society (ACS). Kimberly Smith of ACS came to Tuesday’s meeting to present a plaque to the City for participating in the recent Relay for Life event. The annual walkathon raises funds to assist cancer patients “with free services, wigs, make-up and transportation to doctor appointments,” Smith said. Relay teams were formed by districts, and this year, Councilman Alex Padilla’s Second District team was a top fundraiser.
Bill Widener encouraged council members to take advantage of funds offered to cities with renewable energy programs. He said at a recent senior citizen meeting, he was told there was no policy on solar energy in Inglewood. “I want the council to get a city policy together,” he said.
The council adopted a resolution authorizing the Finance Department to add and fill a fulltime Budget Analyst position in the department’s Fiscal Year 2015-2016 budget.
An extension was granted until July 31, 2016, enabling the City to submit paperwork to receive reimbursement of $98,274.24 from UASI Grant Funds for the Police Department’s purchase of personal protective equipment.
Invoices were approved for payment in the amount of $10,520.29 for emergency repairs for the Parks, Recreation and Library Services Department’s brush chipper trucks. Elevators in City Hall are getting much needed improvements.
Electrical engineering services were approved for Parking Structure No. 2, located at 115 N. Locust Street. An ordinance was introduced, approving the secured property tax rates for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2016.