The Indoor Sports Complex project’s plans and specifications are ready, and the El Centro City Council is expected to send the project out to bid this evening.
The Adams Avenue Indoor Sports Complex will be located on Eighth Street and Adams Avenue. The project’s funding balance is about $4.1 million, according to a report to the council.
Funds for this project come from a combination of the Community Development Block Grant entitlement program, redevelopment agency bonds, Parks and Recreation impact fees and a $25,000 donation from Rabobank.
Construction of the 22,000 square-feet complex is expected to take about a year, said city manager Ruben Duran.
The preliminary general fund budget for 2013 will also be presented Tuesday evening.
The budget that will be presented is balanced, according to a report to the council.
Preliminary revenues are $23.6 million while expenditures are $23.5, the report notes.
Expenditures increased about $800,000 from the previous year after an increase in California Public Employees’ Retirement System costs, according to the report.
The elimination of the RDA and the new lease of the library building are also attributed for the increase in costs.
The good news, said Duran, is that the city has a balance budget and that 2013 may be the first time in two years that cuts aren’t put in place.
Staff Writer Alejandro Davila can be reached at 760-337-3445 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you go
What: El Centro City Council meeting
When: 6 p.m. today
Where: City Council chambers, 1275 Main St.
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