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CALIFORNIA CITY – Animals and staff at the city’s animal shelter will be a little cooler this summer following action by the City Council on June 11. Council approved awarding a contract for replacement of two aging evaporative coolers at the shelter at a cost not to exceed $7,000.

“Currently we’re keeping the temperatures down within the shelter by air conditioning units that were donated,” said Police Chief Eric Hurtado. “They draw a lot of electricity and were intended for temporary use only.”

He said the existing evaporative coolers have been slowly degrading over the last several years. A request for quotes on replacement resulted in three bids, with Xcel Mechanical Systems Inc. of Gardena being the lowest bidder.

The motion to authorize replacement was unanimous with Council Member Tami Marie Johnson absent.

In other business, the council approved a resolution supporting balanced energy solutions and maintaining local control of energy solutions and another resolution regarding an airport improvement grant.

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