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RENTAL REGISTRATIONS 2015

City of East Chicago, Indiana Code of Ordinances Title XI, Chapter 123: Rental Housing and Ordinance No. 09-0020 require owners of real property in the City of East Chicago, to register all rental housing on an annual basis. The ordinance requires owners of rental properties to register annually at the East Chicago Building Department office, 4444 Railroad Avenue, East Chicago, Indiana, and pay an annual registration fee of $10.00 per each dwelling or rooming unit.

2015 Registration will commence on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 and received Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00p.m.

Registration forms and requirements are available at the Building Department’s office or on the City’s website at www.eastchicago.com (Departments/Building Department/Downloads 2015 Link). Property owners are required to provide, in addition to the completed registration form, the following to process the registration of their rental property:

Rental registration fee of $10.00 per each dwelling or rooming unit, whether vacant or occupied (only check/money order accepted)
Proof of ownership (mortgage, deed, property tax statement, etc.)
Proof of property insurance (reflecting coverage amounts)
Copy of valid driver’s license or State issued identification
Occupant information

A late fee shall be assessed in the amount of $100, in addition to the $10 registration fee, for each dwelling or rental unit not registered by April 15, 2015. Failure to register any and all real property utilized as rental housing shall constitute a violation of this chapter and the owner shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $2,500 per unit.

For additional information, please contact the East Chicago Building Department at (219) 391-8294 or visit the City’s website at www.eastchicago.com
(Building Department link).


Job Posting # 2015 - 4
(Internal & External Posting)

Labor

City of East Chicago
Health Department

Opening Date: February 20, 2015
Closing Date: March 2, 2015
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Non-Exempt
Position Status: Regular Part Time
Division: Animal Control
Reports To: Director
Supervises: None
Pay Range: In accordance to the City of East Chicago’s Salary Ordinance passed by the Common Council
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POSITION SUMMARY
Under direction, shall enforce state and local laws pertaining to stray, nuisance, and dangerous domestic and wild animals. Majority of duties are performed without direct supervision; however, tact and diplomacy must be utilized daily through extensive contact with the general public. All work must conform to departmental policies and procedures, with particular emphasis on enforcement of the City’s Animal Ordinance.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES
The below statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by the position. This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required. Other duties may be assigned.
• Investigate complaints; capture animals in a humane and safe manner as prescribed by the Humane Society of America’s recommendations.
• Capture and impound dogs and cats that are not on proper restraint.
• Patrol assigned areas and serve as a quarantine officer.
• Feed and provide a clean, safe, and appropriate housing for domestic animals.
• Provide temporary shelter for and feed wild animals until such time can be transferred to the appropriate organization.
• Immediately report problems that cannot be resolved according to current direction provided by ordinances or other readily available resources authorized by Board of Health to the Health Officer.
• Ensure that all day-to-day operations are completed in an appropriate and timely manner, including but not limited to feeding and providing water to animals, cleaning of cages and runs, and ensuring that calls to service are completed.
• Receive and respond to complaints from the public regarding stray, nuisance, dangerous, diseased, wild, or uncontrolled animals.
• Prepare and maintain filed reports, animal records, and citations, review said documents for completeness and accuracy, and perform/direct the necessary corrections.
• Uphold state and local laws with enforcement and the investigation of reported problems.
• Observe and enforce strict adherence to safety regulations and safe work practices, particularly with regards to handling of animals, equipment, cleaning supplies, and the operation of patrol/work vehicles.
• Investigate reports of animal bites, complete the necessary forms, and perform quarantine as indicated.
• Take action on reported cases of animal abuse and other criminal activity to include but not limited to dog fighting, cock fighting, etc.
• Instruct complainants on setting cat traps or setting traps when necessary.
• Explain to the public the state and local laws pertaining to the ownership of animals, responsibility of the animal control, the care and control of animals, vaccination requirement of animals, and licensing requirements as well as any other issues related to public safety and animal control and welfare.
• Evaluate animals for medical and temperament problems and direct appropriate action to consist of medical care, temperament evaluation or euthanasia when indicated. Euthanasia should be restricted to severe medical problems, which are not readily remedied, severely debilitating, or painful for the animal and aggressive animals which are not actively in the quarantine phase and are beyond the holding period.
• Notify owner, if known, of animal capture or complaint. Inform owner of persons bitten by animal and instruct them on proper quarantine procedures required according to City or State ordinances. Bite cases are retained for ten (10) days. Animals, which appear to be rabid or are suffering from infections or dangerous disease, are humanely killed, and their heads removed and shipped to the State Board of Health laboratory for Investigation and confirmation.
• Assist and implement vector (i.e. mosquito) eradication and abatement control
• Operate city vehicles, radios and other animal control equipment in the correct and intended manner.
• Work closely with Public Health, Sanitation, and Police departments to assure proper control and extermination of animals are accordance with the State and Local laws and regulations.
• Appear in City court to represent the department in all cases involving animal violations.
• Responsible for maintaining equipment provided and requesting supplies needed to perform the duties.
• Perform related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
· Knowledge of the purposes and methods of animal control programs.
· Knowledge of effective methods of controlling and containment of domestic animals.
· Knowledge of the geographical layout of the City of East Chicago.
· Ability to understand local ordinances and quarantine procedures.
· Ability to perform animal control duties efficiently.
· Ability to operate animal control equipment.
· Ability to handle animals safely and effectively.
· Ability to detect rabies or hydrophobia in dogs and other stray animals.
· Ability to identify various breeds of animals and determine their age.
· Ability to maintain accurate records and prepare concise reports.
· Ability to deal courteously with the public.
· Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with officials, co-workers, and the public.
· Ability to handle stressful situations in a professional manner.
· Ability to maintain a high level of professionalism and confidentiality.
· Ability to operate vehicle safely.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
High school diploma, GED, or equivalent work experience.
REQUIRED LICENSES OR CERTIFICATIONS
Must possess a valid driver’s license.
Must be able to attend work related classes or seminars
Must complete Indiana pesticide applicator category 8 and core certifications exams within twelve (12) months of hire.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT
The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job.

Environment - Work is performed outdoors and indoors. Regularly exposed to outside weather conditions; and is exposed to potentially volatile situations which can present risk of violence or injury. It’s in an environment where there is exposure to potentially dangerous animals, animal waste, and other changing conditions.

Physical – The work is regularly active with periods of heavy exertion, and is performed in office, field settings and outside in varying weather conditions. Typical positions require to walk and stand for long period of time; climb stairs and ladders; to frequently stoop, crawl, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, turn and twist; to lift, carry, push, to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate with others to exchange information. Occasionally push / pull objects weighing up to 100 pounds; occasionally required to lift / carry objects weighing up to 100 pounds.

Vocal – Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words, conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly, or quickly.

Vision – See in normal visual range with or without correction.

Hearing: Hear in normal audio range with or without correction.

How to Apply

Internal

Submit an Internal Employee Transfer Request form, cover letter, and resume to the Department of Human Resources.

External

Mail, fax, email, or hand deliver cover letter and resume to the Department of Human Resources.

Mrs. Sandra Favela
Interim Director of Human Resources
City of East Chicago
4525 Indianapolis Blvd.
East Chicago, Indiana 46312
Fax: (219) 397-5755
sfavela@eastchicago.com
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Note: If you email your cover letter and resume to sfavela@eastchicago.com please type on the subject line your name and Applying for labor – Health Department.
For example: Sandra Favela – Applying for Labor – Health Department

There are currently two (2) openings for this position.

Candidates must pass an interview, background check, and pre-employment drug test.

The City of East Chicago does not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, genetic information, disability, national origin, ancestry, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.



Sandra Favela
Interim Director
Department of Human Resources
City of East Chicago | 4525 Indianapolis Blvd.| East Chicago| Indiana | 46312
Phone: (219) 391-8479 | Fax: (219) 397-5755
sfavela@eastchicago.com | www.eastchicago.com

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Job Posting # 2015 – 3
(Internal & External Posting)


SECRETARY

City of East Chicago
Police Department

Opening Date: February 19, 2015
Closing Date To Apply: March 2, 2015
Exempt / Non- exempt: Non-Exempt
Position Status: Full Time Regular
Department: Police Department – Records Division
Reports to: Commander
Supervises: None
Pay Range: In accordance to the City of East Chicago’s Salary Ordinance passed by the Common Council
GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Under the direction of Chief of Police of East Chicago, Indiana and/or designee.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES
The below statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by the position. This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required. Other duties may be assigned.
• Enters information for the Uniform Crime Reports; compiles crime statistics, creates police files and records.
• Performs entries, queries, maintenance and dissemination of information for the FBI.
• Develop and maintain a statistical information base, ensuring that all statistical/ analytical reports are produced accurately and on time.
• Maintain integrity of police information in local, state, and federal databases; query systems to gather statistics and create reports to be distributed to appropriate personnel or agencies.
• Reviews police reports; arrests, accidents, traffic citations, misc. for any discrepancies and enters the information into the department’s database.
• Enter, access, and update data.
• Process gun permit applications and other permits issued by the City of East Chicago
• Process military and job employment background inquiries.
• Collects fees; records transactions; issues receipts to the general public or other agencies.
• Complies to the State Board of Accounts rules and regulations.
• Provide assistance to the general public, department personnel and representative from other agencies in obtaining police related information in accordance with established regulations and department policy.
• Process inquiries from the general public or other agencies that are requesting copies of police reports; complete background investigation requests.
• Ensuring compliance with all standard operating procedures and safe working practices/ Maintain office files in neat and orderly fashion.
• Assist with general office inquires, answer telephones and respond to walk-in requests for assistance.
• Perform other clerical and office duties as directed.
• Proficient in MS Word, Excel, Spillman Technology, and New World Technology software.

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Principles of data communication
• Standard office practices, methods, and computer equipment
• Safe work practices
• Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
• Plan and organize work to meet schedules and timelines
• Knowledge of telephone, radio, computers/software and other communication network operations
• Knowledge of command responsibilities of police department
• Ability to operate modern office equipment
• Ability to work independently and with others in a team environment with minimum supervision, and maintain appropriate, respectful inter-relationships with co-workers
• Ability to multi-task, often under time pressure, and complete tasks effectively amidst frequent distractions and interruptions
• Ability to provide public access to or maintain confidentiality of department information / records according to state and federal requirements
• Ability to proofread, research files, and logically organize information
• Ability to make accurate mathematical calculations
• Ability to follow complex and oral and written instructions
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Education:
Must be a high school graduate or equivalent; college preferred

Experience
Three (3) years of secretarial or management of public records experience

REQUIRED LICENSES OR CERTIFICATIONS
Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT
The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job.

Environment - Work is performed in a busy standard office; working with the general public.

Physical – Primary functions require sufficient ability and mobility to work in a fast pace office setting; to stand, walk or sit for prolonged period of time; to occasionally stoop, bend kneel, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office, requires repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; ability to drive; to operate spillman system; and to verbally communicate to exchange information. Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Vocal – Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words, conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly, or quickly.

Vision – See in normal visual range with or without correction.

Hearing: Hear in normal audio range with or without correction.

HOW TO APPLY

Internal

Submit an Internal Employee Transfer Request form, cover letter, and resume to the Department of Human Resources.

External

Mail, fax, email or hand deliver cover letter and resume to the Department of Human Resources.

Mrs. Sandra Favela
Interim Director
City of East Chicago
Department of Human Resources
4525 Indianapolis Blvd.
East Chicago, Indiana 46312
Fax: (219) 397-5755
sfavela@eastchicago.com

Note: If you email your cover letter and resume to sfavela@eastchicago.com please type on the subject line your name and Applying for Secretary. For example: Sandra Favela – Applying for Secretary.

Candidate must pass an interview, background check, and drug test.

There is currently one (1) opening for this position.

The City of East Chicago does not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, genetic information, disability, national origin, ancestry, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Posting # 2014 – 15
Internal or External Posting
Compliance Manager

City of East Chicago
Sanitary District – Wastewater Operations

OPENING DATE: December 4, 2014
CLOSING DATE TO APPLY: Open Until Filled
EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT: Non-Exempt
POSITION STATUS: Regular - Full Time
Department: Sanitary District
Reports to: Utilities Director
Pay Range: In accordance to the City of East Chicago’s Salary Ordinance passed by the
Sanitary District
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POSITION SUMMARY
Under general administrative direction of the Director of Utilities and Sanitary District Commissioners, the Compliance Manager provides compliance oversight of the wastewater and pretreatment plant operations for the City of East Chicago. The Compliance Manager ensures that the wastewater plant, pretreatment program and plant operators comply with Clean Water Act standards established by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES
The below statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by the position. This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required. Other duties may be assigned.
• Provide regulatory compliance oversight of pretreatment program and wastewater treatment processes, including the pump stations.
• Review reports from lab test results of water samples to evaluate water quality; informs Utilities Director of unsatisfactory or problematic tests.
• Ensure WWTP operations records are properly maintained; ensures the proper and timely submission of required reports to federal and state authorities; prepares reports and documents for Utilities Director and Board Members, as needed; may conduct research and analyze findings.
• Conduct periodic internal reviews or audits to ensure that compliance procedures are followed.
• Conduct or direct the internal investigation of compliance issues.
• Assess product, compliance, or operational risks and develop risk management strategies.
• Conduct environmental audits to ensure adherence to environmental standards.
• Identify compliance issues that require follow-up or investigation.
• Disseminate written policies and procedures related to compliance activities.
• File appropriate compliance reports with regulatory agencies.
• Evaluate testing procedures to meet the specifications of environmental monitoring programs.
• Verify that software technology is in place to adequately provide oversight and monitoring in all required areas.
• Serve as a confidential point of contact for employees to communicate with management, seek clarification on issues or dilemmas, or report irregularities.
• Maintain documentation of compliance activities, such as complaints received or investigation outcomes.
• Consult with corporate attorneys as necessary to address difficult legal compliance issues.
• Discuss emerging compliance issues with management or employees.
• Collaborate with human resources department to ensure the implementation of consistent disciplinary action strategies in cases of compliance standard violations.
• Advise industrial users on the implementation or operation of compliance programs.
• Provide employee training on compliance related topics, policies, or procedures.
• Provide assistance to internal or external auditors in compliance reviews.
• Prepare management reports regarding compliance operations and progress.
• Monitor compliance systems to ensure their effectiveness.
• Report violations of compliance or regulatory standards to duly authorized enforcement agencies as appropriate or required.
• Oversee internal reporting systems such as corporate compliance hotlines and inform employees about these systems.
• Keep informed regarding pending industry changes, trends, and best practices and assess the potential impact of these changes on organizational processes.
• Design or implement improvements in communication, monitoring, or enforcement of compliance standards.
• Verify that all firm and regulatory policies and procedures have been documented, implemented, and communicated.
• Direct the development or implementation of compliance-related policies and procedures throughout the organization.
• Advise technical professionals on the development or use of environmental compliance or reporting tools.
• Develop or implement environmental compliance plans for programs, such as air quality, storm water, wastewater treatment, hazardous waste management, pollution prevention, or solid waste management.
• Direct environmental programs, such as air or water compliance, aboveground or underground storage tanks, spill prevention or control, hazardous waste or materials management, solid waste recycling, medical waste management, indoor air quality, integrated pest management, employee training, or disaster preparedness.
• Review or modify policies or operating guidelines to comply with changes to environmental standards or regulations.
• Direct, lead and motivate assigned employees; assign operator work schedules; recommend and provide training for personnel; recommend appropriate staffing levels; review and evaluate work; conduct annual performance reviews.
• Participate and make recommendations in the hiring and firing process; subject to the approval by the Director of Utilities, may discipline subordinate personnel; all such actions are to be taken in accordance will all applicable laws, collective bargaining agreements, personnel by - laws and personnel practices and policies.
• As delegated by the Director of Utilities, coordinate emergency responses; on- call 24/7 for emergency response.
• Responds to queries from a wide - variety of sources; investigate and solve problems with direction and resourcefulness.
• Keep abreast of changes in governmental rules and regulations.
• Perform similar or related work as required or as a situation dictates.
• Operate standard office equipment; computer, printer and other common office machinery.

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Knowledge on the operation of wastewater treatment plant.
• Knowledge of general methods, techniques and principals used in maintaining wastewater collections and treatment assets.
• Knowledgeable on the practices, procedures, methods, equipment, materials and tools associated with the operation of wastewater collections and treatment system.
• Knowledgeable in the hazards and safety precautions associated with the operation of a wastewater collections and treatment system.
• Knowledge and ability to operate a computer for the purpose of data input, retrieval and record keeping.
• Ability to operate and maintain a wastewater treatment plant.
• Ability to read, interpret and apply data, drawings and instructions for assigned work.
• Ability to read, understand and implement applicable regulations, policies and procedures.
• Ability to follow directions.
• Ability to work independently and as a team player.
• Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
• Ability to utilize all the tools and equipment required to perform the duties of this position.
• Ability to perform strenuous physical duties under adverse conditions.
• Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
• Ability to follow safe work practices.
• Ability to operate a vehicle.
• Good communication, organizational, and planning skills.
• Skills in interpreting data and record keeping.
• Ability to clear a criminal background check, driver’s license check and drug test.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
College graduate required, Bachelor’s degree in a course of study involving environmental science, chemistry, applied science, or engineering.
Five years of management experience with progressive levels of responsibility in a position with significant operational and financial responsibility over a medium to large municipal or other government utilities operation, or equivalent business / corporate experience.

REQUIRED LICENSES OR CERTIFICATIONS
Must possess a valid driver’s license.
Wastewater Operator certification, Class IV is preferred.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT
The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job.

Environment - Work is performed in a busy office setting.

Physical – Primary functions require sufficient ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged period of time; to occasionally stoop, crawl, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, turn and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate with others to exchange information. Occasionally push / pull objects weighing up to 100 pounds; occasionally required to lift / carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds.

Vocal – Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words, conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly, or quickly.

Vision – See in normal visual range with or without correction.

Hearing: Hear in normal audio range with or without correction.

How to Apply

Internal
Must be currently employed at least one (1) year as a full time or part time employee with the City of East Chicago.

Submit an Internal Employee Transfer Request form, cover letter, and resume to the Department of Human Resources.

External
Email, fax or mail cover letter and resume to the Department of Human Resources.

Mrs. Sandra Favela
Interim Director of Human Resources
City of East Chicago
4525 Indianapolis Blvd.
East Chicago, Indiana 46312
Fax: (219) 397-5755
sfavela@eastchicago.com

Note: If you email your cover letter and resume to sfavela@eastchicago.com please type on the subject line your name and Applying for Compliance Manager.
For example: Sandra Favela – Applying for Compliance Manager

There is currently one (1) opening for this position.

Please note: The duties listed above are intended as general descriptions of the work performed by persons assigned to this position. This is not a complete list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills for this position. This position description does not constitute an employment contract and is subject to change as required.

The City of East Chicago does not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, genetic information, disability, national origin, ancestry, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


City of East Chicago Is Hiring Police Officers
The City of East Chicago is currently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. Applicants must be at least 21 – 36 years of age and meet all other basic eligibility requirements. All selected candidates will be trained. Applications are available at the East Chicago Police Department located at 2301 Columbus Drive, East Chicago, Indiana 46312 beginning Thursday, October 2, 2014. Completed applications are due in person or by mail by no later than Friday, October 17, 2014 to the City of East Chicago Police Department between the hours of 9AM–4PM. For more information call the East Chicago Police Department of Human Resources (219) 391-8314.

Dear Business Owner:

As we enter into the new year of 2015, we would like to let you know how important you are to the City of East Chicago. You help to make East Chicago a special place, and are an important part of our local economy.

We would also like to remind you that the start of the New Year is the time to renew your business license. East Chicago Municipal code §110 requires that you renew your business license on an annual basis.

(PLEASE NOTE: EC MUNICIPAL CODE §110 ALSO REQUIRES PROOF OF LIABILITY INSURANCE AT TIME OF RENEWAL; WITHOUT THIS PROOF OF INSURANCE THE BUSINESS LICENSE CANNOT BE ISSUED OR RENEWED.)

Please immediately contact the Office of the City Controller at 4525 Indianapolis Blvd, East Chicago, Indiana, phone (219) 391-8300 and arrange to come in and apply for your business license, or license renewal and pay the appropriate licensing fee. Once you have completed the business license application or renewal, you will be contacted to schedule the appropriate inspections. The annual deadline for license renewals is March 31st. Failure to renew your business license by the deadline may result in the assessment of a late fee of an additional 25% or more of your standard license fee.

We look forward to working with you, and your business to renew your license for the current year. We wish you continued success in 2015.

(NOTE: IF YOUR BUSINESS IS NO LONGER IN OPERATION, OR YOU WISH TO DISCONTINUE YOUR BUSINESS, OR HAVE QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT THE CONTROLLER’S OFFICE AT THE ABOVE CONTACT INFORMATION; WE ARE ALSO SEEKING TO UPDATE & CORRECT OUR BUSINESS LISTINGS. THANK YOU.)

Sincerely,

Valeriano F. Gomez
City Controller
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