City of Brawley recognizes All-Star baseball teams

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BRAWLEY – Brawley City Council recognized the Brawley All-Star baseball teams Tuesday evening.

The three teams consist of the 9 to 10 year olds, the 10 to 12 year olds, and the 13 to 14 year olds.

Three of the youth were able to go to New York City and play in the National Youth Baseball Championship (NYBC) in New York City in August.

Jude Littrell, 12, Jonathan Gonzalez, 13, and Nathan Torrez, 12, were able to go to New York and compete on the NYBC All-Star West Team.

Joel Gonzalez, Jonathan’s father, said, “It was a trip of a lifetime for these boys. It was a great experience and they will never forget the time they spent there. Thank you for all of the support the community gave us. We had a very short notice to get ready to go to New York.”

The Council also recognized new Brawley Firefighter Grace Carpio and two new Brawley Police Officers, Soliman Eid and Athony Carlomagno, Parks Maintenance Leadman Arturo Beltran, Parks Maintenance Workers Julio Velasquez and Cesar Duarte, and Parks and Recreation Coordinator Linda Self.

In other business, Mayor Don Campbell and the Council declared September, 2014, as Literacy Awareness Month.

The Brawley Public Library has participated in the California Library Literacy Services project since 1984 with their various reading programs for all of the citizens of Brawley including the LAMBS Mobile Book Services pre-school program, helping to build a “community of readers.”

The Council awarded the contract for Project No. 2014-11 Airfield Pavements Seal & Stripe Project to Pave Tech, Inc.

The $511,111 project includes constructing runway shoulder backing, micro-milling runway and transient apron pavements, crack sealing runway pavements, slurry sealing runway, taxiway and transient apron pavements and re-striping.