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May 15, 2013

Modesto Irrigation District votes to sell idled equipment

Modesto Irrigation District leaders unanimously agreed Tuesday to sell idled power plant equipment for a fraction of the price they paid for it seven years ago.

Modesto Irrigation District leaders unanimously agreed Tuesday to sell idled power plant equipment for a fraction of the price they paid for it seven years ago.

Getting $320,000 from the company that made the Ripon plant's water treatment system is better than $50,000 for scrapping it, a report said, although the district bought it for $2.4 million in 2006.

In other items, auditors gave district finances a clean bill of health, saying a savings account could keep the MID going for more than five months with no other income.

Also, the MID board formally recognized a new union composed mostly of management and reviewed an ongoing effort to upgrade meeting broadcast equipment.

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