Ken Carlson

August 20, 2013


Stanislaus supervisors could decide the fate of a South Modesto scrap metal recycler

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County government and health issues in Central Valley

The meeting was adjourned.


The board voted 4-1 to continue the hearing for three weeks. Central Valley Recycling will talk with county staff about an agreement for applying for a use permit. The business will recycle scrap metal for three hours a day during the application process.

Community member Rebecca Harrington was livid over the action. "They had a year to act in good faith," she said. "What they have done in the past three years has impacted our community to the point we cannot enjoy our homes. ... I am appalled."



Attorneys for Central Valley Recycling said they are willing to seek a use permit for the car-crushing operation. They're asking the board to delay the hearing. The business would continue to recycle scrap metal while it applies for a use permit.




County Public Health Officer John Walker delivered a report on working with community partners to improve health.


Good evening. Stanislaus County supervisors will hold a public hearing on a scrap metal recycling operation on South Ninth Street that has stirred up complaints from neighbors. The board could initiate legal action to force Central Valley Recycling to move the operation. The business is asking for more time to make improvements in an attempt to mitigate neighbors' concerns.

The board also will hear an annual report on public health.





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