Ken Carlson

October 1, 2013

Live Coverage -- Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors (10-1-13)

County Pulse

County government and health issues in Central Valley

The board approves a $1.62 million contract to renovate a building at Stanislaus Recovery Center in Ceres for the 16-bed mental health center for stabilizing people in mental health crises. It will help the county limit skyrocketing costs from caring for patients at Doctors Behavioral Health Center on Claus Road in Modesto.

The county is responsible for providing mental health services to Medi-Cal recipients and the uninsured.

Simile Construction Service will remodel and reroof a former residential recovery unit for the center. The county hopes to open the facility in March. The county will contract with Telecare Corp. to operate the psychiatric health facility. 

The public meeting is adjourned. Supervisors will hold a closed session on appointing an interim assessor. The current assessor, Dave Cogdill Sr., has resigned to take a job as chief executive officer of the California Building Industry Association.



Under public comments, Jim Mortenson of Modesto is talking about a moratorium on drilling wells in eastern Stanislaus County. It's critically important, he said, due to the affect on groundwater supplies.

Board Chairman Vito Chiesa says the county recognizes there's an issue.

A second speaker is complaining about the loud music at the recent Symbiosis festival at Woodward Reservoir. He said he lives five miles from the festival site and it was like a boom box at his door. 




Good Morning. Stanislaus County supervisors will consider a contract to build a 16-bed psychiatric health facility in Ceres. Right now, the board is hearing ceremonial presentations.

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