The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved the following; all votes were 5-0:
Giving Economic Development Bank money to Patterson and Turlock. Patterson will get a $706,329 loan to expand its wastewater treatment plant. The expansion will allow further development of the West Patterson Business Park. The no-interest loan will be paid back starting five years after the funds are received, with the city paying $100,000 a year until the loan is paid off. Turlock will get a loan of $889,305 to put up a traffic signal at Fransil Lane and West Main Street. The signal will serve the Westside Industrial Specific Plan area, 2,600 acres primarily zoned for industry. The no-interest loan will be paid back starting three years after funding, and will take seven years to repay.
Entering a five-year agreement with 21st Century EMI of Nevada Inc. for the removal and disposal of hazardous waste collected at the county's Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility. The contract is for as much as $851,550. The money will come from a $3 per ton tipping fee surcharge on waste at the county's waste-to-energy plant.
Upgrading electronic security and fire alarm systems at juvenile hall. It was built in 1976 and was expanded in 2000 and 2002. Components of these systems have been installed over the past 30 years. The estimated cost of the project is $730,000. The county has $650,000 in the budget for improvements.
Awarding a contract to Calwater Drilling Co. Inc. of Turlock to construct a well and water filtration system at Woodward Reservoir. The water system at Woodward has failed bacteria tests several times in the past few years, and the reservoir's park is under a water boiling notice. The project is expected to cost $857,357. The California Department of Parks & Recreation is expected to contribute $639,627.
Accepting the first-quarter financial report from the chief executive's office. The report includes a budget increase of about $13 million, mostly related to the Health Services Agency gaining Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alike status. The designation increases reimbursements for services at the county's health care clinics.
Having the treasurer-tax collector's office sell tax-defaulted properties.