Meals for seniors contract on Merced County Board of Supervisors agenda

rgiwargis@mercedsunstar.comNovember 19, 2012 

The Merced County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to meet Tuesday at 10 a.m.

The supervisors will ponder a contract with the Merced County Rescue Mission for congregate site management and home-delivered meals delivery services for seniors.

If approved, the contract would begin Dec. 1 and end in June 2013, costing about $125,625.

Also on the agenda is the authorization of discretionary fund usage in two districts: $2,000 from District 4 funds to upgrade the air conditioning system at Winton Community Hall, and $15,000 from District 5 funds for a study of water issues on the West Side of Merced County.

Could accept building

The supervisors will discuss accepting a 1,000- square-foot building at the former Castle Air Force Base. If approved, the deal will not cost the county any money.

Among other budget transfers, the supervisors will consider $9,946 to replace an incubator in the health department, $8,540 for two mobile laptops for California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection battalion chiefs to use in the field, and $18,000 to replace failing door locks in several sheriff's facilities countywide.

The Board of Supervisors will meet in the board chambers on the third floor of the Merced County Administration Building at 2222 M St. in Merced.

Reporter Ramona Giwargis can be reached at (209) 385-2477 or

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