The Modesto City Council on Tuesday voted 7-0 to:
Split the Public Works Department into two departments, creating a new Department of Utility Planning and Projects to create long-term strategies related to water issues
Sign a two-year contract with Mission Linen of Modesto to provide linen services to the Fire Department at an estimated annual cost of $26,140
Approve an agreement with Anschutz Entertainment Co. for Modesto to be a host city for the Stage 4 finish of the 2010 Amgen Tour of California, to be funded by donations and sponsorships
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Accept a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice's Community Oriented Policing Services to help pay for a shared city-county emergency radio system
Take a $35,791 grant from the Office of Traffic Safety for overtime pay to conduct sobriety checkpoints
Accept a $3,118 award from the U.S. Department of Justice for bulletproof vests