The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors meets at 9 a.m. today in the basement chamber at Tenth Street Place, 1010 10th St., Modesto. The board is scheduled to:
Receive notice that Trim Masters Inc. will close its Modesto plant and lay off 186 workers. The company supplies interior door panels for Toyota Tacomas produced at Fremont's New United Motor Manufacturing Inc., which will shut down March 31.
Sign a memorandum of understanding regarding high-speed rail efforts, joining several agencies on a future line from Sacramento to Merced. Electric commuter trains from the Bay Area eventually could extend to Modesto as well.
Raise by $6 the fees charged by the county clerk-recorder's office when recording property documents. Most would go from $8 to $14 for the first page, plus $3 for each additional page. The first-page fee has not increased in 25 years and costs the county about $13.31 to process, according to a study. The higher fee should bring in an extra $720,000 per year, a report says.
Change the name of Turlock Regional Services to Turlock Recovery Services. The clinic helps mental illness patients with medication. The switch "more appropriately communicates to the public the nature of the services provided," a report says.
— Garth Stapley