Modesto council watch

The Modesto City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to:

Approve a $1 million loan to nonprofit developer EAH Inc. for the development of Archway Commons, a 150-unit affordable housing complex north of Ninth Street and Carver Road.

Approve a resolution supporting realignment of State Route 108 to facilitate the North County Corridor State Route 108 east route option.

Apply for $672,125 in grants from the Federal Transit Administration.

Approve a contract amendment with West Yost Associates Inc. for up to $121,690 in additional work on an engineer's report on water rates and connection fees.

Approve a contract amendment for FCS Group Inc. for up to $71,232 in additional work on a water rate and capacity charge study.

-- Leslie Albrecht