Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors Watch (12/15/09)

Stanislaus County supervisors today are expected to:

Accept a $50,000 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant for groundwater protection. Crews are to identify areas potentially vulnerable to contamination as well as locations best suited for drilling wells. About 85 percent of people throughout the county drink well water.

Approve a redevelopment agency financial report for the fiscal year that ended July 1. The agency's assets on paper increased $2.3 million to $10.4 million, mostly because of a delay in constructing storm drains in Empire and an expectation that the state will take $2.8 million to bridge a school funding deficit.

The Board of Supervisors will meet at 6:30 p.m. today in the basement chamber at Tenth Street Place, 1010 10th St., Modesto.

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