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Stanislaus County Supervisors Watch

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors meets at 6:30 p.m. today in the basement chamber at Tenth Street Place, 1010 10th St., Modesto. The board is scheduled to:

Review internal audits on cash-handling procedures, payroll reimbursements and purchasing card transactions in some county divisions, as well as development fees collected from Modesto, Turlock, Oakdale and Riverbank.

Implement the county's final bargaining offer to 29 sheriff's sergeants. The sergeants' union agreed to forgo pay raises and resolved 15 other issues but remains locked with county negotiators on overtime calculation. Mediation failed, so supervisors are poised to adopt the county's last offer to pay a 7.5 percent premium when sergeants are assigned to fill in for lieutenants as watch commanders. That's expected to cost the county about $5,000 per year, according to a report.

Schedule several April 27 public hearings on raising fees for concealed weapons, fingerprinting services, parking tickets in unincorporated areas, above-ground fuel storage and engineering services including construction inspections and reviewing plans.

Schedule a May 4 public hearing to count ballots cast by Grayson property owners on forming an assessment district for reconstruction of Mary Street, street sweeping and storm drain maintenance. If approved, parcel owners would pay about $95 per year.

Hire Psomas Engineering, based in Los Angeles, to design a water filtering system at Frank Raines Regional Park, for $209,300. A state order requires water in the park west of Patterson be boiled before use.

Order cleanup of rubbish accumulating at 1215 and 1219 Imperial Ave. in Modesto. Liens would be placed against the properties if owners don't pay.

Repeal blue-curb parking for the disabled at 4512 Magnolia St. in Salida and at 1706 Lapham Drive and 1648 Atlantic Drive, both in south Modesto. A survey of such parking zones showed that disabled residents near those addresses have moved.

-- Garth Stapley

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