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Stanislaus County Supervisors Watch

By unanimous vote, Stanislaus County supervisors Tuesday:

Imposed the county's final bargaining offer on 29 sheriff's sergeants. The sergeants' union agreed to forgo pay raises and resolved 15 other issues but deadlocked with county negotiators on overtime calculation. The sergeants no longer will be paid time-and-a-half for extra work after having taken sick time during a pay period. Administrators said that's the same agreement reached with patrol deputies managed by sergeants. Attorney Lauro Paredes warned that the sergeants' union is likely to sue to reclaim the benefit.

Scheduled 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.

Set a May 4 public hearing to count ballots cast by Grayson property owners on forming an assessment district for reconstructing Mary Street, street sweeping and storm drain maintenance. If OK'd, parcel owners would pay about $95 a year.

Hired 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.

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

Repealed blue-curb parking for the disabled at 4512 Magnolia St. in Salida and at 1706 Lapham Drive and 1648 Atlantic Drive, both in south Modesto.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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