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Supervisors to consider meeting alternate weeks

March 26, 2001|By RUDY YNIGUEZ, Staff Writer

The county Board of Supervisors Tuesday will discuss reducing the number of times the board meets, from weekly to every other week.

The board meets in open session at 9:30 a.m. in the County Administration Center, 940 W. Main St., El Centro.

Besides its meeting schedule, the board will discuss committee assignments under the new schedule.

In other business, the board:

l will hear an update on renovations to the former Bank of America building in Brawley. The facility is expected to house a courthouse, a sheriff's station and county administrative offices. The goal is to make it easier for North County residents to obtain county services. The county spent $1.45 million to purchase the building, and together with the state will spend $900,000 to remodel it. The county bought the building in December 1998.

l will consider issuing a notice to proceed on the next phase of infrastructure at the Gateway of the Americas project and consider approval of a consulting agreement on it.

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The board will discuss and possibly take action to order an update on the Gateway benefit analysis fee and the fee's collection process.

l will receive a report on the potential impacts to the county of nonpayment of property taxes from geothermal plant operator CalEnergy Co. Inc. Under state law, the county is required to pay out the taxes whether it collects the taxes or not.

l will consider a resolution in support of efforts by the La Verne-based American Sand Association to reopen local sand dunes to recreational use.

l will present a plaque on the 98th anniversary of the city of Mexicali. Mexicali Mayor Victor Hermosillo Celada was invited to attend the ceremony.

l will hear a report on the status of the county's application to be designated a foreign trade zone.

Staff Writer Rudy Yniguez can be reached at 337-3440.

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