County to seek inclusion in dairy pooling

April 09, 2001|By RUDY YNIGUEZ, Staff Writer

A petition requesting the state Department of Food and Agriculture include Imperial County in the state's milk pooling plan will be submitted to the county Board of Supervisors for its approval on Tuesday.

The pooling plan allows dairies to receive a transportation allowance to move their product.

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

The county considers its omission from the plan as a competitive disadvantage for the local economy and dairy development efforts, according to the county staff report.

In other business, the board:

l will consider approval of a $150,000 study of the county airport, including the potential relocation and associated costs, and a study of the rates being charged to private companies that use the facility in Imperial. Most of the money would come from a federal grant. The county would supply $25,560.

l will consider contributing $45,000 from library funds to expand the Calipatria library.


l will consider adopting a timetable for redistricting intended to ensure the effort is completed prior to the date candidates for public office may begin collecting election petition signatures in lieu of paying a fee, which is Sept. 28, 2001. The next primary is set for March 5, 2002.

l will be asked to approve the spending of $235,290 in state grant moneys on school campuses, $67,987 on the peer court and $210,000 on the county Police Athletic League.

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

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