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$130,000 county government study approved

June 13, 2001|By RUDY YNIGUEZ, Staff Writer

Without comment, the county Board of Supervisors authorized a $130,000 study to look at county government's design, classification and salaries.

The study will be performed by Orange-based Ewing & Co. Management Consultants, which performed a previous salary study for the county.

At a previous board meeting, the supervisors were told county government has a problem attracting sufficient employees and keeping those workers because of low pay levels.

The cost of the study would be paid for by various county departments and the general fund. Behavioral Health would pay $22,344, the Office of Employment Training, $7,638, Public Health, $12,188, Social Services, $24,375 and the county's general fund, $63,455.


In other business, the board:

· was introduced to the new clerk of the board, Albert Espinoza, originally from El Monte.

· approved a resolution for a transfer of property tax revenues with the city of Imperial related to the $1.5 million, 88.62-acre annexation of land in the vicinity of La Brucherie Road and the Imperial Irrigation District's Central Drain.

· approved a request by Safety-Kleen Corp. to have its stipulated property tax assessment reduced from $11.8 million to $7.6 million. The value of improvements and personal property would not change.

The board was told the annual review of the waste and income streams to the Westmorland-area landfill is decreasing.

· approved a $266,292 state grant for local immunizations. The grant includes $34,983 in federal moneys. From the grant, $14,148 would be used at the Fort Yuma Indian Hospital and $80,454 for Clinicas de Salúd del Pueblo Inc. The grant will cover such immunizations as polio, diphtheria, whooping cough and the flu, among others.

· approved $8,500 to subsidize the cost of the 2001 county employee/retiree awards banquet, scheduled for Sept. 29 at the Barbara Worth Golf Resort.

· approved spending $2,000 to sponsor two tables at an Oct. 19 United Way gala dinner.

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

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