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McCabe school district line of credit approved

October 10, 2001|By LAURA MITCHELL, Staff Writer

The county Board of Supervisors approved a request for a $150,000 line of credit for the McCabe Union School District at its meeting Tuesday.

Sandra Hendrix, business manager of the McCabe district, which is south of El Centro, explained in an earlier interview that the request is not unusual and the line of credit is used by the district until its budget is settled. Hendrix said the budget is expected to be finalized Dec. 15.

The board also approved two agreements for the Gateway of the Americas project.

An agreement, not to exceed $55,000, with Dutton Consulting, of San Diego, was approved for project management services.

Another agreement, not to exceed $25,000 with Project Design Consultants of San Diego, for design services for improvements to the area's infrastructure, which includes roads, bridges, and sewer lines, was approved.

John Pierre Menvielle, a Gateway landowner, said he is concerned the project does not allow for enough drainage from his property.


County Public Works Director Tim Jones said Menvielle would have to provide a drainage report to take the project in another direction.

In other business, Robert L. McFarland on Monday withdrew his appeal of a Planning Commission decision Aug. 22 that allowed Aggregate Products additional access to haul fill dirt to an adjacent landfill.

The appeal was the subject of a scheduled public hearing Tuesday.

The board also:

· approved a nine-month budget of $624,435 for the Workforce Investment Board. The largest expenses in the budget are $423,785 for salaries and benefits and $65,000 for public relations and marketing.

· approved starting the bidding process to purchase and set up a 3,500-square-foot modular building for the Sheriff/Coroner's Office. The new building will be used for training, including paid training of other agencies, which will help pay for the facility.

The county recognized employee anniversaries via a presentation by the Board of Supervisors. Nine employees have five years of service, 15 employees have 10 years of service, five employees have 15 years of service and 10 employees have 20 years of service to the county.

Three more employees have 25 years of service and four employees have 30 years of county service. Two employees, Shirley McKinzie and Yvonne Smith, both with the Health Services, have 35 years of service to the county. Smith is Health Services director.

The next Board of Supervisors meeting is Tuesday in the Board Chambers on the second floor of the County Administration Center, 940 W. Main St., El Centro. Meeting agendas are available online at:

Staff Writer Laura Mitchell can be reached at 337-3452 or

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