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Campesinos Unidos bids for welfare-to-work program

October 22, 2001|By LAURA MITCHELL, Staff Writer

The county Board of Supervisors is scheduled to discuss and possibly award $248,919 to Campesinos Unidos Inc.'s welfare-to-work program for the county's Workforce Investment Board.

Campesinos Unidos brought the lowest of four bids to the WIB. The three other bidding agencies could state their protest to the supervisors on the WIB's evaluation and selection process.

The board will also conduct a public hearing at 1:30 p.m. to possibly approve dividing Ronnie and Laura Leimgruber's property on the west side of Mets Road and south of Evan Hewes Highway.

The 39.46-acre parcel is proposed to be divided into six parcels, made up of five small parcels under 2.12 acres and one large 34.30-acre parcel. The changes were originally approved at a Planning Commission hearing Sept. 26.

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The board also is scheduled to:

· approve applying for state money, up to $500,000, to fund the Ocotillo Community Park,

· approve $62,800 for a new deputy probation officer and use of a county vehicle for Project Commit, an all-day program for at-risk youth in Imperial County.

· discuss the transition of the Family Support services from the District Attorney's Office to a separate county department, as required by state law.

The Board of Supervisors meets at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the board chambers on the second floor of the County Administration Center, 940 W. Main St., El Centro. Meeting agendas are available online at: www.imperialcounty.net

Staff writer Laura Mitchell can be reached at 760-337-3452 or la_mitchel1@yahoo.com

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