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Westmorland RDA to act on land buy

December 04, 2001|By MARIO RENTERÍA, Staff Writer

WESTMORLAND — The City Council here, acting as the city Redevelopment Agency board, will decide Wednesday whether to purchase property from Westmorland resident Steve Dickerson for the development of a drug- and alcohol-treatment facility for women.

The property, between H and G streets just south of Highway 86, would house a facility to be built and run by Alternative Program Inc. of Bakersfield. The property would be sold to Alternative Program by the RDA for $1 as an incentive to develop the facility in the city.

In other business, the council will look at a preliminary plan for an overpass.

About a year ago the city was awarded $500,000 from the Safe Routes for School Grant from the California Department of Transportation.

The overpass is to be built at the corner of Main and C streets and will pass over Highway 86. It will help schoolchildren more safely cross the highway on their way to and from school.

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Jorge Galvan of The Holt Group said the firm will present the plan in order to hear comments, suggestions or questions from the council. No action will be taken Wednesday.

The Holt Group offers engineering and planning services to the city.

The council meeting starts at 7 p.m. Wednesday in City Hall.

>> Staff Writer Mario Rentería can be reached at 337-3435.

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