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County to consider joint-use facility with Office of Ed

May 06, 2002|By LAURA MITCHELL, Staff Writer

The county Board of Supervisors will consider agreeing to a county-county Office of Education joint-use facility on 3.67 acres at McCabe and Clark roads at its meeting Tuesday.

A number of county department directors have said they need a large meeting facility and would like the board to approve the joint-use agreement.

Jim Semmes of the Department of Social Services, Mike Horn of Behavioral Health Services, Sam Couchman of the Office of Employment Training, Yvonne Smith of the Health Department and George Holbrook of the family support office wrote a letter to the board stating they support the project and would contribute money toward the agreement.

The Office of Education wants to apply for a state grant that would pay for half the building's construction. The deadline for the grant is May 30.

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The board also is scheduled to:

· discuss and possibly oppose proposed changes to the Administrative Procedures Act by the state Mining and Geology Board;

· consider a five-year program of more than 100 local transportation projects.

· discuss and possibly support legislation by Assemblyman David Kelley, R-Idyllwild, asking the California State University trustees to study Imperial County's post-secondary education needs;

· consider asking for an additional $117,000 from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation for the Brawley wetlands project grant to pay for outreach programs at schools;

· discuss and possibly approve stricter regulations on dangerous animals in the county;

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 337-3452 or lauramitchell9@yahoo.com

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