The City of Turlock is one step closer to securing an alternative source of drinking water after the Stanislaus Regional Water Authority awarded a $2 million contract on Wednesday to West Yost Associates to develop the Regional Surface Water Supply Project.
The Turlock City Council decided to hold off on abandoning the section of Cooper Avenue that sits between two Sacred Heart school campuses so that the City could facilitate a discussion between the church and its neighbors and try to come to a compromise that both parties could live with.
The City of Turlock offers a free Home Water Survey Kit for residents to help them assess water use at home. The kits are a useful tool to help customers see how efficient they are with their water use as well as identify areas for improvement.
Sacred Heart School administrators, staff and parents erupted in applause following the Turlock City Council's unanimous decision in March to move forward with the abandonment process for Cooper Avenue, however, City staff is requesting the Council postpone any further action until public safety concerns raised by neighbors can be addressed by new City Manager Gary Hampton.
Those traveling on Golden State Boulevard near Fulkerth Road know that the Stanislaus County Fair is gearing up for its 2016 run because of the bright-colored messages that flash on the electronic billboard located on the southeast corner of the state-owned property. Currently the fairgrounds' sign is the only electronic message board in Turlock, but that could soon change.
Although the recent rains have prevented the necessity for turning on the sprinklers, warmer weather is approaching and it is important to prepare irrigation systems accordingly. A poorly maintained irrigation system prevents water from reaching its intended source and instead is lost to runoff, evaporation and deep watering below the root zone. Maintaining your irrigation system is one of the most effective ways to reduce wasted water, reduce pollution from run-off and over-irrigation, and improve plant health by applying the correct amount of water where it can be utilized by the landscape.
With the June 7 primary elections quickly approaching, the five candidates in the running to represent the 12th Assembly District answered questions from the community during the first scheduled Candidate Forum.
Starting the beginning of April, the City of Turlock's new and improved website will go live. Currently, you can get a feel of what is to come by visiting the City's website at www.CityofTurlock.org and clicking in the black box to view the "BETA" version.