The Turlock City Council took issue with a proposed revision to County Public Facility Impact Fees Tuesday night, voicing a laundry list of complaints with higher fees that could discourage new businesses while providing limited utility to Turlock. But optimism remains that a solution will be reached.
A slow-starting audit, low staffing in Hughson City Hall and the recent mayhem that took over the City of Hughson is to blame for the late city budget, said Debbie Paul, director of finance for the City of Hughson.
The search for a new Hughson city manager is in its final weeks as the City Council prepares for preliminary interviews at their Monday meeting.
The candidate pool for November's Turlock City Council election grew smaller Friday, as Turlock Vice Mayor Kurt Spycher announced he would not seek reelection in the Nov. 2 race.
The City of Turlock will join forces with nearby Hughson, Ceres, and Modesto to develop an Integrated Regional Water Management Plan in hopes of securing state and federal funds for regional water projects.
A request to increase monthly trash collection fees by $0.75 in Hughson failed to pass on Monday night, after council members questioned the need for the rate hike.
The Turlock City Council on Tuesday approved the 2010-2011 budget, which includes no layoffs and keeps the city's recreational swim program while saving millions from the city's bottom line.
During a fireworks-laden special meeting Thursday night the Turlock City Council agreed, in principle, to cut health insurance for elected officials but retain some other council expenditures, saving the city $90,000 annually.
Back in 2004, when the Turlock City Council decided to take on Wal-Mart, it was seen as a David vs. Goliath fight.
The Hughson City Council opened their Monday meeting with a set of proclamations recognizing the service of the city's four sheriff's deputies.
Turlock Recreation Division is looking for ways to cut expenses in an effort to be self sufficient in their funding without relying on the city's General Fund. The first area where they recommended cuts was to the open swim program at the Pitman and Turlock high school pools.
The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed what county CEO Rick Robinson termed "a responsible" proposed budget Tuesday morning, slashing $45 million - nearly 5 percent - from last year's final budget.
Interested candidates for the Hughson Recall Election now have six days left to file their application with the city clerk to claim their spot on the ballot for the Aug. 24 election.
Stanislaus County homeowners who've opted to go ahead and build that extra room - without a proper building permit - will have until the end of the year to set things straight with the county.
The Turlock City Council passed an ordinance on Tuesday that prohibits new pet stores from selling unaltered cats and dogs. The ordinance was added to the municipal code restrictions already in place that require breeders to purchase a certificate and limit each adult animal to only one litter a year.
Alta Planning and Design has created over 100 active transportation plans for communities across the state and is presently working on the City of Turlock's first plan with the vision of creating "a seamless walking and bicycling network" in the town.
Tuesday was a night of firsts for Gary Soiseth and Matthew Jacob, who were both sworn in as mayor and council member, respectively, before taking their seats behind the council dais alongside Bill DeHart, who was sworn in for his second term.
While the final numbers won't be in for several months, the outlook is positive for the City of Turlock which doesn't anticipate needing to dip into reserves for the 2013-2014 fiscal year as revenues exceed expenses by just over $1.35 million.
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