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Council to vote on future bike path
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The Turlock biking community might be in for some good news.
On Tuesday, the Turlock City Council is expected to approve moving forward with the Taylor Road Bike Path project.
The project will involve the completion of bike paths near and along Crowell Road and will connect existing portions on the north end of Turlock with the bike path from Tegner Road on the west to Ferreria Ranch on the east.
Along with the connection, the project will construct an iron wall along the path and also install landscaping and irrigation.
MCI Engineering of Stockton was granted the bid on June 13, with an estimated price tag upwards of $180,000. The total cost for the project - including preliminary engineering, inspection and contingencies - will amount to $224,800.
The project will be mostly funded through the Congestion Mitigation Air Quality Program, an annual allocation of federal funds designed to reduce air pollution through the use of alternative transportation modes.
No general fund money will be used for this project.
On Tuesday the council is also expected to:
• Appoint four members to the city's Arts Commission.
• Move to reject all bids for traffic signal enhancements on E. Olive Ave.
• Accept improvements of the slurry seals 2012 project.
• Adopt the general fund and non general fund budgets for the 2013-2014 fiscal year.
• Consider changes to the schedule of fees and charges for city services, including copies of public records. Staff found that it is more cost efficient to provide the first 15 pages of public documents at no cost, as the time city employees spend taking payments costs the city more than the $2.25 charge for the copies.
The Turlock City Council is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Yosemite Room of Turlock City Hall, 156 S. Broadway.