Supervisors to approve fire contract Tuesday

Hollister Fire Department

The San Benito County Board of Supervisors is expected to approve a contract with the City of Hollister for fire services for the 2013-14 fiscal year at a special meeting Tuesday at 9 a.m. Supervisors had agreed to pursue a contract with the city of Hollister at the April 2 meeting, after two hours of discussion and comments from the public.

The contract calls for the city to take over fire service on June 23 with a cost of $1,106,715 per year.

The supervisors are also expected to authorize Interim County Administrative Officer Ray Espinosa to notify Calfire the county will not be renewing the existing fire services agreement with the agency.

The cost of the contract between the county and city may not be increased by an amount to exceed 3 percent per year. The contract runs through July 1, 2015, when it will be automatically renewed for a one-year term on every successive July 1 unless the contract is terminated.

At Tuesday’s meeting, supervisors will also review an amendment to the operating agreement with Waste Connections, Inc., receive an update for the third quarter of the fiscal year, discuss budgetary financing scenarios to meet other-post employment benefits and receive a 2013-14 projection report from the county planter, treasurer and assessor.

For the full agenda, visit www.cosb.us

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