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October 28, 2020

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Supervisors seek cost proposal for landfill landscaping

The views around the John Smith Landfill may get greener in the future as county supervisors have directed staff to see how much it would cost to put in improvements and what funding sources might be available.

Landfill doubles garbage capacity

Residents remain concerned about increased traffic on John Smith Road even as supervisors approved a general plan amendment and application to CalRecycle to expand the daily tonnage allowed into the landfill from 500 tons per day up to 1,000 tons per day.

Supes seeking appraisal of old hospital property

Though the old county hospital site on Southside Road has long been abandoned, supervisors are hoping to turn it into an asset for the community. The building itself, on Southside Road, has fallen into disrepair since it has been empty dating back at least until 2008.

County board reduces car allowance for department heads

San Benito County supervisors reduced the car allowance for appointed department heads from $500 to $350 at last week’s board of supervisors' meeting, while there were concerns from one department head that there should be some exemptions to the allowance.

Supes agree to hike some fees

The San Benito County Board of Supervisors approved an increase in fees collected by the public works department for engineering services and development processing as well as park facility rentals.

County paves way for Nash bypass

Temporary road would allow closure of Nash Road near San Benito High School campus

Gas prices squeeze local government coffers

It's not just commuters who are feeling squeezed at the gas pump.

County buys a second one-man pothole machine

County supervisors this week approved the purchase of a second, one-man pothole machine designed to more effectively and more efficiently repair roads with less manpower.

River parkway project running smoothly

San Benito County supervisors voted Tuesday to add the San Benito River Habitat Conservation project to the capital outlay fund as a new capital project, which will help the county move forward with a proposed river parkway along the San Benito River that will eventually stretch from San Juan Bautista to the San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos.

Red Phone: Union Road reflectors aren’t reflecting much

A resident called the Red Phone this week to complain about areas on Union Road between San Benito Street and Highway 156 where the reflectors don't seem to be working all that well. He noted that there had been some paving done to the roads and said some of the reflectors don't do much reflecting these days.