At Tuesday’s meeting, the Turlock City Council celebrated the success of CSU Stanislaus’ Men’s Golf team, heard the presentation of a new innovators competition by the Alliance Stanislaus Business Development Center, and listened to the suggestions of citizen Milt Trieweiler on water usage. Mayor John Lazar recognized the success of the Men’s Golf Team of CSU Stanislaus Tuesday evening, following the invocation and pledge of allegiance. Members of the team and coaches gathered in front of Council for recognition of their achievement as 2014 California Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament Champions.
Nothing like a little ride through the sunshine down Golden State Boulevard on an evening in Turlock. As summer nears its close, Turlockers are cherishing the last few days of August, like these guys in their bright yellow hot rod.
The Turlock Fire Department saw success Tuesday night on an agreement between itself, the City of Modesto Fire Department, City of Ceres Fire Department, and the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District to provide automatic aid in the event of a major fire, disaster, or other emergency regardless of jurisdiction. Three years in the making, the agreement will provide a boundary drop and resource sharing concept to expand automatic aid. Stanislaus Consolidated Fire, located in Riverbank, covers, either by district or contract, over 500 square miles of eastern Stanislaus County. It also covers the Cities of Riverbank, Oakdale, Waterford and the communities of Empire, Hickman, La Grange, Valley Home, Knights Ferry and County areas around Oakdale and Riverbank as well as the heavy industry in Central Modesto, also known as the Beard Industrial District according to Captain Buck Condit, the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Public Information Officer.
U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) distributed more than 30 copies of Military.com’s comprehensive guide for veterans to students at Modesto Junior College’s (MJC) Veterans Resource Center yesterday. “These guides will be a resource for student veterans at MJC as they navigate the benefits application processes,” said Denham. “Applying for educational benefits, healthcare, and home loans can be difficult – these books break down the VA’s legalese to make the process easier. These student veterans have enough on their plates as is.”
Michael Cooke, Municipal Services Director for the City of Turlock presented an item to the City Council Tuesday, regarding a motion to authorize a blanket Out-of-Boundary Service Agreement for water services for property located within an unincorporated island of Stanislaus County, outside of City Limits. In emergency situations or exceptional cases, the City of Turlock will provide water service to properties outside the City’s limits. These instances can include well failure or public health and safety issues. But recently, as the City Council packet explains, the occurrence has become more common due to the drought.
Birds love a good, round letter to build their home in, as seen here with a nest made in the sign at the CVS Pharmacy at 3100 Geer Rd. Birds are sometimes attracted to nest in the letters of store signs because they are high enough for them to look out for predators; in modern society the letters often look like a good spot to settle to birds.
The Turlock City Council approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the City and Stanislaus County Tuesday, allowing the two entities to submit a combined regional plan for federal funding to enhance the community’s quality of life by creating and preserving decent affordable housing as well as ending homelessness. Specifically, the motion approved was an MOU with Stanislaus County for the contract and development of a Regional Consolidated Plan for 2015-2020, a 2015 Annual Action Plan and an updated Assessment of Impediments to Fair Housing, and authorized the City Manager to execute all related documents to the cooperative project at Tuesday’s meeting.
California State University, Stanislaus’ President Joseph F. Sheley will hold his fourth annual address Wednesday on campus. In his annual fall address, the president will speak to the campus community reviewing the University’s progress on its key goals, identifying challenges that lie in the year ahead, and setting a course for facing those challenges.
A music show with a festive name will feature local bands next weekend in Turlock as a farewell to summer. The music festival, “fest FEST!”, is set to take place Aug. 30 from 6 p.m. till midnight and will have a local line up of valley talent. After the cancellation of Ronald Records Fest, a show put on by a local record label, Turlock musicians Ricardo Friaz and Adam Bishop decided to step up and put together a festival in its place.
Turlock City Council plans to approve a residential permit parking zone, authorize an agreement including the Cities of Turlock, Modesto, and Ceres Fire Departments and Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District to provide automatic aid in the case of a major fire, and continue labor negotiations involving the City Manager and City Attorney in closed session Tuesday. The California State University, Stanislaus Warriors Golf team will be provided recognition by Council for being the 2014 California Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament Champions. Turlock’s Fourth of July Celebration that took place Downtown will also be recognized. Director of Alliance Small Business Development Center, Kurtis Clark, will also make a presentation of the Stanislaus Innovation Challenge.