- In other action
On Tuesday, the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors also:
- Postponed a public hearing on the county Planning Commission's approval of a rescue dog kennel on Atkins Road east of Lockeford. The Dog Spot Rescue has operated for more than two years without proper county permits. Paul and Tracy Matheson, who live on property adjacent to the kennel, filed the appeal, saying that dogs at the kennel, owned by Bill and Kate Montgomery, bark at all hours of the day and night. No new hearing date has been set.
- Awarded a $51,700 contract to Foam Experts Roofing for roofing projects at Micke Grove Zoo and the Lodi Agricultural Office. Zoo improvements will be to the lemur, Island Lost in Time and spider money exhibits. Work is scheduled to be completed in May.
- Awarded a $1.2 million contract to Tom Mayo Construction of Stockton to resurface a 5.4-mile stretch of Collier Road between Dustin and Tully roads. Construction is scheduled to begin in May and be completed within 20 working days. However, construction may be postponed because a biological survey is required, as the work could affect threatened or endangered birds, included the Swainson's hawk, which is on the state's list of threatened species.
- Hired Jerome Wilverding as interim auditor-controller. Wilverding has been chief accountant of the Contra Costa County Auditor's Office since 2010. Hired over three other applicants, Wilverding owns a house in Manteca, but he can't take the oath of office until he moves into the house, according to San Joaquin County Counsel David Wooten. Wilverding replaces Adrian Van Houten, who retired on Dec. 28, 2012. Wilverding will complete Van Houten's term, which expires in 2014. Then he will have to run for a four-year elected term if he wants to continue in the position.
- Appointed retired county Public Works Director Tom Flinn to the San Joaquin County Advisory Water Commission. Flinn, who lives in Victor, will represent the North San Joaquin Water Conservation District.
— Ross Farrow
Posted: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 12:00 am
The Woodbridge Wilderness Area may be open additional days this year if it doesn't put a major dent in San Joaquin County's pocketbook.
The Board of Supervisors postponed a decision on Tuesday about whether to open the wilderness area more often until parks administrators provide an estimate of the cost for the county to staff the wilderness area on alternate weekends. The issue is scheduled to come back to the board on March 26 or in April.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 12:00 am.