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Posted: Friday, June 16, 2000 10:00 pm


Council to focus on track removal

The Lodi City Council will address several transit projects Tuesday during its weekly discussion session.

A request for $37,500 to pay for customer-service training for city staff is also up for discussion. Funding for the training is included in the 2000-01 budget, which the council is scheduled to adopt Wednesday. The main topic for discussion is removing the railroad tracks on Lodi Avenue.

The Lodi City Council meets at 7 a.m., Carnegie Forum, 305 W. Pine St. Free legal advicea vailable Tuesday

Free legal advice concerning Social Security benefits for the disabled will be available Tuesday at the Lodi Public Library.

The seminar will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Attorney Terrence Williams is speaker.

The seminar is sponsored by the library and the Lawyer Referral Service of the San Joaquin County Bar Association.

The library is located at 201 W. Locust St.

Lane closure on Kettleman planned

Motorists on Kettleman Lane west of Stockton Street can expect up to 10-minute delays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday as a California Department of Transportation crew cleans a pumping plane.

At the Interstate 5 interchange, westbound motorists on Highway 12 can expect up to five-minute delays from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Friday due to ramp closures.


Community meeting on Rancho Seco set

The status of cleanup efforts at Rancho Seco nuclear power plant, as well as plans to decommission the plant, will be covered during a three-hour community meeting Tuesday night.

The forum will review plans to transfer 464,000 gallons of spent nuclear fuel from a pool of water at Rancho Seco to dry storage in August. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will host the meeting from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Chabolla Community Center, 630 Chabolla Ave.

Sacramento County Supervisor Don Nottoli will moderate the forum. Officials from the Sacramento Municipal Utility District will be available as well.


Traffic delays expected on Highway 99

Southbound motorists on Highway 99 can expect up to 15-minute delays between Acampo and Woodbridge roads from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Wednesday as California Department of Transportation crew works on the median.


One-way traffic on bridge scheduled

Motorists on Highway 88 will be subject to one-way traffic control at the Mokelumne River bridge from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday as workers widen the bridge. Five-minute delays can be expected.


Rabies vaccines offered

Rabies shots will be offered for $5 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Thornton fire station, 25999 N. Thornton Road.

Dogs must be brought on a leash, and cats must be in a carrier.

Vaccines will be administered by the Northern San Joaquin County Veterinary Medical Association in collaboration with the county Public Health Services Department.

Trustees set to hire new superintendent

New Hope School District trustees are expected to finalize contract terms with a new superintendent in closed session at Monday's meeting.

District officials declined to release the identity of the new superintendent until a contract is signed.

The new superintendent would replace Superintendent Charles Boice who retires July 30.

Trustees will also interview candidates to replace the vacant position on the school board.

The public meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the library at New Hope School, located at 26675 N. Sacramento Blvd., in Thornton.

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