Board takes up budges, codes, roads

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By SCOTT PESZNECKER

Budgets, code compliance and the Little John Road extension are among the topics to be discussed at Monday's Calaveras County Board of Supervisors meeting.

Calaveras County administrators will give supervisors a status report the budget during a study session at 2:30 p.m. The fiscal year ends June 30.

Clay Hawkins, the county's acting administrative officer, could not be reached for comment Thursday.

At a 1:30 p.m. study session, supervisors will hear an update on code compliance. Calaveras County Building Official Ray Waller could not be reached for comment, but a memo to the board from Waller suggests he may ask for more staff.

His department has three inspectors and one clerk.

Code compliance investigation cover complaints about junk, garbage, zoning violations, illegal building, fence and property line disputes, tenant complaints, old vehicles and other things.

Today there are about 280 active and open cases divided among the three inspectors.

In his memo, Waller attributes the rising number of complaints to more people moving here from the cities, where "they are used to having code enforcement deal with violations."

Supervisors may also accept a grant of real property in fee title, giving the Public Works Department clearance to extend Little John Road through private property in Copperopolis to connect with Highway 4.

Construction on the road lengthening is set to begin next week.

When work is finished, Little John Road will connect to Highway 4 from the Reeds Turnpike Road turnoff. As part of the same project, Reeds Turnpike Road will be modified to connect perpendicular to the intersection. Work on Reeds Turnpike will begin in less than a month.

The $897,000 job contract was awarded to George Reed Company of Sonora. Construction should be finished by mid-August, Kawasaki said. "It will provide the whole area of west Copperopolis direct access out to Highway 4."

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