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Supes approve landfill expansion purchase

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webmaster | 10/09/13

Though engineering officials say the land won’t be needed for at least 15 years, the Madera County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 Tuesday to purchase property necessary for future expansion of the county’s landfill, even as the amount agreed on is tens of thousands more than its appraised value less than three months ago.

The 13.58-acre property located at 21858 Road 19 1/2 in Chowchilla on the northeast corner of the county’s landfill will cost $420,000, an average of nearly $31,000 an acre and $40,000 more than its appraised price of $380,000 in July of this year.

That money will come from the county’s Refuse Disposal Liner Fund, which is not part of the general fund.

Board chairman Max Rodriguez — the lone nay vote on the purchase — voiced his concern about the county possibly overpaying for the land...


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