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Jamestown Landfill Loan Approved by Supervisors

After an extensive debate at the Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors yesterday, it was decided to borrow the money needed to start sealing up the Jamestown Landfill.

$2.25 million will be transferred from the County´s Traffic Mitigation Fund to Public Works for the project, unless a more suitable outside loan source can be located.

But either way, the loan will mean an increase in garbage collection fees of just under a dollar a month for weekly residential trash pickup.

The Public Works department already has more than three million dollars earmarked to begin sealing up the landfill by this summer´s deadline.

The state had threatened to levy fines if work wasn´t started by this summer. The Ferma Corporation was awarded the contract for the work, after they submitted a bid of just under 4-and-a-half million dollars.