Planners will review the John Smith Road Reclamation Draft Environmental Impact Report on October 12th.
This article was written by BenitoLink intern Juliana Luna
San Benito County Department Leaders updated supervisors on recent actions on roads, grants, homelessness and projects at the San Benito County Board of Supervisors on Sept. 27.
Resource Management Agency interim director Steve Lupe said counties are enforcing Traffic calming study on 11 roads.
“Two months ago, the board approved $400,000 for traffic calming and research,” he said. “This study considers the speed of road segments to install speed cushions.”
Some of the roads being studied are working with the city of Hollister, Lupe said. The survey includes Loma Vista Avenue, Arlington Drive, Santana Ranch, Buena Vista Road, Park Trail Drive, Sage Drive, Sunny Slope Road, Payne Road, El Toro Drive, Enterprise Road, Hospital Road, and Steinbeck Drive.
He added that traffic calmers will be placed on Carr Avenue in Aromas after road improvements are completed.
Loupe said there is no guarantee that the described road section will experience a speed bump, even if funding is given.
“For two speed bumps per segment, it’s about $30,000,” says Loupe.
At the meeting he announced that residents were welcome e-mail He identifies road segments that the county should analyze for speeding problems.
San Benito County Executive Officer Gracie Rodriguez said the county plans to return $35,000 of the $60,000 it received from the California Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant Program. She said the county offered $2,500 grants of $10 to local businesses and received 14 more applications, but those businesses were not eligible for funding.
San Benito County Department of Health and Human Services Director Enrique Areola said the sheriff’s office has met with Granite Rock about an increase in homeless camps, abandoned vehicles and trash on the San Benito River between the hospital and Union Road. Told.
Arreola said, among many outreaches, he found 18 large dumps, nine vehicles/trailers and three fully functional vehicles inhabited. Furthermore, he said their goal is to move them to shelters.
Abraham Prado, assistant director of planning and architecture, said the planning commission will review Betavel’s commercial use permit and consider certification of the draft environmental impact report for the John Smith Road Landfill Expansion on October 12 at 6:00 p.m. announced.
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