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County Officials Update Residents On Proposed North Fork Roundabout

NORTH FORK — Madera County Planning officials held the second community meeting in North Fork last Thursday to discuss the proposed roundabout planned for the intersection of Roads 274 and 225. Several dozen residents were in attendance to hear more about the project and voice their opinions about the plan to remove the 3-way stop near the Mono Museum, and ...

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Madera County Supervisors Updated On Operational Priorities

MADERA COUNTY – At the regular Board meeting on Oct. 24, Madera County staff provided a quarterly progress report to the Board of Supervisors concerning operational priorities as identified at the annual management workshop in April. The six priorities, which are in line with the newly adopted mission Creating a Countywide Culture of Excellence through Dedicated Public Service are Intergovernmental ...

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One-Day, One-Way Traffic Control On Hwy. 41 Near Yosemite

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Caltrans work north of Oakhurst near Yosemite National Park originally scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 25 has been rescheduled to Thursday, Oct. 26, per Caltrans. The work may result in delays of 10 minutes or longer. The Department of Transportation (Caltrans) announces one-way traffic control is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 26 on State Route 41 in Mariposa County ...

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Public Workshop On North Fork Roundabout

NORTH FORK — The Madera County Public Works Department is in the last phase of the design of a roundabout at the intersection of Road 274 and Road 225. The project will convert the existing non-standard 4-leg 3-way stop controlled intersection into a roundabout in order to improve circulation and safety for existing and future traffic traveling through this intersection. ...

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2017-18 Property Tax Bills Are On Their Way

MADERA COUNTY — Stand by homeowners, property owners and others, as secured property tax bills for 2017-18 are currently being dolled up and doled out, according to officials. “It’s that time of year again,” reports Tracy Kennedy, Madera County Treasurer-Tax Collector.  “We have just begun the 2017-18 tax season by printing and mailing our property tax bills.” Over 56,000 tax ...

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Madera County Transportation Workshops

OAKHURST — Want to help create a cleaner future in terms of public transportation in the foothills? The Madera County Transportation Commission (MCTC) and its partner agencies have been looking at ways to provide more efficient streets and highways. They want to expand transit use, make space for bicycles and pedestrians, and link land use and transportation. It’s part of an ...

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County Renews Contract For Low Cost Spay/Neuter Program

MADERA COUNTY – On Tuesday, Sept. 19, the Madera County Board of Supervisors approved renewing a contract between the County’s Animal Services Department and HOPE Animal Services of Fresno for low-cost spay and neuter services, a program that the County says has saved constituents from higher costs over the past seven years. HOPE, or Halt Overpopulation with Prevention and Education, ...

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Public Meeting To Focus On Shared Goals Of County And Cities

MADERA COUNTY — On Saturday, Sept. 30, the County of Madera will host a special joint meeting with the City of Chowchilla and City of Madera to talk about shared goals and how they can be put into action. The meeting is open to the public and will take place at the Madera Municipal Golf Course, 23200 Avenue 17 in Madera. ...

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Boat Registration Required Year-Round On Bass Lake

BASS LAKE – As the summer season winds down, boaters on Bass Lake are reminded that registration stickers are required year-round on the lake. Now that the purchase of stickers has been made much easier with the lakeside businesses selling them, rather than boaters having to work their way over to “Sheriff’s Island,” all one need do is stop in ...

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Letters Requested In Opposition To YLP Arsonist’s Release

MADERA COUNTY — The District Attorney’s Office has extended the deadline for anyone wishing to submit letters in opposition to the release of Alice Waterman, convicted in 2014 for her part in a string of fires in the Yosemite Lakes Park area. Waterman was found guilty on six counts of arson and one count of conspiracy after more than 30 ...

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