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Supervisors Postpone Debate of Ballot Measure to Hike TOT

MADERA — At their regular meeting today (March 10), the Madera County Board of Supervisors postponed a discussion about a potential ballot measure to hike the County’s Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) rate. Supervisors have been considering asking voters to approve the TOT hike as a means to fund stepped up wildfire prevention efforts within eastern Madera County. But at Tuesday’s ...

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New Cell Tower, Better Phone Service Coming to Oakhurst?

MADERA — The Madera County Planning Commission is set to review a request tomorrow (March 3) from a local company that wants to construct a new, 149-foot-tall “monopole” cell tower in Oakhurst. In their application to the County, the project proponent says the new tower would dramatically improve cell phone service in Oakhurst and surrounding areas. “The proposed installation of ...

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‘Snow, Winter Weather’ Advisory Issued for Weekend

MOUNTAIN AREA — The National Weather Service in Hanford on Saturday reissued a Winter Storm Advisory for eastern Madera County as a blast of winter weather is expected to move in Saturday night, bringing snow and high winds to the mountain area. “A storm system originating in the Gulf of Alaska will bring much colder weather and precipitation to the ...

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County Seeking Name for Future Regional Park at Manzanita Lake

NORTH FORK — On Friday (Feb. 21), Madera County took ownership of approximately 140 acres just north of Manzanita Lake. The heavily forested land, which had been owned by PG&E, will be developed into a regional park. “We are currently seeking suggestions on a name for the new park. If you have a good suggestion, email the name to: PIT@MaderaCounty.com,” ...

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Sparse Sierra Snow Pack Could Mean Early Start to Fire Season

MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES — NASA satellite images taken this past week from more than 400 miles above Earth show snow pack levels in the Sierras at just 54 percent of their historical average for this time of the year. The most recent data is sparking concerns that parts of California are slipping back into a drought — and that the 2020 ...

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Update: Supervisors Debate Ballot Measure to Hike TOT

MADERA — Madera County supervisors continue to consider asking voters in November to OK raising Madera County’s Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) rate by at least 2 percent. At their regularly scheduled board meeting last week, supervisors planned to debate hiring a pollster to gauge county residents’ appetite for an increase in the TOT rate from its current 11 percent¬† — ...

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Feds Giving County $136K to Combat Illegal Pot Grows

MADERA — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is receiving some help from the federal government in its fight to wipe out large-scale, illegal marijuana grows in the county. This week, Madera County supervisors are expected to approve the receipt of $136,400 from the feds, money that will help fund MCSO’s ongoing “cannabis eradication” activities. The annual funding is part of ...

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County Appoints Full-Time Health Officer

MADERA — The Madera County board of supervisors has appointed a full-time health officer, Dr. Simon Paul, who was hired last month and started his new position last Tuesday (Feb. 4). Dr. Paul, who speaks Spanish, has worked in the Central Valley area since 2003, most recently as Professor of Clinical Medicine and Medical Director of the Community Regional Medical ...

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PG&E Donating Manzanita Lake Land for New County Recreation Area

NORTH FORK — Madera County will officially take ownership next week of a 140-acre parcel just north of Manzanita Lake. The densely thicketed forestland is being donated to the county by PG&E as part of a more-than-decade-old settlement tied to the utility’s 2004 bankruptcy filing. Madera County officials say they are grateful for the gift and now plan to develop ...

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