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Ceres City Council approves consultant on phone service update at City Hall

The Ceres City Council last week approved a $47,267 contract with a consultant to do an overall assessment of the city's telephone systems ...

November 23, 2016 | Jeff Benziger | Government


Measure L to infuse new tax monies into local roads

Similar measures failed in 2006 and 2008 but this time residents of Stanislaus County decided a half-cent increase in the local sales tax was worth ...

November 16, 2016 | Jeff Benziger | Government


Sewer extension ordered

A contract worth $2.2 million to extend the Service Road sewer line was awarded last week to Teichert Construction by the Ceres City Council.

November 01, 2016 | Jeff Benziger | Government


City going for grant to buy ‘quint’ fire truck

Ceres city officials hope that a $975,000 grant application is awarded which would allow a new Quint fire engine to be placed into service ...

November 01, 2016 | Jeff Benziger | Government


Council gets budget snapshot

The city is looking okay as far as spending habits aligning with the budget approved in July.

November 01, 2016 | Jeff Benziger | Government


City eyes hike in rental charges

The city is poised to embark on a refined study to raise fees for the rental of the Ceres Community Center, Ceres American Legion Memorial ...

November 01, 2016 | Jeff Benziger | Government


Council giving annexation a shot

In an about-face to the Ceres Planning Commission, members of the Ceres City Council voted 4-1 on Monday evening to give the controversial annexation of ...

October 26, 2016 | Jeff Benziger | Government


10 principles guide General Plan

The Ceres City Council gave its input and - mostly blessings - to a draft Ceres General Plan vision statement and 10 principles that will guide the ...

October 12, 2016 | Jeff Benziger | Government


State may get stricter about conservation with water as creeps upward

The State Water Resources Control Board announced last week that urban Californians' monthly water conservation declined to 17.7 percent in August - down from 27 ...

October 12, 2016 | Jeff Benziger | Government


Council OKs rezoning of land in CHS’ front yard

It was a unanimous Ceres City Council decision Monday to "clean up" the mix of zoning on vacant lands opposite Ceres High School. The action ...

September 28, 2016 | Jeff Benziger | Government


Council reviews state legislation concerns

Ceres City Manager Toby Wells briefly discussed last week some of pending state legislation that affects cities like Ceres.

September 21, 2016 | Jeff Benziger | Government


State forces city’s hand to trim transit services

Drastic changes will be made to transit services in Ceres starting Dec. 1, with the state forcing the city's hand since farebox revenues are ...

September 14, 2016 | Jeff Benziger | Government


Officials break ground on historic recycled water project

Ceres and Turlock's recycled wastewater will soon be put to good use irrigating fields in the Del Puerto Water District as officials broke ground ...

August 31, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council approves zoning change for multi-family residential project

Members of the Ceres City Council voted 4-0 to approve amendments to the General Plan and rezoning of three properties in the 2800 block of ...

August 24, 2016 | Jeff Benziger | Government


City buys enhanced body camera program for police

In a move to come up with better video of officers' interactions with the public, the Ceres City Council approved a $287,523 for a ...

August 17, 2016 | Jeff Benziger | Government


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