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Around Tulare County: Terra Bella To Get Clinic / New Park

Worker at Setton Pistchios

Worker at Setton Pistachios

New Homes Planned On West 198

Terra Bella Will Get Park Thanks To Nut Company

Setton Pistachios has purchased some 7 acres of railroad land next to their plant in Terra Bella, the largest industry in town, and plans to develop it as community park and playing fields. For this low income community it will be their first park as well as offering a place to get clean drinking water. GM Lee Cohen says the project has been in the works for months awaiting a parcel spilt and work can move forward in October to put in picnic and  children’s play area. Later phases could add a soccer field.

Supers Don’t Like Fish Wildlife Plan

Tulare County Board of Supervisors have written the US Fish and Wildlife Service to oppose a plan to establish a California Foothill Legacy area that would include 35,000 acres in Tulare County. The plan would deny development on easement lands in perpetuity say the BOS. But the program claims that” the easements would encourage continued ranching operations because of the wildlife benefits they provide, while limiting the type and amount of development that may take place on a property in the future. The proposed program would be completely voluntary. No new regulatory requirements would be placed on lands within or outside the program area.”

New Jail In Works

Supervisors plan to replace old jail facilities at Sequoia Field a notice says.Tulare County wants to replace 4 older buildings at Sequoia Filed that date from WW2. Included in the notice to be replaced are the Mens Correctional Facility with 200 bunk beds (for 400) and the Day Reporting Center that includes the sheriff crime lab.

New Clinic In Terra Bella

Family Healthcare Network plans to build a 4212 sf health clinic on a parcel owned by Terra Bella Union School in Terra Bella. The county approved the project earlier this month

198 Corridor To Get New Homes

Tulare County approved a parcel split on West 198 land on the edge of Visalia city limits. The split approved this week by will allow an annexation of one parcel as two into the city. That annexation of land on Rd 88 north of 198 would bring them in designated for different uses depending on which side of the creek they are on.The smaller parcel on the south side of Mill Creek and abutting 198 would be zoned conservation and the nearly 20 acre parcel to the north of Mill Creek would be annexed  into the city for residential use.The development would be the first on West 98 to include new housing along portions of the formerly ag-based “scenic corridor” allowed now because of a new city council policy. That policy also insures that a strip of land along the corridor remain open space.

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