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Yuba County looks at $1.1M facility in Loma Rica

January 5, 2018

Yuba County officials are considering demolishing Public Works’ current corporation yard in Loma Rica and replacing it with a new structure and additional site improvements estimated to cost more than $1.1 million.

“Basically, the existing facility is old and in need of much needed improvements,” said Mike Lee, director of Public Works. “Rather than try to invest a bunch of money into the old building to bring it up to current standards, it will be more cost effective to build a new one.”

If supervisors give the go-ahead at their next meeting, the county will begin advertising for bids, most likely next month. Assistant Public Works Director Tim Young said in a staff report the tentative bid opening date would be Feb. 28.

Proposed to take the place of the old structure – a metal-sided building with timber frames – is a new metal building, which will also have offices, locker rooms, bathrooms and have space for equipment storage.

The cost for the new facility is estimated to be $1.15 million and will come from a county trust fund that receives revenue from countywide impact fees, according to a staff report.

That cost will also include site improvements such as additional parking and space for equipment storage, as well as installing a communication tower and fire suppression tank.

Young said the fire suppression tank will be set up so that it can be accessed by the street by the fire department if needed.

The location of the corporation yard is at the corner of Virginia and Fruitland roads.

The Board of Supervisors will discuss the project at its meeting on Jan. 9 at 9 a.m. inside the Board Chambers at the Yuba County Government Center – 915 Eighth St., Marysville.