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Jeanette Todd

Jeanette Todd

Publisher and Editor of the Corcoran Journal

Monday, 02 May 2016 07:00

HERO PACE to help homeowners

During last week’s regular city council meeting, the council voted to make the HERO Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program available to local residents. HERO PACE financing enables homeowners to make energy and water efficiency improvements and pay for them over time through their property tax bill. HERO payments may have tax benefits and homeowners may see immediate savings on utility bills.

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Monday, 02 May 2016 07:00

Metered water users to benefit

Depending on what type of water user you are, there was good news and bad news in the City of Corcoran’s preliminary report on its water rate study. Metered residential users stand to benefit, while it appears commercial, industrial and state prison users will see their rates increased. Residents who currently pay a flat rate will also see a small increase in their water bills as things stand.

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Two Kings County supervisors last week hand-delivered a letter to The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation protesting the five percent water allocation approved for Central Valley farmers from the Central Valley Project. The letter was approved by the board April 12 and taken to Sacramento by Supervisors Richard Valle of Corcoran and Craig Peterson of Hanford.

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Monday, 11 April 2016 07:00

One day watering schedule

Local residents are in for some good news and bad news when it comes to water conservation. Most of it is bad news, so here’s the good: the City of Corcoran has been under state mandate to cut back water use by 36 percent overall. However, since the city has done well, and since there was considerable rainfall this winter, that mandate has been reduced to 32 percent.

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