Sutter County has assembled a master list of $60 million in “shovel ready” projects for consideration if Congress approves President Barack Obama’s proposal for a public works stimulus package to revive the American economy.
The list, compiled by Public Works Director Douglas R. Gault, was forwarded to Congressman Wally Herger, Senators Diane Feinstein and Barbara Boxer, State Senator Sam Aanestad and Assemblyman Jim Nielsen.
The Sutter County list contains $30.2 million in road projects, $27 million in building projects, and $2.9 million in water projects. All projects could start within three to six months of funding approvals and be completed within one year.
The road projects list includes approximately $23 million for road rehabilitation projects throughout Sutter County. The building projects include $12.5 million for a new Human Services Building and $3.5 million for a new animal shelter. A majority of the water projects involve improvements to the water system for the community of Robbins, including the elimination of arsenic.