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July 21, 1989
FmHA raises home repair loan limits
WOODLAND — The Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) has changed its regulations raising the loan limit for home repairs from $7,500 to $15,000, announced Richard E. Mallory, the agency’s California/Nevada state director.
Funds are available for home repairs and weatherization/insulation in small towns and rural areas to eligible homeowners with incomes under 50 percent of the median family income of the area. It is called the “Section 504 Rural Housing Loan and Grant Program.”
Section 504 grants up to $5,000 are available to senior citizen homeowners, 62 years and older, who are unable to finance needed home repairs on their own or with a loan.
“The revisions will provide better opportunities for more qualified rural homeowners to make needed repairs and remove health and safety hazards,” Mallory said.
70 Years ago
July 20, 1944
Cent In Taxes Raises $1,600
Every cent of El Dorado County general tax rate costs the taxpayers of the county about $1,600, California Taxpayers’ Association stated today, making public its analysis of revenues from property taxes in California counties.
Based on the $16,025,381, assessed value of property in the county for 1943-44, every cent of rate amounted to $1,603 in property tax levy. Any change in the assessed value of property in the county for 1944-45 will, the association pointed out increase or decrease the amount the county will receive from each cent of rate levied.
“Any economies made by local governing boards in the budgets they are now making up will result in reduced tax rates — reduced demands on the property owners for taxes for 1944-45,” the association declared.
110 Years ago
July 20, 1904
Visitors From Abroad
El Dorado Commandery, No. 4, Knights Templar, will hold a special meeting this, Friday, evening and tomorrow eve, Saturday, July 23d, for work in the Order of the Temple, at which time four candidates will be initiated.
The following Sir Knights from out of town will be present: Hon. E. C. Voorhies, M. D. Nixon, Fred K. Werner, E. C. Jones, J. M. Post, W. H. Gunsolus, John Lithgow, of Sutter Creek; A. M. Gall, R. I. Kerr, C. P. Vicini, G. W. Brown, of Jackson; Wm. Yeadon, of El Dorado; R. Filippini, of Garden Valley and Wm. Stevenson, of Greenwood.
Prominent Public Men Visit the Slate Quarry
Last Saturday Supt. Dunton entertained as visitors, Mr. Ulig, Chief Engineer of the Harbor Commission under whose Supervision the Union Ferry Building was roofed with slate; Mr. Chas. Putman, also a member of that Board and Mr. Goldstein, Prof. of drawing in the Girl’s High School of San Francisco. These gentleman were accompanied from San Francisco by R. H. Grahan, City Salesman for the Eureka (Slate Mine) Co. Plans are now being prepared for roofing the big mail dock with slate and it is with that object in view that the trip was made to the Quarry last week.
A break in the ditch, near the head water supply of the El Dorado Water and Deep Gravel Mining Company, was reported to Supt. Gould last Saturday at 2 o’clock p.m. Twenty-four hours later a wall 40 feet long and 5 feet high was laid, eight feet of trestle built, the break repaired, and the water was again flowing into the reservoirs as if nothing unusual had happened.