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4A Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017 Feather River Bulletin Q, from page 1A Words & Music features Americana musical group Clinch Mountain at Patti's Thunder Caf& Admission $3. Sign up at door for an open Tic spot following featured artist. For information about this or any of the many programs sponsored by Plumas Arts, call 283-3402 or visit online at Plumas County Fire Safe Council meets 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. at Plumas County Planning & Building Services office, 555 Main St. Pre-planning for the Community Chipping Program will be discussed. For information about Fire Safe Council projects or the upcoming meeting, visit, or contact Hannah, 283-3739. Sunday: The band Lumbercat plays at the West End Theatre, 7 p.m. Band members Alex and Emmanual Lemnah bring their band home to kick off their West Coast Tour. BOARD, from page 1A city of Portola. Supervisor Sherrie Thrall talked with Public Works Director Bob Perreault about why the process of turning over the treatment plant to Portola has taken six years. Thrall mentioned that the county's internal management of the water conservation district had been set up as a temporary stopgap six years ag(~ She would like to see the turnover of the treatment plant to the city completed so that the board could begin the process of restructuring the county's management of the water district with that element behind them. Perreault explained the reasons for the delay and promised to meet with the city next week and to update the board once a month on progress made toward the complete turnover of the treatment plant to Portola. Portola used water from Lake Davis as drinking water from 1970 until 1997, at which time the California Department of Fish and Wildlife first dumped thousands of gallons of the poison rotenone into the reservoir to rid it of introduced northern pike. CDFW feared the pike would get out of the lake during high flows, move downstream into the Sacramento Valley and delta and decimate native fish populations. The first poisoning of the pike didn't take so CDFW applied rotenone a second time in 2007. In the meantime, Portola had been getting its drinking water from wells that didn't meet federal arsenic standards. From 2008 to 2009, as part of the settlement agreement involving the poisoning of Lake Davis, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers rebuilt the Lake Davis water treatment plant at a cost of $6.3 million. In 2011, Portola started taking water from Lake Davis again. Since then, the county has been trying to get Portola to take over full responsibitity and liability for the treatment plant. Due to last minute changes by the Army Corps of Engineers that were not approved by the county and cost the county additional money, and a general shortage of county funds in recent years, fencing and paving outside the,plant have not been completed. There are also procedural matters to address. Capital purchases The board clarified how it would like large capital purchases to be made in the future. Department heads are allowed to make purchases of up to $5,000 without board approval and the chair of the board, or the county administrative officer, if ' there were one, is allowed to authorize purchases of up to $10,000 without board approval. Problems have come up, however, with large capital purchases that take months to order and be delivered. The question asked was at what point should the board authorize the purchase. Public Works recently purchased two snowplows for a total cost of $547,520. It takes 11 months for snowplows to be ordered and delivered. The money for the snowplows had been appropriated in the budget, meaning that money could be spent to purchase new snowplows. However, the board had not officially authorized payment for the snowplows before the order was made. If, as in this case, Public Works waits until the snowplows are delivered to go before the board for approval of payment, the board will have little choice but to vote for payment of the snowplows. In addition, it might be many weeks before the dealer will be paid for the snowplows. County Counsel Craig Settlemire found a way for this type of delayed capital purchase to be made in compliance with county code that would also expedite payment to the dealer. In the future, before ordering, the department head will come before the board and let the supervisors know the specifications of the recommended purchase and its estimated costs. The board can then preapprove the purchase before it ig ordered and the seller can be paid upon delivery and the county's satisfaction with the item purchased. Tickets: $12 on sale at Carey Candy Co., West End Theatre and Wednesday: 2017 Labor Law Update, New Year, new laws affecting employers, sponsored by Business and Career Network. 10 a.m.- noon, Mineral Building, Plumas Sierra County Fairgrounds. For information, call Terri Hiser-Haynes, 616-0902 or visit $39 per person. Water rushes down a diversion ditch around Quincy Elementary School on Jan 8. Photo by Steve Wathen We are done painting and will re-open Jan. 14 Antiques, Gifts, Books, Used Furniture, Jewelry, Household Items Winter Hours: Thurs. - Mon. 10am-3pm 72850 Hwy 70, Portola (3 miles west of Portola) 530-249-1745 Postal Service: USPS (No. 188-550.} Pedodicals postage paid at Quincy, CA. Published: Every Wednesday morning by Feather Publishing Co., Inc. Office Location and hours: 287 Lawrence St., Quincy, CA 95971 Mailing address: P.O. Box B, Quincy, CA 95971. Office is open Mon. through Fri., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. How to oOBtout us: All departments: FAX: (530) 283-3952. Email: Website: (530) 283-0800. Ownership and heritage: The Bulletin was establishedAug. 11, 1866, as the Plumas National (later changed to Plumas National Bulletin May 16, 1892) subsequently changed to its present name May 7, 1931, which merged with the Plumas Independent (1892 - 1945) June 7, 1945. Published weekly. It is part of the Feather Publishing family of newspapem serving Plumas and Lassen counties. Deadlines: Display advertising:Thursday 4 p.m.; display classified.Thursday, 3 p.m.; legals: Thursday 4 p.m.; news: Fridays, noon; classified: Monday 9 a.m. Breaking news: anytime! To subscribe: Call (530) 283-0800, come to the Bulletin office, use the handy coupon below or send email to Adjudication: The Feather River Bulletin is adjudicated a legal newspaper by Superior Court Decree No. 4644 (1953) and qualified for publication of matters required by law to be published in a newspaper. Postmaster: Send change of address orders to the Feather River Bulletin, RO. Box B, Quincy, CA 95971 Michael C. TaborskiDchra Moore Cchey Brown Co-Owner/Publisher Managing Editor Vice Pres./Operati0ns Ken Taborski James Machado Tom Fomey Co-Owner/Legal Advertising Graphic Design Supervisor Production Manager Sandy Condon Human Resources Dir. Holly Buus Elise Monroe Office Manager Advertising Manager Bookkeeper Mary Newhouse Sam McEIwain Eva Small Classified, Circ. Manager IT, Webmaster Graphics Dept. Manager (ALL YOU CAN EAT.I) P Member, California Newpaper Publishers Asso& recycled paper I I I I I I I I I I I I I~ Subsc#lfdon Order Form Feather River Bulletin RO. Box B, Quincy, CA 95971 I Name Please enter my subscription for __ years. [~ Enclosed find my check for $ In Counbj $26 per year ~l Out of State $44 per year In Califomia $37 per year. I Address I City, State, Zip Subscriptions can be transfem~d, but not refunded. ~lg I I I I I I I I I I I I I~ STORM, from page 1A most of the outages in Plumas County over the Weekend Portola to Chester. were the result of a According to PG&E transmission line going out of spokesman Paul Moreno, service. This outage began at If you' re not using High Sierra Gas, then you. don't know "Jack" 4= No 65 East Sierra Ave, Portola 530-832-1959- delivery fees, statement fees, or hidden costs. No games or gimmicks. JUST GAS, AT A REASONABLE PRICE! Locally Owned & Operated Same price. Every month. 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"We closed for a time, and one-way were not able to determine a traffm near Indian Falls on cause as access to patrol the Highway 89 was also in effect. entire line was impacted by All of the local fire road blocks," Moreno said. departments and county There were tree-caused yards had sand bags available outages impacting Spanish to residents. Quincy Fire Creek and Hamilton Branch Chief Robbie Cassou said that also starting early Sunday the Department of afternoon. Corrections in Susanville At one point, nearly ll,000 sent 10,000 sandbags to the customers were without area. In Quincy, 500 were power in the county, filled, with some used at "They did a commendable Plumas District Hospital. job," Hagwood said of the Sand bags are available at the utility crews, fairgrounds in Quincy as Plumas Sierra Rural well. Electric, which services Eastern Plumas to East Downed trees Quincy, also suffered power Trees were down outages throughout the day throughout the county and had its crews deployed disrupting power, but one facing similar issues, tree fell on a trailer in the Evergreen Mobile Home Park Flooding in Quincy. According to Sheriff Fire Chief Cassou said that Hagwood, the worse floodingthe tree cut the structure in hit Indian Valley, Portola and haft, trapping an individual portions of Quincy. "Chester on each side. Rescuing them didn't have nearly the issues necessitated usIng the Jaws of that other areas had," he said. Life. In addition to flooding, the During the duration of the city of Portola had problems weekend storm, Feather with its sewer treatment Publishing's website was plant, down, but updates were Numerous roads in Indian posted on its Facebook page, Valley were closed and, on plumasnews. ,2017 *45 per person - Pre-.le tickets only Social hour at 6 pm Dinner at 7 pm Call Steve: 530'218-1828 or Bob: 530-832-2407 Advanced ticket sales only (No tickets at the door) t