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I llillilllllHillJ Igl  J,lilillmlllllllmllllilll|l.JJIHIllllliil llgllililnlHJ0lil 6A Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010 PETITION, from page 1.A Most importantly, it in- structs district staff to "take no more steps toward sale of additional bonds; [and] make no final commitment to the scope or design of a ne', hospital." Kimmel asked members of :the public to "look at what our intent is." He tried to change the focus from an ar- gument over legalities to a discussion of what is best for the community. "We're trying to ... keep the tax as small as possible, and right now, we're stepping i back and saying, 'We're not doing anything anymore.' We're stopping and we're :coming back to you guys and saying, 'Where should we go from here?' ... If the answer is to stick to $50, we've got a .problem ... but maybe there's :a middle ground that the community would accept. A thousand signatures is sig- nificant. It's important. That's not a small part of the community." Though some community members were still visibly angry at the hospital's re- sponse to the petitioners, there was a notable change in the public's response, with more people speaking up to support the idea of a community dialogue. "I pretty well go along with what you're trying to convey," said one resident in response to Kimmel. "I believe this statement al- lows everybody to take a step back, gather round the table and work together on this ... everyone in this room wants the good of the community. So, let's just take a step back and think about this statement in great depth and then ... let's get around the table, rather than in the courtroom." The board unanimously approved the proposed state- ment. In another development, Hathaway interrupted the proceedings at one point to announce that Facilities Di- rector Dan Brandes had just received an e-mail from the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development granting the hospital its re- quested extension from 2013 to 2030 to complete any re- quired seismic changes to the building. While this obliterates the previous argument that the hospital would close if a new building weren't construct- ed, it doesn't address the truth that a very cramped and crumbling 50-year-old building cannot facilitate patient care or best medical practices comfortablY, even though PDH hospital staffgo far in making up the differ- ence. ........... iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!iiiiiiiiiiiiiii!iiiiii!ilili!iiii!i!!ii!!  iiii.iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!ii!ii!!iiiiiiiiiiii:ii:!ii : GET OVER 120 TOP CHANNELS 99 FOR 3 MONTHS FOR 12 MONTHS {wi,i, Ag,..=.,, .. ....) Why would you ever pay more for TV? 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Lic. #453927 (S3O) 2S3 ZO3S Feather River Bulletin Greg Hagwood told county supervisors he was humbled when they appointed him Plumas County sheriff at a Tuesday, Jan. 5, meeting. Photo by Joshua Sebold HAGWOOD, from page 1A time of the existence of a va- cancy." He explained the person with the position closest to sheriff, who he identified as Acting Undersheriff Greg Hagwood, would assume all powers and duties of the sheriff if the board didn't act, although he wouldn't get the sheriff's title or pay. Thrall commented further on the pay issue and Hagwood's status as acting undersheriff, "That's what I want to make clear to everybody is you've been doing this job now for a year at not even the under- sheriff's pay." Supervisor Ole Olsen de- cided he had heard enough at that point, concluding, "Well, I'd like to change that status, get you paid and what have you," and mo- tioned for Hagwood to fill the vacancy as soon as pos- sible. The motion passed on a unanimous roll call vote with much applause from the audience. Hagwood responded, "Thank you very much. I thank the board for your confidence, for the honor and tremendous responsi- bility is understood an4 well appreciated and I am humbled." The meeting moved on for about two minutes before a member of the audience asked when the sheriff could be sworn in. "Swear him in right now," Supervisor Robert Meacher replied and Thrall agreed. County Clerk-Recorder Kathy Williams ran down- stairs to get the official lan- guage that needed to be read and Greg Hagwood became Plumas County's Sheriff while standing in the coun- ty courthouse surrounded by the supervisors who ap- pointed him .and much of the sheriff's office staff who would be following him into the new year. FLEET, from page 1A fleets fail under more strin- gent regulations than does Plumas County's relatively small fleet. "We will be able to run much of their equipment through 2025," said Pettit. "If we elect to take advan- tage of some of this used equipment, we must act soon, for this flood will not last long." Check STAFF, from page 1A office employee, but the court security attendants would be contracted employ- ees, with a pay rate of about $35,000 each. TH000000,FIRS T Invest in PLUMAS COUNTY They will not be sworn of- ricers and will not be armed. Attendants will not wear sheriff's office uniforms, but some kind of "appropriate uniform" so they are easily identifiable by court users. While a law enforcement background would be help- ful said Hawood, it would not be required. "In a time of cutbacks and layoffs," said Hagwood, "it's nice to be expanding services and hiring new personnel." Pre000000ol's Snowmobile Poker Run! Event will be held on Saturday, January 23rd, 2010 Check-In location is at The Grizzly Store @ Lake Davis from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The Poker Run Trail is in the Plumas National Forest @ Lake Davis The registration fee is: $20.00 + $5.00 per hand (2 hand minimum) We are also holding a fantastic drawing after the event! Tickets are $10.00 for a book of 20. The drawing has items such as an, Off-Shore Fishing Charter out of Cabo San Lucas, a Round of Golf and Dinner for Two, a Couples Massage, an ATV Tour, Equipment Rentals, Free Hotel Stays, and Gift Certificates to Local Restaurants, and more! Come on by to support the preschool, enjoy a great ride, and enter the drawing for a chance to win some great prizes! (Must be present to win) Additionally, local hotels and restaurants are offering great discounts to participants. (Must show proof of participation) The rPwould like to thank our wonderful sponsors that helped us collect the prize money, and businesses that helped us create this wonderful drawing! !! THANK YOU !!, Skyline Construction, Plumas Pines Golf Resort & Longboards Bar and Grill, The Chalet View Lodge, The Grille @ Chalet View Lodge, The Spa @ Chalet View Lodge, Explore! Sierra Touring Company, Lake Davis Resort, Sleepy Pines Motel, Jimmy's Roadhouse, Lena's Cantina, Mt. Tomba Inn, Portola Pizza Factory, J's Feather River Rental, and The Grizzly Store!