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t , ! Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010 9A Grizzly Lake improvement district puts rate hike on hold District&apos;s records do not correspond to county assessor's Diana Jorgenson Portola Editor djorgenson@plumasnews.com Grizzly Lake Resort Improvement District per- severed through another long agenda Jan. 6, its first meeting of the year. The current board and district staff are not only concerned with keeping water and sewer to Delleker customers operational on a daily basis, but are also playing catch-up in meeting state-mandated planning requirements, as well as planning for the future. On the sewer side of district business, General Manager Frank Motzkus pre- sented Resolution 2010-001 as the first order of business. Motzkus told the board that in May 2006 the State Water Resources Control Board re- quired the district to develop and implement a sewer system management plan. Of the 11 sections man- dated, portions were to have been completed prior to May 2008, while other portions the state scheduled for com- pletion by Feb. 2, 2010, and the final portions by August 2010. While working on current elements, Motzkus dis- covered the earlier work had never been finalized, although Kirk Moberg of Sauers Engineering Inc. had completed the report. Motzkus adapted the work, changing only the names of staff members, all of whom, like himself, are new to GLRID within the past two years. The development plan and schedule as well as the first two sections, Goals and Orga- nizational Structure of the SSMP, were approved unani- mously by the board. Discussion of the water side of district responsibili- ties was multi-faceted, with the first subject at hand a continuation of the proposed rate hike saga. The rate hike is planned to cover the costs of operation and maintenance of the new Lake Davis Treatment Plant when the city of Portola takes over ownership of the facility in the near future. The LDTP traditionally has served only Crocker Moun- tain residents, and the first attempt at a rate hike was directed only to those "We want to make sure we do it right so we don't have to revisit this every time." Juli Thompson District Secretary, GLRID customers. Residents suc- cessfully protested the hike according to the process pro- scribed by Proposition 218. A second and much lower rate hike was then proposed to spread across the entire constituency of the district, with the promise to intertie all of GLRID's water sources and provide redundancy to both sections of the district. The second attempt only re- ceived nine letters represent- ing 15 parcels, with each par- cel representing a separate vote. At the public hearing Dec. 9, Doug Morgan, owner of a vacant property, said nei- ther he nor another property owner had received notice of the rate hike. The board had tabled the rate increase until its attor- ney, Andy Morris, could be consulted. At the Jan. 6 meeting, Motzkus reported the situa- tion remained the same, due to the holidays. Motzkus explained that, upon looking into the cus- tomer list further, district secretary and bookkeeper Juli Thompson had found a number of property owners had been designated "inac- tive" and did not show up on customer lists. Moreover, Motzkus related that in checking with the county assessor's office, "There are vast differences between what she has in her system and what the county has on record. We're tr;ing to work with Andy to find out if we have to go through this process (Proposition 218) all over again--which is all right with us. But, we want to make sure we do it right so we don't have to revisit this every time." Thompson was unfazed, saying that discovering these problems as they occurred helped her clean up the system piece by piece. Proposition 218 would require another 45-day wait- ing period if the district were required to re-do the notification. The board tabled the agenda item until the next meeting. GLRID contracted with Brien Welters, Walters Engi- neering, as well as Acumen Engineering, to examine wa- ter sources available to both Delleker and Crocker Moun- tain customers and to present options for a unified system. The first phase, mapping water sources as well as documenting established water lines, was 80 percent complete said Walters. He reported he had requested documents from the city and was waiting to receive them. The second phase of the contracted work was to pre- sent options for connecting water lines between the two parts of GLRID. One of those options would make a connection to the Lower Reach pipeline from the LDTP, instead of the Upper Reach, where the con- nection has been made in the past. The city has balked at this change and negotiations on the contract between the city and GLRID regarding opera- tional costs stalled. Welters said the next step would be a workshop presen- tation to discuss options, but he said, "We need an MOU (with the city) on costs before any decisions can be made." Motzkus confirmed he had not yet received the contract back from the city. He also reported the perma- nent permit for the new well at Crocker Mountain was still in process with the state. Although the temporary permit ended at the end of December, officials had as- sured him the district could continue using the well. COMMUNITY CORNER COMMUNITY CALENDAR Thursday, Jan. 14 AA, noon, 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex - Or- chard House. Quincy. Women's Support Group, Every Thurs., 1-2 p.m., Plumas Crisis Center, 591 Main St., Quincy. Call 283-5515. AI-Anon, 5:30 p.m., United Methodist Church, upstairs in back. For families & friends of al- coholics. Women's Circle, 6-7:30 p.m., PRS offices, 711 E. Main, Quincy, 283-0866. NA, 7 p.m., 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex - Or- chard House. Quincy. Troop'130, 7 p.m., Church of Je- sus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. 283-3953. Cub Scout Pack 151, various times & locations. Dave Saltel, (916) 425-9489; Inez Robbins, 283-1568. League of Women Voters, 2nd Thurs., 10:30 a.m. - noon, Quin- cy library meeting room. Call 283-0485 for more info. St. John's Cribbage Club, 2nd and 4th Thurs., 1 p.m., St. John's church hall, 176 Lawrence St. For info, call Lin Bixby, 283-9102, or Sherry McKee, 283-4066. Sept. thru May only. Feather River Resource Conservation District Board meeting, 2nd Thurs., 7 p.m., Plumes Corp. office, Quincy. Public welcome. Does not meet July/Aug. 283-7512 for more in- fo. Explorer Post 81, Quincy Volun- teer Fire Dept. Explorer Program, meets 2nd and 4th Thursdays. For info call Sarah Anderson, 530-276-1503. Friday, Jan. 15 AA, noon, 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex - Or- chard House. Quincy. NA, 6:30 p.m., 260 County Hos- pital Road, Courthouse Annex- Orchard House. Quincy.: AA, 8 p.m., 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex - Or- chard House. Quincy. Saturday, Jan. 16 NA, 6:30 p.m., 260 County Hos- pital Road, Courthouse Annex - Orchard House. Quincy. AA, 8 p.m. 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex - Or- chard House. Quincy. Dukes of Plumes Cribbage Gang, Meet 10:30 a.m., start play 11 a.m. 1st, 2nd, 4th Satur- days at Mt. Tomba, Cromberg; 3rd Saturdays at Coyote Bar & Grill, Graeagle. Sunday, Jan. 17 NA, 7 p.m., 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex - Orchard House, Quincy. Trap Shoot, sponsored by Quin- cy Sport Shooting Assoc., Go- pher Hill site, 11 a.m., weather ,., I 6:09 a.m. -'r . -I I= |I - 114 . 1.7 {2) Burney" (,, A | 2.'06 p m ! ,,, , . - - e, Susanville ,, !-, .cSK'R00-K ,/- ! k ) X ./"l <' "" I,,,,,.. 6:34 p.m. ! _\\;,- f"+. %,'X ''4 __ I \\; A..,o.o,o) I I 2 \\; "x./ X: ; 00oo115 ,,..', v_ o _-..,' ] . I "b'r __,--\\; .! Magnitude / F ]s ] 6"41 "p m |Carson CRy n:''['"'irmt"mll=mBl cording of no M 2 activity since Septem- ber 2008-indeed, a remarkable streak. Previous week 8 0 0 I 0nly seven earthquakes registered in ...... ....... the M 3 range in 2009 and n0 M 4s were Regional earthquake activity remained recorded Because of robust Mogul at the single digit level for the second week in a row and the fourth time in the last seven weeks. It was the first back-to- back week below the 10 quake mark since May. The intensity of seismicity waned as well as no earthquakes registered M Z.0 or stronger It was the fourth time that this has happened in the past seven weeks. It was the first back-t0-back re- earthquake swarm in 2008, this was substantially less than the previous year. More comparable was 2007 when 12 M 3s were recorded. Of note in P009 were two small earth- quake swarms at Lessen Peak, one in March and the other in November, a mod- est aftershock sequence to the Decem- ber 26, 2008 Quincy M 45 earthquake, and the Sun Valley swarm in November. permitting. Call 283-1145. Every other Sun. Monday, Jan. 18 Spanish Peak Lumber #2 Restoration Project, meets each Mon. & Wed., 9 a.m., Art Barn, Plumes/Sierra Fairgrounds. Call 283-6320 or 283-1978 for info. NA meeting, noon, 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse An- nex- Orchard House, Quincy. Rotary Club, Mineral;43uJlding, fairgr0unds, nooff!'-Ca!l 283- 2127. Boy Scout Troop 151, Mon., 6 p.m. Scoutmaster Rob Robinette, 283-0858 for location. Duplicate Bridge. Every Mon- day, 6:30 p.m., Resource Center, Blairsden, corner of hwys 70 and 89. Call Ruth Bright, 836-1454 or Jackie Lucky, 836-2232. AA, 7 p.m., Methodist Church in Quincy, upstairs at the back 282 Jackson. Tuesday, Jan. 19 PRS-WIC, Supplemental food & nutrition education for children under 5 & pregnant-nursing women. Every Tues., 10 a.m., Quincy. 283-4093 or (800) WIC- 4093. Board of Supervisors, 10 a.m., Courthouse, Quincy, 1st 4 Tues. AA meeting, noon, 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse An- nex - Orchard House, Quincy. Soroptimist International of Quincy, Moon's, noon, JoAnne Prince, 283-3302... Overeaters Anonymous meet- ing, 5:15 p.ml, 260 County Hos- pital Road, Courthouse Annex - Orchard House, Quincy. Quincy Weight Watchers Two meetings: 9:30 a.m. weigh- in, meeting at 10 a.m.; and 5 p.m. weigh-in, meeting, 5:30 p.m. Our Savior Lutheran Church, 298 East High Street, Quincy. 1-800-621-6000. Today's Weather 46/32 Mainly cloudy and rainy. Highs in the mid 40s and lows in the low 30s. Sunrise Sunset 7:24 AM 5:01 PM +,+++++i', 50136 More sun than J clouds, Highs in the low 50s and lows in the mid 30s. Sunrise Sunset 7:24 AM 5:02 PM 48/36 Cleucly. Highs in the upper 40s and lows in the mid 30s, Sunrise Sunset 7:24 AM 5:03 PM .<--2. S :::T .... 47136 Showers ;xsible, ! Highs in the uRoer 40s and lows lo  mk:130s. Sundse Sunset 7:23 AM 5:04 PM 43/35 Cranca of showers. Highs in the lew 40s and lows in the mid 30s. Sunrise Sunset" 7:23 AM 5:05 PM California At A Glance ',ilii San 55/4% X +} :++++ + + "..+++.;+ :k I i : i 65]a8 Area Citiea ...... , . , i,,m ,=,naneim 68 44 cloudy Mudesto Bakersfield 54 39 rain Mojave Barstow 60 29 pt sunny Monterey Blythe 73 46 pt sonny Needles Chloo 54 36 rain Oakland Costa Mesa 67 45 cloudy Palmdaia El Centro 77 44 pt sunny Pasadena Eureka 54 41 rain Redding Fresno 57 38 rain Riverside Los Angeles 67 46 cloudy Sacramanto National Cities  |._ ta 47 26 sunny Houston Boston 30 20 pt sunny LOS Angsias Chicago 30 25 mst sunny Miami Delias 58 44 rest sunny Minneapolis Denver 56 31 pt sunny New Yok 009 American Profile Hometown Content Service Moon Phases Jan 15 Jan 30 ,UV Index Wed 1/13  Low Thu 1/14 2 LOW  Fd 1/15 . 1 LOW s= 1/18  Low +* L2 1117T LOW ++++++++++ + v ,,-  o.. o.. /::i i. .< nume .I, with hiher UV Index I lRl ----- l l 56 39 role Sallnu 64 41 rain 58 33 cloudy San Bernludino 65 39 pt sunny 61 43 rain San Diego 65 48 pt sunny 69 49 pt sunny San Francis=) 55 42 rain 57 42 rain San Jose 58 41 rain 58 30 cloudy Santa Baoara 63 44 rain 69 44 cloudy SloYlon 56 39 rain 65 39 pt sunny Suzanvile 38 22 mixed 67 39 ptsunny Truckee 38 19 snow 57 39 rain Visalia 55 38 rain I ==' M  58 46 ptsunny Phoenix 68 44 ptsunny 67 46 cloudy San Francisco 55 42 rain 65 56 pl sunny Seattle 50 43 rain 32 15 msteunny St. Loule 39 26 sunny 35 27 pt sunny WasNnglon, DC 40 29 sunny NA, 7 p.m., Methodist Church, 282 Jackson St., Quincy. California Women in Timber, Quincy Care (subject to change), Quincy, 1st & 3rd Tues., 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20 Spanish Peak Lumber #2 Restoration Project, meets each Mon. & Wed, 9 a.m., Art Barn, Plumes/Sierra Fairgrounds. Call 283-6320 or 283-1978 for info. Library preschool story time, 10:30-+1 t :30 a.m,/ Toastmaster's International, American Valley Chapter. Every Wed., 12-1 p.m., Plumas Bank Credit Administration Confer- ence Room, 32 Central Ave., Quincy. For more info, contact Jacky Madarang, 530-283-3970. AA meeting, noon, 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse An- nex - Orchard House, Quincy. Senior lunch, Blairsden, noon, Mohawk Community Resource CHURCHES Center for Spritual Living, 283-9690, 304 Lawrence & Church St., www.cslquincy.org. Christian Life Fellowship, 283-0345, 317 First St., E. Quincy. Christ the King Episcopal Church, 283-1608, 545 Lawrence St., Quincy. Christ The Redeemer of Indian Valley Episcopal Church, 284-6317, 120 Bush St., Greenville. Church of Christ 283-1191,152 E. Jackson St., Quincy. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 283-2170 or 283- 5175, 55 Bellamy Ln., Quincy. Community United Methodist, 283- 1740, 282 Jackson St., Quincy, www.psln.com/methodist. First Baptist, ' 283-1160, 74 Reese St., Quincy. Meadow Valley Community Church, 283-4259, 48 Cemetery Rd, Meadow Valley, office: 353 Jackson St, #100, Quincy. Our Savior Lutheran, 283-2546. Church & High Sts., Quincy. Seventh-Day Adventist, 310-2042 or 283-3092, 233 Pine St., Quincy. Springs of Hope Christian Fellow- ship, Pete, 283-1613, or John, 927- 7626, 59 Bell Ln., Quincy. St. John's Catholic Church, 283- 0890, 176 Lawrence St., Quincy. Starlight Missionary Baptist, 283- 1505, 171 Redburg Ave., Quincy. ,,Ve gocld" Advanced Geologic Exploration, Inc Scientists of the EarthrM 180 Main St. P.O, Box 1956 Chester = CA 96020 (530) 258-4228 BB See an archive of past earthquake reports at advancedqeoloqic.com m Truth Tabernacle of Quincy, 260- 8006, 2205 East Main St., Quincy. Center. Call 836-0446 for reser- vations. Quincy Community Supper, 6 p.m. every Wed, United Methodist Church. Free. Women's Circle, 6-8 p.m. every Wed, 586 Jackson St., Quincy. AA, 7 p.m., upstairs in back, Methodist Church, 282 Jacksoq St., Quincy. Quincy Caregivers Support Group, every 1st & 3rd Wed., 2- 3:30 p.m., "Back Room," Dunn's Coffee. People caring for loved ones with long-term illnesses welcome. For more info, 283- 0891. International Order of Rain- bow Girls, 7 p.m., Masonic Temple, 1st & 3rd Wed. Science of Mind study group, 1st & 3rd Wed., 6-8 p.m. For more info, Hannah Rothlin, 283- 1052 or e-mail hannah@plumas- countywellbeing.com. Sober Sisters, 1st & 3rd Wed., 270 County Hospital Rd., Ste. 128 in Quincy from 5:30-7 p.m. To change information on this calendar page, please call Eva a t the Feather River Bulletin: 530-283-0800 or email esmall@plumasnews.com. LAST WEEK'S TEMPERATURES Date High Low Precip. Snowi Jan. 04 47 23 Jan 05 50 27 Jan 06 45 25 Jan. 07 53 33 .04" Jan. 08 49 31 Jan. 09 46 37 .09" Jan. 10 43 37 .01" 10.9 inches precipitation to date. 19.5 inches snow to date. Compiled by Ron Trumbo LAKE LEVELS Lake Almanor *Elevation tCurrent 4,479.02 1 Year Ago 4,476.58 Lake Almanor **Capacity 1"Current 764,297 1 Year Ago 708,165 Bucks Lake *Elevation 1Current 5,130.59 1 Year Ago 5,126.05 Bucks Lake **Capacity tCurrent 60203 1 Year Ago 54,138 *Elevation above sea level in ft. ] " **Storage in acre ft. [ tJan. 03, 2010 Jan. 05, 2009