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2A Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015 Feather River Bulletin I swear... Superior Court Judge Ira Kaufman administers the oath of office to Plumas County elected officials Jan. 6. Front row, from left: District Attorney David Hollister, District 3 Supervisor Sherrie Thrall, Auditor Roberta Allen, Clerk-Recorder Kathy Williams, Plumas County Office of Education Superintendent Micheline Miglis and school board trustee Leslie Edlund. Back row, from left: District 5 Supervisor Jeff Engel, Sheriff Greg Hagwood, Treasurer Julie White, Assessor Chuck Leonhardt and school board trustee Traci Holt. Photo by Debra Moore Happy Holidays and Happy New Year from KQNY! Join our annual KQNY Introduction to Yoga benefit 4 week series at the Yoga & Wellness Center in January and February (1/18, 1/25, 2/1 and 2/8). Proceeds benefit KQNY andyou'll learn the basics of yoga to help keep you healthy in the new year! For more details, email Jane Steidel at janeyoga50@digitalpath.net or call her at 530-283-3536 'J RDAY, JANUARY 31ST dexa (bone density) scan and bone ltrnent with Christina Potter, FNP.* W TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT ; a silent disease until a fracture occurs. :nt of bone loss is proven to prevent To Subscribe 283-0800 257-5321 258-3115 832-4646 County willing to spend $229,000 to apply f c,r jail grant Debra Moore Staff Writer dmoore@plurnasnews.com There's no guarantee that paying a consultant a quarter-million dollars will result in funding for a new jail', but Sheriff Greg Hagwood thinks it's the county's best chance,to secure funding from the state for that purpose. "Does this make you nervous? This amount of money?" Supervisor Terry Swofford asked Hagwood. "Does it make you nervous?" Hagwood responded. Hagwood wants to hire Carter Goble Lee Cos. to develop and submit the grant application. The international company has a regional office in Sacramento. The firm specializes in this type of grants, and its clients secured four out of the last five issued by the state. Hagwood proposed taking $229,000 from the county's Criminal Justice Construction Fund to pay for the consultant. "A decision has to be made," Hagwood told the supervisors and explained the state's process for funding jail construction projects, which has included several cycles for a distribution of $2.2 billion. A new round of funding totaling $500 million is being made available this year. Of that amount, $100million is earmarked for small counties, with five allocated to receive a $20 million Live Music by the QHS Jazz Band and various performers supporting the QHS Music Program. Food, No-Host Bar and Dancing. j Adults $10, Students $7, Kids 12 & Under Free Tickets Available at: Quincy Natural Foods & Carey Candy Co. "If we "re going to compete with the other small counties, we need to make a decision." Greg Hagwood Plurnas County Sheriff award. Of the state's 58 counties, 37 are considered "small," with populations smaller than 200,000. "If we're going to compete with the other small counties, we need to make a decision," he reiterated. Swofford asked if Hagwood were optimistic about the county's chances of receiving funding. "The chances of succeeding are very high," Hagwood said, although he reminded the board that there was no " guarantee. That's why he ; wanted to hire a successful firm to "make ourselves as competitive as possible." Supervisor Sherrie Thrall asked Hagwood to explain where the $229,000 would be ' coming from, because she : didn't want the public to " think that the money could have been used for other county expenditures. Hagwood explained that the money has been collected through the courts for construction and called it "applicable for projects like ' this." Thrall said she was impressed with the consulting firm that Hagwood had chosen and asked.if Carter Goble Lee .. wbuldbe WO;ing with: of, her' small countieas well, as : ,; Plumas. Since the firm was successful in four of the five counties funded in the last cycle, Hagwood said that it was likely, but he didn't know for sure. Supervisor Lori Simpson asked if the consultant's work could be used in a future opportunity if Plumas were to be denied in this round. "If there ig a next time ..." Hagwood said, noting that there is no guarantee that the state will offer another funding cycle. The board voted unanimously to allow Hagwood to hire the consulting firm and begin the application process. The type, size and location of a new facility will help be determined during the studies conducted by the consulting firm. Saturday, February 7, 2015 20 for Poker Rally & Lunch 5 for Extra Poker Hands 10 for Lunch Only Poker Run Registration: 9am-llam Bucks Lake Lodge BBQ Drawings Cash Prizes Sponsored by Bucks Lake Snowdrifters For more information call (530) 249-4955 To send a legal' typesetting@plumasnews,com To send an advertisement: mail@plumasnews.com