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14A Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010 Feather River Bulletin DISBAND, from page 1A $100,000 in funds. In her comments, Baker lauded former committee chairman Bill Wickman for taking the lead in organizing the Measure A committee and establishing its remit. She also noted attrition over the three-year period had re- duced the committee from 16 members to the remaining five, who saw the work of the committee to the end. Other actions In other actions, the board extended BCM Construc- tion's deadline on the CHS gym project to March 31, 2010, delayed from Dec. 31, 2009, because of required fac- tory inspections and in- clement weather. The board also approved a contract for approximately $35,000 to replace the dis- trict's existing website with a more interactive, user- friendly site that would allow students and parents more access to student work and teacher feedback that the district's site does not currently provide, including access via hand-held de- vices. Commenting on technolo- gy supervisor Ken Capis- trand's presentation to the board, Harris said the website was more than an update with a different de- signer. He also said the district needed to improve its com- munication with its con- stituency, and he wanted a portal to the county through the district's website that would bring cybervisitors to the district's site and not the chamber's. Asked later for clarifica- tion, Betty Moura, adminis- trative assistant to Harris, provided the following state- ment: "Our website will be a portal that will have the ef- fect to bring everyone inter- ested in Plumas County to our site for information about us and will include links to other Plumas Coun- ty agencies and services." The board also approved changes to the district's em- ployment tracking from in- dividual-based to position- based tracking. The move will allow the board to add, adjust or eliminate positions based on hours and func- tions, rather than the specif- ic people in those jobs. Unrelated to position tracking, board members tabled a resolution for a re- duction of classified services in the library at C. Roy Carmichael. Harris advised the board the request origi- nated from school principal Edeltraud Marquette, but did not have any specific in- formation as to the reason for the request. By roll call vote, the board unanimously voted to table the resolution pending more information. EPHC finalizes Hayes' contract Linda Satchwell Staff Writer Eastern Plumas Health Care's board of directors will finalize its employment contract with permanent Chief Executive Officer Tom Hayes at its January board meeting. The agreement will be effective beginning Jan. "vast experience" said Fites. "It's a working relationship that allows for the best fit, the best combination for the future of the hospital dis- trict." Hayes will work 30 hours per week, which will save the district a significant amount of money. Accord- ing to Fites, Hayes' interim contract allowed him 30-33 FREE 6 LB. PAD included when ' installs your carpeff \ Remnants and prior sales not included. 29, 2010 and ending Jan. 28, . hours per week. 2014. Hayes served as interim CEO before being appointed as permanent CEO last month. He has received high praise from board members, doctors, staff and patients alike. Board member Larry Fites reported the commit- tee negotiating the agree- ment feels it will work well for both parties. It allows EPHC to benefit from Hayes' It's mat #me of year witch we pull out all Robbins FEATURING cesta career with 10-year no exclusion stain warranty against all food and beverages Every day low price...2.99 sq. ft, NOW 1.47s . w/FREE PAD! 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Hayes won't receive health, dental or vision in- surance however, because he is still covered through his previous employer. "I'm looking forward to this opportunity. Eve.ry- body's been great in the or- ganization," Hayes said. "I'm looking forward to making some changes that I think will be good for the or- ganization." DFG rents office space in annex Joshua Sebold DFG will pay the county Staff Writer The Plumas County Board of Supervisors approved a contract to rent five offices in the Health and Human Services Center, located just off of Highway 70 on the western edge of Quincy, to the California Department of Fish and Game. Background material on the request indicated that at the end of 2008, the board di- rected facility services to at- tempt to fill vacant space left over from the closure of the county alcohol and drug de- partment. Under the agreement, the $1,800 per month for electric- ity, custodial services and 1,100 square feet of office space. The DFG will have to pay for its own communications services. DFG will essentially move its office on Portola's Main Street, which is mostly workspace for biologists, to the HHS building. The contract can be termi- nated by the county at any time with 30 days' notice, and both the state and coun- ty have essentially agreed not to sue each other over li- ability in the event of negli- gence or misconduct by DFG employees. Job forum tonight The USDA is currently holding a series of job fo- rums in most California counties to discuss job cre- ation and economic growth. The Plumas/Sierra coun- ties forum is scheduled for 5:45-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, in the Sierra-Plumas Rural Electric Cooperative board room, 73233 Highway 70 in Portola. Participants will discuss how to grow the economy and put Americans back to work. The primary focus will be on ideas to accelerate job growth in rural America. 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