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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012 7A Dan McDonald The problems A new plant Staff Writer Quincy's wastewater treat-Based on a proposal from dmcdonald@plumasnews.com ment plant, which was built FOP Development Group, in the mid-198Os, no longer Bastian estimated it could Quincy's two service dis- meets the state's increasing- cost about $9.5 million to tricts aren't likely to consoli- ly rigid effluent (treatedbuild a decentralized waste: date in the near future. But wastewater) limitations for water treatment plant for an engineer's report recom- contaminants such as cop- East Quincy. mended they join forces to per, ammonia, lead and sil- The plant itself would be tackle the valley's waste- ver. about $6 million. The other water treatment problem. The plant has been operat-$3.5 million would cover the East Quincy Services Dis- ing under a cease and desist estimated costs of land acqui- trict engineer Dan Bastian order since 2010. sition, environmental stud- recommended the districts The state's order gave ies, permits, etc. But heem- collaborate in an effort to Quincy five year's to reduce phasized the district hasn't build a new treatment plant, the amount of contaminantsdecided on a company to "I'm not saying consolida- it discharges into Spanishbuild a new plant. tion," Bastian said. "I'm talk- Creek. It must be in compli- Some audience members ing about a collaborative ap- ance by 2015 or face penal- voiced skepticism about the proach to find a solution to ties. $9.5 million figure, saying it this problem." The Regional Water Quali- would probably be much He said the problem is the ty Control Board is allowing higher. town's wastewater treatment Quincy "dilution credits.'i A An unidentified man asked plant is outdated. And the dilution credit allows for a how "$9.5 million could fix a cost to upgrade the facility higher effluent discharge problem that would take $35 could range between $13 mil- concentration if it can bemillion to fix across the val- lion arid $53 million, demonstrated that the mixed ley." "Those are big numbers," effluent (creek water) still Bastian said he hasn't fully Bastian told residents during satisfies the water quality analyzed the cost of a new a meeting Monday, Jan. 30, at objective, plant. He said that would be Pioneer Elementary School. However, according to a included in the study's next Bastian, who was commis- 2010 report from one of phase. He said he was usin sioned by the East Quincy Quincy's engineering firmsthe FOP bid as an example. board to conduct the "pre- (Carollo Engineers), the FOP Director of Business feasibility" study, outlined plant won't be able to meet Development Gary Taormina his findings and recommen- the ammonia standard by was in the audience. He in- dations during a detailed 90- 2015. sisted the $6 million number minute presentation. The district has reportedly was accurate for a plant to East Quincy's board asked spent hundreds of thousands service East Quincy.-After for the study to see if it was of dollars on infrastructure the meeting, he said a plant feasible to build its own to help achieve dilution large enough to serve both wastewater treatment plant, credits, districts would "probably be instead of paying to pipe its "For example, the diffuser$12 million to $15 million." sewage to Quincy's aging fa- going into Spanish Creek ... That figure didn't include cility, cost the district around land acquisition, studies and Bastian's report, which he $280,000," Bastian said. permits. said was "the first phase" of "(Quincy) had to also install During the presentation, the process, stated that a new a gauging station upstreamBastian referred to a new plant made sense for many on Spanish Creek in order to plant as "the black box" be- reasons, justify the (water) flow rates cause of all the unknowns. After providing input and that would allow them to dis- He used an area called "the asking questions, the audi- charge to the creek. It's a East Bresciani site" as a pos- ence applauded the engi- very sophisticated system?' siblelocation. neer'sefforts. Bastian's report said He said that site (between "[ think Dan has done a Quincy estimated it would Bell Lane, Lee Road and very, very good job on this cost about $24,000 per year Quincy Junction Road) was report," East Quincy resi- just to maintain that system, the preferred site when East dent Les Ellis said. "There is "They have been painted Quincy considered building a huge amount of technical deeply into a corner," Bast- aplant in 1994. information here. I would ian said. "And it's a very dif- Resident Kathy Felker like to take the time to have a ficult situation." echoed the audience senti- look at the complete report." Bastian added the treat- ment when she told Bastian -Copies dcaftxeport ment plan:t is ope ating=at she didn't want to see anoth- were avaikable at the meet- about 95 percent capacity er sewer plant in the "'small ing. Copras are also available based on a 2007 Carollo little valley." for valley residents at the study. He said the plant is "Why couldn't you put this East Quincy Services Dis- actually processing twice as (new) plant over by the cur- trtct office, much waste as it was de- rent sewer plant?" Bastian also recommended signed tohandle. Bastian told Felker that taking the next step in the His report said Quincy's was a good question. He re- process, which would involve options for the plant'S efflu- minded the audience that the finding the money to pay for a ent compliance are unrealis- question would be addressed more detailed study, tically expensive, during the study's second Greg Margason, chairman According to Carollo, an phase. of the East Quincy board of option that would require an He said he would ideally directors, said he wanted the oxidation ditch, secondarylike any new plant to be a item on the agenda for the clarification, disinfection "land disposal" operation next Amerman Valley Com- and utilization of wetlands with "zero discharge" into munity Services Authority would cost about $36,718,000. the creek. meeting March 21. AVCSA is An option using aeration He said that although zero a joint board comprised of basins with membrane discharge requires more the directors from both dis- bioreactors, disinfection and land, there are many advan- tricts, wetlands would cost tages. He said it would be Three Quincy board mem- $53,500,000. cheaper and allow for less-re- bers were on hand for Bast- Bastian said a $13,000,000 strictive effluent limitations. Jan's presentation. They lis- opt.ion wouldn't guarantee "Potentially you would get tened intently and didn't con- the plant would meet-the rid of the problems Quincy is tradict any of the engineer's state's increasingly strict faced with right now in try- findings during the question standards, ing to meet dilution credits," and answer session. Quincy is spending about Bastian said. "Is zero dis- Quincy's general manager $4,000,000 (which includes charge possible? I thinkso." Larry Sullivan said a QCSD an $800,000 grant) to fix engineer was reviewing Bast- its old, leaky collection sys- EQSD's concerns Jan's report, tern (the sewer pipes run- East Quincy pays Quincy He said he appreciated that ning to the treatment plant), about $330,000 per year to use Bastian consulted with the Bastian said Quincy was the treatment plant. Bastian Quincy district during his re- sending almost three times predicted that cost would search, the amount of water to the rise to just over $400,000,an- The project study report plant as East Quincy -- nually in six years. He said outlined how a wastewater sometimes more during treatment plant works. It de- heavy rain. tailed the problems Quincy is However, that ratio is re- facing with its plant and the portedly improving thanks options available for build- to the repairs that are under ing a new one. way. February Dental Special! Scaling Polishing Bloodwork * I.V. Catheter (good thru February 29) Doyle Rolston, DVM ~ Suzanna Elkjer, DVM INDIAN CREEK VETERINARY CLINIC 258 Old Arlington Rd. Dan Bastian presents his preliminary report on American Valley wastewater treatment during a meeting Jan. 30. Photo by Dan McDonald that is about the same facilities and areas and as- order to do the planning,'en- amount as yearly loan pay- sets that I think are valuable gineering, permitting and ments East Quincy would onthe Quincy side." funding associated with a make for its own plant. If the two service district new decentralized waste- Bastian said the monthly boards agree to move for- water treatment plant," he wastewater treatment cost ward together, Bastian said said. was one of the reasons East the first step would be toBastian said the Indian Quincy "decided to step back jointly apply for a Communi- Valley Community Services from consolidation." ty Development Block GrantDistrict is already vying for a "They (EQSD board mem- with .the help of Plumas share of the $100,000 block bers) were just trying to County. grant. make sure that before they He said the county is eligi: He also recommended the made that commitment, they ble to compete for $100,000 districts apply for a $1 mil- knew what that meant," he that would help pay for the lion grant offered by the U.S. said. more detailed phase two fea- Department of Agriculture Bastian said that if East sibility study. RuralDevelopment. Quincy stopped paying Quin- The second study would That money would be used cy to use its treatment plant, "compile and analyze all the to help pay for a treatment customers in the Quincy dis- data that would be needed in plant. trict would notice an imme- diate 46 percent rate in- crease. PUBLIC-NOTICES 'Collaboration' Bastian used the word "col- laboration" about a dozen times during his presenta- tion. "I believe it would be high- ly advantageous," Bastian said. "Because it provides " We're the experts REPLACING or REPAIRING: DOORS TRIM WINDOWS PLUMBING ROOFING ELECTRICAL If it's something we can't fix, we'll find somebody who can. CONSTRUCTION SINCE t984 General Building Contractor Calif. Lic. #453927 (530) 283-2035 Richard IC Stockton, Whether you need a question CI.U ChFC, Agent answered, a problem solved ora Insurance Lic. #0B68653 claim reported, my job is to make Providing Insurance & it happen. Like a good neighbor, Rnancial Services State Farm is there.~ 65 W. Main St., Quincy, CA 95971 CALL FOR A QUOTE 24/7 (530) 283-0565 Fax (530) 283-5143 www.richardstockton.us WE LIVE WHERE YOU LIVE Trustee Appointment monues paid to the Trustee, and the success- FRC Board Appointment ful bidder shall have no further recourse, The Public Notice beneficiary under said Deed of Trust hereto- Provisional Appointment of Trustee fore executed and deliverec~ to the under- Feather River Community College District " signed a w~itten declaration of Default and Pursuant _to" C.a!i!0.mia ~Ed~ucation, .Qac;lej.. Demand. for, ~SaJe.aoct a. wdllen. I~oti~e of ~: Sections 5091 andt 5~P~2,, the Board. of- Default and EleGtion4oSell, Theundem~g~ed Trustees of the Feather ~lver Commun=ty caused said Notice of Default and Election to College District has made a provisional Sell to be recorded in the county where the appointment of Dr. Dana S. Ware as the real property is located. For sales informa- member of the Board of Trustees represent- tion: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pro (619) 590- =ng District 5. This vacancy occurred as of 1221. Cal-Western Reconveyance December 8. 2011, and was duhy filed with Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box the Plumas County Superintendent of 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022-9004 Dated: Schools on December 13, 2011, with an February 01, 201'~. (R-401876 02/01112, effective resignation date of January 2, 2012. O2/O8/12, O2/15/12) The provisional appointment was made at the Published FRB Board of Trustees meeting held January 19, Feb. 1,8. 15, 2012 2012. In accordance with California Education Code Section 5092, Dr. Dana S. Ware will hold the office until the next regular Mount Hough Road, election to be held in November 2012. Quincypropertysale Pursuant to California Education Code Trustee Sale No. : 20100033500990 Title Section 5092; unless a petition catting for a Order No.: 608961 FHNVNPMI No.: special election; containing a sufficient num- NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE YOU ARE IN ber of signatures, is filed in the office of the DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST. County Superintendent of Schools within 30 DATED .,612412005. UNLESS YOU TAKE days of the date of the provisional appoint- ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, ment, it shall become an effective appoint- IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF ment. YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE Published CP, FRB NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST Feb. 1, 8, 2012 YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Clear Creek Road, Recorded on 07106/2005 as Instrument No. Quincy property sale 2005-0006821 of official records in the office NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE T.S No. of the County Recorder of PLUMAS County, 1340771-03 APN: 117-340-002 TRA: 53-092 State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: LOAN NO: Xxxxxxxxxx5~99 REF: Hurst, PAUL ALVAREZ AND KATHY E. ALVAREZ, Jeffrey IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPER- WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGH- TY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER EST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER'S A DEED OF TRUST, DATED November 18, CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form 2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO of paymentauthorizedby2924h(b), (payable PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE at time of sale in lawful money of the United 'SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN States). DATE OF SALE: 3/1/2012 TIME OF EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE SALE: 11:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: At the PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU front steps of the'County Courthouse, 520 SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On March Main St., Quincy, CA. STREET ADDRESS 02. 2012, at 11:00am, Cal-Western and other common designation, if any, of the Reconveyance C6rporation, as duly appoint- real property described above is purported to ed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of be: 48 MOUNT HOUGH ROAD, QUINCY, Trust recorded December 02, 2005, as Inst. CAUFORNIA95971 APN#: 005-440-010 The No. 2005-0013038 in book XX, page XX of undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for Official Records in the office of the County any incorrectness of the street address and Recorder of Plumas County, Stale of other common designation, if any, shown California, executed by Jeffrey E Hurst, An herein. Said sale will be made, but without Unmarried Person, will sell at public auction covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, to highest bidder for cash, cashie(s check regarding title, possess=on, or encum- drawn on a state or national bank, a check branc~s, to pay the remaining principal sum drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a of the note(s) secured by sai~ Deed of Trust, check drawn by a state or federal savings with interest thereon, as provided in said and loan association, savings association, or note(s), advances, under the terms of said savings bank At the main street entrance to Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the county courthouse. 504 Main Street the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Quincy, California. all right, title and interest Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid conveyed to and now held by it under said balance of the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust in the property situated in said property to be sold and Teasonable estimated County and State described as: Completely costs, expenses and advances at the time of described in said deed of trust The street the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is address and other common designation, if $341,808.60. The beneficiary under said any, of the real property described above Ls Deed of Trust heretofore executed and deliv- purported to be: 2928 Clear Creek Rd Quincy ered to the undersigned a written Declaration CA 95971 The undersigned Trustee dis- of Default and Demand for Sale, and a writ- claims any liability for any incorrectness of ten Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The the street address and other common desig- undersigned caused said Notice of Default nation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be and Election to Sell to be recorded in the held, but without covenant or warranty, county where the real property is located. express or implied, regarding title, posses- FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION sion, condition or encumbrances, including PLEASE CALL: PRIORITY POSTING & fees. charges and expenses of the Trustee PUBLISHING, INC. 17501 IRVINE BLVD., and of the trusts created by said Deed Of SUITE ONE TUSTIN, CA 92780 714-573- Trust, to pay the remaimng principal sums of 1965 www.priorityposting.com NDEx West, the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. L.L.C. as Trustee Dated: 01/31/2012 N"~ The total amount of the' unpaid balance'of the West, L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT obligation secured by the property to be sold COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A and reasonable estimated costs, expenses DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED and advances at the time of the initial publi- WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. cation of the Notice of Sale is: $86,877.42. 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