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8A Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015 Feather River Bulletin College class plans to restore Dellinger's Pond James Wilson Staff Writer jwilson@plumasnews.com In 1971, the Dellinger family of Quincy donated 7.22 acres, which included a pond, to Feather River College. Since then, the pond has just sat on the edge of town -- unused and unmaintained. Until now. Darla DeRuiter's ecosystem management class is using this semester to formulate a plan to utilize the wetland area. "The gift was intended as an educational facility," DeRuiter said. "In the deed, they also mention 'winter recreation.' We want to honor the family's wishes." Family matriarch Ruth Dellinger and her son Bob Jr. donated the pond and immediate surrounding area to Feather River College the same week of the campus dedication in May 1971. The Dellinger family deeded the land to the college with some conditions. One condition mentioned was that no political rally could be held on the property. After the land was transferred to FRC, it sat dormant. "As far as I know it hasn't had any attention paid to it for at least a couple decades," said DeRuiter. Last fall, the college's facilities department, along with the Student Environmental Association, decided the pond needed some maintenance. A team went out to the property and cleared an entrance on its east side. DeRuiter described the vegetation surrounding the entrance as overgrown. In addition to clearing the entrance, FRC staff and students cleared a 300-foot walkway along the dam. "Wealso want to do some hands-on projects this semester," added DeRuiter. "The dam has a big plate that closes the outlet. It's all jammed with a bunch of sticks and debris. We want to clear all that out so you can open and close it." See Pond, page 9A Dellinger's Pond peacefully borders Quincy's downtown. This 7.22-acre wetland, owned by Feather River College, may undergo some changes in the near future. Photo by James Wilson Carpet so soft so tough so proven Where comfort, beauty, and quality are defined "Shop Where The Contractors Shop" 46 Years of Service RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL FREE CONSULTATION   1 PROMPT INSTALLATION  FREE IN-HOME SHOPPING - SAVE YOUR GAS L.ic. # 352e67 / MOBILE SHOWROOM Enjoy the comfort of in-home shopping! Our experienced representatives will bring an assortment of carpet, wood, vinyl or laminates right to your door. ASK FOR TOM "TII return your call promptly" Tom @TowneCarpet,com If you' re not using High Sierra Gas, then you don't know "Jack" s 65 East Sierra Ave, Portola 530-832-1252 No delivery fees, statement fees, or hidden costs. No games or gimmicks. JUST GAS, AT A REASONABLE PRICE! Locally Owned & Operated 00INIVERSAL E LECTRIC Generators Your local factory trained Generac Service/Retailer/Installer No More Extension Cords to Pull! Let Universal Electric install a Transfer Switch for your manual generator so you don't have to spend time pulling extension cords manually! It's a good idea to have a professional service your generator once a year. Let Universal Electric be the one to guarantee your generator is working properly when utility power fails. 530-816-0685 Chester/L, ke Almanor CA LIC #840585 Students gather on the shore of Dellinger's Pond earlier this year as guest speaker Darrel Jury teaches the ecosystems management class from Feather River College about wetland delineation. Photo by Kim Bendetti Serving all electrical needs,! County's finances on track Debra Moore Staff Writer dmoore@plumasnews.com ,, Halfway through the county's fiscal year, spending is where it should be. Susan Scarlett, the Plumas Board of Supervisors' budget consultant, led the board through each department's budget, highlighting the percentage spent on salaries and other expenditures. "Most departments thought they were pretty much on track," Scarlett told the supervisors during their Feb. 10 meeting. Following are some of the highlights of her report: --The Clerk-Recorder's Office is anticipating more revenue than budgeted due to increased documentation fees because of home sales. --There is a continuing theme that departments will be requesting vehicles during the summer budget hearings. --The facilities department will seek an increase in fees to maintain the county's parks. --Quincy and Chester reported increased usage at and revenue from the memorial halls. --The engineering department is reporting an increase in revenue due to requests for maps and lot line adjustments. --The building department may also consider an increase in fees. --There could be a loss of $600,000 in gas taxeso the road department. Work on the 2015-16 budget will begin soon. Scarlett and Auditor Roberta Allen will supply budget worksheets to the department heads and meet with them as needed. Roni Halvorson of Sierra Live Scan would like to announce the addition of Curt & Jodi McBride and Travis Schiavone. Curt, Jodi & Travis will be handling fingerprinting in Portola at CJ's Automotive. They can be reached at 530-394-7240. '! ! !