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t Serving Quincy and Surrounding Areas Since 1866 I Ul 5 ranch sales, $3,214,750 recorded 34 sales worth $6.3 if we can do two-thirds of what ris said. 2 multi-family units, million, we did last year." While there are plenty of lots a record year for $315,000 There were four sales milled O'Brien, owner of Coldwell and acreage available, Ferris real estate in According to sales figures in the Feather River Canyon Banker offices in Lake AI- said most of her clients want to than $130 millionprovided by the Plumas Coun- for $542,000. manor and Quincy, attributed purchase a home. But, local Realtorsty Board of Realtors, the But, while 2000 was a record 2000's success to a large inven- "They don't want to buy the 2001 may not be as Chester Lake Almanor area year, locaIRealtrs don't know tory of desirable properties land and then build," Ferris because there led in sales. There were 399 if 2001 can repeat these figures, and a strong California econo- said. left to sell. transactions, totaling moreAccording to them, it's not be. my. She has also seen a trend 921 transactions than $77 million, cause there aren't buyers who And, though there are stillaway from people wanting a Eastern Plumas County (in- want to purchase in Plumasbuyers, inventories of proper- "fixer-upper." Now, she said, residential sales, cluding Graeagle) followed County, it's because there isn't ty inboth of his areas, arelow. "People say, 'I want something with 226 transactions, totaling enough property available for Kay Ferris, a Realtor with nice.'" and land sales, $21million. sale. Town and Country PropertiesWhile most of O'Brien's The Quincy area logged 99 "The inventory isn't here," in Quincy, agrees, clients around the lake are sales, sales worth a little more than Tim O'Brien, a Lake Almanor"We have a shortage of nicebuying "second" homes, the $1.0 million and Indian Valley Realtor, said. "It will be great homes in Quincy to sell," Fer- buyers in Quincy are seeking their primary homes. Leah West, owner of Graea- gle Associates, says her clien- tele represents a mix. "Our buyers have definitely changed," West said. "At one time I would have said our buyers were older, retired golfers. But now, many are un- der 55 and have children." Like her counterparts across the county, West is facing a low inventory. "It's slim pickings out there," she said. n .P Photo by , non Morrow High School boys ski team competed in the state admmpkm ldl last week and took first place. The winning team, from left: Josh Se- Sheehan, Colin John, Danny Price, Tllvls Phelps, Jeb Heimam and Brian Sheehan. For story and nto photos, see page 1C. By Dave Keller Staff Writer In December, the Plumas County Board of Supervisors agreed to give $80,000 in Lake Davis reparation funds to build a handicap access ramp at Lake Davis. But, now, the supervisors want to back out of the agreement. The change in heart is be- ing led by County Supervisor B.J. Pearson, who believes the county should not be giving money to the Forest Service to do something the law requires it to do anyway. The board was expected as early as Tuesday, March 13, to withdraw the funding. Pearson said he is baffled as to why the supervisors agreed to give money to the Forest Service when the agency had already admitted it had bro- ken the law by not providing the handicap access ramp. Pearson contends that the Forest Service should be ob- ligated to pay for the ramp since it is legally required to anyway. "They're not in compliance with the law," Pearson said. In a Dec. 11 document, signed by both Plumes Na- tional Forest Chief Mark Madrid and former Plumas County Supervisor Fran Roudebush, the Forest Ser- vice acknowledges its short- comings. Pearson's desire to prevent the Forest Service from get- ting the $80,000 appears to have support from other su- pervisors, including board chairman Don Clark. Clark said the supervisors could "shame" the Forest Ser- vice into building the ramp without the county's money. @,e, aian All of this came as a sur- prise to Supervisor B.J. Pear- California Depart-son, the representative for and Game (DFG) Eastern Plumas County and Pike out of Lake Lake Davis. what a new en- During the Plumas County impact study will Board of Supervisors' March 6 meeting, Pearson discussed contracted with the contract and said, "They and Associates to didn't notify me; I got this the environmental from lvlr. Herzberg." now and mid- Jack Herzberg originally contract is for settled a lawsuit with the DFG ensuring that he will be in- will assess the im- formed of all plans for Lake air quail- Davis. and cultural re- When Chairman Don Clark soils, haz- asked ffthe Portola City Court- hazards, hy- cil was aware of the contract, quality, noise, Pearson said that he faxed a utilities, copy of the contract to City will conduct Hall. meetings and Though Pearson didn't all necessary en- know about the contract, city documents, council members did. John teated that it will Larrieu and Bill Powers are hours to complete lee lllN pmge IA By Dave Kelior passed on his propertY, result- Delizio had still failed to ob- Delizio then sued in federal Staff Writ ing in what Delizio has de-rain a permit, Hunter entered court, alleging invasion of pri- Greenville resident and busi- scribed as "malicious dam- Delizio's property to photo- vacy and violation of civil nessman Mark Delizio's tres- ages." But Hatch did not see it graph the house as part of an rights, but the case was pass lawsuit against Plumasthe same way in his Feb. 23investigation, thrown out about a year ago. County and Public Works Di-ruling. Hunter, who was the acting In January of 2000, Delizio rector Tom Hunter has been According to Robert Shul- county building official at the filed a new suit in Plumas dismissed by a judge, man, the county's legal coun- time, did not approach closer County Superior Court, this In throwing out the suit, sel, Delizlobuflta2,000square than S0 feet to the house. Al- time alleging damages from Judge Leighton Hatch ruled foot house without obtaininga though Delizio attempted totrespass and emotional dis. that the county and Hunter are building permit, get law enforcement officials tress. "immune from liability and A county building inspectorto t'fie criminal charges against But, Hatch ruled that Hunter damages" under the California posted a notice of violation at Hunter, none were filed, and the county are immune Government Code. the Delizio construction site in In addition, Hunter's investi- from liability by the California Delizio had alleged in his November of 1996 and mailedgation led to Delizio being con- Tort Claims Act. suit against Hunter and thehim a follow-up letter, victed of 59 counts of violating county that Hunter had tres- Nearly a year later, after the county building code. See DismlaNHNI, IP ge 9A Take a fresh peek at your local library. See page lB. Skiers capture state championship. See page 1C. Obituaries: Page 3B Classifieds: Page 2D Opinion: Page lOB Letters: Page 11B