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8A Wednesday, March 14, 2012 Feather River Bulletin Service districts hope for grant for plant study Dan McDonald Staff Writer dmcdonald@plumasnews.com The Quincy Community Services District agreed to bet a couple hundred dollars for a chance to win $100,000. "It's better than buying a lottery ticket," Quincy board member Ruth Jackson said. "Yes it is," said Plumas County Community Develop- ment Commission executive director David Keller. That exchange followed a presentation by Keller out- lining steps the American Valley can take to build a new wastewater treatment plant. Keller said getting the $100,000 in federal grant mon- ey could take a couple years, and it would require the Quincy district to work in conjunction with the East Quincy Services District. The two districts aban- doned their consolidation effort a few months ago, but both boards publicly stated they are willing to collaborate in efforts to build a new treatment plant. Keller's presentation Thursday, March 8, to the Quincy board focused on se- curing grant money to even- tually do a treatment plant feasibility study. He planned to do the same presentation for the East Quincy board Tuesday, March 13. Keller said apply- ing for the $100,000 wouldn't be possible unless East Quin- cy's board agreed to work with Quincy. "There is nothing required by the boards other than to say, in good faith, 'We would like to jointly work together to study this issue and see if there is a solution that works. for all the customers in the valley,'" Keller said. Keller said he got involved in shepherding the districts through the grant process at the request of East Quincy's engineer, Dan Bastian. Bastian conducted a pre- feasibility study and recom- mended in January that the districts collaborate if they "There is nothing required by the boards other than to say, in good faith, 'We would like to jointly work together to study this issue and see if there is a solution that works for all the customers in the valley.'" Dave Keller, Executive Director Plumas County Community Development Commission decided to pursue building a treatment plant. The districts both use Quincy's wastewater treat- ment plant. The plant is near- ly 30 years old and doesn't meet many of the state's in- creasingly rigid standards. Studies found the plant would require millions of dollars in upgrades to be- come compliant with the state's standards after 2015. Keller said the first step in building a new plant would actually be the first of many steps. The initial step would re- quire the two service dis- tricts to pay $250 each to applY for a $10,000 federal grant. That money, if it was awarded, would be used to conduct an income study of both districts' customers. The income study could be- gin as soon as September, ac- cording to Keller. If the study found that 51 percent of the districts' customers were considered to have "low-mod- erate" income, the districts would be eligible to apply for the $100,000 grant to pay for the detailed feasibility study. Keller said the 2000 census revealed the districts "were only at 41 percent. But we be- lieve that is inaccurate." He added the 2010 census doesn't provide the detailed income statistics, which is why an income study is nec- essary. Keller said a similar in- come study conducted in the Indian Valley Service Dis- trict found 70 percent of its customers met the low-in- come threshold. "We are now in the process of applying (for the $100,000 grant) on their behalf," Keller said, "because they've got wastewater problems too and they are in the same situ- ation (as American Valley)." Keller cautioned that being eligible for the $100,000 grant doesn't guarantee getting it. "It's just like any other ap- plication," he said. "We put our hat in the ring. We may or may not get the money even if we do the income sur- vey." However, the income sur- vey could make the districts eligible for other grants, Keller said. "That's the added bonus," he told the Quincy board. "We are going to talk to other funding sources and create the survey to be a multi-use survey for not only the De- partment of Housing and Ur- ban Development, but USDA Rural Development and State Water Resources Control Board. "We want to make sure this survey -- if it turns out well -- can be used in a mul- tiplicity of areas that give us some other options for fund- ing down the road." The application deadline for the income survey grant is April 6. Keller said the dis- tricts would be notified by the summer. The Quincy and East Quin- cy boards have a joint meet- ing scheduled for Wednes- day, March 21. During that American Valley Community Services Authority meeting, they are expected to further address the grant process with Keller. If the districts don't win the grant for the income study, they could choose to cover the $10,000 on their own, C o MMUNITY CORNER WEEKLY CALENDAR Thursday, March 15 NA, 6:45 a.m., 260 County Hos- pital Road, Courthouse Annex - Orchard House. Quincy. AA, noon, 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex - Or- chard House. Quincy. Women's Support Group, Every Thurs., 1-2 p.m., Plumas Crisis Center, 591 Main St., Quinc. Call 283-5515. AA, 5 p.m., 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex - Or- chard House. Quincy AI-Anon, 5:30 p.m., United Methodist Church, upstairs in back. For families & friends of alcoholics. NA, 6 p.m., 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex - Or- chard House. Quincy. Out & About in Quincy. Group meets monthly on the 3rd Thursday at 9 a.m. in the conference room of the Quincy Libra For more information Mary Weddle, 283-5351. Lions Club, 1st & 3rd Thurs- days, noon at Moon's, Quincy. Call 283-0495 Meeting of the Morns play- group. 9:30-11:30 a.m., Episco- pal Church, Lawrence St. 1st & 3rd Thurs. Call Pam Becwar, Women's Mountain Passages, 283-0859 for into. Second Horizon Club, Vet- eran's Hall, 1 p.m. 1st & 3rd Thurs. Juvenile Justice Commis- sion, noon, every 3rd Thurs., 1446 E. Main, Quincy Open to public. Vikki Tuck, 283-1136, for more into. Commission on Aging, 1 p.m. 284-7206. 3rd Thurs. each 2nd month, rotates between the four nutrition sites. VFW - Kenneth M. Hays Post 3528, Veterans Hall, Lawrence St., Quincy. 5:30 pro, 3rd Thurs- days. Post Commander Robert Turcotte, 283-3704. Post Quar- termaster, Russell Jennings, 283-3833. People 1st, self-advocacy for LAST WEEK'S TEMPERATURES Date High Low Precip Snow March5 64 22 .... March6 41 31 .02 trace March7 56 24 .... March8 65 19 .... March9 68 22 .... March10 62 23 .... March 11 45 38 .18 -- March 12 -- 34 .19 -- 21 inches snow to date* 13.60 inches total precipitation to date* Last year this date (3-15-11): precip 38.2", snow 81.5" *Weather year is July 1 to June 30 Compiled by Ron Trumbo LAKE LEVELS Lake Almanor *Elevation tCurrent 4,487.08 1 Year Ago 4,483.17 Lake Almanor **Capacity 1"Current 960,785 1 Year Ago 863,368 Bucks Lake *Elevation 1"Current 5,139.95 1 Year Ago 5,139.58 Bucks Lake **Capacity 1"Current 75,812 1 Year Ago 75,205 *Elevation above sea level in ft. **Storage in acre ft: 1" March 4, 2012 March 13, 2Oll Today's Weather 47/41 Mainly cloudy and rainy. Highs in the upper 40s and lows in the low 4Ca. Sunrkm Summ 7:16 Nd 7:10 PM 46/39 Cloudy, periods of rain. Highs in the mid 40s and lOWS in the upper 30s. Sum'iN SunNt 7:14AM 7:11 PM 41128 Mix of rain and snow. Highs in the low 40s and lows in lhe upper 20s. SunrilNI Sunset 7:13 AM 7:12 PM 36123 Rain mixed with snow, Highs in the mid 30s and lows in lhe low 20s. Sunrise Sunset 7:11 AM 7:13PM 42/23 Showers possible. Highs in the low 40s and lows in the low 20s, Sunrise Sunset 7:09 AM 7:14 PM California At A Glance ,,We Rod,!" Advanced Geologic Exploration, Inc. Scientists of the Earth TM 180 Main St. P.O. Box 1956 Chester CA 96020 (530) 258-4228 wa Need help assessing the gold potential on your claim? Call us! m 63/55 Moon Phases Full Laat Mar 8 Mar 15 New First Mar 22 Mar 30 UV Index Wed 3/14 ] Low Thu 3/15. Low Fri 3/16 W Moderate Sat 3/17 W Moderate r7 Sun 3/18 131 Moderate w The UV Index is measured on a 0-11 number scale, with a higher UV Index showing the need for greater skin pro- tectioa. 0 :::::::i!:i/ ' I people with developmental dis- abilities. Champions Pizza, Quincy Social time: 4-5:30 p.m.; meeting, 5:30-7 p.m. Cost for pizza. 3rd Thurs. Quincy Crazy Quilters, 3rd Thurs., 6 p.m., St. John's Catholic Church, 176 Lawrence St. Business meeting, quilting demo or activity, show & tell, refreshments. Call 283-1736. Plumas County Search& Rescue, 7 p.m., Mineral Build- ing, Plumas County Fair- grounds. 3rd Thurs. Friday, March 16 NA, 6:45 a.m., 260 County Hos- pital Road, Courthouse Annex - Orchard House. Quincy AA, noon, 260 County Hospital ROad, Courthouse Annex - Or- chard House. Quincy AA, 5 p.m., 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex - Or- chard House. Quincy. NA, 6:30 p.m., 260 County Hos- pital Road, Courthouse Annex - Orchard House. Quincy Saturday, March 17 NA, 7:30 a.m., 260 County Hos- pital Road, Courthouse Annex - Orchard House. Quincy. NA, noon, 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex - Or- chard House. Quincy. AA, 5 p.m. 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex - Or- chard House. Quincy. NA, 6:30 p.m., 260 County Hos- pital Road, Courthouse Annex - Orchard House. Quincy. Dukes of Plumas Cribbage Gang. Meet 10:30 a.m., start play 11 a.m., every Saturday at Mt. Tomba, Cromberg. Animal Adoptions. 10 a.m.-2 2:54 a.m. 2/24 I Magnitude =' e4, 2/23 ] Regional 14 1 0 15 [ Previous week 131 1 15 n The number of earthquakes remained the same as the previous week, posting 15 events with only one in the M 2 range. It was the fourth week in a row that the total had registered in the teens, a strong departure from the previous five- week period whereby only one week was in the teens, two were in the Z0 quake- per week level and two were in the 30s. While it could almost be said that the region is headed into a quieter period, it p.m., Plumas County Animal Shelter, Quincy Sunday, March 18 NA, noon, 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex - Or- chard House. Quincy. NA, 5 p.m., women only, 260 County Hospital Road, Court- house Annex  OrchardHouse. Quincy Square Dance lessons. United Methodist Church, 282 Jackson St., Quincy 6-8 p.m. every Sunday Open to all: be- ginners, singles, couples, all ages. $5 per person. Casual dress. Refreshments. Monday, March 19 NA, 6:45 a.m., 260 County Hos- pital Road, Courthouse Annex - Orchard House. Quincy. NA meeting, noon, 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex - Orchard House, Quincy Rotary Club, Mineral Build- ing, fairgrounds, noon. Call 283-2127. Boy Scout Troop 151, Men., 6 p.m. Scoutmaster Rob Robi- nette, 283-0858 for location. Duplicate Bridge. Every Mon- day, 6:30 p.m., Resource Center, Blairsden, corner of hwys 70 and 89. Call Ruth Bright, 836- 1454 or Jackie LuCky, 836-2232. AA, 7 p.m., Methodist Church in Quincy, upstairs at the back 282 Jackson. Tuesday, March 20 NA, 6:45 a.m., 260 County Hos- pital Road, Courthouse Annex - Orchard House. Quincy PRS-WIC, Supplemental food & nutrition education for chil- 1.4 1.1 4:32 p.m. 4:36 p.m. 2/29 2/29 only takes one large quake to shatter this brief trend. The largest earthquake measured M Z2 and occurred at 7.'03 a.m. Friday, Feb- runty Z3, southeast of Honey Lake on the western side of Long Valley, near the Constantia Ranch. Although the prominent Honey Lake Fault Zone passes through Lonq Valley, this quake most likely occurred along the Diamond Mountain Fault Zone. Remnant fault scarps, the rise between the two side of vertically displaced fault, can be seen along the base of the range. Confusing to the layman are the old Honey Lake shore- lines that also form benches in this area. dren under 5 & pregnant-nurs- ing women. Every Tues., 10 a.m., Quincy. 283-4093 or (800) WIC-4093. Board of Supervisors, 10 a.m., Courthouse, Quincy, 1st 4 Tues. AA meeting, noon, 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex - Orchard House, Quincy Soroptimist International of Quincy, Moons restaurant, noon to 1 p.m. Women's Circle, 1-2:30 p.m. every Tuesday, Methodist Church community building, 262 Jackson St., Quincy Free childcare. A place for women to connect with other women, ex- plore their interests, self- awareness and creativity. Sponsored by Plumas Rural Services - Domestic Violence Services. For more into 283- 5675. Overeaters Anonymous meeting, 5 p.m., 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex - Orchard House, Quincy Boy Scouts Troop 130, 7 p.m., Quincy Elementary Call Mitch Treagan, 283-1148. NA, 7 p.m., Methodist Church, 282 Jackson St., Quincy. Coffee with CASA. The Alley Cat, 437 Main St. Quincy. 9 a.m.- 10 a.m., third Tuesday of each month. Learn what you can do to help children in foster care in Plumas County. For more into, call Plumas CASA, 283- 2227. Plumas-Sierra Cattlewomen, 3rd Tues. location varies. Clau- dia Barnes, 283-2247. Quincy Provider Support Group, meets 3rd Tues., VA Conference room, Social Serv- ices building, Quincy. Share concerns, & stories related to home care. Surplus Commodities. Dis- tributed free, 3rd Tuesdays of the month. You must be at the CAN building, behind St. John's Catholic Church on Lawrence St., Quincy, between 10-10:30 a.m. Call 283-5628 for more information. California Women in Tim- ber, Plumas Cafe (subject to change), Quincy, 1st & 3rd Tues., 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 21 NA, 6:45 a.m., 260 County Hos- pital Road, Courthouse Annex - Orchard House. Quincy. Preschool Storytime. Build Kindergarten readiness and early literacy skills with sto- ries, songs, crafts and games. 10:30 a.m., Community Meeting Room, Quincy Library, 445 Jackson St. For information, call the library, 283-6310. Toastmaster's Interna- tional, American Valley Chap- ter. Every Wed., 12-1 p.m., Plumas Bank Credit Adminis- tration Conference Room, 32 Central Ave., Quincy For more into, contact Trish Taylor, 283- 1936. AA meeting, noon, 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex - Orchard House, Quincy Senior lunch, Blairsden, noon, Mohawk Community Re- source Center. Call 836-0446 for reservations. Quincy Community Supper, 6 p.m. every Wed, United Methodist Church. Free. AA, 7 p.m., upstairs in back, Methodist Church, 282 Jackson St., Quincy International Order of Rainbow Girls, 7 p.m., Ma- sonic Temple, 1st & 3rd Wed. Sober Sisters, 1st & 3rd Wed., 270 County Hospital Rd., Ste. 128 in Quincy from 5:30-7 p.m. CHURCHES Calvary Chapel Quincy 283-4463. 1953 E. Main, Mill Creek Shopping Center, E. Quincy. Christian Life Fellowship 283-0345, 317 First St., E. Quincy. Christ the King Episcopal 283-0254, 545 Lawrence St., Quincy. ch!istthekingquincy.org Church of Christ 283-1191, 152 E. Jackson St., Quincy. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 283-2170, 55 Bellamy Ln., Quincy. Community United Methodist 283-1740, 282 Jackson St., Quincy, quincymethodist.org First Baptist 283-1160, 74 Reese St., Quincy. fbcquincy.org Meadow Valley Community 283-4259, 48 Cemetery Rd, Meadow Valley, office: 353 Jackson St, #100, Quincy Our Savior Lutheran 283-2546. Church & High Sts., Quincy. Seventh-Day Adventist 310-2042 or 283-3092, 233 Pine St., Quincy. Springs of Hope Christian Fellowship Pete, 283-1613, or John, 927- 7626, 59 Bell Ln., Quincy. St. John's Catholic Church 283-0890, 176 Lawrence St., Quincy. Starlight Missionary Baptist 283-1505, 171 Redburg Ave., Quincy. Truth Tabernacle of Quincy, 260-8006, 2205 East Main St., Quincy. To update information on this page, contact Eva, 283-0800. email typesetting@plumasnews.corn