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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, March 21, 2012 5A • • • Mona Hill and conducting a site visit in programs review. FRC's participation in the FRC has received $7.3 million challenges this year are not as Staff Writer November 2010. During an exit interview Tax and Revenue Anticipa-of its budgeted $12.5 million great as they were at this time mhill@plumasnews.corn Inhis report to trustees, Dr. with FRC administrators tion Note(TRAN) programfor in revenue and expended $8last year. Ran Taylor, presi-March 8, the ACCJC team al- fiscal year 2012-13. The Cam- million of that amount. He added that the effect of Dr. Derek Lerch, interim dent/superintendent, said the so commended the college in munity College League ofCal- Scoubes expects tosee rev- the "good neighbor" tuition chief instructional officer, ACCJC team had six commen-the areas of program review, ifornia sponsors TRANs, cur- enues increase in April and agreement expiration on full briefed Feather River College dations and eight recommen- campus dialog, student learn- rent fiscal year loans against May because of property tax time student equivalent trustees March 16 on his im- dations for the college. None ing outcomes assessment, stu- anticipated revenues that the collections, would not be clear until No- pressions of the accreditation of the eight recommendations dent athlete success, employ- state has deferred, as a fiscal Scoubes also briefed vember, making it difficult to site visit conducted March 5 - were repeats from previousee dedication and creativity, mechanism to support an in- trustees on Gay. Jerry project revenue and course 05 8. He said it had been a busy ACCJC visits. He emphasized tnd fiscal prudence, stitution!s cash flow. FRC is Brown's "millionaire's tax" ferings. FTES is a statistical week and told trustees, "The that this was only a prelimi- In particular, the ACCJC eligible to receive up to 85 initiative deal. Under the enrollment measure and does week went as well as I could nary result. He added that he team cited the employees' ef- percent of its estimated uncol- newly proposed initiative, not correspond to the actual have hoped for; I'm anxious to is already at work on correc- forts in the areas of the Dis- lected, unrestricted revenues Brown seeks voter approval number of students enrolled see the team's written recom- tire action, abled Students Programs and for fiscal year 2012-13. of a quarter-cent sales tax for classes. mendations." The draft recommendation Sea:vices Workability Pro- Scoubes explained to hike, down from a half-cent, Lerch said current FTES is The Western Association ofseemed to underscore actions gram, the Student Learning trustees that the league would and increased taxes on high- still short of target, but he Schools and Colleges sent a college administrators are al- Outcomes Assessment Com- determine the actual amount income earners to raise $2 hoped to meet the FTES goal team from its Accrediting ready taking in the areas of mittee, the Threat Assess- of the TRAN based on Califor- billion in state revenue. The through contract education, Commission for Community institutional quality and per- ment Team, the Incarcerated nia's allocations and deferrals sales tax hike would expire the Incarcerated Student Pro- and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) formance, student learningStudent Program, diversity to community colleges for the in 2016 and the so-called mil- gram and summer courses. to follow up on FRC's exhaus- outcomes proficiency, appro- training and equine program coming fiscal year. Applica- lionaire's tax would sunset One such contract education tire serf-study report submit- priate course prerequisites, revenue generation, tions for TRAN participation in 2018. program is a fire agencies' tedearlier this year. process evaluation, technolo- Taylor expects to have the are due the first week inThe new initiative deal training program FRC hopes FoUowing ACCJC's 2009 vis-gy and training. ACCJC draft report in April, April. must still qualify for the No- to develop with Plumas Coun- it, FRC .was on warning status For the past several months, with the final report in July. FRC's TRAN for the current vember ballot, ty fire chiefs. based on issues from accredi- Lerch and Taylor have report- fiscal year is $2 miUion.In a separate report to the However, until the gover- ration visits in 2000 and 2006. ed to the governing board on Budget The CFO's monthly budget trustees, Lerch said the bud- nor's May revised budget, ACCJC reaffirmed accredita- course curriculum revisions, Chief Financial Officer Jim report indicated very little get development committeeScoubes does not expect to tion in January 2011, after re- updated policies and proce- Scoubes presented a resolu- change. Two-thirds of the way met with Taylor to provide have a clearer fiscal picture ceivingFRC's follow-up report dures, and comprehensive tion to trustees approving through fiscal year 2011-12, budget models. Lerch said the for trustees. • • • il To qualify for grant, customers will have to participate in income study Dan McDonald The meeting will be held at realize that we are not just district to have its wastewater Staff Writer 6:30p.m. atthePlumasCoun- "We needthe hearts and minds nosing around in their lives," treated at the Quincy plant. ty Library in Quincy. Keller said. "We have to con- However, engineering The county's community O[ people to cooperote with the vince people to send the (sur-studies have found that East Quincy said it wants to development commission ex- vey) back. Because it could re- Quincy's 30-year-old plant join Quincy in a quest toecutive director, David study. They hove to recl/ize thci suit in something down the might not meet the state's build a new wastewater treat- Keller, outlined the grant line that could help everyone increasingly rigid stan- ment plant for the American process for the EQSD board, we are not just nosing around inthe valley." dards after March 2015: The Valley. Keller made the same presen- Keller emphasized that the studies have indicated it By a unanimous vote, the tation for the Quincy board in their lives." income study results could al- could cost as much or more East Quincy Services Dis-March 8. so be used to apply for grants to upgrade the current plant trict's board of directors ap- Keller said he planned to at- from the Department of Hous- as it would to build a new proved taking the first step in tend tonight's AVCSA meet- Dave Keller, Executive Director ing and Urban Development, one. that process, ing. But he said he wanted to Plumas County Community Development CommissionUSDA Rural Development The East Quincy board At its meeting Tuesday, speak to both boards separate- and State Water Resources commissioned its engineer, March 13, the EQSD board ly about the process first.Keller said there are a few that 51 percent of the valley's ControlBoard. Dan Bastian, to conduct a said it would split the cost of a "That's why I'm here, to steps involved in the quest for customers were considered to "We are going to be smart study to see if it would be bet- grant application with Quin- see if you guys want to gothe $100,000 Community De- have "low to moderate" in- about this income study," ter to build its own treatment cy. ahead and commit to that,"velopment Block Grant. come. Keller said. "Because there plant. The two districts have Keller told the East Quincy The first step will be to ap- Keller said the income are some other fish in the sea Bastian's study found that agreed to share the $500 cost board. "And as a good faith ply for a $10,000 grant that study could begin by Septem- that we definitely want tothe districts could benefit by of the application, which effort, work cooperativelywould pay for an income ber "if everything goes as takealookat. .... collabo ating to build a new Could" ult~ifn~tely lead to with Quincy to work towardstudy;'That's what thewS500 well. ........ ..... The= Easf:~ulncy dlstr ct 't'~6ht~eh( ~l~nt,' if one' is $100,000 in g0vernment fund- a solution that would be application fee is for. It is due Keller told both districts' currently the Quincy eeded. ing by fall 2013. That money more cost-effective for all the by April 6. boards they would probably would be used to pay for a customers in the AmericanResults from the income have to do a little public rela- comprehensive treatment Valley?" study would determine if the tions before and during the plant feasibility study. The East Quincy board districts are eligible to apply income study. Quincy's board unani- didn't hesitate to voice its ap- for the $100,000 CDBG grant. "We need the hearts and mously approved the collabo- proval of the plan. To be eligible, the income minds of people to cooperate rative application step aAs soon as Keller finished Study would have to showwith the study. They have to The cr, ocuses are open week earlier, outlining the steps involved, Both boards are expected to EQSD board member Howard jointly approve the deal when Hughes made a motion for his SO are u)e! they meet face-to-face tonight district to pay its share of the at the American Valley Cam- application fee. 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