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Feathe River Bulletin Editor pricing t split vote, the Plumas ;nt, Board of Supervisors Ltory r ted the resignation of alt in Oty Administrative Offi- to PG&Zlm Stretch. Lstent a symbolic no vote, Su- let 294 sor Bill Dennison ex- te thated his regret that Stretch throu signed. ted costhst want to make a state- [ wi5th Dennison said. laping ch will be very missed." lately a sentiment shared timate$1airman Don Clark. "On zrease of the board, I must say billion Iim has served us well. nationas made many lasting on ibutions to Plumas pril 19CitY.'' ned Sc k cited Stretch's contri- :osts to the weekly meet- s retail; y $77.9 I ings and the budget process,the agendas and background "He made it easy for the su- materials, as well as makes pervisors to make decisions," recommendations for the su- Clark said. "The discipline pervisors to consider on many and rigor he brought to the issues during their weekly budget process was good for meetings. taxpayers," he added. Of particular concern to the When Supervisor Robert supervisors is the upcoming Meacher made the motion to budget process. It has been accept Stretch's resignation, Stretch's office, with the assis- he said he did so "reluctantly" tance of general services offl- and "with regret." cer Mike Tedrick, who pre- Stretch's last day on the job pared the budget. But now, will be Monday, April 30. He Tedrick is the auditor (see re- will be on vacation until June lated article) and is unsure 30. Now, the supervisors face what amount of time he can the task of replacing him and devote to the project. developing a work plan until The supervisors have set his successor is hired, aside Aug. 21 - 30 to discuss The board was scheduled to the budget and are scheduled discuss the issue in detail at to adopt it Sept. 4. its April 10 meeting. It is Stretch who prepares Coates with the computer systems to PG Editor the county uses for its fi- enerate t job applicants don't nances: Pentamation and antsLstoaN be interviewed in pub- Megabytes, as well as the em- lley ptlttt when the job you re ployees who work in the fi- table s bg is county auditor, the nance departments. Treasurer Tax Collector Barbara Coates, Clerk Recorder Judith Wells and Auditor Controller Mary Mooney were present for the interview. Mooney had pub- licly endorsed Tedrick for the position. :r dere l pervisors to confirm But, before the supervisors ts of Wedrick was the right decided his fate, they had ,, thedate (albeit the only can- some questions. roduamre different. ) ' . watertt s how Mike Tedmck custogt himself being inter- by five supervisors for he pow ition of Plumas County er-the r/Controller during the ,rated Ws April 3 meeting. many 0ok about 15 minutes for to p )for the job. Besides the obvious ques- r for 16trick brings to the post- tions about experience and job ed years of experience in knowledge, Supervisor B.J, d conl Y government, with 18 Pearson asked, As the audi- 'o u"J of experience tor, how would you handle a t V'~__ _ In ac- tion g" Tedrick has been a situation where a tax is being pG&E s County employee for collected by an entity and , ast six Years, working the county administra- )ffme as the general ser- , officer, then more re- in the auditor's office : assistant auditor. a result, he is familiar WO p.rr you're not sure it's appropri- ate?" Tedrick said he would con- sult with the county counsel. "What if he declined to com- ment?" Pearson pressed. "Then I would proceed to l tram Coates Where's the bi the attorney general," Tedrick responded. Pearson said that's the re- sponse he wanted to hear. Pearson also wanted to know what Tedrick believed to be the best and worst about being in county service. "The best is working with the public, ensuring they get what they need," Tedrick said. "The worst is the politics." In response to a question ,:" : posed by Ken Nelson, Tedrick said he would run for the of- fice when it came up for elec- tion in March of 2002. Nelson also wanted to know about the upcoming budget ) process, and what Tedrick's Ph0t0 by Vicl0ria t etcalf involvement would be. Tedrick said it was up to theWhen a group of women from the Twain area decide to celebcate a birthday, they board, but he would need di- don't even care If the honoree Is present. That's what happened Tuesday, April 2, as rection very soon. 10 women gathered to celelxate Roberta Savard's birthday. Although she moved The board voted unani- and couldn't be present at the luncheon, the members saw no reason to curtail mously to appoint Tedrick as the new auditor/controller ef- their fun. Pictured are Joyce Dryer, Peggy Peralta, Lois Robbins, Rosie Hmrigan, fective June 1. He is replacing Ethel Samansky, Carte Harrigan, Inez Robbins, Jean Gardner, Janlce Beres and Rhon- Mary Mooney, who is retiring de Balkovek. Erin Dunn, of Dunn's coffee house, served the group, end a stand-in at the end of May. for Roherta posed in the corner. meeting he had with Plumas Ed tr County youths. He said he met to/l better repre. press( by Omir enth.lasm,. P you a scale. $u- : According to Nelson, the BillDennisonmay be group had recently received aN [ha tax on any u ;make, H $250,000 grant to help with a ) to serve as president of ational Association of jes (NACo). ,s seeking election to the second vice presi- )f the organization, put him in line as President in 2004. ,re hasn't been a presi- rom a rural county," mn said. "This would be ) repellent opportunity." . lison said the estimates "running for election-- l would be paid by the ia State Association of es (CSAC). lison is also serving on ard of directors for the rn Interstate Region |ison shared this infor- rds ' his fellow super- during a portion of the )Phll meeting, known as ~'~ '~"k'eports. It's an opportu- emof the supervisors to tell and the public ,_ _,,f the projects they have ]O D orking on outside of youth center. He invited the group to make a full presenta- tion to the board of supervi- sors in May. Nelson reported that he had also met with members of lo- cal horse groups and they were in the process of revising a second draft of an agreement to be reached with the fair board. BJ. Pearl Pearson said he would pur- sue taking back the $80,000 the board of supervisors had allo- cated to the Forest Service to build a handicap ramp access at Lake Davis. The money was taken from the Lake Davis set- tlement fund. Pearson said he had re- ceived between 25 and 30 calls, supporting his efforts. "I in- tend to use that money for a skateboard park," he said. He asked that the item be scheduled for discussion dur- ing the April 10 board meet- S ag the April 3 meeting, the supervisors took Robert discuss various activi. In one of the lighter too- / are involved in. also discussed his ments, at the board of supervi- / nthe relicensing of sors meeting, Meacher dis- cussed his participation in a or with the Feder- recent biomass conference in Regulatory Com- Sacramento. and the lake level in low precipitation and Don Clark e's energy crisis. Clark reported that, while lson said the lake level :ter than any other lake state. "We have more : water than any other I lll the state, except Clear Ill |d Shasta," he said. )n discussed a recent other supervisors were out of county tending to business, he stayed at home. Clark reported that he at- tended the mental health com- mission meeting and a local meeting of the Commission on Aging. cash or charge, on anything in the store. One Stop Shop For All Your HomeImprovemem Needs rvisors Robert Meach-Meacher donated $500 to the ill Dennison turned to Greenville Little League, and ) ths in their districts Dennison gave $600 to the t came to distributing Chester High School art pro- Community service gram. REE AUTO '1 SALES . 283-9740 Help Is Just Around The Comer. ww w. quincylumber, com 291Lawrence& " Quincy 5pro Hour : M-F 7.'00 am- 6pin Sat. 8:30 am- 5pro 9 am-