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' Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, April 23, 2014 3A Board wants waste options Graeagle resident advocates yard burn ban for a of Plumas Debra Moore Staff Writer Tub grinders and incinerators are among the options being considered to . help Plumas County residents clear their yards of pine needles, leaves and other yard debris. But a Graeagle man is encouraging the county supervisors to add another option to that list -- compost. Mark Mihevc made the suggestion as the Board of Supervisors discussed green waste options April 15. Mihevc said that large-scale composting is occurring nearby in Chico and Marysville and encouraged the supervisors to research the opportunity. He also asked the board to ban "residential outdoor burning." "It's a health concern," he said and added that instead residents should "rake it up and transport it to a transfer station." But the supervisors are trying to develop alternatives to the transfer station, where the green waste is handled in the same manner and charged at the same rate as household garbage. "Right now the only option is for green waste to be part of the current solid waste collection," Perreault said. "But it's expensive." This is especially noticeable for Quincy area residents, who had been hauling their yard debris to the Sierra Pacific Industries "Right now the only option is for green waste to be part of the current solid waste collection, But it's expensive." Bob Perreault Public Works Director mill at no charge. The Quincy transfer station charges $20.23 for a compact truckload, and up to $30.93 for a standard truckload if the contents are stacked higher than the sides of the truck. Public Works Director Bob Perreault issued a request for proposals from businesses or individuals with a solution to the yard waste problem. In addition to residents, local landscapers, yard maintenance businesses and the school district used SPI for disposal. But as of April 15, Perreault had received only one proposal, which would utilize an incinerator. Once the debris was incinerated the ash would be taken to the transfer station. Supervisor Sherrie Thrall asked about the possibility of using tub grinders. "That's the purpose of the RFP (request for proposal)," Perreault Said. He is expected to make another presentation to the supervisors during their first meeting in May. "By May 1st I will have options and costs," he said. Memorial bench A bench now stands at the entrance of the Health and Human Services Building to honor Betty Cortez-Young, a 39-year employee who died April 19, 2013, while at work. Co-workers Neal Caiazzo and Suzanne Wilson took time last week to remember a friend who was dedicated to her work. Wilson has an additional connection m her aunt interviewed Cortez-Young and hired her soon after she graduated from high school, thus beginning a decades-long career in social services. Photo by C)ebra Moore E-waste recy00:ling available E-waste recycling is available May 2 - 3 at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. Residents may bring most electronic waste, including microwave ovens, to the collection center located just outside the front gates on Fairgrounds Road. E-waste will be accepted free of charge on both days from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Prohibited items are batteries, household appliances, paint and VHS tapes. For more information or to volunteer to help, call John Steffanic at 283-6272. Sunglasses Sale! 6et 35% off Non-Prescription Sunglasses when you purchase a 1 year supply of contact lenses. or 6et 25% off Non-Prescription Sunglasses when you purchase a 6 month supply of contact lenses. FRIDEN OPTOMETRY FAMILY EYE CARE CONTACT LENSES Jonathan Friden, O.D. 68 Central Ave. Quincy 283-2020 Complete vision and eye care, Optometrists and Ophthalmologists on staff, Vision and Eye examinations, treatment of eye disease, cataract surgery, foreign body removal, threshold visual field analysis, contact lenses, glasses (large selection of inexpensive to designer eyewear), low vision aids for the visually impaired, and vision therapy for learning related vision problems. Read aH about it on our Websitol Former GM pleads to lesser charges Dan McDonald Managing Editor i FOrmer Chester Public Utility ! District general manager i William D. Turner pleaded i guilty to reduced charges last i month in connection with ! unauthorized use of a district i credit card at a Reno strip club. ' Turner, 55, was convicted of a misdemeanor violation of ! misusing a credit card to pay for i $1,720 in charges at the French i Quarter Men's Club on Oct. 26, i 2010. He was also convicted of i authorizing payment of the i credit card bill with a district ! check. ! On March 28, Turner was :: sentenced to three years of i formal probation, 30 days in jail i and ordered to pay a f'me of i $4,376. Turner reportedly paid i $1,720 back to the district prior i to entering his plea. ! Turner was originally i charged with a felony. Because i he had no previous criminal "record, had paid restitution and ,the alleged loss was just over the amount allowing the crime {to be charged as a felony, the court granted the defense motion to reduce the charges to misdemeanors, according to the district attorney's office. Turner, who was also the district's fire chief, originally )leaded "not guilty" to felony embezzlement charges last summer. Turner announced his retirement from the district in November 2011. However, he !continued to work for the CPUD through 2012. 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