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stadium ready. California. C~'rroll said. Carroll said the college hasOne of the tests--a soil That test worked out be- High School's time and time again run intostudy--caused a lengthy delay, cause the results will allow the ~remonies problems that have slowed the Carroll said. bleacher footing to be used as months away, project. The first round of studies proposed, Carroll said. College officialsShe characterized them as indicated that the college Carroll said she expects all to get permanent "snafus." would be required to change the testingto be completed any seating installedBefore either the lights or the footing on he bleachers,day now and that the state ar- bleachers are allowed to be in- But the study did not go chitect will have the project in the college's stalled by the state, FRC has deep enough into the soil, so a its office for approval before FRC "is doing had to submit a variety of safe- second study that went deeper theend of the month. to get the ty and other tests required in into the soil was conducted,At that point, the state ar- of the Plumas of Supervisors to go along with for additional es for the r Fair. departments and Fairs and notified Plumas Fair Manager that he needed from Plumas the fair's way state budget a battle supervi- with the state in Administrative Stretch said the funding sup- the state's and the coun- same track. the state's bud- year, re- fair to prepare a through those the county's the fiscal year. the fair to pre- understand ch explained lg meth- county depart- any other de- is already the state re- board is tking it more Unified School the state credit in math, science, and physical exceeds it in science. the school dis- StUdents to take classes requires a while the 130. district is more crite- requiring stu- a communi- and pass a in computer Jim Stretch CA0 the addition of a fiscal officer. "And we had to increase pay- he.~ just d~I/~gt roll cost line items," Clements said. [[~~ ~~i~ ~ Capital improvements to the horse arena were not finished at the time of the previous bud- get year and had to be carried over to this year. Also, during the interim be- tween budgets, the fair learned it had to renegotiate the carni- partment. We don't have con- knowledge that we're on thevat contract, cutting into antic- tingency funds in every little same team." ipated revenues to the fair. department.,, And, the racing association Stretch said the county has C~u changed its contract, deciding general reserves, which should What the state is looking for to hold fewer races than origi- be enough backing for the is a budget that will not only nally planned, thus lowering state's requirements. "They meet the fair's needs, but coy- the revenues the fairgrounds just don't understand. We've er shortfalls. That was thecould anticipate in rentals. tried to tell them." word Clements received from"We are seeing an increase With the approval of mem- the controller of the Depart- in building rentals and were bers of the board, Stretch will ment of Agriculture, and Fairs able to increase building resurrect the letter sent in and Expositions. "It was clear rental revenues," Clements 1998, and strengthen the word- that at the rate of spending the said on a positive note. ing. fair would not be able to main- The fair is also attempting to Explaining the process, Clements said that between submitting the initial budget to the state and recent figures, finances have changed by about $40,000. "Our trend is a net loss," Clements told the board, but essentially, the state budget has been handled the same as in previous years. This year, however, the state decided to scrutinize the figures. "They've put us under a micro- scope," he said. As Clements shared the most recent letters he received from the two state departments, he added, "I'm not here today ask- ing for money. I just need the tain a positive balance at the control costs by cutting ex- end of future budget years." penses on various line items, "In preparing the adjusted the largest being in mainte. budget, it was discovered that nance. "It is our hope that we it was not just a matter of pos- can maintain the momentum sible increased revenues and in making upgrades to the fair- decreased expenditures," grounds while having to cut Clements explained. Changes expenses," Clements said. "I at the fairgrounds played a sig- will continue to search out al- nfficant part. ternate funding sources to as- First, there was a change in sist us in this goal." office staff. Members of the board of supervisors approved $100.00 to $300.00 off on selected stoves (wood & oil stoves) COUN] Y- Dovr - QUADRAFIRE Pagers Cell Network chitect will conduct what is called a back check, Carroll said. That could take one to two weeks under the best scenario, she said. "They know we are anxious to get this done," Carroll said. "They are willing to put this in a priority position, but they made no promises." Once the state ~igns off, FRC will give the go ahead to the Texas firm that is in- stalling the bleachers. Although the college's con- tract with the firm calls for the bleachers to be installed no more than five months after it receives the go-ahead, Carroll believes the work will get done in time for graduation. The president said that she will have a clearer picture dur- ing the next couple of weeks. 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