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BA Wednesday, April 25, 2001 . By Victoria Me*calf county's general fund. Staff Wnter That was the message im- Times have changed. Mere- parted by Department of So- bers of the Plumas County cial Services Director Elliott Board of Supervisors used to Smart as he presented his an- shake their heads and wonder nual service review to the where the county's share of board. And, that wasn't the funding was to come from in only good news he had to providing its portion of the share. county's social services pro- grams. Budget rundown On April 10, a different The Department of Social board nodded their heads in Services' budget for fiscal approval as they learned the year 2000-01 totaled $7.2 mil- same department is requiring lion, with the biggest finan- no contribution from the cial contributor being the fed- ....... ~i+!;~:;i~~:~,7~:;~;Ui~i~~ ::? ~i:~=~:- ~~i~~:~ Notice of resoluUon hereby further notified that the Environmental RESOLUTION NO. 180 Health Department for the Courtly of Plumas A RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH SEWERhas been notified of the action of the district AND WATER DISCONNECT PROCEDURE and will take appropriate action regarding the WHEREAS, the Board of Directors of the East further use and occupancy of the building Quincy Services District has caused to be herein. You are further notified that tan~pering constructed the East Quincy Services Distnct with the device used to interrupt or plug your Sewer Collection and Water Pro~ect; and system, may constitute a crime pursuant to WHEREAS, there have been fees assessed California Penal Code Sec~on 498 and other to users of the East Quincy Services District applicable Code sections.' Community Collection Project for the ordinary 10. This resolution becomes operative upon and monthly user rates; and its signing by the Chairman of the Board of the WHEREAS, the Board of Directors of the East East Quincy Services District and its Quincy Services District is aware that from Secretary. The District Manager and it time to time users of this service will fail or employees are directed to commence the refuse to pay for service; and above- described delinquency procedures in WHEREAS, the Board of Directors of the East the next regular billing cycle. Quincy Services District desires now to 11. In addition to all other fees, costs and establish a procedure for the collection of interest, a user who has had his/her service delinquent accounts and/or for the interrupted and lines plugged shall pay a fee disconnection of service to users who fail to of $50.00 for the work performed before . pay for their monthly services; and service is renewed. 12. Resolution No. 168 is hereby rescinded 'WHEREAS, fees charged to usersare due this date and this Resolution No. 180 is and payable within ten (10) days of the date they are billed and it is hereby dadared and effective upon adoption and signature of its established that they are delinquent if not paid Chairman and Secretary regarding sewer and within thirty (30) days; and water disconnection procedures. WHEREAS, the District does incur additional ADOPTED this 9th day of April, 2001, by the expenses with respect to the billing and following votes: collection of delinquent fees and it is in ~e AYES: Directors Grant, Peay, Penland, Weis, best interest of the District that it employ Chairman Lombardi procedures that govern the collection of NOES: Directors none delinquent fees and the interruption of service ABSENT: Directors none by the District of sewer and water in order to Randy Lomberdi, Chairman of the Board, East enforce cogoction. Quincy Services District NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS RESOLVED;ATTEST: That the Board of Directors of the East Quincy Shawneen Howe, Secretary of the Board, Services District hereby adopts the following East Quincy Services District procedure with respect to the collection of Published FRB delinquent fees and the interruption of April 25, May 2, 2001 services to users, I. Fees due to the District for sewer and water Petition for name change services shall become delinquent if not paid SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, within thirty (30) days. COUNTY OF PLUMAS 2. Fees not paid on or before the thirty-first 520 MAIN ST., QUINCY CA 95971 (31st) day shall incur a pen~ of ton percent PETITION OF: (10%) of the amount due. Paula Michelle Orr 3. The District in addition to the penalty FOR CHANGE OF NAME described above may assess interest at the ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE rote of one percent (1%) per month or part OF NAME thenm~ on any fee that is due the District and CASE NUMBER 22079 remains delinquent after the thirty-first (31st) TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: day. 1. Petitioner Pauia Micheile Orr filed a petition 4. The District manager shall establish a with this court for a decree changing names practice of notitying the user of the se~r taxi es #dlews: water services on the thirtieth (30th) day that Present name: Pauia Michelle Orr the fee is due and delinquent and if not Proposed name: Meichetle Pauia Orr brought current within ten (10) days, collection 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons action may be instituted and/or sewer and interested in this matter shall appear before water services may be interrupted, this court at the hearing indicated below to 5. On the fortieth (40th) day after billing the show cause, if any, why the petition for change District at its option may commence either of name should not be granted. sewer and/or water disconnection as NOTICE OFHEARING described below or it may at its option initiate a. Date: May 14, 2001, Time: 9:00 a.m., collection procedures through the Plumas Dept. 1 County Courts. b. The address of the court is 520 Main 6. On the fortieth (4Oth) day after billing if the St., Quincy, CA 95971. amount remains unpaid, the District may at its 3. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall discretion record a lion for the amount of the be published at least once each week for four delinquency on the real property pursuant to successive weeks prior to the date set for Health and Safety Code Section 6520.12 and hearing on the petition in the following the cost of recording lien as allowed by law. newspaper of general circulation, printed in 7. In the event that the delinquency is not this county: Feather River Bull~n. brought current within forty (40) days of the Date: March 30, 2001 billing, the District may serve upon the user a Is/Garret Olney, Judge of the Superior Court notice of service interruption (Disconnect Filed March 30, 2001 Notice). The Disconnect notice shall contain Sheri Wet, Court Administrator the following language: "You are hereby By Pan Marchetti, Deputy notified that if payment in full is not made Published FRB within ton (10) days of the date of this notice, April 11, 18, 25, May 2, 2001 the East Quincy Services District shall disconnect and interrupt the sewer and water Public hearing services for your property and you shall be prohibited from attempting to or to use the NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING East Quincy Services District sewer and water NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that on system.' Said disconnection notice shall be Thursday, the 10th day of May, 2001, at the hour of 10:00 a.m., the Board of Directors of served upon the user by certified mail or by personal Service upon the user by delivering the Quincy Community Services District, will copy of the notice to them. Upon sending of conduct a public hearing to determine whether the disconnection notice an addition fee of or not to increase the connection fees (hook- $25.00 shall be charged to the user. That fee ~ fens) for new connections to the water and shall be in addition to any other fees then sewer systems. The public is inv~ed to attend determined for penalt~ or interest, and submit input foe ~ Board's conslderatld~. B. The District manager shall be the only A copy of the proposed Ordinance will be person authorized to serve the disconnection available for review at the Distnct's O~ce. Hearing Date: Thursday, May 10, 2001 notice and to accomplish the interruption and 13me of Hearing: 10:00 o'dnck a.m. disconnection of service. Once the disconnection notice has been served on the Race of Heanng: District Office, 900 Spanish user, either by certified mail or personal Creek Road, Quincy, CA 95971. Tel: (530) delivery to the user and fifteen (15) days 283-0836. Dated: April 17, 2001 thereafter has expired, the District manager Signed can then interrupt service by disconnecting service and plugging the user's sewer and Teresa Gray, Secratary to the Board water lateral to the main sewer and water Pubiishad FRB pipes operated by the East Quim';y Services April 25, May 2, 2001 District The District manager shall establish a separate operating procedure by which the Zoning hearing District manager and/or employees of the Notice of Public Hearing manager can conduct the disconnection The Zoning Administrator will hold a public procedure, hearing on the following matter on 9. Immediately subsequent to the . Wednesday, May 9, 2001 in the Board of disconnecting the service of ~ user and/or Supervisors Room (Room 309) Courthouse, plugging the sewer and water lateral to Quincy, California. prohibit further use of the East Quincy 10 a.m. Amendment to Special Use Services District sewer and water system, the Permit-Richard W. and Joanna L Sargent District manager and/or a designated Proposal for an amendme~ to a Special Use employee shall conspicuously poet at two (2) Permit for an addition of approximately 60 places on the property calculated to give mini-storage units to an existing 95 unit notice to the user that the sewer and water facility. This project is located at 1940 and system has been interrupted and it will be 1972 Lee Road, Quincy, CA, APNs Begal for further use of the sewer and water 116-122-037 and 116-1 22-042. system. This project is exempt from CEQA under "WARNING. The East Quincy Services District Section 15303 (Class 3) of the Plumas through operation of ResolutionNo. 180 has County Environmental Review Guidelines. previously notified the owner/user of the For further information on the above hearings, property located at ~ that user fees contact: Rebecca Herrin, Senior Planner, associated with the sewer and water system Plumas County Planning Department (530) have been delinquent and the sewer and 2836210. water disconnection would occur and the All interested persons are walco~e to attend users sewer and water pipes be plugged. You the above hearings and will be given an are hereby notified that the District has taken opportunity to address the Zoning that action, and that your sewer and water Administrator. system is now incapacitated and not If you challenge the above projects in court, serviceable. You are prohibited from using the you may be limited to raising only those sewer and water system any further and are issues you or someone else raised at the prohibited from attempting to reconnect public hearing described in this notice, o~ in service and/or reestablish service without written correspondence delivered to the payment of the delinquent fees and cost Zoning Administrator at, or prior to, the public heroin. In order to reestablish service come-to hearing. the East Quincy Services District office located Wdttan comments should be mailed to the at 179 R'odgers Avenue, East Quincy, Planning Depert~ 520 Main Street, Room California and meet with the Diatdct Manager 121, Quincy, California 95971, and pay them the sum of $_.__ in order to Published FRB reestablish sewer and water service, You are April 25, 2001 ! e'p, .government, with 43 per- cent, .nd closely followed by the state, with 42 percent. Realignment funding made up 13 percent and two percent came from other sources, ac- cording to Smart. CalWorks Aid for Families with De- pendent Children 'was re- placed by the CalWorks pro- gram, which provides tempo- rary financial assistance to qualifying families, while they seek employment and self-sufficiency, Smart ex- plained to the board. Adults in participating households must enter Wel- fare-to-Work activities that may include education, voca- tional training, community service work and counseling. In an effort to make these op- tions open to the participants, childcare and transportation are provided. The good news is that the program continues to assist families, but the financial aniount has dropped by al- most half, Smart told the board. In 1997, the program cost $182,103. That amount has dropped over the last three calendar years to $98,787 in 2000. "What do you attribute that to?" Supervisor B.J. Pearson asked Smart. "People are going off public assistance and going to work," Smart said. Food stamps The food stamp program, designed to help supplement low-income individuals and families by increasing their food purchasing power with cash valued coupons, has also seen a decrease in the last four calendar years, accord- ing to Smart. In 1997, that program ex- pended more than $100,000 at its highest level, and has de- creased to rates of $60,000 a month, to its lowest of less than $40,000 a month in 2000. Revisiting a pet theme about the savings that are re- alized locally, Supervisor Don Clark said, "Again it's a shame we can't choose where The number of Plumas County residents Pattldpatla in the state's MediCal pogram has incmas4d dramatically s nce 1996. we want to reinvest that mon- flies, the elderly and disabled. ey." For those who are not resi- Smart responded that, when dents, services may be avail- the funding isn't used locally, able, but limited to emergency it is redistributed into other medical treatment and preg- community-based develop- nancy care. ments. Under the program, those Pearson asked if there was a who participate may receive way the savings could be used benefits at no cost, or a share- toward the establishment of a of-cost, depending on the in- local trade school. He pointed come levels. out the number of opportuni- "The department conducts ties now available to people outreach to the senior popula- with these skills, tion and to the other potential- Smart said the money can't ly eligible recipients in an ef- be used in making a direct fort to help assure that access contribution to a particular to medical care is available," program, or as a resource Smart said in his report. "Our tool. efforts also assist in assuring In looking at the decline in that providers of medical ser- dollars, Supervisor Robert vices can be compensated for Meacher asked if the same the care they provide." number of individuals were In terms of numbers, about being served as four years 14 percent, or 2,785, of Plumas ago, and if possibly there was County's population receive a decrease in the amounts MediCal assistance. And, the they were receiving, majority of those receiving Smart said the figures indi- services are children, the el- cate participants as well as derly and disabled. Breaking dollars, and that individuals this down further, on a per aren't receiving less. capita basis, the 12.6 percent is smaller than the statewide MediCal rate of 14.7 percent. This is one area that has in- Funding for the program, creased substantially in according to Smart, comes Plumas County, but according from a state pass through of to Smart, that's good. It means federal Medicaid funds and a that more individuals and matching contribution from families are receiving medical the state's general fund. benefits. In 1995-96, Plumas County's Under the scope of the Mad- average caseload was 552. It iCal program, medical bane- declined slightly during the fits are provided to needy fam following two ybars, but has Sure times are tough. And cutting your advertising budget may seem like a good way to deal with the economic crunch you're experiencing. But there's one important thing you should keep in mind: The 'hide-your-head-in-the-sand' approach only succeeds in hiding your business from customers and potential customcrs...until you're soon forgotten! (And wouldn't your competition love that!) The fact is, when you cut your newspaper advertising budget thinking you'll save money, you end up curing your best opportunity to: Generate customer traffic Improve customer awareness Increase sales And most imlmrtantly...MAKg MONEY! 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One area tle misleading nancing County gram (CMSP). for this percent from the ality, that plained. Funding for offered to do not qualify grams, comes and state plained. When place about 10 counties joined resources to That Plumas marked for assistance can't be programs. -The really be way." Estate of Rowe NOTICE OF TO ADMIN Row~ To all heirs, corr oent Otherwise interested i~ beth, of L~y Belle P,o~ A Petition For Public Ad~inis~ator C='~fom~, Cour~ The Petition For James Reichle, plu Administrator be represemat ve to decedent. The Pe00on the estate' under Admin~atratkm many actions approval. Bofore taking~ action, I'wwave will be required persons consented to the granted urSess an objection to the cause why the court ~ u .ty. A t4, 2001, at 9:00 a.$. of Cal~oma, Ua n Street IF YOU OBJECT tO petition, you shou~l and state your IF YOU ARE A oraditor of the ctaim with the personal issuance of letters ~+ 9100 of the time for filin~ dalms v months from the no~ced abeve. YOU MAY EXAMINE court, ff you ere estate, Reque= for inve ory and 1250 of the for. de~ Signed: Main ~reet, (53O) 2m- 03, F~ed: April t 7, 200t She~ Wart ey Marcher Published FRB . April 25, May 2, 9, 200~