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News #ednesday, May 2, 2001 11 III m m isn't better,', seemed consensus as Plumas-Sierra 3f Directors assign a Smoke and family and teen area for this Was launched last With mixed suc- out. Uatives of Is County Public Use Reduction and Sierra County Drug Program, board request- Space, fair financed and longer of the direc- it. Le Proposed site, as Tobacco repre- n O'Bryant outlined this year's proposal. Defined with bright orange tape, O'Bryant proposed using an area between Old Town and the Jr. Livestock Auction Barn in one direction, and from the Holiday Stage to the Mineral Building in the other direc- tion. This would expand the same area used last year. Proposal O'Bryant proposed using the expanded area near Old Town from noon until midnight each day of the fair. Last year, the teen and family area was reserved from 8 p.m. until mid- night, as a posted tobacco and alcohol free location, where teens and families could con- gregate to enjoy entertain- ment. O'Bryant also proposed defining the area with fencing made of PVC pipe rails. "We intend to have lots of signs up," O'Bryant explained, advising the public that this was a tobacco and alcohol free but posted their own. having an area set aside for .area. Beatty reminded O'Bryant teens and families who didn't O'Bryant said the group hadand other presenters that he smoke or consume alcohol, but arranged live music for twowas out there last year with a thought the proposal was too nights during the fair, but was chainsaw, cutting down the big. open to other programs willing sign the coalition posted. It She was also concerned that to adhere to the restrictions, was much larger than he the fair-approw:d signs weren't O'Bryant also said they thought it needed to be. used last year, And, she didn't wanted to locate several chil- Beatty pointed out that, ifthink expanding the hours of dren and family-focused en{er- the organizers of the teen and the area was in order, miners in the area. These have family area make an agree- Viscarra also said, that last been booked and financed byment with the fair board, they vear, she didn't see many the fair. need to stick to it. " usin~ the site In thor, many of One of O'Bryant's main Director Leonard Ross said the teens she knows corn- goals was establishing a con- tract with the fair board, so it he was only comfortable plained that the music was all wouldn't have to be negotiated approving the area for one wrong for them and there year. He also said he was wasn't any variety in the types each year. against tying up the area for offered. Discussion the full duration of the fair. As each d irector was given Fair Board President Mike his or her turn to express their Beatty began discussions by opinions, it be,:ame clear they pointing out that, last year, the weren't against the concept, board had approved specific but wanted to ensure their plans for the teen and family rules ~ere followed, and the area. One of those plans was rest of the public wasn't approved signs that could be neglected tor a few partici- posted in the area. The tobacco pants. coalition didn't use that sign, Beatty agreed with Ross, saying, "Long-term contracts are very dangerous." Director Carol Viscarra went to the trouble of present- ing each member of the board with a full page of her con~ cerns on the agreement. She said she wasn't against A main (:oncern was that vis- itors purchasing food in Old Town would have a place to eat without needing to walk across the fairgrounds to the beer gar- dens. Ultimately, the board approved a teen and family area where tobacco and alco- hol won't be allowed. Directors didn't approve enlarging the area, and where the child-ori- ented, fair-financed entertain- ment will be located is still open to discussion. Printing Estimates! Call 283-0800! Mercury ertified ml ml - s., P I ions w our lrevlous c professional Service with Excellent Results Hwy. "t ere f d/y za/ues valves " 70 o 388 Crescent St., Quincy (next to a/rpo ) m mmm m CREDIT m UNION DIRECT Subject to prior sale plus tax, Ii , meg & dofam SALES DEPT: MON - FRI/8-6, SAT. 9-5, CLOSED SUNDAYS SERVICE & PARTS: MON. - FRI. 7:30-5:30, SAT. 9-2 Sale prices good thru 5/5/01