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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, May 9, 2012 9A Supervisors accept mental health, auditor resignations Dan McDOnald Staff Writer dmcdonald@plumasnews.com The Plumas County Board of Supervisors voted to ac- cept two resignations last week. At their meeting Tuesday, May 1, the supervisors ac- cepted the departure of Men- tal Health Director John Se- bold and Auditor Shawn Montgomery. Sebold submitted his res- ignation in March, saying he wanted to retire. His last day with the county will be May 29. Montgomery, who an- nounced her resignation April 24, served the last day in her elected position Mon- day, May 8. Sebold didn't attend the May 1 meeting. The board unanimously accepted his resignation and wished him well in his retirement. However, two board mem- bers, Terry Swofford and Lori Simpson, voted against accepting Montgomery's res- ignation. It was still accept- ed by a 3-2 vote. "Are you sure you don't want to change your mind?" Swofford asked Montgomery before the vote. "I can't," Montgomery replied. "But thank you. You (supervisors) are being very nice about this." There was an awkward si- lence in the board chambers when Chairman Robert Meacher asked if any of the board members wanted to make a motion to accept Montgomery's resignation. "Who wants to begrudg- ingly make the motion?" Meacher asked. After no supervisors re- sponded, Meacher said, "I think Shawn wants some closure here. I make the mo- tion that we tearfully accept Shawn Montgomery's resig- nation as Plumas County's auditor." After some discussion, Su- pervisor Jon Kennedy sec- onded the motion. "All in favor?" Meacher said. When none of the supervi- sors replied, the board re- sorted to a roll call. Simpson, who cast a "no" vote, told Montgomery she was "shocked and sad- dened" to get her resigna- tion. "I feel like it's too bad it got to the point where you had to take another job in mid-term," Simpson said. "You didn't finish your term." Montgomery, who has'ac- cepted an accounting posi- tion with the school district, didn't offer the board any explanation for her decision to resign. She said her letter, which also didn't provide a reason, spoke for itself. However, she told a re- porter she was tired of the politics associated with the job. "The political issues were just a little more than I could take," she said the day she submitted her resignation. ".I don't have authorize the auditor's of- the personality for it. I rice to hire additional help, thought I did, but I guess I ' if it was needed, don't." Montgomery reportedly had ongoing disagreements with county department heads during her time in office. The department heads accused the auditor of creat- ing accounting and proce- dural roadblocks that com- promised the departments' ability to provide services. Public Health Agency, Public Works and criminal justice leaders criticized her publicly. New auditor Since the county auditor is an elected position, the supervisors can appoint a person to serve the remain- der of Montgomery's term. The board di'scussed a number of potential candi- dates at the May 1 meeting, but didn't make an appoint- ment. The board did vote to Until a new auditor is ap- pointed, the auditor's duties legally fall to the senior deputy in the auditor's of- rice, Linda Williams. Montgomery recommend- ed that the board appoint a new auditor. But she added the department's staff should be able to handle the duties in the meantime. "We have already taken care of immediate needs," Montgomery said. "The of- fice should run smoothly." Online property tax bills The supervisors unani- mously adopted a resolution authorizing the county as- sessor to use the Plumas County website to post prop- erty valuation notices. County Assessor Chuck Leonhardt told the board the county could save up to $5,000 annually by not mail- ing paper notices. Leonhardt said the county plans to notify taxpayers of the change by advertising in the newspaper. Leonhardt said notices would still be mailed to peo- ple upon request. "If there are people who 'don't have online access and they want to con- tact us, then we can go ahead and provide the pa- per," Leonhardt said. Supervisor Sherrie Thrall said she was concerned that some senior citizens might not be comfortable using the Internet, or might not have easy access to a computer. "Could we try this for this year?" Thrall said. "And if it really doesn't seem to work, or enough people feel disenfranchised that they are contacting us or being angry, we could al- ways go back to the old method." Leonhardt said the county could do that. "We could always go back to the other method if it doesn't work out," he said. COMMUNITY CORNER WEEKLY CALENDAR Thursday, May 10 NA, 9 a.m., 260 County Hospi- tal Road, Courthouse Annex - Orchard House. Quincy, AA, noon, 260 County Hospi- tal Road, Courthouse Annex - Orchard House. Quincy. 24- hour info: (877) 880-3880. Women's Support Group, Every Thurs., 1-2 p.m., Plumas Crisis Center, 591 Main St., Quincy. Call 283-5515. A1-Xnon, 5:30 p.m., United Methodist Church, upstairs in hack. For families & friends of alcoholics. NA, 6 p.m., 260 County Hospi- tal Road, Courthouse Annex - Orchard House. Quincy. Pistol shooting, sponsored by Quincy Sport Shooting Assoc., Gopher-Hill site, every Thursday, 6 p.m., (arrive by 5:30 p.m.) weather permitting. Quincyshooting.com LAST WEEK'S TEMPERATURES Date High Low Precip Snow i Apri130 72 44 -- April avg. hi: 65.04; Io: 33.9 April precip: 5.75", 7" snow May 1 67 41 .trace -- May 2 68 33 .... May 3 56 42 .trace -- May 4 59 40 .01 -- May 5 67 28 .trace -- May 6 73 30 .... 29 inches snow to date* 33.75 inches total precipitation to date* Last year this date (5-9.11): precip 53.33", snow 125.75" *Weather year is July 1 to June 30 Compiled by Run Trumbo League of Women Voters, 2nd Thurs., 10:30 a.m. - noon, Quincy library meeting room. Call 283-0485 for more info. Quincy Green Thumbs, 2nd Thurs., 10 a.m., Library Con- ference Room, Jackson St. Explorer Post 81, Quincy Volunteer Fire Dept. Explorer Program, meets 2nd and 4th Thursdays. For info call Sarah Anderson, 530-276-1503. Feather River Resource Conservation District Board meeting, 2nd Thurs., 7 p.m., Plumas Corp. office, Quincy. Public welcome. 283- 7512 for more info. Friday, May 11 NA, 9 a.m., 260 County Hospi- tal Road, Courthouse Annex - Orchard House. Quincy. AA, noon, 260 County Hospi- tal Road, Courthouse Annex - LAKE LEVELS Lake Almanor *Elevation tCurrent 4,492.01 1 Year Ago 4,488.69 Lake Almanor **Capacity tCurrent 1,089,458 1 Year Ago 1,002,1i7 Bucks Lake *Elevation tCurrent 5,153.93 1 Year Ago 5,139.19 Bucks Lake **Capacity tCurrent 99,960 1 Year Ago 74,564 *Elevation above sea level in ft. **Storage in acre ft. t May 6, 2012 May 8, 2011 Today's Weather 76/48 Mainly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s and lows in the upper 40s, Sunrise Sunset 5;54 AM 87 PM 73147 Abundant sunshine. Highs in the low 70s and lows in the up- per 40s. Sunrise Sunset 5:53 AM 8:08 PM 75/46 Abundant sunshine. Highs in the mid 70s and lows in the mid 40s. Sunrise Sunset s:s2 AM a:09 75/48 Abundant sunshine, Highs in the mid 70s end lows in the up* )er 40s. |unriN Sunset 5,'51 AM 8:IOPM 71149 Sunny. Highs in the low 70s end lows in the upper 40s. Sunrise Sunset 5:50AM 8:11PM California At A Glance ,,We It"{'k!" Advanced Geologic Exploration, Inc. Scientists of the Earth rM 180 Main St. P.O. Box 1956. Chester CA * 96020 (530) 258-4228 1 Need help assessing the gold potential on your claim? Call us! 1 San 72/61 Moon Phases Full Last May 6 May 12 t) New First May 20 May 28 "UV Index III II Wed 5/9  Very High Thu 5/10 VoryHigh Fri 5/11  Very High Sat 5/12  VeryHigh Sun 5/13 1 Very High The UV Index is IeslNid off i 0-11 number P.ale, with m higher UV Index showing the need for g'eater skin pro- tection. 0 i!lii!'mnllBB 1 Orchard House. Quincy. 24- hour info: (877) 880-3880. AA, 5 p.m., 260 County Hospi- tal Road, Courthouse Annex - Orchard House. Quincy. 24- hour info: (877) 880-3880. NA, 6:30 p.m., 260 County Hos- pital Road, Courthouse Annex - Orchard House. Quincy. Saturday, May 12 NA, 7:30 a.m., 260 County Hos- pital Road, Courthouse Annex - Orchard House. Quincy. NA, noon, 260 County Hospi- tal Road, Courthouse Annex - Orchard House. Quincy. AA, 5 p.m. 260 County Hospi- tal Road, Courthouse Annex - Orchard House. Quincy. 24- hour info: (.877) 880-3880. NA, 6:30 p.m., 260 County Hos- pital Road, Courthouse Annex - Orchard House. Quincy. Dukes of Plumas Cribbage Gang. Meet 10:30 a.m,, start play 11 a.m., every Saturday at Mt. Tomba, Cromberg. Animal Adoptions. 10"a.m.-2 p.m., Plumas County Animal Shelter, Quincy. Sunday, May 13 NA, noon, 260 County Hospi- tal Road, Courthouse Annex - Orchard House. Quincy. NA, 5 p.m., women only, 260 County Hospital Road, Court- house Annex - Orchard House. Quincy. Square Dance lessons. United Methodist Church, 282 I See Up-to-the-minute 1 fQrecast and I road conditions / at plumasnews.com / Jackson St., Quincy. 6-8 p.m. every Sunday. Open to all: be- ginners, singles, couples, all ages. $5 per person. Casual dress. Refreshments. Trap Shoot, sponsored by Quincy Sport Shooting Assoc., Gopher Hill site. Weather per- mitting. Adults 10am-Noon, Juniors 11 a.m.-lpm. 283.1145. quincyshooting.com. Monday, May 14 NA, 6:45 a.m., 260 County Hos- pital Road, Courthouse Annex - Orchard House. Quincy. NA meeting, noon, 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex - Orchard House, Quincy. Rotary Club, Mineral Build- ing, fairgrounds, noon. Call 283-2127. Boy Scout Troop 151, Men., 6 p.m. Scoutmaster Rob Robi- nette, 283-0858 for location. Duplicate Bridge. Every Monday, 6:30 p.m., Resource Center, Blairsden, corner of hwys 70 and 89. Call Ruth Bright, 836-1454 or Jackie Lucky, 836-2232. AA, 7 p.m., Methodist Church, 282 Jackson St., Quincy. 24- hour info: (877) 880-3880. Masons Lodge #60, meets 2nd Men., QuinCy Masonic Hall, 7:30 p.m. Quincy Reading Group, 2nd Men., 7 p.m., private residence in Quincy. Free, call Mary Weddle, 283-5351. Come pre- pared to discuss book. Feather River 4-H, 2nd Men., 6:15 p.m., Mineral Bldg, Fair- grounds, Quincy. Cindy Ed- wards, 283-5384, for more info. Tuesday, May 15 NA, 6:45 a.m., 260 County Hos- 1.1 9:45 p.m. 4/26 10:27 p.m. 4/26 1.5 7:10 a.m."i(: ) 4/26 Reddin- g * 1.4 7:10 p.m. 511 1.0 5:19 a.m. 4/28 2,2 9:55 a,m. 4/29 1.4 6:16 a.m. 4/29 -" @ , Orovi .oot .Y Gold (4/11): $t 642/oz] /_. j-' Magnitude ]--T 1.s 1 7:12 a,m. 11:1 a.m. 1.2 4/29 4/27 4:12 a.m. 4/28 k,',rrtn'r,=,,,lt,l=L,l a Lassen Peak and about five miles south- Regional 17 3 0 I 20 Previous week 13 1 0 [ 14 Earthquakes activity increased from the previous week and topped the 20 quake-per-week mark for the first time in four weeks. The intensity of seismicity increased as well, producing three quakes in the M Z range. The distribution of activity was a little strange, with one cluster north of Lake Tahoe and the other near Lessen Peak. A cluster of four earthquakes was recorded between April 29 - 30 south of east of Chitd's Meadows. Two registered in the M 2 range with the strongest mea- suring M Z.2. It happened on the 29th. Four earthquakes were recorded in Hat Creek Valley about four miles north of Old Station and the Highway 89 / 44 junction. They happened between April 26-28 and the largest measured M 1.5. The strongest of two quakes west of 8order Town near Peavine Mountain measured M 1.6 and the largest of five quakes north of Lake Tahoe measured M 1.8. These were partof the ongoing Carson Range earthquake series. pital Road, Courthouse Annex - Orchard House. Quincy. PRS-WIC, Supplemental food & nutrition education for chil- dren under 5 & pregnant-nurs- ing women. Every Tues., 10 a.m., Quincy. 283-4093 or (800) WIC-4093. Board of Supervisors, 10 a.m., Courthouse, Quincy, 1st 4 Tues AA meeting, noon, 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex - Orchard House, Quincy. 24-hour info: (877) 880- 3880. Soroptimist International of Quincy, noon to 1 p.m. Women's Circle, 1-2:30 p.m. every Tuesday, Methodist Church community building, 262 Jackson St., Quincy. Free childcare. A place for women to connect with other women, explore their interests, serf- awareness and creativity, Sponsored by Plumas Rural Services - Domestic Violence Services. For more info 283- 5675. Overeaters Anonymous meetingl 5 p.m., 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex - Orchard House, QuincY. Boy Scouts Troop 130, 7 p.m., Quincy Elementary. Call Mitch Treagan, 283-1148. NA, 7 p.m., Methodist Church, 282 Jackson St., Quincy, Plumas-Sierra Cattle- women, 3rd Tues. location varies. Claudia Barnes, 283- 2247. " Quincy Provider Support Group, meets 3rd Tues., VA Conference room, Social Serv. ices building, Quincy. Share concerns, & stories related to home care. Surplus Commodities. Dis- tributed free, 3rd Tuesdays of the month. You must be at the CAN building, behind St. John's Catholic Church on Lawrence St., Quincy, betwee .n 10-10:30 a.m. Call 283-5628 for more information. California Women in Tim- ber, Plumas Care (subject to change), Quincy, 1st & 3rd Tues., 6 p.m. Wednesday., May 16 NA, 9 a.m., 260 County Hospi- tal Road, Courthouse Annex - Orchard House. Quincy. Preschool Storytime. Build Kindergarten readiness and early literacy skills with sto- ries, songs, crafts and games. 10:30 a.m., Community Meet- ing Room, Quincy Library, 445 Jackson St. For information, call the library, 283-6310. Toastmaster's Interna- tional,. American Valley Chapter. Every Wed., 12-1 p.m., Plumas Bank Credit Adminis- tration Conference Room, 32 Central Ave., Quincy. For more info, contact Trish Tay- lor, 283-1936. AA meeting, noon, 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex- Orchard House, Quincy. 24-hour info: (877) 880- 3880. Senior lunch, Blairsden, noon, Mohawk Community Resource Center. Call 836-0446 for reservations. Plumas-Sierra Bicycle Club Show-n-Go road bike ride. Meet at the Graeagle Green ready to ride at 5 p.m. Helmets a must. Most rides around 15- 20 miles, but shorter rides pos- sible. Contact: Lindberg@PSLN.com or on Facebook. Quincy Community Supper, 6 p.m. every Wed, United Methodist Church. Free. AA, 7 p.m., Methodist Church, 282 Jackson St., Quincy. 24- hour info: (877) 880-3880. International Order of Rainbow Girls, 7 p.m., Ma- sonic Temple, 1st & 3rd Wed. Sober Sisters, 1st & 3rd Wed., 270 County Hospital Rd., Ste. 128 in Quincy from 5:30-7 p.m. CHURCHES Calvary Chapel Quincy 283-4463. 1953 E. Main, Mill Creek Shopping Center, E. Quincy. Christian Life Fellowship 283-0345, 317 First St., E. Quincy. Christ the King Episcopal 283-0254, 545 Lawrence St., Quincy. christthekingquincy.org Church of Christ 283-119l, 152 E. Jackson St., Quincy. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 283-2170, 55 Bellamy In., Quincy. Community United Methodist 283-1740, 282 Jackson St., Quincy, quincymethodist.org First Baptist 283-1160, 74 Reese St., Quincy. fbcquincy.org Meadow Valley Community 283-4259, 48 Cemetery Rd, Meadow Valley, office: 353 Jackson St, #100, Quincy Our Savior Lutheran 283-2546. Church & High Sts., Quincy. Seventh-Day Adventist 310-2042 or 283-3092, 233 Pine St., Quincy, Springs of Hope Christian Fellowship Pete, 283-1613, or John, 927-7626, 59 Bell Ln., Quincy. St. John's Catholic Church 283-0890, 176 Lawrence St., Quincy. Starlight Missionary Baptist 283-1505, 171 Redburg Ave., Quincy. Truth Tabernacle of Quincy, 260-8006, 2205 East Main St., Quincy. To update information on this page, contact Eva, 283-O8OO. small typesetting@plumasnews.com