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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, May 12, 2010 13A Very visible cracks are seen in both check valves in the pond pumping station at the Lake Davis Treatment Plant. Both pumps also suffered damage as did outside piping. The freeze damage occurred during an exceptional cold spell this past December. Photo by Diana Jorgenson DAMAGE, from page IA At the April 28 city council meeting, council members approved their reply to GLRID, agreeing the two enti- ties did not have a valid con- tract in force and accepting GLRID's decision. "Because GLRID has made this decision, the city has now satisfied any and all of its obligations to GLRID and the Plumas County Flood Control and Irrigation Dis- trict to treat Lake Davis wa- ter for GLRID," said Murphy in the letter to GLRID. The letter continued that if the district changed its mind, it needed to send a written re- quest approved by the board. Then the city "will evaluate whether there is sufficient capacity in the Water Treat- ment Plant to treat water for GLRID and under what con- ditions and cost it would do SO." QHS class of "85 reunion The Quincy High School class of 1985 will celebrate its 25-year reunion during the weekend of the Plumas- Sierra County Fair. The weekend long event will include a mixer with the class of 1990 Friday, Aug. 13. The class of '85 will gather for dinner and dancing at the Greenhorn Guest Ranch Saturday, Aug. 14. To wind things down, a casual brunch will be held Sunday, Aug. 15. In a gesture to give back to their alma mater, class mem- bers plan a fundraiser for the senior class of 2011 and a work day at the high school. 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His portion of that equa- tion involved respecting the elections process when "the people" have adhered to its requirements. Kelly acknowledged, how- ever, that a further determi- nation might be required regarding the initiative's legality. Kelly ruled against PDH's ballot language, reasoning that when people make their decision to sign a petition, they're doing so after reading the language of the petition. "And then they sign or don't sign based upon that," said Kelly. "It seems to the court that the ballot question as framed by the district alters the lan- guage of the initiative, and it does include some argumen- tative language about the effect of the initiative if it were to pass." He said that, under Elec- tion Code 9315, both sides could file written arguments that will come out in the sam- ple ballot. Kelly proceeded to dictate the ballot language, which was substantially the same as that in the initiative petition: "The district's reso- lution number 2010-5, which authorizes the election on the petitioners' initiative, shall be amended to read substan- tially as follows: 'Shall the property tax assessment not exceed $50 per $100,000 in as- sessed value for all bonds sold or to be sold in Plumas Hospital District as autho- rized by Measure A in the special election July 22, 2008? This rate shall not increase for any bonds authorized for sale on Measure A.'" Regarding the date of the election, Kelly was short and to the point. The petition was submitted to the district, with all necessary signa- tures, in November 2009, and the district appointed an election official four months later, in March 2010. He also pointed out that Measure A had been a mail ballot election. Kelly then ordered the election to take place Aug. 31, 2010 as peti- tioners had requested. On the third issue, that of the restraining order, Kelly reasoned that if PDH sold any more bonds, it would "poten- tially result in a higher tax rate per $100,000 assessed val- uation. So the court will grant a preliminary injunction through and including the date of the election preclud- ing the hospital district, its agents, or employees ... from selling any additional bonds." Kelly said that he found this case interesting and that he'll "check the voting result on Aug. 31." Court adjourned with the nearly 40 spectators looking either shocked or jubilant, depending on what side they were supporting. Calling it "the people's ini- tiative," petitioner Skip Alexander applauded the judge for making his decision "on the merits of our case," adding that petitioners were only "asking for our right to the initiative process." Dick Hathaway, PDH's chief executive officer, had a more laconic response. "We're dis- appointed with the judge's ruling," he said. Daily Specials - 7 days a week! 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If the county is to spend any money that is not budgeted for, I will only vote for it if it meets a cost/benefit analysis and is an expenditure that cannot wait until the next budget year. 4. You will always be given ample opportunity to voice your thoughts and opinions concerning any matter. And you will be treated with courtesy and respect. 5. I will not duck issues regardless of how volatile that issue might be. 6. I will work to protect existing private industries within the county and strive to attract new industries with tax incentives and other amenities where feasible. 7. I will conserve and protect your tax dollars as if they were my own. 8. I pledge to meet with assemblyman Dan Logue at least once a month to discuss Plumas County problems and keep our county on the forefront of his perspective and keep current as to what the state is doing and how it will affect Plumas County. 9. I pledge to stop all unnecessary spending and cancel all travel by Plumas County employees, department heads, and supervisors unless approved by the full board. 10. I fully realize voters are upset. Elected officials are spending too much money, they won't listen to the voters; I feel the same way, and that is why I am running to be your next supervisor. Thank you very much for reading my contract, and I respectfully ask for your vote for supervisor on June 8th, 2010. Ralph Wittick Supervisor Plumas County 5th District 530-836-1019 (home) 530-277-8138 (Cell) 530-832-4317 (Fax) Email: PAID FOR BY THE COMMwFEE TO ELECT RALPH WI'I-I'ICK - SUPERVISOR