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4A Wednesday, May 20, 2015 Feather River Bulletin SUPERVISORS, from page 1A said, "Gayla is one of our most irreplaceable employees." Trumbo said that she is retiring to spend more time with family members who are dealing with health issues. In her letter of resignation, she wrote, "I would like to thank the members of this Board and the prior Board of Supervisors for your support over the years." New position The county will begin recruiting for a behavioral health director to oversee the mental health department and the department of alcohol and other drugs. The supervisors have discussed adding such a position for a while, a personnel move supported by the Kemper Consulting Group, the firm hired to review the county's mental health department. In addition to approving the position and recruitment process, the board approved a salary range of $106,000 to $135,000. One more attorney When the public defender contracts come up for renewal at the end of this month, at least one supervisor is going to ask that the current trio add one to its ranks. That's because the supervisors were asked to come up with $6,000 more than was budgeted to pay for "conflict counsel." When all public defenders have a conflict of interest with a defendant (because of a previous relationship or case) then another attorney must be hired. Until recently, the county contracted with four public defenders, but following one attorney's death, the remaining three shared the contract. "Obviously it looks like they need a fourth attorney," Supervisor Lori Simpson said. Spill help The supervisors authorized Jerry Sipe, the county's director of the Office of Emergency Services, to seek a grant for an oil spill response trailer and equipment. The funding is being made available through the Office of Spill and Prevention Response, a part of the state's department of Fish and Wildlife. The equipment would be stored on Pacific Gas & Electric property at Rogers Flat in the Canyon. "Rogers Flat offers many advantages, most notablya secure and strategic location in the heart of the Feather River Canyon," Sipe wrote in his request. "PG&E staff would also have access to the equipment and could use and deploy it along with local fire, search and rescue, and other emergency responders." Sipe said that the canyon poses the highest risk for a train derailment and oil spill. The grant requires no county match funding, but the county would be required to maintain the equipment. "Hopefully we'll get it and never have to use it," Board Chairman Kevin Goss said. Spice things up with... eoo# "Serving Darn Good Comfort Food Since 1976" J Feather River BulleUn Postal Service: USPS (No. 188-550.) Periodicals postage paid at Quincy, CA. Published: Every Wednesday morning by Feather Publishing Co., Inc. Office Location and hours: 287 Lawrence St., Quincy, CA 95971. Mailing address: P.O. Box B, Quincy, CA 95971. Office is open Mon. through Fri., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. How to cogtaot US: All departments: (530) 283-0800. FAX: (530) 283-3952. Email: Website: 0wnership and heritage: The Bulletin was established Aug. 11, 1866, as the Plumas National (later changed to Plumas National Bulletin May 16, 1892) subsequently changed to its present name May 7, 1931, which merged with the Plumas Independent (1892 - 1945) June 7, 1945. Published weekly. It is part of the Feather Publishing family of newspapers serving Plumas and Lassen counties. Beadllnes: Display advertising: Thursday 4 p.m.; display classified: Thursday, 3 p.m.; iegals: Thursday 4 p.m.; news: Fridays, 3 p.m.; classified: Monday 9 a.m. Breaking news: anytime! To subecdbe: Call (530) 283-0800, come to the Bulletin office, use the handy coupon below or send email to Adjudication: The Feather River Bulletin is adjudicated a legal newspaper by Superior Court Decree No. 4644 (1953) and qualified for publication of matters required by law to be published in a newspaper. Postmaster: Send change of address orders to the Feather River Bulletin, P.O. Box B, Quincy, CA 95971. Michael C. Taborski Jenny Lee Eliee Monroe Co-Owner/Publisher Photo Editor Bookkeeper Ked Taborski Mary Newhouee Co-0wner/Legal Advertising Classified, Circ. Manager Eva Small Graphics Dept. Kevin Mallory Cobey Brown Sandy Condon Vice Pres./Admin. Vice Pres./0perations Human Resources Dir., Office Manager Dan McDonald Tom Fomey Managing Editor Production Manager Member, California Newpaper ISOY INKI Publishers Assoc. recycled paper i  i  i i mare Ell i, man mu i I Subscription Order Form Feather River Bulletin RO. Box B, Quincy, CA 95971 Please enter my subscription for __ years. [] Enclosed find my check for $ [] In County $26 per year [] Out of State $44 per year [ In California $37 per year. Name _ I Address ..... I State, Zip I Subecdptlons can be transferred, but not refunded, ILl 1 1 l 1 1 1 1 n 1 1 1 I I I I I I I I ( 860 704 210 215 2003/2004 2005/2006 2007/2008 2009/2010 2011/2012 201312014 More Plumas County residents are receiving assistance to buy food. Social Services Director Elliott Smart said the increase includes working people whose earnings are low enough to allow them to be eligible and a growing number of people over 50. Graphic courtesy Plumas County Social Services Department TRENDS, from page 1A to continue. The department has also seen a surge in Medi-Cal recipients, also attributable to the Affordable Care Act. In 2012, the average monthly caseload for Medi-Cal recipients was 1,017. Last year that number doubled to 2,164. Foster care needed There are days when Smart enters his de.partment and is greeted by the sight of children who had been removed from their home during the night. With no place to take them, social workers bring them back to the office. The county needs more foster care homes and has had to place children out of county as a result. Smart said that out-of-area placements are detrimental to children because they are removed from their schools and all that is familiar 1( ,= ( 79 Children in CWS System Plumas County is experiencing a shortage of foster homes and often must place children out of the area. Graphic cQurtesy Plumas County Social Services Department to them. The department also Simpson said that she Supervisor Lori Simpson averages 15 child abuse would expect to see those asked about the reasons for investigations per month, numbers decline due to the the shortage, and Smart estimates that number of programs that the Smart said the coun :y!:s  . about two-thirds of those II ' r:: 4  court, ty,ffers such as demographics have, 'nged, turn out to be valid "MoSt ": alte:rnatvesentencing. with fewer individuals who are due to substance abuse; ...... When ave we going to see want to offer foster care. Smart said. outcomes?" Simpson asked. 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