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2A Wednesday, May 29, 2013 rother River Bulletin Dan McDonald Managing Editor dmcdonald@phmasnews.com The Phmas Pines Shopping Center parking lot got a heavy-duty makeover last week, and its customers saved some money in the process. In just 24 hours, two paving companies joined forces to add a highway-grade surface to the parking lot. By closing the entire lot to traffic for 24 hours, they were able to complete the job in about a third of the usual time and cut the project's normal cost by about 70 percent. "The public who buys groceries here isn't going to have to see a big increase (in their grocery bills to pay for the parking loO," said Mike Marchini of Roseville-based Central Valley Engineering & Asphalt. "Today is an inconvenience for the shoppers. But there is a huge cost savings." Marchini's company was contracted by American Pavement Surfacing of Modesto. Time running Debra Moore Staff Writer dmoore@plumasnews.com The last day to vote on Measure A is June 4 and as of May 21, only a quarter of the vote-by-mail ballots had been returned to the Phmas County Registrar of Voters. But Elections Coordinator Marcy DeMartile isn't worried. "Come back on May 28 and these trays will be full," DeMartile APS began the job Tuesday night, May 21. Marchini's crew finished the work the following day. He said temporary striping would be replaced with a final coat of paint in about a month. Marchini said that compared to previous resurfacing which was essentially a coat of oil-based material the new surface is crushed aggregate. "These are actually considered Department of Transportation products, like they use on the highways," Marchini said. "So this is a heavy-duty surface. "You are literally putting a thin layer of asphalt on here a couple of times. The biggest difference is the first coat is almost elasticized, based on the rubber that is in it," Marchini added. "The cracking that you guys get up here because of the hot and cold in summer and winter.., the'rubber will help glue some of those cracks together." He said the end result would be a surface that is about an inch thick, and made to last: ut to vot on Measure said, pointing to the containers earmarked for ballots. The elections office sent out 3,420 ballots to residents of the Quincy Fire Protection District. Residents are being asked to vote on Measure A, a $96 annual parcel tax that will appear on p operty tax bills for five years. Back in 2005, a similar tax measure was approved by 87 percent of the voters (66 percent is required). The first batch of ballots was sent out May 6, with a supplemental batch mailed May 20. Residents who think they live in the fire protection district but have not received a ballot should check with county elections officials by visiting their first floor office in the courthouse or by calling 283-6256. Registrar of Voters Kathy Williams said the breakdown of returned ballots thus far is interesting. So far, District 4, the heart of the fire protection district, has had the lowest percentage of ballots returned at 23.03 percent. District 2, which spreads from Indian Valley into Quincy, had the highest percentage with 29.41 percent. District 3, from Graeagle to Quincy, fell in the middle with 26.84 percent. Ballots must be returned to the elections office by 8 p.m. June 4. Postmarks are not accepted. Coolest town A new banner hanging on the Welcome to Quincy sign lets visitors know our town was recently voted one of the country's coolest small towns. Jamie Aylward, owner of Wild Hare Signs, created and donated the banner. She also has smaller versions of the banner that she plans to donate to local Quincy businesses that want to display them. Photo by Sherri McConnell WASTE MANAGEMENT y, June 1, 2013 9am-2pm Chester Transfer Station Hwy 36 & A13 Acceptable household hazardous waste: Acetone Chlorine Alcohols . Drain Cleaners Ammonia Dyes Fertilizers Tree Root/Stump Killer Insecticides Oil, Automotive Oil, Petroleum Barbecue & Lighter Fluid Used Oil Filters Window Cleaners Paint Strippers Windshield Wiper Fluid Paint Thinners Cess Pool Cleaners Wood Preservatives Shellac Transmission Fluid Antifreeze Wallpaper Cement Weed Killer Batteries Paint, Wood Stains Bleach Poisons Items not accepted: Radioactive Material Cylinders (gas) Explosive Material = Medical Waste Residential use only. Commercial waste only accepted by fee. Feather River Disposal, Inc, A Waste Management Company Serving Quincy, Greenville & Chester/Lake A/manor 530-283-2004 Fund begun for memorial bench Debra Moore Staff Writer dmoore@plumasnews.com After two hours of discussion regarding a new contract for sheriffs employees May 21, the fight appeared to go out of the Plumas County supervisors and they approved the next Several agenda items with little or no debate. In addition to green-lighting three music festivals (see related story), they also authorized the probation department to fill a vacant position, approved budget transfers for both the probation and sheriffs departments, amended a personnel allocation in social,services and ........ delineated the roles of social services and the Child Abuse Prevention Council. But they rallied when the subject of honoring former BOARD OF SUPEI VI SOP,.S ROUNDUP ' social services employee Betty Cortez-Young came before them. Cortez-Young died April 9 while performing her duties as a social services employee. She had been with the department for 39 years. Social Services Director Elliott Smart said he had been approached by many people who wanted to contribute to a fund to build or purchase a bench that would be placed outside the courthouse annex to honor her. He asked the supervisors to establish such a fund to be controlled by the county auditor. "The Department notes that it is the very rare circumstance where an employee experiences a career of the length that Betty's did and still be in service to the County at the time of her passing," Smart wrote in his request. Supervisor Sherrie Thrall suggested that his request be amended so that there would be more flexibility in the type of bench that could be selected. She said that she anticipated enough funds would be collected so that a stone or marble bench could be purchased, which would better withstand the elements. The supervisors voted to establish the fund to accept private donations for the memorial bench. Lifetime passes to fa ir available Lifetime passes for the admission to the fair for the phmas-sierracountyfair.net. Phmas-Sierra County Fair, rest of his or her life. Purchasers receive a set for Aug. 14 - 18 this year, The money helps the numbered, laminated card will only be available for a few fairgrounds -- mainly withwith their name on it. more months, reported fair maintenance costs. A single Interested parties may buy manager John Steffanic. Last lifetime pass can help thea pass at the fair office during year, the fair board voted to fairgrounds purchase up to 4 business hours (Monday - extend the availability of the gallons of paint. Thursday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.) or passes until the 2013 fair. Applications for lifetime call the fair office at 283-6272 Lifetime passes cost $100 passes can be found on theand have an application and allow the bearer free fairground website: mailed to them. Contribute to our Spring Membership Drive today! You may win a trip to Cabo San Luoas in November. Prize drawing rules and details are identified on our web site at www.konv919.oro! SO OP TI LO r KQNY is almost exclusively funded through business and indi- vidual donations. Please support KQNY by donating on the web site or send a check to Plumas Community Radio, PO Box 350, Quincy, CA 95971 Visit the web (~) for more information! III Small or large Grading Drainage Roadbase Culvert work Paving Removal of asphalt or concrete Call today for a free estimate Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-5pm 747 Lee Rd., Quincy 283-2871 '1