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Wednesday, May 30, 2001 By Debra Coates mapping and comments for Managing Editor pathways. With 1,200 petitions and a Now, with the extensive im- packed board room behind provement projects planned them, representatives of the by Caltrans, Murray believes American Valley Pathways the time is right for "non-mo- Committee told the Plumas torized pathways." County Board of Supervisors In the past, Murray said it was time to install bike and money has been an issue; now walking pathstolinkQuincy, he knows that there are The committee wants path- grants and other funding ways which will link East sources available. Quincy over Cemetery Hill, "Our committee believes and through Quincy to Feath- there is funding, but the path- er River College. The mem- ways have just not been per- bets are also interested in a ceived as important enough path which will link Bellamy until now," Murray said. Tract to the system, and even- tually a path which will con- Community support nect Quincy to Chandler Committee member David Road. Duskin said that committee These ideas are nothing members put out petitions, new. According to committee "sat at Safeway, etc.," and member Chris Murray, "As what they found was "very en- early as 1975, people were couraging." working on this." Duskin said the committee In 1979, proponents saw approached businesses, set- some success when a strip of vice organizations, the land along the old railroad schools and individuals and right-of-way, was developed received many letters of sup- into a path to link the Quincy port. Athletic Club to the airport. School principals, the In 1990, a drafted regional Plumas Unified School Dis- transportation plan included trict Board of Trustees, the m i By Tent Nacer compasses a major portion of Port01aEditor the former Carmichael In the future, it may take a Ranch, plans to be annexed to few more minutes to drive the city and, if the 800 acres through the city limits of Por- still owned by Francis tola. Carmichael were annexed, City Administrator Jim the Sierra Health Foundation Murphy brought the council property would be contiguous up to date on several pro- to the city and able to be an- posed developments, which nexed. would considerably expand Murphy pointed out that the city limits, this is all still in the infant : One of the proposed devel- stage and discussions have : opments is located on the cor- only just begun. her of Grizzly Road and High- A second development, Pot- way 70. tola Heights, has been sold The property is owned by and the new owner is contem- Sierra Health Foundation, plating a development of af- which is proposing a summerfordable composite housing camp for disabled children, a and is hoping to be annexed conference center and per- to the city, as well. haps a motel, which would be One of the major issues sur- used off-season, rounding Portola Heights is The Foundation is talking the condition of the roads, to the owner of 800 acres, which are currently unpaved. which lie between their prop- In documents dated several erty and another new devel-decades ago, the county com- opment which will be an- mitted to paving those roads i nexed to Portola. .... :: and the city is expecting the The Teanna Ranch,:a pro -county to live up:to corn-: i!posed d velopment which en- mitment before annexing the Check [ PLUMA_SNEWS.COM ] FEATHE ER Published: Every Wednesday morning by Feather Publishing Co., Inc. 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More support on a countywide Kathy Price spoke in sup- going to port of the pathways as a Chairman I)o" Chris Murray Plumas Unified School Dis-he supp American Valley Pathways Committee trict trustee, a member of the was just an issued Plumas District Hospital Supervisor Health Promotions Commit- he supported PTAs, the Booster Club, East Quincy to Feather River tee, and a community mem- suggested that Feather River College, the College. ber. take their ideaSt League of Women Voters, "This will serve students "I have never talked to a County Plumas Corporation, Plumas getting to all schools and person who is opposed to bike mittee. Rural Services, the Health De- recreation such as the athletic paths," Price said. Price said partment, the Plumas County club, the ball parks, the fair- As a member of the commit- the sur Arts Commission, the Cham- grounds and the pool," she tee who worked on path 'ays knew from her ber of Commerce, the Board of said. in 1990, Price said she has ence as a board Realtors, the Central Plumas There are many people who long been an advocate, there has to be Park and Recreation District, are not comfortable traveling "The most important issue the top saying, Rotary, Lions and Soropti- over Cemetery Hill. to us is the safety of the chil- ority.' We're mists have all thrown their "People don't want to be one dren," Price said, noting that well, then support behind the pathways white line away from a log-there are 1,100 students in Dennison project, ging truck going 50 miles per American Valley. sors need to hour," Murray said. Price said other benefits in- other priorities Where The next priority for the clude fitness, recreation, out the countY, Beth McMorrow, another pathways committee is a bike tourism, fuel conservation costs. committee member, said that path from Bellamy Tract to and energy savings. "We need to the priority pathway is to link Highway 70 and connecting this fits Highway 70 to Chandler Road. said. I development into the city. Affordable housing is much needed in the area and Mur- phy said a new, first-time buyers' program is available through the Regional Council of Rural Counties (RCRC) and Plumas Bank. The program offers no down payment and low inter- est rates to those who qualify. The program and the new developments will be dis- cussed at the next business meeting to be held at the Williams House June 1, be- ginning at 8:30 a.m. The guest speaker at the meeting with be the develop- er of The Meadows at Portola, formerly called Portola 192, which is located off County Road A-15 on the south side of Portola. By Debra Coates In the letter the supervisors the Managing Editor ask to be told about the Forest ico law be Seeking to put the Forest Service plans by June 5. Inter to "let the Service on alert, the Plumas particular, they want assur- we're going." County Board of Supervisors ance that communities will Shulman fired off a letter, asking for be protected, pervisors that the agency's plan to protect "We need to take a firmer authority to land from wildfires this sum- stand," Pearson said. "We power" mer. know that the Forest Ser- ingon a While Supervisor B.J. Pear- vice--if left to their own de- The su son said the letter was far vices--will do nothing." send the "too soft," Chairman Don In his ideal situation, theMexico Clark said it was a good "first supervisors would emulate copies to the step." the New Mexico legislature cil of Rural The letter, drafted by Coun- and take over the Forest Ser- ifornia State ty Counsel Rob Shulman, be- vice lands because of the Counties, gan, "The Plumas County threat of catastrophic wild- Aanestad, Board of Supervisors has con- fires. Olter, and cerns that private property Supervisor Ken Nelson sug- ly Herger. may be especially at risk this gested that information about summer due to the fire fuel load on adjacent Forest Ser- vice lands." Authorized Dealer Digital technology is in its infancy, but Sharp is ahead of the rest with copiers from 15- 65 ppm and so easy to use that even Kelsey can operate one! 231 Main St., Quincy DELIVER1. 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