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County News Wednesday, June 6, 2001 6A alf from Plumas, and Sierra sat down to the table topics Tuesday, Plumas Super- Meacher, the all supervi- and Plumas al were ab- Sierra and Modoc introductions, Bob Pyte hirnself as the su- the district Just burned up. He to last week's forced the evac- many homes and dOzens of acres of trees. .SUpervisor Jim introduced himself hSupervisor who e neighboring dis- reportedly start- who was tar- ang on private spread to feder- J by the Bu- reau of Land Management. Chapman said that much of the area had been logged by Beatty and Associates, but the company hadn't removed the slash before the fire start- ed. He said the state of the land duplicated what he saw in the forested areas around Lassen, meaning the downed timber made ready fuel for any fire. Chapman said the incident brought home memories of the Loyalton fire (Horton I) three years ago. Agenda Meeting from 10 a.m. to nearly 3 p.m., with a lunch recess, supervisors discussed regional mental health issues concerning staffing short- ages, and ways to pool con- tract resources for profes- sional service providers. (See related story.) Lassen District Attorney Bob Burns took the lead in discussing new child support services legislation. Plumas District Attorney James Re- ichle also participated in the discussion. And Bruce Kennedy, representing the state Department of Child Support Services, was avail- able to answer questions. (See related story.) Solid waste, and the study the four counties are consid- ering to provide disposal sites in California, were also discussed. Forester and Quincy Li- brary Group member Frank Steward updated supervisors on federal support for the lo- cal projects. And supervisors discussed the Sierra Nevada Conser- vancy project. In other agenda items, Modoc Supervisor Nancy Huffman talked about the im- pacts of the drought in her county. (See related story.) Other subjects included the excursion train project, an update on HR 2389 by Plumas Supervisor Bill Dennison, an update on the Regional Coun- .cil of Rural Counties, and a presentation on state require- ments for local Certified Uni- fied Program Agencies. do solemnly swear Photo by Debra Coates Plumas County Clerk/Recorder Judith Wells administers the oath of office to the county's new auditor, Mike Tedrick. Tedrick was appointed by the board of super. visors to succeed Mary Mooney, who retired before the end of her term. The swearing4n ceremony took place on the courthouse steps Monday, June 4. i ~qltes COUnty and the Services will receive help with a nsion project-- trtesy of was right--the to be expanded 70 toward College, and to be work- rehabilitation pro- of its work, Cal- to relocate a Station closer to Park Road and reroute the sewer piping from the west side oF High- way 70 to the new pump sta- tion. Because the agency wants it moi, ed, it will pay for the relocation costs. The relo- cation shortens the new line the county wants to install by "a couple hundred feet," ac- cording to Public Works Di- rector Tom Hunter. The county will pay 78 per- cent of the remaining costs; the Quincy CSD will pay 22 percent. Hunter said those figures represent a pro rata sharing and described it as a "win, win" situation. New study SPH & Associates will conduct a feasibility study on the county's wa- ter treatment plant at Lake Davis. Public Works Director Tom Hunter said that SPH was the successful bidder at $35,250. Funding for the study is provided by a grant through the De- partment of Health Ser- vices. The study will deter- mine the potential to re- habilitate the water treat- ment plant. By Debra Coates termines how the money will funds. Managing Edi!or be spent. The road department will The county and Caltrans will The $350,700 will be used to use its own crew to complete share costs and responsibilr pay fbr extras that the county the work, without putting the ties as Highway 70 is rehabili- wants, such as sidewalks, orna- projects out to bid. tated from Purdy Lane, west of mental lighting and tree wells. Crews will overlay pavement Feather River College, to A portion will also be used to on a portion of County Route C]ough Street in East Quincy. fund a stoplight at Mill Creek A-13 ($300,000), overlay a por- The county's $350,700 share Road and Highway 70. tion of Big Creek Road will be funded through theThe county and Caltrans al- ($250,000) and overlay a portion State Transportation Improve- so entered into a maintenance of County Route A-15, Portola- ment Projec~ (STIP) as ap.agreement for the project.McClears Road(S325,000). proved by the Plumas County Supervisor Bill Dennison Transportation Commission.Other projects said he was pleased to approve Plumas County receives ap-ttunter also received ap- the projects because employees proximately %~ million annual- proval from the board of super- have told him that they are ly from the state and the local visors to complete three addi- "happy to keep working." transportation commission de- tional projects using STIP National For- to implement fire restrictions In an effort to re- risk of human- Forest conditions of July and roger records are set throughout California. If the I hot, dry continues could exceed bus records," said Plumas National management offi- will be closed National For- hoot-owl restric- P,m. closure) of the dry itions. Firewood without the with a valid s affect and oper- Combustion en- Lblic land, camp- allowed in des- (developed only. Smok~ allowed within area, three feet in Within thecon- enclosed vehicle, developed recre- off-highway hd internal com- cannot be used off forest roads unless the user has a permit that specifically allows them to do so. Lanterns and portable stoves using gas, jellied petro- leum or pressurized liquid fu- el will not be restricted/as long as the forest visitor has a valid California Campfire Permit. Burning restrictions on private land have been in ef- fect since May 23, as ordered by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protec- tion (CDF). All burning of dooryard trash in small heaps and piles, and incinera- tor use, is not allowed. Prohibiting dooryard burn- ing is one way to reduce the risk of wildfire during the summer months. This ban on dooryard burning affects those private lands in Plumas County under the f'u'e protec- tion of the Plumas National Forest or CDF Lassen-Modoc and Butte units. Residents are being asked to ffmish clearing all flamma- ble material within 30 feet of their homes. If a wildfire were to occur near your home, cleared houses have a better chance of withstanding fire damage. For more infor- mation on how you can fire- proof your home or for other questions, contact your local Forest Service, CDF, city, or volunteer fire department- 37 MILLI & Tunes No cardlock card yet? call 283-2080 or stop by & request your card today Don't trust just anyone to insure your car, see me: Richard K. 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