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IOA Wednesday, June 23, 2010 Feather River Bulletin County looks at grants to help with prisoners Joshua Sebold Staff Writer jsebold@plumasnews.com The Plumas County Board of Supervisors approved re- quests from Probation Direc- tor Sharon Reinert to accept two grants and allow her to fill positions with grant fund- ing at a Tuesday, June 14, meeting. Reinert told the board the two new grants were intend- ed to address an increase in the number of prisoners re- leased from the state prison system due to new laws and other measures she expected to be taken by the state Legis- lature in the near future. Background material for the agenda item indicated a $57,630 grant from California Emergency Management Agency would fund a half- time probation assistant and the purchase of a "risk and needs assessment tool." The document explained the tool helped identify what services might prevent a re- cently released offender from committing further crimes and reentering the prison system. The background informa- tion also said the grant would be used to implement an electronic monitoring system to reduce overcrowding in the county jail. Another section of the back- ground material described a $133,102 Cal EMA grant that would "provide a higher level of supervision" to offenders placed in the counties' Propo- sition 36 program. Proposition 36, passed by voters in the year 2000, allows non-violent drug offenders to undergo treat- ment instead of facing prison time. The background document said these funds would be used to hire a full-time probation officer, half-time fiscal officer and half-time probation assistant. Reinert also requested and received the board's approval on the hiring of a full-time probation assistant and haft- time fiscal officer using funds from the Youth Offender Block Grant, which was set PUBLIC NOTICES up in 2007 by the state Legis- lature as part of realignment. Realignment basically took state functions like social, health and mental health ser- vices and gave responsibility for running the programs to counties, although most of the funding still came from the state. Reinert said her depart- ment was receiving $117,000 from that grant this year and wanted to use it to fill the positions described above. She said the funds would be used to continue the county's juvenile electronic monitoring system and to implement programs that target youth groups who the department considers at high risk to become future offenders and attempts to prevent them from heading in that direction. Quincy Supervisor Lori Simpson asked the depart- ment head if the two half- time fiscal positions were explicitly required by the grant. Reinert said they weren't, but the grants came with new reporting requirements for documenting how the funds were spent. "And your fiscal person Rogers Avenue, Quincy property sale NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 09- 0120800 Title Order No. 4229734 Investor/Insurer No. 1701597879 APN No. 116-061-006 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 07/07/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER." Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by LISA M CSlCSERY, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 07/07/2006 and recorded 07/17/06, as Instrument No. 2006-0005967, in Book, Page ), of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Plumes County, State of California, will sell on 07/07/2010 at 11:00AM, At the Main Street entrance to the County Courthouse, 520 Main Street, Quincy, CA 95971 at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest con- veyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust, in the property s'uated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 147 ROGERS AVE, QUINCY, CA, 959719711. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any lia- bility for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publi- cation of the Notice of Sale is $311,776.93. It is possible that at the time of sale the open- ing bid may be less than the total indebted- ness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier's checks drawn on a ate or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do busi- ness in this state. Said sale will be made, in an "AS IS" condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. DATED: 11/22/2009 RECON- TRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tape Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone: (800) 281 8219, Sale Information (626) 927-4399 By: Trustees Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. ASAP# 3589265 06/09/2010, 06/16/2010, 06/23/2010 Published FRB June 9, 16, 23, 2010 S. Mill Creek Rd., Quincy property sale NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS # CA- 09-317898-TC Order # 090700789-CA-DCI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/22/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROP- ERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will he held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining princi- pal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges there- on, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, inter- est thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): DAVID R ROBERTS SR AND AURORA CAYCEDO-ROBERTS HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 6/27/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0005232 in book -, page - of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of PLUMAS County, entrance to the County Courthouse, 520 Main Street, Quincy, CA 95971 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $259,738.20 The purported property address is: 155S MILL CREEK RD QUINCY, CA 95971 Assessors Parcel No. 116-224- 003 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the properly address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, please refer to the referenced legal description for property location. In the event no common address or common designation of the prop- erty is provided herein directions to the loca- tion of the property may be obtained within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale by sending a written request to OneWest Bank, FSB 2900 Esperanza Crossing Austin TX 78758. Pursuant to Calitomia Civil Code 2923.54 the under- signed, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan ser- vicer or authonzed agent, declares as fol- lows: [ 1 ] The mortgage loan servicer has not obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed; [ 2 ] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does apply to this notice of sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder's sole and exclusive rem- edy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee's Attorney. Date: 6/7/2010 Quality Loan Service Corp. 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA92101 619- 645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.fidelityasap.com Reinstatement Line: (877) 908-4357 Quality Loan Service, Corp. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holder's rights against the real prop- arty only. THIS NOTICE IS SENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING A DEBr. THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDER AND OWNER OF THE NOTE. ANY INFORMA- TION OBTAINED BY OR PROVIDED TO THIS FIRM OR THE CREDITOR WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. As required by law, you are hereby notified thal a nega- tive credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. ASAP# 3600559 06/16/2010, 06/23/2010, 06/30/2010 Published FRB June 16, 23, 30, 2010 , : Estate of Jenkin 2: -!: .i.- NO:ROE OF PETrt.IeN : - , TO ADMINISTER ESTATE of Jack Edward Jenkins, decedent Case Number PR10-00017 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contin- gent creditors, and persons who may other- wise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: Jack Edward Jenkins. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: Robert L. Delett in the Superior Court of California, County of Plumas. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that Robert L. Delett be appointed as per- sonal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to admin- ister the estale under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without oblaining court approval. Before taking certain very impor- tant actions, however, the personal repro- VIKING SERIES 3000 ALUMINUM WINDOWS ARE THE SUBJECT OF A PROPOSED CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT What are These Lawsuits About? The lawsuits are entitled Deist, et al. v. VikTng Industries, In. (Case No. CV025771), pending in California Superior Court, County of San Joaquin, and Cartwright, et al. v. Vdang Industries, Ine. (Case No. 2:07-cv-2159 FCD/FEB), pending in the United States District Court, Eastern District of California, Sacramento Division. The Plaintiffs in both cases allege that Vi'ldng Series 3000 Aluminum Windows have defects and have caused damage. Viking denies all of the allegations. The Courts have not made any rulings or decisions about who is right. Am I a Member of the Class? You are a Class Member if you own or formerly owned property in California with a building in which Viking Series 3000 Aluminum Windows were installed on or after January 1, 1989, unless you have already opted out, filed a pending claim or lawsuit on or before the'date of this Notice alleging the Viking Series 3000 Aluminum Windows have defects, or already litigated, released, and/or dismissed claims against Viking involving Viking Series 3000 Aluminum Windows. How Do I Know I Have the Windows? www.vtkingaluminumwindowsettlement.net. The Claims Packet provides detailed information about how to make a claim. What IfI Want to Exclude Myself from the Settlement.'? If you do not want to participate in the settlement you must serve, whether in person, by mail or by facsimile, so received no later than August 18, 2010, a properly completed Request for Exe!,Js.lo. 1, at;) n, h, ),, property ,.,=-,,.t exclusion, please visit the settlement website at www.vikingaluminumwindowsettlement.net or call the Settlement Administrator at (866) 247-8762. What If I Wish to Object to the Settlement A hearing at which the Courts will consider whether to order Final Approval of the settlement has been scheduled for August 27, 2010 at 222 E. Weber Avenue, Stockton, California, Dept. 42. You have the fight to be heard in person or through an attorney in support of or in opposition to the settlement, in order to have your objections considered, you must send a letter of objection to The Clerk of the Court, 222 E. Weber Avenue, Stockton, California 95202, which letter must include all of the following: 1) the name and title of the You can determine whether you have the Windows by lawsuit (Deist, et al. v. Viking ln&tstries, Inc., Case No. looking for several identifiers on the Windows, including: i) CV025771; Cartwright, et al. v. Viking Industries, Inc., Case an "AAMA" label that includes a Manufacturers Code No. 2:07-cv-2159 FCD/EFB); 2) your objection(s); 3) a indicating Viking Industries and Series Nos. 3100, 3300, description of any law supporting your objection(s); 4) a 3600, 3700 and 3800, or 2)the word "Viking" is imprinted on statement of whether or not you or your lawyer will ask to the window latches and the window is made of aluminum, speak at the hearing, and if so, for how long and 5) copies of any documents you or your lawyer will present at the hearing. What is the Proposed Settlement? Your letter must be filed with the court no later than August Under the proposed settlement, Viking has agreed to 18, 2010 and you must also'serve, whether in person, by mail compensate Class Members for certain types of damage or by facsimile, so received no later than August t8, 2010, caused by the windows and to which none of the enumerated copies of your letter and supporting papers on Class Counsel exclusions apply, up to a maximum of $500 per property or Stuart Eppsteiner, Esq., 12555 High Bluff Drive, Suite 155, individual living unit ifa condominium or town home. San Diego, CA 92130, to Class Counsel David Birka-White, In addition, attorneys representing the class ("Class 411 Hartz Avenue, Suite 200, Danville, CA 94526, and on Counsel") represent that they have not been paid any fees or Viking's counsel, Kevin P. Cody, Ropers, Majeski, Kolm & costs they have advanced to prosecute the actions. Class Bentley, 50 W. San Feruando Street, Suite 1400, San Jose, Counsel will be requesting that the Court approve their CA 95113. For further details or questions, please visit the settlement w e b s i t e at request of $5.6 million for attorney's fees, costs and expenses. Any attorneys' fees, costs and expenses to be awarded Class www.vikingaluminumwindowsettlement.net or call the Counsel are separate from, and will not affect or reduce, the Settlement Administrator at (866) 247-8762. benefits to the Class Members. What lfI Have Questions or Need Further Information? Your Options If you have any questions, you may contact (1) the If you are a Class Member you have the following three Settlement Administrator at (866) 247-8762; (2) Class choices: 1) participate in the settlement; 2) do not participate Counsel Stuart Eppsteiner at (858) 350-1500 or at in the settlement by excluding yourself from the settlement; or 3) object to the settlement How Do I Participate in the Settlement? You must mail a completed Claim Form, postmarked not later than December 1, 2010, to the Settlement Administrator. You may obtain a Claims Packet by calling (866) 247-8762 or by visiting the settlement website at Published LCT, June 22, 29, July 6, 13, 2010 Published FRB, June 23, 30, July 7, 14, 2010 stuarteppsteiner@eppsteiner.com, or Class Counsel David Birka-White at (925) 362-9999, or at dbw@birka-white.com; or (3) visit the settlement website at: http:/www.vikinaluminumwindowsttlement.net PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THE COURT OR THE CLERK'S OFFICE FOR INFORMATION sentative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consentdd to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on: July 26, at 9 a.m., at the Superior Court of California, Room 104, Dept. 2, County of Plumas, Courthouse, 520 Main Street, Quincy, CA 95971. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the peti- tion, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objec- tions with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the date of the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as pro- vided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Signed: Attorney for Petitioner: James P. Pace, Esq., State Bar No. 141862, 448 Hitt Street, Reno, NV 89501; 775-323-5178. Filed May 28, 2010 Deborah Norrie, Clerk of the Court By R Marchetti, Deputy Clerk. Published FRB June 23, 30, July 7, 2010 Lien Sale Public Lien Sale Notice is hereby given that it is the intention  to sell the personal property below to satisfy'i a lien imposed in said property pursuant to Section 21700 of the Business and Professional Code, Section 2328 of the UCC, Section 535 of the Civil Code. Quincy Mini Storage will sell al public auction sale by competitive bidding on June 26, 2010, at 10 a.m. on the premises where said proper- ty has been stored and which are located at Quincy Mini Storage, 1972 Lee Road, Quincy, California, which consists of miscel- laneous personal property stored at Units: No. 47, Angela Waiters No. 86, Amber Dinsmore No. 107, Andree Transue No. 159, Sean Tweedle No. 273, Deborah Burton No. 301, Dustin Lindstron No. 320, Ed Flores Includes furniture, bikes, tools, toys, washer, dryer, etc. Published FRB June 16, 23, 2010 Public Notice Caribou Curve Safety Project The Plumas National Forest, Mt. Hough Ranger District, is preparing the environ- mental analysis in order to issue a Special Use Permit to The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to improve the alignment on a section of Highway 70. The section of Highway is east of Caribou Corners and located in T25N, R7E, Sections 17 "-'J r "r. .... :.. ...... 1,4 .^^1:.. L.-- u)lu v. 111 iJ,vjt wvu,u ,u,,,i u, roadway to improve the existing compound curve by a combination of excavating the existing cut slope and constructing a gabion retaining wall on the fill side of the roadway. The purpose of this project is Io reduce the number and severity of accidents this loca- tion. If you" have comments or need more infor- mation please contact Peggy Gustafson, Public Service Staff, by June 30, 2010, at 39696 Highway 70, Quincy, CA 95971, (530) 283-0555. Comments may be (t) mailed; (2) hand delivered between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weekdays; (3) faxed Io (530) 283-1821; or (4) electronically mailed to pgustafson@fs.fed.us. Please indicate the name "Caribou Curves Safety Project" on the subject line of your email. Comments submitted electronically must be in rich text format (.dO, plain text (.txt), or Word (.dco). Published FRB June 23, 2010 SCOPING NOTICE USDA FOREST SERVICE Plumes National Forest Mr. Hough Ranger District Plumes County, CA Opportunity to Comment The District Ranger of the Mt. Hough Ranger District is seeking public input on three pro- posed mining operations: two mining Plans of Operations and one Mineral Materials Sale Contract. The first Plan of Operations would allow the proponent to conduct mining activities on claims located on National Forest System (NFS) lands west of Greenville, CA, in T26N, ROE, Section 4. This operation would involve excavation and processing on site of a 400 ft section of NFS road 26N81. The road may be closed for 30 days or longer for process- ing and road restoration. This plan would be valid for a period of one (t) year. Occupancy on the claim would be in self-contained recreational vehicles throughout the operat- ing period. The second Plan of Operations is for contin- ued underground exploration on an existing claim located west of Taylor Lake, in T27N, R11E, Sections 27 and 34. This operation includes pick & shovel exploration, and maintenance of an existing road, gate, and too[ shed. The Mineral Materials Contract is for extrac- tion and removal of 20 tons of decorative rock from an existing excavation site south- west of Antelope Lake in T26N, R12 E, Section 4. The sale would be at fair market value. It is possible additional contracts would be issued if more material is present in this outcropping. Forest Service regula- tions require this type of sale to be offered to other interested parties. This public notice is intended to discover if any other parties are interested in purchasing the material. This comment period is intended to provide those interested or affected by these propos- als an opportunity to make their concerns known prior to a decision being made by the Responsible Official. These decisions are not subject to appeal. How to Comment and Timeframe Written, facsimile, hand-delivered, oral and electronic comments concerning these actions will be most helpful if received by July 7, 2010. Please submit comments to Donna Duncan, Minerals Administrator, Mt. Hough Ranger District, Plumas National Forest, 39696 Highway 70, Quincy, CA 95971, by phone at (530) 283-7614, by fax at (530) 283-1821 or by email to comments- pacificsouthwest-plumas. mthough @fs.led.us Comments received, including the names and addresses of those who comment, would be considered part of the public record on this proposal and would be avail- able for public inspection (Authority: 40 CFR 1501.7 and 1508.22; Forest Service Handbook 1909.15, Section 21). Published FRB, IVR June 23, 2010 First Street, Quincy property sale NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE T.S No. 1254271-10, APN: ,116,263-03-0000 TRA: N0fst' [O,N' NO:. Xkix'xx1053 R'EF:" Ma{allana; Martin IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED November 29, 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROP- ERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On June 29, 2010, at 11:00am, Cal-Westem Reconveyance Corporation, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded December 04, 2006, as Inst. No. 2006-0010743 in book XX, page XX of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Plumes County, State of California, executed by Martin Matallana, A Single Man, will sell at public auction to highesl bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or feder- al savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank AI the main street entrance to the county courthouse, 504 Main Street Quincy, California, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the proper- ty situated in said County and State described as: Completely described in said deed of trust The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real prop- erty described above is purported to be: 211 First St Quincy CA 95971 The undersigned v ....... .:__,_: ...... ,: ........ f0 aay : .... IIUO[ WIIQIIIIO QII IIQOIIli  Illl" rectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition or encum- brances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obliga- tion secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $227,874.16. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any rea- son, the successful bidder's sole and exclu- siva remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bid- der shall have no further recourse. The ben- eficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. Regarding the property that is the subject of this notice of sale, the "mortgage loan servicer" as defined in civil code 2923.53(k)(3), declares that it has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to civil code section 2923.53 and that the exemption is current and valid on the date this notice of sale is recorded. The time frame for giving a notice of sale specified in civil code section 2923.52 subdivision (a) does not apply to this notice of sale pursuant to civil code sections 2923.52. For sales information: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pro (6191 590-1221. Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, 525 East Main Street, P.O. Box 22004, El Cajon, CA 92022- 9004 Dated: June 07, 2010. (R-316687 06/09/10, 06/16/10, 06/23/10) Published FRB June 9, 16, 23, 2010 can't do that?" Simpson asked. The director told her she thought it would take a full-time person to do the financial work on the grants alone, splitting time between the two half-time workloads. Simpson followed up by asking if the county would be expected to fund the posi- tions when the grant ended. "No. I'm hoping to get more grant money, and if I can't, then the positions will be eliminated at the end of the grant," Reinert assured her. Simpson asked what would happen if the state didn't end up releasing more prisoners than in prior years. Reinert said the grant was targeted for her department's "high-risk offender case- load," and would be useful whether or not the state changed its prison policies. She explained that high- risk offenders were those who needed more super- vision than the average criminal because they were deemed to be at a higher risk to re-offend, She said the people who fit into that category but didn't commit violent crimes would be placed in an electronic monitoring program "to help eliminate the overcrowding in. the j all." Simpson aSk'ed how many prisoners were expecteffto be returning to the county jail as part of new rules. The probation director re- sponded that she didn't have specific numbers but a parole association reported it expected "a huge impact on every county." Sheriff Greg Hagwood said the early release law passed last year would have resulted in more than 30 prisoners re- turning to the county, had it been passed at the beginning of that year. He also told the board he was watching other potential laws move through the Legis- lature "to transfer basically the state prison population burden from the state to the counties." The sheriff added that these probation grants would "assist our county and my agency specifically in devel- oping alternative sentencing prograiiiS a,d diveriing people from custody into these programs where ser- vices can still be rendered but mechanisms will be in place to monitor and safeguard public safety." BOS Chairwoman and Chester Supervisor Sherrie Thrall asked County Admin- istrative Officer Jack Ingstad why Reinert's requests to get exceptions to the county hiring freeze hadn't come through the cr.itical staffing committee. Ingstad said the probation director told him time was of the essence in terms of getting the grants. Thrall said the idea of hiring people with grant funding gave her "a little bit of heartburn" because the board recently came under fire for considering the elimination of the museum assistant director, after just filling that position last year. She said a constituent she respected told her it was wrong to "hire somebody, have them move their family here, have them doing a good job, and then cut the position." Thrall continued, "I know that when we authorized the fill of that position we made See Grants, page 11A