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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, June 27, 2012 9A Dan McDonald "I came in here with the for economic development right now." Bars will have just one per- Staff Writer idea of building an economic never gained any tractionO'Sullivan's departure isson representing the county dmcdonald@plumasnews.comdevelopment program with-with county leaders afterpart of alarger restructuring board. There will no longer in one year," he said. "But it that. of Plumas Corporation. The be representatives from the Greg O'Sullivan's stay in became very obvious within "For economic develop- make-up of its board and county's chambers of com- Plumas County turned out to the first 90 days that the ment to be successful, the even its mission statement merce. be a short one. Just seven funding was going to be defi- county has to designate awill change beginning in Ju- The new Plumas Corpora- months, cient from the county. With- lead entity, fund it and be re- ly. tion board will be comprised At its Wednesday, June 20 out local buy-in, some skin sponsiblefor it," he said. Economic development of two members of Feather meeting, the Plumas Corpo- in the game, there is just no Despite failing to achieve will no longer be part of the River Coordinated Resource ration board of directors ownership of the program." his goals, O'Sullivan said he non-profit's mission state- Management, two people handed a lay-off letter to O'Sullivan, who began as isn't leaving with a chip on ment. The board will be re- representing Plumas County their executive director, executive director Jan. 1, his shoulder, duced from its Current 13Fire Safe Council, one repre- O'Sullivan. faced an immediate setback "Not at all. In fact, I would members to nine. senting the Upper Feather "This wasn't a surprise," when the county cut off its come back in a heartbeat," Instead of each of the five River Watershed, one mem- O'Sullivan said. "I had full funding to the visitors bu- O'Sullivan said. "I love the county supervisors appoint- ber from each Resource Con- knowledge that the boardreau. area. I love the people. It's ing a representative fromservation District, one at- was going to do this. He said his ideas and plans just a tough business climate their districts, the supervi- large member and one from the Board of Supervisors. O'Sullivan said Plumas Corporation, which will be up to 90 percent grant fund- ed, will focus on fire-safe and erosion control projects. "Plumas Carp will be in very good shape," O'Sullivan said. "There are going to be a lot of projects." O'Sullivan, who still lives in Red Bluff with his wife, Alison, said he plans to re- turn to the economic devel- opment consulting business. He and Alison have owned Economic Development On- call since 1996. Public m eting for proposed rate increa Dan McDonald out potentially reducing the The board said it had Staff Writer employees' workweek from hoped to have a new general 40 hours to 35. The work-manager in place by July 1. week was increased from 35 However, directors said a The East Quincy Services to 40 hours in September new GM likely won't be hired District's five employees 2011. until later in the summer. won't be taking additional Hughes said the board Directors Greg Margason pay and benefits cuts -- at should wait until a new gen- and Ernie Eaton have been least for now. eral manager is hired before reviewing applications for By a unanimous vote, the it considers reducing em-the general manager posi- EQSD board of directors de- ployee hours, tion. They said a field of 12 cided that recent budget cuts "I would like to see the had been narrowed to four fi- and eliminating a cost-of-liv- new manager come in and nalists. ing pay increase were seehowhe or she thinks (the The board directed its enough to balance the fiscal district) should be run,"counsel, Robert Zernich, to 2012-13 budget. Hughes said. "If it could be come up with a format to in- "I would like to see usrun efficiently in a 35-hour terview the finalists. One of leave the present employee week, then the manager the formats under considera- benefit package as is," direc- could make a recommenda- tion is to interview the final- tar Howard Hughes said dur- tion to the board. And weists during an open public ing the board's meetingwould seriously look at it." meeting. Tuesday, June 12. "I think everybody has paid a pretty steep price, and we need to give this a little more consid- eration." The directors didn't rule or REPAIRING: DOORS TRIM WINDOWS PLUMBING ROOFING ELECTRICAL If it's something we can't fix, we'll find somebody who can, CONSTRUCTION 1984 General Building Contractor Calif. Lic. #453927 (530) 283-2035 set for July Former EQSD general Board takes pay cut before making his motion. manager Mary Henrici is re- The EQSD board voted to The reduction will cut the portedly one of the finalists, cut its pay by 25 percent, directors' stipend from $60 to Henrici resigned from the Eaton made the motion, $45per meeting. position last fall to become which was seconded by general manager of the ser- Hughes. Margason and Budget hearing vices district ir Rio Linda. Green made the vote unani- A public protest meeting Shawneen Howe, who was mous. Director BillPeay was for the proposed 2012-13 EQSD's bookkeeper, has absent, budget and rate increase been the district's acting "We've taken action on is scheduled for 7 p.m. Man- general manager since Octo- employees. We may be day, July 2, at the EQSD her. making other adjustments office. Henrici ran for a seat on on the budget somewhere The district is proposing a the EQSD board in Novem-along the line. And I don't 3 percent increase in sewer bet. Mike Green was elected think that we ought to berates. 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