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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, July 11, 2018 13A Care Flight recently put into service a new ambulance serving the American'Valley area, bringing the total to four. Plumas 4 went into action July 3 to help take the pressure off of Plumas 1. Plumas I is the ambulance that the , community helped purchase through donations. It is only 2-years-old, but already has 60,000 miles on it. With an aging fleet and the increase in call volume and demand, Care Flight decided to purchase another ambulance. This will ensure that there is a reliable fleet as the other two ambulances are 16- and 11-years-old and more prone to mechanical issues. Photo submitted .Main Entrance 21 / Affects Plumas and Lassen counties After another wet winter, suffering the lasting effects The department may issue warming temperatures and,of over five years of restricted temporary winds are quickly drying out drought." burning permits if there is the abundant annual grass " Since Jan. 1, CalFire andan essential reason due to crop. firefighters across the state public health and safety. The increasing fire danger have already responded toAgriculture, land posed by the high volume of 2,357 wildfires, management, fire training, dead grass and hotter drier While outdoor burning of and other industrial-type conditions in the region is landscape debris by burning may proceed if a prompting CalFire to homeowners is no longer CalFire official inspects the suspend all burn permits for allowed, CalFire is asking burn site and issues a special outdoor residential burning residents to take that extra permit. within the State time to ensure that they are The suspension of burn Responsibility Area of prepared for wildfires bypermits for residential Plumas County as well as in maintaining a minimum of landscape debris does not Lassen and Modoc counties. 100 feet of defensible space apply to campfires within This suspension took effect around every home and organized campgrounds or June 30 at midnight and building on their property on private property. prohibits all residential and being prepared to Campfires may be outdoor burning of evacuate if the time comes, permitted if the campfire is landscape debris such as Here are some tips to help maintained in such a branches and leaves, prepare homes and property: manner as to prevent its "This year is turning out - Clear all dead and or dying spread to the wildland. to be just as volatile as last vegetation 100 feet from A campfire permit can be year. The public cannot let around all structures, obtained at local fire stations their guard down and must - Landscape with fire or online at continue to be involved in resistant plants and PreventWildfireCA.org. preparation efforts for the non-flammable ground For additional information upcoming wildfires," said cover, on how to create Defensible Chief Ken Pimlott, CalFire - Find alternative ways to Space, on how to be prepared director. "Again, this year dispose of landscape debris for wildfires, as well as tips the abundant dead grass will like chipping or hauling it to to prevent wildfires, visit only serve as a fuse to the a biomass energy or greenReadyForWildfire.org. heavier vegetation still waste facility. :, canna Carolyn Shipp Staff Writer cshipp@plumasnews.com Cannabis enforcement in Plumas County is going to take some extra work and some extra hands. At the July 3 Board of Supervisors' meeting, Sherriff Greg Hagwood asked for four positions within his department to be reclassified to include cannabis enforcement. One of those four positions will be a new assistant cannabis code compliance position. County Counsel Craig Settlemire also requested the board hire a hearing officer for cannabis code enforcement public hearings. Currently, cannabis growth in the county is limited to six plants per residence, according to a moratorium passed in November 2017. The county passed the moratorium before it established a plan to enforce it, and the enforcement plan em was only just recently approved. Cannabis code enforcement is typically the job of the code enforcement officer stationed in the county building department. However, because of the potential danger and need for expertise in the field of cannabis code enforcement, the board moved the enforcement to the sheriffs office. Hagwood said at the meeting that the civil code enforcement is a different process and uncharted territory. The sheriffs office works off criminal codes and has to follow the regulations and processes within that code structure. With the addition of cannabis code enforcement, the sheriffs office has to understand the civil code process in order to effectively abate growths and penalize offenders. "It is a completely different process than the environment of criminal codes we have been working in," said Hagwood. rceme The enforcement ordinance, passed May 31, went into effect at the beginning of July, giving the sheriffs office the green light on moratorium enforcement. The sheriff asked the county for $100,000 to cover the costs of the expanded and new positions, and cover other costs such as fuel and supplies. The board approved his request to have human resources reclassify to the positions. Settlemire also asked for the county to support an additional position. The County authorized an agreement between attorney Lynn Strom to serve as the . hearing officer on behalf of the board. Strom will be coming to the county two Wednesdays.a month to facilitate public hearings for cannabis code offenders, which is a part of the civil code enforcement process the sheriff will enact. "I am thankful we don't have to do this," said District 4 Supervisor Lori Simpson. e Quincy Natural Foods and Twin Pines Cooperative Foundation established the Quincy Natural Foods Cooperative Community Fund in 2005 to provide financial support to local non-profit organizations. A total of $975 will be donated in 2018. Granting Criteria I) Grants will be given to non-profit and/or cooperative organizations. 2) Grants will be given to organizations whose purpose and activities address these issues: Agriculture, Food, & Hunger Environment Community Cooperatives 3) Preference will be given to organizations based and operating in the local area. 4) Preference will be given to organizations with annual budgets of less than $50,000. Stipulations 1) Funds may not be used for political or lobbying efforts. 2) QNFC requests that funds be spent locally whenever possible To apply, pick up an appfication at Quincy Natural Foods Co-op or Feather River Food Co-op or apply online at www.qnf.coop For more information, call us at 530.283.3528. Application deadline: gust 17th, 2018 Sand & Gravel Decorative Rock Mulch & Manure ! 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