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! 16A Wednesday, July 14, 2010 Feather River Bulletin I~ VENDOR, from page 1A Festival, and would be Indian Valley and Feather door salesmen or people Bryant-Grant told the exempt from the require- River Canyon Supervisor hocking stolengood, supervisors most business ments. Robert Meacher asked if He thought the county owners were assessed more The attorney explained "So who's going to go people at farmer's marketsshould have business licens- on their property values, these types of vendors werearound and check if they would have to get licenses, es for everyone, which he creating an added expense already precluded from oper- have the license?" Quincy Morris said the board contended would be helpfulthat itinerants did not have ating on highways or countySupervisor Lori Simpson would have a list of"recog- in economic development topay. property, asked, nized community events" because the chambers and She argued that code In a telephone interview, Thrall said the sheriff's that did not require licenses, the county would have a bet- enforcement would level that Morris said the written office would take on that Vendors at those and otherter idea of what businesses playing field more. permission rule was not responsibility, events would still have toexisted in the county. Eastern Plumas Supervisor intended to apply to door-to- Bryant-Grant told the comply with enviPonmental He also implied the fees Terry SwoffordaddedPortola door salespeople, board she had already spoken health requirements and oth- could go to business-friendly had recently passed rules Morris told the board that with a vendor who was errules, uses. that were very similar to vendors participating in pleased he would be payingMeacher said his impres- Later in the meeting, these. larger events already have less on an annual basis and sion was that the emphasisThrall told him she agreedBryant-Grant said a large permits addressing this wouldn't have to come in on enforcing the licenses that would be good, beforepart of the effort wouldbe the topic, like the county fairevery month to renew his would hurt more locals than adding that was not the topic sheriffs office running back- and the High Sierra Music licenselike before, it would stop shady door-to- in front of the board now.ground checks on itinerant i!iiii iiiiiiii! 18 Styles * 4 Sizes In Stock Free Delivery Financing Available! REG. 499. , REG. ! TWIN SET,. ,,. FULL SET,. ,,. TWIN SET _. ,,,. REG. 124L II QUEEN SET,.,o. KiNG SET _. ,,. QUEEN SET_.,,,. SET m,,,. ,,ms. In ALL PRICES LUS SALES TAX. 2830 MAIN STREET, SUSANVILLE 257-7788 CA LIC 448528 vendors before licenses were approved, "to see if there's any warrants, if they're a pedophile, if they're a drug dealer." Thrall aid, "A lot of this is an outgrowth of our brick- and-mortar businesses com- ing to us and saying 'we're here, we're paying property tax, we're paying business tax as far as coffee machines and whatever equipment.' "We're contributing to every charity that comes to our door and then right ne xt door to us comes in a vendor for three days and sells the same thing and undersells us because they don't have all this overhead. The problem was to look at how to level the playing field. "You obviously can't re- strict free enterprise from coming and being there, but we do have some control over knowing who they are and if there's a problem how to find them." Meacher asked how the committee came up with the $20 fee amount. Thrall said the group was trying to strike a balance between covering license administration costs and reducing the annual cost for vendors who spent a.lot of time in the county. The focus was to get more information about vendors who did not own property in Plumas but came in and out, The chairwoman added people had not been following the previous rules and this change would make it easier for the sheriff's office to provide enforcement. Soroptimist International of Quincy is, once again, accepting applications for the Continuing Education Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must be a graduate from Quincy High School, and have com- pleted two years of college and be entering the third year of college. The deadline for applications is Aug. 31. Applications may be picked up at Coldwell Banker Pioneer Realty, 314 Main St. in downtown Quincy, or call Sue Miller at 283-0370 (work) Ann Taylor, Liz Claiborne, Talbots, Chico's ... Come check out the brands you love 8ister8 ( loset "Gently Used Clothing for Women" 367 Main Street, Quincy * 283-1779 Support the local economy/ REP If it's Jng we can' ll find some o can. CONSTRUCT:ION SINCE 1984 General Building Contractor Calif. Lic. #453927 (530) 283"2035 i!