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~r ''Z Serving Quincy and Surrounding Areas Since 1866 crease in spending over last year--much of it stemming College will from an increase in state $8.1 million funding. 2001-2002 fiscal Similarly, the state budget includes the same increases of the col- for all community colleges. plan, nearly In addition, the college has will be devoted budgeted more than $1 rail- benefits, lion in funding that the board plan is ex- has no autonomy over. Undergo some Much of the fundIng must it receives the be spent on state and federal approval projects, including help for disabled and disadvantaged the college students and welfare-to-work additional funds, programs. as much as $350,000, The part of the budget the a federal timber re- board has authority over in- cludes $254,000 to operate the Possible that the Quincy Athletic Club, which fund balance--the is changing its name to the the college Feather River Fitness and the 2000- Recreation Facility. uld jump In a separate decision, the !Predicted $,500,000. board approved a plan to bor- the board threw row up to $500,000 to reno- behind a prelind- vate the club. on of the budget But Paul Thein, the col- monthly lege's dean of student affairs, told the board he does not ex- .'w Spending plan pect renovations to cost more an 8.3 percent in- than $350,000. Mget at a glance outlines Feather mvw College's Imdget. A final budget will be adopted noon meeting in Greenville. Expected revenues Property taxes: $2,519,813 Enrollment fees: $231,326 State apportionment: $4,551,1 72 Forest revenues: $14,000 Lottery: $150,000 Interest income: $26,000 Health fees: $16,000 Tuition: $43,000 Other state revenues: $25,000 BegOther local revenues: $9,975 inning fund balance: $500,000 Expected costs (certified employees): $2,482,382 (classified employees): $1,919,826 Fringe benefits: $1,085,158 BOok and supplies: $175,603 Operating expenses: $1,675,223 Capital outlay: $73,840 Reserves: $674,254 10 11 quincy Communny m rates By D=we geller Staff Wnter The Quincy Community Services District, seeking $5.3 million to fix the town's dilapidated water and sewer system, is scheduled next month to increase rates for resl- dents and businesses. All customers will see increases of more than 8 percent in 2002 and more than 7 percent in 2003, fol- lowed by seven years of 3.7 percent increases. Under the current pro- posal, which the district will seek to ratify on Aug. 9, a typical household will see its water and sewer bill jump from about $44 today to about $67 by 2011. Some businesses, such as motels and restaurants, could see their monthly bids Jump from the "" $240 they are paying now to about $330 in a decade. Before the first of the formal increases in 2002, customers will see imme- diate changes in how their bills are structured. That could mean In- creases right away for res- Idents and businesses. Most residents will see increases of I percent to set the sta@e for the 2002- 2011 increases. And businesses will see increases right away, ranging fi-om about 1 per- cent for motels to more than 13 percent for bust- ness offlcee. Others, such as restau- rants, will see their bills dip about 4 percent More permanent increases start next year. water and in Quincy The following chart outlines proposed immediate rate adjustments for water and sewer services for customers of the quin y Community Services District. The rates will increase over the next 10 yeer &gee o wa- I Single-family 1 t.; $44.27 1544.71 Buelne office 7.SO,m l$42.56,.m= Ubrery ~.~e. ~ =~~ . $74.17 = mor~ $10~.94amon~ Grocery (no s.p=.,o $337.95amom $476.00 ,, Auto rep=r $1eo.s3.,, $302.77.,,== Slg ' -m m hold, a public hearing was al 30 days to submit their sary instead of a negative de scheduled for Saturday, June concerns to the Sierra Dis- claratlon, which didn't ad- hill on Eureka 30, at Pluma's Eureka State trict Department of Statedress all of the environmen- Oon be only a Park and was attended by Parks regarding proposed tel issues such as impacts to does not about 45 concerned citizens, improvements to the Ski historical sites, biological af- Proposed im- Among those who attended Gold Mountain ski hill. fec/s, or lack of controls for according to were John Knott, State De- Many chose to voice theirusers. concession- partment of Parks and Recre- concerns during the meeting, Garner said, if an environ- ation Sierra District superin- many of which focused on mental impact report were to already invest- tendent; Ken Anderson, se- traffic and speeding, be required, the proposed im- $250,000 Into nior ecologist for the Sierra Although the ski hill is on- provements would most like- at the District; Mike Krause, ly in operation during the ly be pulled. of bringing Plumas Eureka State Park winter months, residents I feel we can work together to the mountaIn,ranger; Don Clark, district said traffic and speedingto mitigate any issues with- improvements county supervisor; and Tom were a year- round problem out an environmental impact for the ski hillHunter, Plumas County di-for the area. report, which would cost rector ofpubUc works. The availability of waternearly 500,000. We just don1 osed improve- Representing Ski Gold was another issue, but Fox have those kinds of funds," approved by Mountain were Peggy Gar- explained that little water she said. of Parks and ner, concessionaire, and Pat was used at the ski hill and The proposed improve- but approval wasFox, ski hill manager, bottled water was brought in ments to the ski hRl include because it was Anderson began by statingfor consumption, the installation of a chair lift proper notice had there would be no decision A few said they were not and skating rink, with the ex- to residents in made during the day and that against the improvements pansion of the lodge and a residents and concerned citi- but felt that an environmen- new mechanical shop for ski put on zens would have an addition- tel impact report was neces. See Gold Digger Days draw county's sportsmen. See page 1G. Old West: Park hosts Uving History Days. See page lB. Obitu e Page 5B CImmlfled : Page 2D Ophdon: Page lOB Lettem= Page llB PmmWvt mW As mamas made their way up down l.awrea@e and Maim streets In QulNI , the h'=Me slewed te Wlt of mmmml leold woro ut is semo oatSamhki pd , In- Um I m ,Umt AJX (See fer pN4OL)