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Community News Wednesday, Aug. 1,2001 3A Keller Proposed rate increas- CUstomers in the Quin- Services Dis- not that dramatic are compared to Sidents pay in other new rates go into el- Quincy resi- pay more than counterparts in alley, East Quincy, Portola. ;o, residents' rates than the county s that sup- md sewer ser- eek, the Quincy Services District (QCSD) is scheduled to ap- prove a new set of rates, which will help fund a 10- year, $5.3 million improve- ment project. The new rates will include a $44.71 water and sewer charge for typical customers. By comparison, Plumas Eu- reka Services District cus- tomers pay about $66 a month. Customers in the Grizzly Lake Resort Improvement District pay $47 for water and sewer. Portola residents pay near- ly $38 a month. The Chester Public Utili- ties District charges about $27 a month for residents. In Indian Valley, residents pay about the same. On average, Plumas Cqun- ty residents pay about $47 a month. East Quincy Services Dis- trict customers pay about $33 a month. But, because they use QCS- D's sewer treatment plant,. East Quincy customers will see an increase soon. If the East Quincy board decides to pass along QCSD's 28 percent increase to cus- tomers, they could see their overall bill jump to more than $38. Like QCSD customers, resi- dents who use a lot of water pay a lot more for their monthly services. Similarly, businesses and com industry pay a different rate, often more than residents in many instance~ Bob Reed, a consultant who developed the QCSD finan- cial plan, said officials were careful when looking at the new rates. "The board really wanted to minimize rate increases," Reed said. The challenge for QCSD was to balance the district's "existing obligations with fu- ture needs," he said. By 2011, most residents will see a monthly water and sew- er bill of at least $67. The district, which is scheduled to approve the rate increases at an Aug. 9 meet- ing, is trying to accomplish several goals at the same time. One goal is to renovate the district's aging water and sewer system. The other is to improve the district's overall financial stability, enabling the dis- trict to schedule future re- pairs and upgrades without having to seek major rate in- creases. "A pay-as-you-go financial model is the goal," Reed said. One of the projects that will be funded by the new rates will be the Coburn Well, a $350,000 water project that es- sentially could replace the de- fective Norton Well. The Norton Well was closed down a year ago by QCSD when the district re- ceived complaints about odors exuding from it. Although the district tested the well, the results have been inconclusive. One sample showed small traces of what is known as MTBE, a fuel oxygenate that can contaminate water through fuel spills and leaks. But other tests have turned up negative, district officials say. Another test has been con- ducted, and the district is waiting for the results to de- termine if the well can be re- turned to service. ne to the Cat what the sign door of 2453 East ul East Quincy. of ill repute OUr community? not! It's the new Plumas Animal Cat Adop- a local grassroots founded in 1999. end the needless adoptable animals County Animal main activity is and kittens Otherwise be put the county facili- home is in the occupied Merrilrs Quin- nary Center. "We to lose Merrill's " said PAWS' and director, Leaf, "but very was willing to Portion of his build- proud of our Leaf continued. Place of our own to rescue more d )rovide them care. It will adop- tunities and in- participa- the "Cat House" through Fri- to 2 p.m. or by for an ap- interest- cat or kitten, more about to stop by. a ove to its new housed its res- the spare bed- and in a located at Pet & Tack. De- space and limited budget, SUCceeded in res- t 400 Cats since it on two years rescues its animals ~- '7 PAWS Director Stephanie Leaf invites everyone to PAWS' new cat adoption center in East Quincy. only from Plumas County Animal Control. It does not accept animals from private individuals. "We need to fo- cus our limited resources on the animals in the greatest jeopardy of immediate death," explained PAWS' as- sistant director, Marlene Summerfield. "We also try to encourage private individu- als to take responsibility for the cats in their care," she said. Although PAWS rescues exclusively from the county animal shelter, PAWS re- ceives no county funds, and no funding from any other omsid,e source. 'We are sup- ported entirely by individual donations," said board mem- ber and volunteer Dony Rockwell, "so contributions from the community are vital to our survival." "More volunteers are also needed," said board member Carla Gray who, along with her husband, Jon Gray, trav- els from La Porte to work at the PAWS facility one day a week. "With more volunteers we could extend the facility's open hours and that would translate into more adop- tions," she added. If you're interested in vol- unteering or donating to PAWS, please call 283-2244, or stop by the PAWS' Adoption Center at 2453 E. Main Street, Quincy, Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Contri- butions may be sent to PAWS, P.O. Box 125, Quincy, CA 95971. \ Car Payments As Low As SHADETREE AUTO SALES 283-9740 Flushing your water heater and changing rods will extend the life of your water heater. The cost to do so is a fraction of the cost of a new water heater. Brought to you by:" Pfumb~ng/Heating/~heet Metal Co. {no. 283-1605 l.~Jk.for a rl~.u' notice nov/zl~'ek' ~'PSl 2fX)I INVESTIGATIVE SERVICES" ] California State License P.I. 14614 Lake Almanor _____J Summer Clearance - . 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