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Tu ay, Aug 1 2001 From Page One am Continued from page gA transition. I will be open- minded and do what's best for the public." 3 klmrvl mr Supervisor Bill Dennison is seeking another term to rep- resent the Chester/Lake A1- manor area. Not only is he running for District 3 super- visor, he is also seeking the role of second vice president for the National Association of Counties. If successful in that bid, Dennison would be the presi- dent of all county supervisors in 2005. Dennison said he does not know if he willbe opposed in the March primary. Attorney It's believed that James Re- ichle will not seek another term as district attorney, but Reichle was out of town and unable to comment on his fi- nal decision by press time. Assistant District Attorney Jeff Cunan has announced that he will seek the office. Cunan said he plans to run for the office whether or not Reichle chooses to run again. Sheriff Len Gardner said he "absolutely" plans to seek another term as sheriff. Gardner defeated then As- sistant Sheriff Walt Nelsen in 1998 to win his first term as sheriff. AZ~HMm~ Chuck Leonhardt said he plans to seek another term and said he is not aware of any other candidates plan- ning to run for the office. Auditor Newly appointed auditor Mike Tedrick will seek his first full term in the March primary. The board of super- visors appointed Tedrick ear- lier this year, after former Auditor Mary Mooney opted to retire before the expiration of her full term. Smp t Khmt Dennis Williams is both the superintendent of the Plumas Unified School District and the superintendent of the County Office of Education, but he must run for election in the March primary to re- tain his lead role in the coun- ty office. This will be the first time Williams runs for the office. He was appointed by the school board to fulfill the term of former County Super- intendent of Schools Bill Cot- tini. Cottini resigned before the expiration of his full term to accept another position. When Cottini resigned, the school board combined the superintendency of both enti- ties in one individual to save administrative costs. If Williams were not to seek the county office of edu- cation position, or, if he were unsuccessful in his bid, then the roles would be split again. For that reason, Williams who had planned to leave the district, said he will remain as Plumas Unified School District Superintendent, and that he will run for the coun- ty office position. "I don't want to be guilty of dividing the positions," Williams said. County Clerk Judith Wells announced she will not seek another term as county clerk/recorder. Wells has long planned to retire at the end of her third term. Wells said she is unsure of who will seek her office, and at this time, she is not en- Filing dates dorsinga candidate. Candidates in the March Q primary election may collect Tmmmm/Tax Collector in-lieu signatures from Sept. Barbara Coates said her 28 through Nov. 22. Collecting "plans are uncertain at this signatures allows candidates time," when asked if she to offset the cost of their ill- planned to seek another ing fees, which range from term. $99 for the county superinten- Coates, who is now the dent of schools to $711 for the president of the National As- district attorney. Filing fees sociation of County Treasur- are based on a percentage of ers, will complete that role in the base salary of the posi- July of 2002. She then serves tion. a year as past president of the Declarations of candidacy organization, may be submitted from Nov. If Coates want to complete 12 through Dec. 7. the full year as past presi- The election is scheduled dent, which would conclude for Tuesday, March 5. midway through 2003, she Runoffs will be conducted must seek another term in during the November 2002 Plumas County. general election. Those elect- Coates will have until Dec. ed will take office Jan. 1, 2003. 7 to decide; that is the final date that an individual can file to run for office. he said. "Whether you have 10,000 in one and 2,000 in an- other, you still represent them." Continued from page 1A want to be included in all meetings that affect the Board chairman Don Basin. Clark, who began the meet- ing by saying a decision Henise, and several others would be reached, told his fel- at the supervisors' meeting, low supervisors that "staff expressed concern over the has given us virtually every possibility of Quincy being conceivable alternative." represented by three supervi- sors. Clark said, "Each and every one of us is making "Please don't divide Quin- concessions and it's now time cy into three supervisors; it's to unify behind this alterna- already too fragmented," res- tire." ident Michael Jackson said. The board approved the "You really don't want to new plan with one negative have three supervisors repre- vote: Ken Nelson. He, like senting Quincy," Taylorsville Ross, believed that the dis- resident and community ex-tricts should be more equi- pert Jonathon Kusel said. tably distributed in popula- Former supervisor ties. Leonard Ross wasn't worried about Quincy, he was wor- Following is a brief look at ried about the 11 percent pop- the districts: ulation differential. Under Caradoc, District 3's popula- DiZzier 1 ties is 7.11 percent below an District 1 includes 4,335 equal distribution of popula- people, which is 4.08 percent ties and District 1 is 4.08 per- more than 20 percent of the cent above equal population, total population of Plumas "The law says within 10 County. It includes the corn- percent," he said. "You aren't munities of Delleker, Portola, being fair to the rest of the Beckwourth, Chilcoot and people of Plumas County." Vision. It lost a portion of Though Ross threatened to Iron Horse to District 5. take the issue to court, in the week following the meeting, 2 he decided against taking District 2 now includes that step. Hamilton Branch and has a Another former supervi- total population of 4.014 and sor, John Schramel, dis- is 3.63 percent below its equal agreed with Ross. share of the population. Dis- "I'm in favor of geographytrict 2 includes Canyon Dam, and community of interest," but not the West Shore of More than 3,600 acres of timberland were con- sumed by a lightning- caused Incident reported at noon Thursday, July 26. At the peak of the fire, 1,400 flrefl&qlters, 30 engines and 14 air- craft were present. Burn- Ing through an area heavy with white fir and underbrush, the fire burned hot in places, while in others it resem- bled a controlled burn. For details and more photos, please see Page lB. Photos by Victoria Metcalf EXHIBIT A. CARADOC \ +3.5t% 3 0 3 ~ 9 "Cm~dio," adopted by the Plumas County Board of Ir41~ Jvly 34, is ~ final plain for the now ,I ai districts. Lake Almanor. Its bound- tion of 3,869, which is 7.11 even distibution of the popu- cent high. aries with District 4 and 5 re- percent below an even distri- lation. Districts 3 main the same. bution of population, for an election primary. Di tflot 4 District 5 picks up a por-will seek District 3 lost Hamilton District 4 picks up more of tion of Chandler Road and a trict 3 Branch but retained the Chandler Road and has a to- portion of the Iron Horse de- will not seek Walker Ranch area and the tal population of 4 95, which velopment. It has a popula- (See related West Shore. It has a popula- is 3.12 percent higher than an tion of 4,311, which 3.51 per- SHADETREE AUTO SALES I I I I I |11 283-9740 (530) 283-1569 CA Contractors PAUL Mum)om='s FLOORS TO P.O. Box 1122 CA Cell (530)