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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012 9A Debra Moore Staff Writer dmoore@plumasnews.com sentiment." His organization "promotes opportunities for quality, human-powered win- ter recreation and protecting Snowmobilers and outdoor winter wonderlands." enthusiasts packed the small But there were other parts of conference room at the Beck- the map to discuss in addition wourth Ranger District last to the west side meadow. Tuesday morning to comment on winter access at Lake Davis. Groomed trails Voices were raised and Local veterinarian Martin barbs exchanged, but Lisa Sed- Schafer was one of many in the lacek, the plan's project man- audience who favored making ager, kept the group on topic, no changes to the lake's winter This was the third public access and wasn't a proponent meeting to discuss motorized of grooming the trails. He said and non-motorized travel as that he had been riding snow- well as wildlife concerns mobiles in the area for 20 years around the lake during the and has witnessed a decline in winter months. Sedlacek pre- the number of users. "The area sented a new map that pro- is used less and less," he said. posed groomed trails, staging "Why don't we just wait and areas, trails dedicated to non- see." motorized travel and, perhaps He also expressed concern the most controversial, an area that the meetings weren't well west of the lake that would be advertised and weren't at a de- closed to all motorized traffic, sirable time. "Ten a.m. on a That area was slated for re- Tuesday morning. How many strictions due to wildlife con- working people can be here?" cerns, principally to protect heasked. the nesting areas of three pairs Schafer drew support from of bald eagles. 35-year local resident Joseph The meeting was designed to Gottas, who said, "I'm with collect public comment about Martin Schafer. I don't think the proposed plan, though we should have any more re- some in the audience said they strictions." His remark drew thought that the Forest Service applause from the audience. had already made its decision. Some attdndees agreed that they didn't want groomed Eagle protection trails such as those at Gold Trent Saxton, aresident who Lake, which one man de- resides at Lake Davis, and per- scribed as "a zoo." haps the most outspoken com- While many local riders menter of the morning, pep- didn't want groomed trails, pered the Forest Service repre- Jeanne Graham of J&J Grizzly sentatives with questions Storeand Camping Resort said about bald eagles and then that they were an important shared his own research He draw for tourists. "This county suggested that rather than is going to die if we don't get close the entire area, 100-yard people in here. It's economics." perimeters should be estab- "Personally, I'd like to see lished around the nests to pro- fewer people up here, but I get tect them. what you're saying," admitted He then held up images cap- Schafer. But he suggested that tured by his security camera, marking the trails better and They showed military jets fly- in a more clear manner would ing low over the lake, which he suffice. "There's nothing about claimed would be far more dis- a groomed trail that makes it ruptive to the eagles "I'm try- better," he said. ing to stay somewhat calm Still others said that having while I say, "You've lost your a groomed trail could provide frickin' minds .'" better access for more inexpe- Plumas County Supervisor rienced snowmobilers. Saxton Terry Swofford said he thought said that perhaps a groomed the bald eagles were just being trail would be appropriate on used as an excuse to close the the east side, but he didn't meadow. "Snowshoers and think that it required the ex- skiers disturb them more (than pense ofa groomer. snowmobiles)," he said. "I see this as another means of con- Environmental process' trolling people and I'm ab- Sedlacek said she was trying solutely opposed to doing this." to get consensus on what Swofford went on to compare should be done, but both the what was happening with the county's public works director, eagles at Lake Davis to what Bob Perreault, and the deputy happened with the spotted owl. forest supervisor, Laurence "I see it like the spotted owl Crabtree, said that the project that closed our timber indus- would have to follow the envi- try," he said. "We went from ronmental process. one of the richest counties to "The NEPA process is not a one of the poorest." democratic process," Perreault Sedlacek asked the audience, said. "Consensus in the room "If we eliminated the hash won't buy you anything." marks (referring to the mead- He explained that an analy- ow closure area) would that be sis of options would need to be OK?" presented to the public for "Yes, we'd all go home," Sax- comment, but that the deci- ton said. sion-makers would have the fi- But it wasn't to be that sim- nal say. He said that he expect- ple. ed a coordinated effort with the There were those in and out county. of the audience who favored Crabtree said that the closing the meadow. Sedlacek process "would stay connected read excerpts from several let- with the county," and a couple ters she had received, includ- of alternatives would bepro- ing one from a Portola resident posed, analyzed and then put who wrote that they liked out for the public to review. snow-covered meadows in pris- When pressed for a timeline, tine condition and "don't let Sedlacek said that there wasn't the snowmobilers mess it up." one. She would collect the com- Bob Rowen, a Reno resident ments and then the forest su- and vice president of Snow Lands Network, who attended pervisor would advise her on the meeting, said that "setting how to proceed. aside some area for a quiet, Comments may be mailed to peaceful ski," could expand the Lisa Sedlacek, Project Manag- area's tourism base with er, Plumas National Forest, skiers. Beckwourth Ranger District, "An infusion of cash could P.O. Box 7, Blairsden, CA come from outside the area," 96103; dropped off at the ranger he said, and added that he station at 23 Mohawk Road in thought the input "was Blairsden; faxed to 836-0493 or heavily weighted toward local emailed to lsedlacek@fs.fed.us. Trent Saxton, left, gestures as he talks to Lisa Sedlacek, a project manager for the Beckwourth Ranger District. Sedlacek was taking public comment on plans for Lake Davis. More than 40 interested residents showed up, with most advocating no changes to lake access during the winter months. Photo by Debra Moore '~ OSV - Over Snow , Travel Route Based on 03/07/2012 Meeting ~olx))ed i s~g~g~ea -""- Groomed " : ="== Groomed or Ungroomed,~ :' ~ ==== Non-Motor;zed Trail :~' ~:~ " ," Area of Witdlife Concern ;.i~i "~?~ Wildlife Protection Zone, I: ~::[~ "--'7"~':i " No Motorized Traffic i: This map indicates some tentative ideas for winter travel around Lake Davis. When it was presented during a public meeting last week, most in attendance objected to the proposed wildlife protection zone on the west side of the lake, and many were opposed to groomed trails, fearing that it would lead to more access restrictions later. Map courtesy U.S. Forest Service PUBLIC NOTICES Bids for snow plow fling portions of work for subcontracting; pro- erty by contacting the county recorder's office ed at INVITATION FOR BIDS vision of assistance in bonding and financing; or a title insurance company, either of which http:l/www.fs.fed.us/emclapplit/36cfr218a.ht SEALED PROPOSALS must be delivered to technical assistance; etc.may charge you a fee for this information. If m. Only those individuals and organizations the Plumes County Clerk of the Board, 520 Plumes County reserves the right to reject you consult either of these resources, you who previously submitted written comments Main Street, Room 309, Quincy, California any and/or all bids or to utilize any alternate should be aware that the lender may hold specific to this project during scoping or other 95971, clearly marked =SEALED BID QUIN- procedures as authorized by California Public more than one mortgage or deed of trust on public involvement opportunities have stand- CY GANSNER AIRPORT, HEAVY-DUTY Contracts Code Sections 20166 and 20167, the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY ing to file an objection (36 CFR 218.6(a)). lt is SNOW PLOW, until 2:00 p.m. local time on and accept such bids as are to the best inter- OWNER The sale date shown on this notice not subject to the notice~ comment, and AUGUST 23RD, 2012, at which time and est of the County. No bidder may withdraw of sale may be postponed one or more times appeal procedures of 36. CFR 215. place they will be opened and publicly read higher bid for a period of s~xty (60) days after by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a Objections will only be accepted from those aloud. These proposals shall be for furnishing the date set for the opening thereof court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the who have previously submitted written corn- all labor, material, tax, transportation, equip- Published FRB California Civil Code. The law requires that ments specific to the project during scoping ment, and services necessary forthedelivery Aug. 8, 15, 2012 information about trustee sale postpone- or other opportunity for public comment. of all equipment covered by AlP Project No. ments be made available to you and to the Written, facsimile, hand-cleliverad, and elec- 3-06-0191-10, Heavy-Duty Snow Plow, at Ouincy property sale public, as. a courtesy to those not present at tranic objections will be accepted for 30 cal- QUINCY GANSNER Airport, QUINCY, NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE TS No. 12- the sale. If you wish to learn whether your endar days following publication of a legal Plumss County, California, 0037584 Title Order No. 120153237 APN No sale date has been postponed, and, if applic- notice in the Feather River Bulletin (anticipat- Specifications and other contract documents 115-151-006-000 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT able, the rescheduled time and date for the ed August 8, 2012). The publication date in may be examined at the Airports Department, UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED saio of this property, you may cal11-800-281- the newspaper of record is the exclusive Plumes County, 198 Andy's Way, Quincy, 04112/2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION 8219 or visit this Intemet Web site means for calculating the objection period for California 95971, Telephone (530) 283-6299. TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY www.racontrostco.com, using the file number this proposal. Those wishing to object should Further information and Instructions for BE SOLDATA PUBLIC SALE. iF YOU NEED assigned to this case 12-0037584. not rely on dates or timaframe information Bidders may be obtained from the County of AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF Information about postponements that are provided by any other source. It is the respon- Plumes Airports Department.THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU very short in duration or that occur close in sibitity of persons providing objections to sub- The total number of days allowed to complete SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is time to the scheduled sale may not immedi- mit them by the close of the objection period. all work called for in this contract shall be 150 hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPA- ately be reflected in the telephone information Written objections must be submitted to: calendar days. The days shall be counted NY, N.A as duly appointed trustee pursuant or on the Intemet Web site. The best way to Randy Moore, Reviewing Official, USDA from the day of the wntten Notice to Proceed to the Deed of Trust executed by MICHAEL J. verify postponement information is to attend Forest Service, Regional Office R5, 1323 issued by the Owner MEISENHEIMER AND ARIN L. MEISEN- the scheduled sale. RECONTRUST COMPA- Club Drive, Vallejo, CA, or via facsimile to Bids must be from an appropriately licensed HEIMER, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT NY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd CA6-914- (707) 562-9229. Theoffice business hours for vendor/ contractor, must be sealed and TENANTS, dated 04112/2008 and recorded 01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone/Sale those submitting hand-cleliverad objections accompanied by cash, a certified or cashier's 4/17/2008, as Instrument No. 2008-0002755, Information: (800) 281-8219 By: Trastee's are: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m Monday through check, equivalent to ten percent (10%) of the in Book, Page, of Official Records in the Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. Friday, excluding holidays. Electronic objec- proposal, payable to the order of Plumes office of the County Recorder of Plurnes is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. tions must he submitted in a format such as County, to guarantee that if a proposal is County, State of Calitomia, will sell on Any information obtained will he used for that an email message, plain text (.txt), rich text accepted, a contract will be entered into and 08/3112012 at 9:00AM, At the Main Street purpose. FEI # 1006.164115 8/08, 8/15, format (.rtt), portable document format (.pdf), its performance secured. A Bidder's Bond to entrance to the County Courthouse, 520 Main 8/22/2012 or Word (.doc) to the following emait address: like effect and amount with a corporate sure- Strsetl Quincy, Plumas County, CA at public Published FRB appeals-pacificsouthwest-regional- ty will be acceptable for this project. Bids auction, to the highest bidder for cash or Aug. 8, 15, 22, 2012 office@fs.fed.us. An objection must include: must be in writing and signed by or on behalf check as described below, payable in full at objector's name, address and phone number; of the bidder, time of sale, all fight, title, and interest con- signature or other verification of authorship Each bidder must supply all the information veyed to and now held by it under said Deed LEGAL NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF EA upon request (scanned signature for elec- required by the bid documents and specifica- of Trust, in the property situated in said Grass Flat Hazardoua Fuels Reduction tronic mail is acceptable); identification of the tions. County and State and as more fully described and Forest Neslth Restoration Project lead objector if multiple names are listed; the Each bidder must complete, sign and furnish, in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The The Plumes National Forest is pleased to name of the proposed project; name and title with his bid, the =Certification of Non-segra- street address and other common designa- announce the August 8, 2012 availability of of the Responsible Official, and name of the gated Facilities" and the pertinent race-neu- tion, if any, of the real property described the Environmental Assessment (EA) for the National Forest and/or Ranger District on tral Disadvantaged Business Enterprise above is purported to be: 107 CLAREMONT Grass Flat Hazardous Fuels Reduction and which the proposed project will be imple- forms as contained in the Bid Proposal. DR, QUINCY, CA, 95971. The undersigned Forest Health Restoration Project. The EA merited. It is .the objector's responsibility to Disadvantaged business enterprises will be Trustee disclaims any liability for any incor- has been prepared in accordance with the provide specific issues related to thu project afforded equitable opportunity to submit bids raciness of the street address and other com- National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, and to suggest remedies which would resolve in response to this invitation and will not be mon designation, if any, shown herein. The Sierra Nevada Forest Plan Amendment Final the objection. Incorporation of documents by discriminated against on the grounds of race, total amount of the unpaid balance with inter- Supplemental EIS Record of Decision (2004), reference is not allowed. Copies of the EA color, sex, or national origin in consideration est thereon of the obligation secured by the the Plumas National Forest Land and and additional information regarding the EA for an award of any contract entered into pur- property to be sold plus reasonable estimated Resource Management Plan (1988) and the and/or the objection process can be obtained suant to this advertisement, costs, expanses and advances at the time of 2003 Healthy Forests Restoration Act (HFRA) from Shoran Parker (Project Leader) at (530) Women will be afforded equal opportunity in the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is Sections 104-106. The project has been 534-6500 or sparker@fs.fed.us. Please put all areas of employment. However, the $349,106.27. It is possible that at the time of designed in collaboration with the Plumes Grass Flat Project in the subject line to be employment of women shall not diminish the sale the opening bid may be less than the County Fire Safe Councils, area residents, recognized in the timeframe of the objection standards of requirements for the employ- total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, and other interested parties. The USDA period. ment of minorities, the Trustee will accept cashier's checks Forest Service proposesto reduce hazardous Published FRB Monthly progress payments shall be made to drawn on a state or national bank, a check forest fuels; establish 1,815 acres of defensi- Aug. 8, 2012 the Contractor for the value of the work com- drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a hie fuel profile zones (DFPZs), while promot- pleted during the preceding month, less a ten check drawn by a state or federal savings and ing fore'st health and restoring natural recre- NATIONAL FOREST TIMBER FOR SALE percent (10%) security withhold, loan association, savings association, or sav- ation settings and scenery aesthetics in and PLUMAS NATIONAL FOREST This project is subject to the Buy America ings bank specified in Section 5102 of the around the Little Grass Valley Reservoir. The The Turner MP Thin Sale is located within Preference provisions of Title 49 United Financial Cede and authorized to do business Forest Service also proposes to establish 56 T24N, R13E, $3-10, 15-22, 27; T24N, R12E, States Code (USC) Chapter 50101. in this state. Said sale will be made, inan"AS . acrasofgroupselectbn, to restora watershed $11-13,15-16,21-23; T25N, R13E, $31-32; Retainage From Payments: Pursuant to IS"conditlon, but wlthout covenant or warran- health, maintain restore T25N, R12E, $25,36; M.D.M. The Forest Section 22300 of the California Public ty, express or implied, regarding title, posses- fiparlan/aquatic/wildlife habitats, and manage Service will receive sealed bids in public at Contract Cede, the Contractor may elect to sion or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebt- plantations. The project area borders the Beckwourth Ranger District, Plumas National substitute securities for any monies withheld edness secured by said Deed of Trust, Little Grass Valley Reservoir and lies approx- Forest, 23 Mohawk Rd, Blairsden, CA 961o3 by the County to ensure performance under advances thereunder, with interest as pravid- imately 3 miles from the community of La at 10:00 AM IocaLtime on 09/10/2012 for an the contract. At the request and expense of ed, and the unpaid principal of the Note Porte, California on the Feather River Ranger estimated volume of 138 CCF of Douglas Fir the Contractor, securities equivalent to the secured by said Deed of Trust with interest District, Plumes National Forest. The pro- sawtimhor, 412 CCF of Incense Cedar saw- amount withheld shall be deposited with the thereon as provided in said Note, I~lus fees, posed action has the potential to produce 3.8 timber, 862 CCF of Lodgepoia Pine sawtim- County, or with a state or federally chartered charges and expanses of the Trustee and of million board feet of timber volume with bio- bar, 4633 CCF of Ponderosa Pine/Jeffery bank as the escrow agent, who shallthen pay the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. If mass estimated at 12 percent and 92 direct Pine sawtimber, 3 CCF of Sugar such monies to the Contractor. Upon satis- required by the provisions of section 2923.5 and indirect jobs. Comments were received Pine/Western White Pine sawtimber, and factory completion of the contract, the securi- of the California Civil Coda, the declaration during scoping from December 14, 2011 6484 CCF of. White Fir/Red Fir sawtimber ties will be returned to the Contractor. Such fromthe mortgagee, beneficiary or authorized through January 17th, 2012. The marked or otherwise designated for cutting. securities, if deposited by the Contractor, agent is attached to the Notice of Trustee's Responsible Official, Earl W. Ford anticipates In addition, there is within the sale area an shall be valued by the County, whose deci- Sale duly recorded with the appropriate signing the Decision in August 2012. The estimated volume of 12193 CCF of sion on valuation of the securities shall be County Recorder's Office. NOTICE TO Grass Flat Project is available electronically Combined Softwood gm bio cvthatthe bidder final. Securities eligible for investment under POTENTIAL BIDDERS If you are considering for your review at: http://l.usa.gov/NZ6vhw, agrees to remove at a fixed rate. The Forest this provision shall be limited to those listed in bidding on this property lien, you should The preferred alternative is Modified Service raserves the fight to reject any and all Section 22300 of the Public Contract Code understand that there are risks involved in Alternative B based on the responses we bids. Interested parties may obtain a prospac- and Section 16430 of the Government Code. bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bid- received during the open comment period, tus from the office listed below. A prospectus, Race Neutral DBE Goal- There era no DBE ding on a lien, not on a property itself. Placing Objection Process: The Grass Flat Project is bid form, and complete information concern- project goals established for this project. At the highest bid at a trustee auction does not part of the Herger-Feinstein Quincy Library ing the timber, tha conditions of sale, and this time Plumes County will meet the DBE automatically entitle you to free and clear Group Forest Recovery Act Pilot Project. submission of bids is available to the public goal on federal assisted projects through race ownarship of the property. You should also he Therefore, the Grass Flat Project EA has from the Beckwourth Ranger District, Plumes neutral measures. Plumes County supports aware that the lien being auctioned off may been prepared under the provisions of the National Forest, 23 Mohawk Rd, Blairsden, the use of race neutral measures to facilitate be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder Healthy Forest Restoration Act (HFRA) CA 96103. The USDA is an equal opportunity participation by DBEs and other small busi- at the auction, you are or may be responsible authority of 2003 (P.L 108-248), and is sub- provider and employer. nesses, and encourages prime contractors to for paying off all liens senior to the lien being ject to the objection process pursuant to 36 Published LCT subcontract portions of their work that they auctioned off, before you can receive clear CFR 218.6 (a). It is not subject to the notice, Aug. 7, 2012 might otherwise perform with their own title to the pmpsrty. You are encouraged to comment and appeal procedures found at 36 Published FRB, IVR, PR forces. Raoe/gender-neutralsteps includethe investigate the existence, priority, and size of CFR 215 (36 CFR 218.3 subpart A). Aug. 8, 2012 following: unbundling large contracts; identi- outstanding liens that may exist on this prop- Information on the objection process is post-