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Community News Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2001 3A i mE Illeust to the local superior court The land auction was set in judge, who was authorized to motion and advertised both Public Utili- have the properties surveyed, locally and in the Tahoe area. serves resi-decide who owned what prop- Olney said his office re- of Johnsville, has erty and who lived on the ceived hundreds of calls, but add to its cof- property in 1867. on the day of the auction, on- to a land auction According to Judge Garrettly about 50 people showed up Aug. 24. Olney, that in the 1920s, if and only a few ended up bid- an during the they could prove continuous dingon the properties. When miners first occupancy from 1867, they One of the parcels is virtu- Creek in would retain title, ally unbuildable; another Olney said the property would take a lot of creative City, which had to have remained in the engineering to build on and Tap around the bankssame family, being handed the last was situated in an ex- was a rough and down from one generation to cellent location and was suit- Itown not fit for fami- the next, in order to keep the able for building. property. As bidders began arriving, miners took their "For more than 40 years they checked in at the quail- children up the Plumas County did nothing,fying table, where court they could set up until Judge Bert Janes or-clerks verified the amount of raise their chil- dered a survey of the area in cash or cashier's checks in la Pure and tranquilthe 1960s," said Olney. hand. Several of the residents The bidders were allowed the town of proved ownership at that to bid only up to the amount began, with min- time, and more property, they had in hand; all sales tents, which which was left unclaimed, were final and cash due at y replaced was dispersed in the 1970s. the time of sale. "When I took office in 1998, The first two parcels were eventually be- I found out that there were auctioned off fairly quickly-- Shanties and the still some unclaimed lots and one for $1,000 to John La- Sthen became cabins,further, that the court was tourette and the second sold of the gold rush now the owner of them," said to Jeffrey Gamboni and Ken- Ligh present day, Olney. neth Brewer for $25,000. became very On behalf of the court, The prime parcel bidding homes, which does not wish to be in opened with a bid of $10,000 time, questions be- the real estate business, O1- and continued upward until arise about which ney decided to sell the three it was finally sold to Kather- belonged to whom parcels of land. ine Agnew for $87,000. the location of the "The law reads that when Agnew said she owns the the parcels are sold, the pro- adjacent property and want- the 1920s, the state ceeds are to go to the local ed to make sure the addition- the property utility district," he said. al parcel would remain emp- \ ar~ ilA ,, Court bailiffs and sheriff's deputies were pro- the Johnsville land auction to make sure of dollars entrusted to the court clerks until after the auction. It was anticipated that 1 200 people might show up for the auction. At )ffetwhetPeha i:gJ:d,sed =: iwierdeal t 50 people Expert Interior & Exterior Painting I! Reasonable Rates [I Dave McKee II _ II Karen St,, Quincy 283-117 _ Country Burger Get It Hot or Cold Cold tuna sandwich on Wheat bread with lettuce, tomato & mayonnaise, OR a tuna melt on grilled rye with Swiss cheese. Either served with fries & large drink. Lindan & Main, Quincy 283-3911 Everything in yarn & gift shop 50% off until Sept. 30, 2001 Jewelry Yam Dolls Girls Items Hand Knitted Sweaters and more! & girl shop is closing but sewing & alter- Will still be available on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday each week. I]tr me Kohler's Yarn & Gift Shop 116 Main St, Quincy 283-o6o8 Call anytime for emergencies Serious bidders started checking out the location, thought it was worth. ty, at least for the time being. Ralph Hanna, chairman of the public utility board, said the additional money is much appreciated. Hanna said one of the ma- jor challenges facing the dis- trict is the need for more wa- ter. He said the district needs to extend lines up the canyon another 1,800 feet and the least expensive way is with If you have experienced roots in your sewer line, have it checked out. You may need a Root Removal Yearly Maintenance Program. This can prolong the life of your main sewer line, saving you time & money. Brotlght to you by: PlumbingJHeating/Sheet Metal Co. Inc. 283-1605 Look fiJr a new notice next u~'~,k/ PSI 2001 ~]E) S~rv~r~ Norlh Ea~ern California) INVESTIGJg Criminal--Civil--Business ;~ ;~ Workers ~.o~oer~$alion Criminal History ~,~"~.>'. ~"~ ~ Acct"hi InvestigationPersonal Injury ~. . :'~ Photo and V'K:Ieo Surveillance Business & Creclil ~"~,'~lJ.~*-i~/ "~ Business Hi$1ory Interviews & Statements r ~ ~~ ". 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To register, call Bob Peeler at 832-4277, ext. 271 Eastern Piumas Health Care 'P .ople Ilelping People'" Photo by Terri Da0ust arriving early for the land auction in Johnsville, Aug, 24, size and terrain and forming an idea as to what they portable plastic pipe. Although the money won't The board's second goal iscure all the problems in to finish the fire loop for fire Johnsville, Hanna said it will protection for Johnsville resi- go a long way in improving dents, the quality of life in the small This will include hydrantscommunity and the safety of and steel piping, according to its residents. Hanna. WILL YO0 BE MY EYE DOCTOR? We would be happy to be your eye doctor. 86% of children under the age of 6 have never had a vision and eye examination. And more than 5% of children starting kindergarten have an eye or vision problem. Please call Drs. Gilman and Gilman for more infor- mation. 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