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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010 3A Park district begins planning for new land Delaine Fragnoli Managing Editor Thanks to two recent ac- quisitions, the Central Plumas Recreation and Park District has more than dou- bled the size of Pioneer Park in East Quincy, and officials are ready to hear ideas from the public about how to use the land. The first hcquisition is a three-acre parcel that runs north-south from Pioneer RV Park to Highway 70 and east- west from the Caltrans main- tenance yard to Pioneer Park. The second acquisition is one acre and includes the old Forest Service scaling sta- tion. This parcel has legal ingress and egress onto High- way 70, which the first parcel lacks. The district paid $95,000 to Ralph Wittick for the first parcel and received the sec- ond as a donation from the National Park Service. Jim Boland, general man- ager of the park district, led a tour of the land Saturday, Aug. 28, during the Commu- nity Wellness Fair. He said the district wanted an "open planning process." The district has a year to refine ideas before submit- ting proposals for Proposi- tion 84 grants. Boland said the grants could be for as much as $500,000. One idea, said Boland, was to create a gravel access path from the parking area near the RV park to the backside of the barbecue pavilion. This would make it easier for people carrying supplies to the pavilion. Other ideas that have al- ready been suggested include a fitness track, a dog park and a "modest" indoor recre- ation facility. Boland pointed out the park district was seven years into a 10-year agreement with Feather River College for use of some of its athletic fields. "Some fields may not be available in the future," he said, and the new land "has the capacity for soccer fields if necessary." Boland said his experience taught him "don't overextend yourself. If you build some- thing exotic and think, they will come, they won't. You can't exceed your capacity." The parcels have some physical constraints; too. The adjacent Caltrans yard is all paved, and water drains onto the Wittick parcel. There's al- so a culvert to be considered. Caltrans wants to keep an ex- isting swale on the property. Some old pavement still sits on the lot, the parcel slopes uphill toward the high- way, and Pacific Gas and Electric has a powerline and easement near the highway. The pavement at the old scaling station is buckling. But among the assets, there is electric and water at one corner of the lot. The properties also have good access, with a bus stop on the corner of Highway 70 and Pioneer lbad and a bike path to the north and south. The parcels are zoned com- mercial, but recreation facili- ties are allowed with a per- mit. Until long-term plans are formalized, the district has proposed an interim manage: ment plan. The plan calls for the district to incorporate the Jim Boland, general manager for Central Plumas Recreation and Park District, describes possible park improvements during a tour Saturday, Aug. 28, of land recently acquired by the district. Photo by Delaine Fragnoli parcels in its insurance pro- gram. The district will conduct a more through site safety au- dit and address any existing of potential hazards. It will perform periodic site inspections and cleanup as necessary, and will maintain existing vegetation as an aes- thetic backdrop to Pioneer Park, The district will look at how to limit unauthorized ve- hicle access and parking. In addition, it will consider potential interim uses that could produce revenue. The land was used in July for overflow camping for the Community Supper turns 8 The Quiady Community camaraderie and service de- The Core Mfidsi:,eaiil7 ' ' that schedules the hosts and oversees other details of the dinner wishes to thank everyone who has participat- ed, either as a host, helper or supper guest. In addition to good food, the supper abounds in good conversa- tion, laughter and music. It is typical for groups to sign up to host again, finding the experience fun as well as re- warding. For more information on attending or helping to host a supper, should call Com- munity United Methodist Church at 283-1740 or Plumas Crisis Intervention Resource Center at 283-5515. Supper celebrates its eighth birthday today, Sept. 8. The communitywide effort began serving Sept: 11, 2002. The concept for this min- istry was developed by the leaders of the Quincy faith communities, who organized a task force in response to a need identified by the Lifeboat Committee, com- posed of a number of social service organizations and in- dividuals with a particular concern about hidden hunger in Plumas County. The Quincy Community Supper is not a soup kitchen; rather, it is a ministry of hospitality, table fellowship, signed to feed not only the hunger of the body but also the hunger of the heart. More than 45,000 meals lat- er, the QCS is going strong, said organizers, thanks to the grace of God and the Sup- port of so many in the com- munity. Every Wednesday a church or other organizat.ion, 42 to date, prepares and hosts the free supper, and the entire community is invited. The supper takes place at 6 p.m. at Community. United Methodist Church at 282 Jackson St. Those who can make a donation or help in a variety of other ways. High Sierra Music Festival. 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