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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010 11A RECOURSE, from page 1A United Health Group "holds lots of investments from other agencies in California, and this kind of an action ... would be of great concern." "We got the impression that the bondholder was going to look to the district to be proactive," said Gross. When Kimmel asked if buy- ing back the bonds would be considered proactive, Gross enumerated a number of possible proactive measures, returning to the possibility of a lawsuit against Measure B. "It could mean buying (the bonds) back. Another option would be maybe make some further assurances to make the debt service payments. "Another type would be, 'We think you really ought to be going out and taking legal action to challenge the validity of that measure.'" While board member Va- lerie Flanigan and secretary Fred Thon appeared to con- sider that idea, Elliott and Kimmel remained undaunted in searching for an alterna- tive that wouldn't challenge the Measure B tax cap, which voters passed Aug. 31 with 52.39 percent of the vote. Eniott again suggested pay- ing back the $2 million, adding, "$50 at that point would be more than adequate to service the last million." Gross then seemed to back away from pointing to the in- evitability of a legal chal- lenge. "There may be several ways to handle it. I just want- ed to let the board know we were proactive yesterday in trying to get ahead of the dis- closure requirements ... to build on a good relationship ... to open up as many doors as we can to think about how we might creatively address the issue." Kimmel hammered home the need to find an alterna- tive to a legal challenge. "I, for one, don't want to be seen as trying to stop this vote from happening. The election was done. It's valid. It seems like some way we can work this out between us and the bondholders. "I know it's put us in a difficult position, but to go back and try to challenge the legality of the vote is not somewhere I want to go." After the meeting, tax cap proponent Skip Alexander, who sat quietly through the proceedings, said he was surprised and pleased with the way things went. The board adjourned to closed session to discuss Hathaway's new contract. The session stretched past the 4:30 p.m. start of the board's general meeting. Board president Dr. Mark Satterfield announced at the beginning of the regular meeting that the board would return to its closed session contract discussion at the end of that meeting. At the close of the second closed session, there was no reportable action; contract negotiations continue. The regular board meeting was notable for its lack of rancor, given months of anger and the marked, emotional division between what became known as the "cappers" and the "savers." At the conclusion of the meeting, hospital directors each made remarks and, though there was some weariness and worry as to whether hospital employees might begin to jump ship be- cause of the election results, most comments ranged from creative to conciliatory. Bill Elliott said, "There is life after an election ... I'd like to see a group get together to ... propose some options." He suggested several him- self, including using money available from the $3.2 million and some further borrowing to renovate the existing building; merging with a larger hospital; or joining with another hospital district ("easier said than done"), most likely Indian Valley. Elliott said he was very open to others' ideas. The advisory group he envisions would create a list of possibil- ities, with a short description of how each one could work. John Kimmel said, "I want to be careful people don't think the vote isa vote saying 'We're not for the hospital.' I'd love to see why those 52 percent voted. I think it's important to know. "Was it 'We don't want to afford it. We can't afford it. We think it's the wrong time. We think it's the wrong project. We don't use the hospital' ... or misinforma- tion. I'd really like to find ouL" Kimmel also said he want- ed hospital employees to know the board intended to keep the hospital strong, and they shouldn't "leave our employment because they think this hospital / is going downhill." Val Flanigan thanked com- munity members on both sides, including "Skip and the group for giving the tax- payer a voice." She hoped for a hospital advisory group similar to the Quincy Library Group, made up of commu- nity members, from both sides of the issue, who would "help figure out the future of the hospital." Fred Thon lamented the wasted time he felt the board has spent trying to come up with a solution for the hospi- tal ultimately rejected by the community. Finally, Satterfield rather eloquently raised his concern that community fears over the depressed economy might be the catalyst for self- fulfilling prophecy. In stop- ping the new hospital building, he asked, "Are we creating the very thing we're most concerned about?" PIKE, from page 1A governor's support. Since Cox's death, the attorneys are looking for another legislator to champion their cause. "It would be more efficient and save everyone money," said Diepenbrock. At the last city council meeting, Gross also brought a resolution before the council for an addendum to the contract between the city and the plaintiffs' law rims, Diepenbrock Harrison (Sacramento) and Robertson and Benevento (Reno, Nev.). The addendum adds clarity and strength to the city attorney retaining complete control and veto power regarding the city's claim before the state. Gross said the original agreement stipulated the same, but a recent Supreme Court decision regarding contingency fee arrange- ments in class action suits, made it advisable to clarify the language. The council ap- proved the resolution before going on to discuss the case. In answer to a question from citizen Bill Mainland as to how this veto power af- fected the other plaintiffs, COMMUNITY CORNER Gross replied, "Not at all. The city only has veto powers over the settlement of its claim and with respect to the strategy regarding its claim. The city couldn't veto any settlement with respect to any other plaintiff." He also explained contin- gency fee arrangements. "What we have here basically provides that we (the city) don't pay money unless we prevail in the lawsuit. The re- covery of the fee is based on the success of the lawsuit." Gross felt that the percent- ages in the contract (17 per- cent of net recovery to the city if settled before it goes to trial and 33 percent there- after) were "favorable costs to the city." He said generally 33 percent of the amount recovered went to attorney fees before trial and up to 40 percent thereafter. Citizen Larry Douglas asked Gross how long the suit was likely to take. Gross responded, "This could be a Complex case. It's not likely to be resolved in less than a year." But, Gross said, "The good news is: The class was certi- fied. The state now has an uphill battle to appeal and overturn that decision." COMMUNITY CALENDAR. Thursday, Sept. 9 Meeting of the Quincy Green Thumbs, 10am at Noreen Thompson's home; 2501 Ameri- can Way. Tour Noreens' garden and trade seeds. Bring a bagged lunch. AA, noon, 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex - Or- chard House. Quincy. Women's Support Group, Every Thurs., 1-2 p.m., Plumas Crisis Center, 591 Main St., Quincy. Call 283-5515. A!-Anon,  r3  p. m;.,. U,0 i t .esI Methodist,::hurch,= upstairs tin back. Forfamilies & friends of al- coholics. Women's Circle, 6-7:30 p.m., PRS offices, 711 E. Main, Quincy, 283-0866. NA, 7 p.m., 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex - Or- chard House. Quincy. Troop 130, 7 p.m., Church of Je- sus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. 283-3953. Pistol shooting, sponsored by Quincy Sport Shooting Assoc., Gopher Hill site, every Thursday, 6 p.m., (arrive by 5:30 p.m.) weather permitting. Quin- League of Women Voters, 2nd Thurs., 10:30 a.m. - noon, Quin- cy library meeting room Call 283-0485 for more info. Quincy Green Thumbs, 2nd Thurs., 10 a.m., Library Confer- ence Room, Jackson St. St. John's Cribbage Club, 2nd and 4th Thurs., noon, St. John's church hall, 176 Lawrence St. For info, call Lin Bixby, 283-9102, or Sherry McKee, 283-4066. Sept. thru May only. Explorer Post 81, Quincy Volun- teer Fire Dept. Explorer Program, meets 2nd and 4th Thursdays. For info call Sarah Anderson, 530-276-1503. Feather River Resource Con- servation District Board meet- ing, 2nd Thurs., 7 p.m., Plumas Corp. office, Quincy. Public wel- come. 283-7512 for more info. Friday, Sept. 10 AA, noon, 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex - Or- chard House. Quincy. NA, 6:30 p.m., 260 County Hos- pital Road, Courthouse Annex - Q rchrd: H ouse,, ... EmoUonsAnonymous, 7 p.m., 711 E. Main St., (formerly Drug & Alcohol building, Cemetery Hill, Quincy), 3rd floor conference rm. For all ages struggling with their emotions. For more info: Janae Hutchins, 530-638-5911, janae- AA, 5 p.m., 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex - Or- chard House. Quincy. Target Shooting, sponsored by Quincy Sport Shooting Associa- tion. 1 p.m., Gopher Hill site. Painting Class. Meets 2nd Fri- day at Mountain View Manor recreation room in Quincy at 1 P.M. For more information con- tact Nansi Bohne 283-3395 or e- mail: Dance Class and Open Social Dance. Yoga Center, east Quin- cy, above Papa's Donuts. 5:15-6 p.m. Intro to a different dance style each month. 6-7:30 p.m. open dance. $6 each class or $10 both. Call Julie, 283-3671, or Re- becca, 249-5590. 2nd Fridays. Saturday, Sept. 11 Plumas Tea Party Patriots. 7- 8:30 p.m., Graeagle Fire Hall. NA, 6:30 p.m., 260 County . "i,,?...ii @, 60/43 so ckds and ix=.dbly an Isolated lllundecstotm in the afternoon. Met "6:38 AM 7:24 PM 64/46 In  mid 601 8rid Iowsln  told 40L Sunrise Summt 6:39 AM 7:22 PM 74/49 Sumhlne..I.4Joh8 the mid 70s 8J lows In  upper 40s, Sumlee lkmt 6:40 AM 7:20 PM California At A Glance ,,,e Rock!" Advanced Geologic Exploration, Inc. 5cientists of the Earth rM 180 Main St. = P.O. Box 1956 Chester. CA 96020 (530) 258-4228 Im See an archive of past earthquake reports at la San 65/6O 746 .-  Sumk Swmt 6:41 AM 7:19 PM 74/49 MaJy unny. H In b'e mid 70e ancl lows I 1he upper 406. Sundu Sunlet 6:42 AM 7:17 PM Moon Phases I I La=t New Sepl sepe Rrst Full Sep 15 Sep 23 UV Index Wed 9/8  High Thu 9/9 [] Very High Fd 9/10  Very High Sat 9/11 I1 Very High Sun 9/12 [] VeryHigh The UV bldl b fllWJKI  & 0-11 Hospital Road, Courthouse An- nex - Orchard House. Quincy. AA, 5 p.m. 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex - Or- chard House. Quincy. Dukes of Plumas Cribbage Gang. Meet 10:30 a.m., start play 11 a.m. /st, 2nd, 4th Satur- days at Mt. Tomba, Cromberg; 3rd Saturdays at Coyote Bar & Grill, Graeagle. Animal Adoptions. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Plumas County Animal Mon., 7 p.m., private residence in Quincy. Free, all Mary Weddle, 283-5351. Come prepared to discuss book. Feather River 4-H, 2nd Mon., 6:15 p.m., Mineral Bldg, Fair- grounds, Quincy. Cindy Edwards, 283-5384, for more info. Tuesday, Sept. 14 PRS-WIC, Supplemental fQod & nutrition education for children under 5 & pregnant-nursing Shelter, Quincy. women. Every Tues., 10 a.m., i ...... _:  Quincy: 28303 or (8WlC- Moray, Sept. 13 ,:  409K 2 i,: :;:/",,i!':; spanish Peak Lumber #2 Board of supervisOrs, i0 a.m., Restoration Project, meets each Mon.& Wed., 9 a.m., Art Barn, Plumas/Sierra Fairgrounds. Call 283-6320 or 283-1978 for info. NA meeting, noon, 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse An- nex - Orchard House, Quincy. Rotary Club, Mineral Building, fairgrounds, noon. Call 283- 2127. Boy Scout Troop 151, Mon., 6 p.m. Scoutmaster Rob Robinette, 283-0858 for location. Duplicate Bridge. Every Mon- day, 6:30 p.m., Resource Center, Blairsden, corner of hwys 70 and 89. Call Ruth Bright, 836-1454 or Jackie Lucky, 836-2232. hA, 7 p.m., Methodist Church in Quincy, upstairs at the back 282 Jackson. Masons Lodge #60, meets 2nd Mon., Quincy Masonic Hal!, 7:30 p.m. Quincy Reading Group, 2nd Courthouse, Quincy, 1st 4 Tues. AA meeting, noon, 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse An- nex - Orchard House, Quincy. Soroptimist International of Quincy, Quincy High School, next to culinary classroom, noon. Overeaters Anonymous meet- ing, 5:15 p.m., 260 County Hos- pital Road, Courthouse Annex - Orchard House, Quincy. NA, 7 p.m., Methodist Church, 282 Jackson St., Quincy. Coffee Express, hosted by IHSS Public Authority, In-home caregivers & receivers welcome. 2nd Tues., 10 a.m., Mountain View Manor, Quincy. For info call (866) 577-633 I. Quincy Youth Center Advisory Board, 2nd Tues., 6-8 p.m., Plumas County Library meet- ing/conference room. Open to public, especially youth. For info call Plumas Rural Services, 283- 361 I. 0:,L J .... 1 2 8/30 " ' " 1A " 7:12"p.rn. 8um-' \\;f 3:oo,.m. I 15 ! 20 .__" Redding  k- " . / 6"14;m - "" C ter : " ", . 1.6 N 2.7 " ' 8/30 , I ''- F" 1.5 vx LCarsonCty Magnltuae I -1.5 tm. 1.8 / {I s,00:sm .0 The number of seismic events declined from the previous week, falling by over 40 percent and to its lowest levels in three weeks. The intensity of seismicity remained about the same, producing three events in the M Z range. Four were recorded last week. The largest earthquake measured M 2.7 and occurred at 12:04 p.m. Friday, August 27, west of Chico between Hamil- ton City and 0rland. It was accompanied by two aftershocks in the M 1 range. As is typical of earthquakes in the Northern Sacramento Valley, these earthquakes happened within the brittle rocks at a depth of 15 miles below the surface. Al- though the largest event is likely to have been felt, there were no official reports. At 1:06 p.m. on Thursday, August 26, a M 2.0 earthquake occurred a few miles southeast of Red Bluff. Two days later, a M t.5 tremor occurred slightly to the north of Red Bluff. These quakes also oc- curred around 15 miles deep. Another quake triggered at Lake Davis. Taylorsville Community Grange, 6 p.m., at the Grange Hall. 2nd Tues. of month. Call 284-6310. Wednesday, Sept. 15 Spanish Peak Lumber #2 Restoration Project, meets each Mon. & Wed, 9 a.m., Art Barn, Plumas/Sierra Fairgrounds. Call 283-6320 or 283-1978 for info. Library preschool story time, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Toastmaste_r,sAnternational. American Valley Chapter. Every Wed., 12-1 p.m., Plumas Bank Credit Administration Confer- ence Room, 32 Central Ave., Quincy. For more info, contact Jacky Madarang, 530-927-9959. AA meeting, noon, 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse An- nex - Orchard House, Quincy. Senior lunch, Blairsden, noon, Mohawk Community Resource Center. Call 836-0446 for reser- vations. Quincy Community Supper, 6 p.m. every Wed, United Methodist Church. Free. Women's Circle, 6-8 p.m. every Wed, 586 Jackson St., Quincy. AA, 7 p.m., upstairs in back, CHURCHES Calvary Chapel of Quincy 283-4463, 2335 East Main St.,Quincy. Center for Spiritual Living, 283-0997, 304 Lawrence & Church St., Christian Life Fellowship, 263-0345, 317 First St., E. Quincy. Christ the King Episcopal Church, 283-1608, 545 Lawrence St., Quincy. Church of Chdst 283-1191, 152 E. Jackson St., Quincy. (hurch of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 283-2170, 55 Bellamy Ln., Quincy. Community United Methodist, 283- 1740, 282 Jackson St., Quincy, FJrst Baptist, 283-1160, 74 Reese St., Quincy. Meadow Valley Community Church, 283-4259, 48 Cemetery Rd, Meadow Valley, office: 353 Jackson Methodist Church, 282 Jackson St., Quincy. Quincy Caregivers Support Group, every 1st & 3rd Wed., 2- 3:30 p.m., "Back Room," Dunn's Coffee. People caring for loved ones with long-term illnesses welcome. For more info, 283- 0891. International Order of Rain- bow Girls, 7 p.m., Masonic Temple, 1st & 3rd Wed. Science of Mind study group, 1st & 3rd Wed., 6-8 p.m. For more info, Hannah Rothlin, 28- i11052 ore-rna!l hariqah@!uat county Sober Sisters, /st & 3rd Wed., 270 County Hospital Rd., Ste. 128 in Quincy from 5:30-7 p.m. To change information on this calendar page, please call Eva at the Feather River Bulletin: 530- 283-0800 or email esmall@ plumasnews .com. Feather River Bulletin 283-0800 LAST WEEK'S TEMPERATURES Date High Low Precip. Sep 01 89 40 -- Sep 02 95 45 .- Sep 03 92 42 -- Sep 04 89 41 -- Sep 05 86 42 -- Sep 06 87 36 -- Sep 07 -- 39 -- .03 inches precipitation to date. 0.00 inches snow to date. Compiled by Ron Trumbo LAKE LEVELS St, #100, Quincy. Lake Aim,nor Our Savior Lutheran, 283-2546. tCurrent Church & High Sts., Quincy. 1 Year Ago Seventh-Day Adventist, 310-2042 or I Lake Almanor 283-3092, 233 Pine St., Quincy. 1"Current Springs of Hope Christian Fellow- 1 Year Ago ship, Pete, 283-1613, or John, 927- 7626, 59 Bell Ln., Quincy. St. John's Catholic Church, 283- 0890, 176 Lawrence St.; Quincy. Starlight Missionary Baptist, 283- 1505, 171 Redburg Ave., Quincy. Truth Tabernacle of Quincy, 260- 8006, 2205 East Main St., Quincy. Bucks Lake tOurrent 1 Year Ago Bucks Lake tCurrent 1 Year Ago *Elevation 4,486.29 4,481.28 **Capacity 949,875 817,724 *Elevation 5,147.74 5,136.00 **Capacity 88,995 88,048 *Elevation above sea level in ft. **Storage in acre It. t"Sep.02, 2010 Aug. 30, 2009