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12A Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010 ADVANCE, from page iA get reimbursed. In turn, that would mean he'd have to "bring the project to a screeching halt" until the college once again had cash. He's drawn on the Umpqua line of credit for the past two months to keep the project going. This is the first time he's used the line, and it's going fast, because he hasn't re- ceived any of that reimburse- ment money yet. Taylor called the special board meeting because he wanted to get the issue in front of the county Board of Supervisors at one of its September meetings, before FRC runs out of cash by the end of the month. Board member Leah West asked if, given "the crummy economy," the "supervisors were on board" with this request. Taylor said he wanted FRC's board to meet and pass the resolution before talking to the supervisors. The resolution originally set a not-to-exceed amount of $4,015,538 during the 2010 - 11 fiscal year. The board amended the amount to $4,970,903 before passing the resolution unanimously, The district normally receives its first county tax apportionment in December. The second apportionment comes in April after the sec- ond round of taxes comes in. As board president Bill Elliott saw it, the college is "just taking our money early." Taylor said, while the reso- lution states a maximum amount the college wants to "transfer" from the county, it would take the money on an "as needed" basis. "We want to maximize options," he said. FRC is looking for both its December and April allot- ments now. Taylor also suggested the increase in the funds requested -- up from $4,015,538 to $4,970,903. Ac- cording to the state's educa- tion code, the district can borrow up to 85 percent of anticipated tax revenues, and the $4.9 million still adheres to that measure. Taylor ended the meeting on an apocalyptic note, "Frankly, if you look at the worst case scenario, literally? We don't know when the state budget's going tobe done. And, yes we're due property taxes in December, but by January we're operat- ing $2.6 million in the red ff we're operating at all. And that simply mounts if there's a serious problem." West requested a further look at budget priorities, "At a future meeting, I'd like to see -- where are we taking steps to cut spending ... we're hiring. We keep hiring. I'd like to see ... what's been done, what's going to be done, to cut some spending.,' Director John Sheehan | SPECIAL SALE Susanville Rotary Club! Great donated by our 60 member Friday and ends with a LIVE AUCTION SATURDAY, ROTARy ITEMS |olid Oak SERVING ROBBINS' FAMOUS X.LARGE BBO HOT DOG WITH YOUR CHOICE OF TOPPINGS & 16 OZ. SOFT DRINK liner- Used Tools LUXURY FIRM 10 YEAR WARRANTY QUEEN SET low price 549...THIS WEEKEND 348. KING SET low price 829 ..... THIS WEi=KEND 588. PLATINUM PLUSH FIRM 5 YR NP/5 YR PRW TWIN SET ............. THIS WEEKEND 228* FULL SET ...... , ...... 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The campground closed Aug. 18, just days before Portola's annual Railroad Days, after discovery of a plague-infected rodent in the park. Officials moved quickly to close the campground in an effort to complete treatment and reopen the park to camp- ing in time for the Labor Day weekend. Late Tuesday, Aug. 31, officials conducted trapping and completed their survey of the park's wild rodent population. According to Jerry Sipe, director of Plumas County's environmental health depart- ment, survey results showed the flea dusting operation was clearly effective. Officials have picked up the bait stations used to treat fleas on the park's squirrels and chipmunks. Reserve America's website, reserveamerica.com, indi- cated the campground was almost fu!lY}pked for the holiday weekend. Reserve America is the park system's booking agent. One site, suit- able for disabled access, was available on a walk-up basis, as well as the group campsite, according to the website Sept. 2. The website also indicated the campground was fully booked through the remain- der of the season. Plumas-Eureka State Park Association president Lyn Nafzgar has said the park closes to camping Sept. 26. "A lot of effort went into making sure, into making every effort to reopen the park for the weekend," Sipe said. Fall leaves bring cool fall mornings. We have cardigans just for you. Sisters Closet "Gently Used Clothing for Women" 367 Main Street, Quincy 283-1779 * Early morning & evening appointments available All appointments seen promptly Accept all insurance Friendly and knowledgeable staff PLUMAS PHYSICAL TIIERAP Kory Felker, MPT 78 Central Ave., Quincy 283-2202 Che,