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2A Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015 Feather River Bulletin Q Debra Moore Staff Writer Saying that his request might be "distasteful," Plumas County Sheriff Greg Hagwood asked the supervisors, Sept. 1, for authorization to spend $4,999 for satellite television for the jail. The correctional facility has been without TV service since the local cable company ceased operation last fall. "Even Sheriff Joe Arpaio has to provide this," said Hagwood of the Maricopa County, Arizona, sheriff, notorious for his tough stance with jail inmates. Hagwood explained that he is required by law to provide daily news access. The fees for the service will be paid by the inmate welfare fund. "I ask for your understanding, as BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ROUNDUP distasteful as (the request) might be," Hagwood said. The supervisors authorized his request for the television service as well as for a freezer and refrigerator for the jail kitchen. Job well done Jacque Blanton, a Mental Health Department employee, publicly thanked Mimi Hall for her service. Hall, who is the county's public health director, stepped in to oversee mental health after the departure of FI RENT DISCOUNT (for well-qualified tenant) You bring the food...we have everything elseJ Great Quincy location, visibility and foot traffic! Join Safeway, Rite Aid, Dollar Tree Gary Christensen (DRE# 828235) Pacific Commercial Mgt ...... gary@pcmgt: net 719.434.4661 the former director, Peter Livingston. "I want to express our department's gratitude and appreciation," Blanton said. She added that staff was "sorry to see her go," and that they knew of the personal sacrifices she had made while handling both jobs. The supervisors asked Hall to step in and work with Kemper Consulting while that group developed a new Behavioral Health Department for the county. Bump in salary Due to difficulty in attracting qualified applicants, the supervisors are implementing a new salary range for the chief probation officer. "We have not had a good recruitment," Human Resources Director Gayla Trumbo told the board after describing the efforts to find a probation chief. The flat monthly salary for the county probation chief is $7,352. Trumbo surveyed the 10 counties she regularly uses as comparables, and the review indicated that the salary range is $8,151 to $8,743. She also gathered information from 39 counties across the state, and, with the exception of Los Angeles County, determined the salary ranges to be from $11,792 to $14,022. rlan Debra Moore Staff Writer d Looking at past issues of the newspaper will become a little easier thanks to the efforts of Plumas County Librarian Lynn Sheehy. "This has been one of my goals since I took over the job," said Sheehy, who became county librarian SATURDAY, SEPT. 1 2TH AT THE IRON HORSE SALOON, 320 ASH ST., WESTWO0[ Satscan Electronics PO Box 209 Quincy, CA 95971 (877) 283-6497 AUTHORIZED RETAILER Im~,~ Tem'B ma Cmdmo~ Promo~a 01~ Re~,nB ac~.aUon ot new ~,~W~ D~ sen~ce. ~ i~ces, fees, ~, ~, ~m~, ~, ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~. /~llmr~pn)m&x'u perid''l~:zl~ent e~e/day mt~ price applies taxI is suqect '~ cilange" EIP" If yu cancel seWce ~ f~ 24 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ NBC ~ I~. MO~ fees: Hopper, $12; Joey, $7; Su~r Joey, $10. Cornmerc~d ~lp feature is av,~e at ~g ~,mes, ~ ~ ~ ~ ~d~, ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~, ~, ~ ~ Rlme Time ~me, I~mlum Q~ml 3-m0~ ~lum 0lfw value ~ $135; alt~ 3 m0nl~ lter~ms~ e~rj~ay monll~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~1 ~ ~ ~l~ ~ ~ 1he end of 3 mord~. ~l~Rd~l~ Flee St~d~t Profe~sto~ I~s~d~on ~ly. Lee~l eo~o111~ must be fe~mecl to ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~l~ ~ ~. ~ ~ addi~o~ mcrlg~ fees may apply, m~lalleOg Offers availat~e for new afld qua]ifi~l folvaer ~, ~x~ sut)ject to terms ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~r~. T~ ~ mim~ ~ for st~e gross earnings t~es may apCy.~rdonat ~ a~l t~es may 8aoiy. Offm end 10/30/15. P$O~,, ~ a~ regaled ch~r~s ar~l service marks are I~e ~ of Home BO~ Offk:e, #, SHOWl]ME is a r~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~., a ~ ~. Trumbo recommended that the county adopt a range of $7,352 to $8,744 and the supervisors agreed. Recruitment will continue for a chief probation officer with the new salary range. In mid-August, probation officers appeared before the supervisors to voice their support for acting chief Clint Armitage, but the board has not yet taken action on that appointment. Let it snow Whether this will be a snowy winter is yet to be determined, but there will be a snow rodeo. The county's road department is hosting the 2015 Snow Plow Rodeo at the fairgrounds, Oct. 7. Members of the Northern California County Engineers Association will converge on Quincy to attend a half-day safety seminar and then compete in the afternoon. Public Works Director Bob Perreault offered an example of the competition that would require a large grader to maneuver a bowling ball through a cone obstacle course. There is also a contest for best looking truck and best innovations. New committee The supervisors approved a request by Facilities Services Director Dony Sawchuk to form a committee of up to eight persons to review energy projects. Supervisor Lori Simpson said the proposed biomass plant to be built near the Health and Human Services building and Feather River College spurred the discussion for a need for such a committee. Members would include county supervisors and department heads, and perhaps members of the public. Supervisor Sherrie Thrall asked that mileage reimbursement be offered because it is costly for constituents from her area (Lake Almanor) to attend regular meetings in Quincy. Keep it local Supervisor Jeff Engel questioned a proposed $30,000 contract for ' engineering services recommended by Public Works Director Bob Perreault. The contract would retain the services of former Public Works Director Tom Hunter through Willdan Engineering. Hunter is now a Chico resident and Willdan has an office in Sacramento. Perreault recommended the contract because of Hunter's familiarity with the county and an eight-year track record with a good working ize local three years ago. Currently, past issues of ,Plumas County newspapers are available on microfiche at the local library or in hardbound volumes at the newspaper offices. Neither is convenient, especially for those who are conducting research from out of the area. And the microfiche technology is becoming increasingly obsolete and difficult to maintain, Sheehy recently received word that her application to be part of the California Digital Newspaper Collection has been accepted. The collection is a project of the Center for Bibliographical Studies and Research at the University of California, Riverside. To date, the collection contains 102,519 issues, relationship. "Is anyone in Plumas County qualified?" Engel asked, and later mentioned Graeagle resident Dan Bastian as an option. Perreault withdrew his request and said he would put out a solicitation to check local interest. / 24th Historic moment Supervisor Sherrie Thrall said, "yippee," after her fellow supervisors signed an agreement authorizing a road project with the U.S. Forest Service. She said the vote culminated nearly two years of working with the government agency. The contract specified the responsibilities of the county and the Forest Service in improving sections of Seneca Road. Thrall worked to ensure that local contractors would be able to bid on the project. Funds for the project come from fire settlement dollars awarded to the Forest Service. Still a deficit The county's budget consultant Susan Scarlett presented the board with updated budget information for 2015-16 that indicates there is still a $1.8 million deficit to overcome to balance the budget. comprising 871,636 pages on the California website and 9,093,305 articles, are from 1864 to the present The project is supported and can be browsed at no in part by the U.S. Institute charge by title, date and of Museum and Library county. However, under Services, under the current rules, once county provisions of the Library newspapers are digitized, Services and Technology they will only be available Act, administered by the on ancestry.corn and its state librarian, associated website The project also has, before received three grants from they can be eligible for the National Endowment for inclusion on the California the Humanities to digitize and Library of Congress California newspapers for websites, i the National Digital The newspapers that will Newspaper Program. be included are the Feather Titles digitized as part of River Bulletin and its the national project are predecessors the Plumas available both at the Independent and the Plumas California Digital National; the Indian Valley Newspaper Collection Record and its predecessor website,, and the Greenville Bulletin; at the Library of Congress the Chester Progressive; website, the LaPorte Union; the Westwood PinePress and The newspapers available the Lassen County Times. Annual Prizes Awarded For "! st Place -2ndPlace - 3rd Place Judge Choice Popular Choice Best Salsa Best Booth COME JOIN THE FUN! Face Painting Get Out of Jail Kids Games BBQ 50/50 Drawings Smokey the Bear Live Music (DJ Outlaw) Ball 12-5pm -Tim Dance the night away to live music by Hollywood Trash 9pm-lam This is a "Chimney Fund" Charitable Event All proceeds benefit the Chimney Fund THANK Fort Yotrn SVPrORT FOR LOCAL CHAmTIES For more information, please call Mary at 530-339-6878 CORRECTION In the Aug. 26 edition of Feather Publishing newspapers, the wrong location was reported for the Plumas Pet Partnership event. The event was held Aug. 28 at Plumas Bank in Chester. Feather Publishing regrets the error. Feather River Bulletin Deadline 9 a.m. Mondays 530-283-0800