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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015 7A SURPLUS, from page 1A level. Health hazards PUSD board must deal associated with the damage with property once it is public hearings schedulednecessitated vacating thedeclared surplus. through December to aid floor. in fulfilling their Further testing found mold DAC and proactive responsibilities, she added, and the entire staffwas prudence moved to alternate sites.As the new school year Surplus properties Additional problems include was ready to launch, and The current locations a leaky roof, foundation the ink had barely dried on under review are: concerns, drainage issuesthe approved budget, -Almanor High School in and window replacement PUSD's Aug. 13 meeting Chester needs, agenda included a spending -Feather River Middle Construction Resource freeze discussion. School in Portola Management Group Terri Ryland, president -Main Street campus of estimated the repairs to be of Ryland School Business Indian Valley Elementary nearly $5 million. Committee Consulting, was on hand to School in Greenville members have requested a present state and district -Taylorsville Elementary quote on the minimum budget revisions to the School amount of work necessary to governing board. -Pioneer Elementary re-occupy the building. "This is a very odd time School in Quincy of year to have a spending -Former PUSD offices at Meetings and public freeze," she said. "The 50 Church St. in Quincy hearings budget was adopted and The DAC is set to report its every department thought Study and advise complete findings and it had its marching orders." School authorities said the recommendations for the Oestreich said it isn't so committee could advise properties under review at much a total spending selling, leasing, repairing, the following PUSD freeze the board is demolishing or retaining the meetings: considering, rather a structures in the interest of -Sept. 10, 5:30 p.m., at proactive measure to saving district dollars. Chester Junior/Senior High scrutinize PUSD's three- In addition to site visits, School year budget projections DAC members are -Oct. 8, 5:30 p.m., at Portola and identify possible evaluating utility fees, Junior/Senior High Schoolreductions. insurance costs, potential library "We may be okay this growth in each community -Nov. 12, 5:30 p.m., at year," said Oestrich. "But and building maintenance Greenville Junior/Senior what about the next two?TM reports. They are also High School library Trustees adopted the looking at past, present and -Dec. 10, 5:30 p.m., in budget in July that came future use of the facilities. Quincy (Due to ongoing with a $1.56 million deficit. "Current maintenance construction, the location They said over the next costs total more than $30,000 has not yet been confirmed.) three years, the shortfall per year," said DAC Member Public hearings will follow adds up to $3.4 million. Bill Powers. "The bulk ofthe sessions. Oestreich said the DAC which falls on Portola and "One of our trustees' goals plays a crucial role in Quincy sites. The Almanorin scheduling pubic hearings determining surplus and Main Street sites are(is to) allow patrons of the savings to help mitigate rented to outside entities school district to share their that future fiscal crunch. which pick up the utilitythoughts on potential uses of For more information, costs." the property being declared or to provide comments, Officials also noted a as surplus," said Dwight call PUSD's patty serious plumbing backup at Pierson, PUSD board McCutcheon at 283-6500, the old district office last member, ext. 5217, or emall year allowed black water to He added, California codepmccutcheon@ soak the building's loweris very specific on how the pcoe.k12.ca.us. Keith Barnett precisionbuildingquincy@yahoo.com * CA Lic #910473 SAVE THE AND JOIN Come and join the Main Street Girls against M.S. for a "Luau" themed Whiskey & Wine Tasting at the EASTSIDE PUBLIC HOUSE! A potluck "Hawaiian" style buffet will keep you full while tasting the wide variety of whiskies available. If you are feeling lucky, buy some raffle tickets for the many raffle items up for grabs! Proceeds will go to National M.S. Society JOIN US TO CREATE A WORLD FREE OF MS! The first 30 people through the door will receive a "Hawah'an Lei" / Ken Donnell Special to Feather Publishing The Fashionistas will present their 3D annual benefit fashion Show at the Quincy Veteran's Hall at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 10. Led by local artists Mavis Somers, Marjorie Meeker, Merilu Dillard, and . Kathleen Copson, the Fashionistas create magic with fabric and thread that guarantees to delight, impress and inspire. The show is designed for the whole family, with models walking the runway wearing fashions for women, men and children. Last year's show sold out, so the organizers encourage everyone to get tickets early. The Fashionistas believe that fashion is all about one word: "fun! -- and lots of it. Ho-hum designs are not allowed." The Fashionistas do MusicLand's Ken Donnell not perform a "typical" says he has purchased a lot fashion show. They combine of new lighting gear the hottest and most eclectic specifically for this event for fashions with great lighting, an "extraordinary live sound, comedy, a touch experience." He even Of theater and even a circus guarantees that this year's atmosphere to make their show will have even better shows one of the most light and sound than popular acts in Plumas previous years. County. All proceeds, after Greatly inspired by the expenses, will benefit Alt Fashion Movement that Friends of Animals, PAWS first appeared at the now and Plumas Arts. famous Burning Man The organizers add that festivals, the Fashionistas volunteers are needed, with believe that, "everyone has many important skills the right and the ability to required to make the show look fabulous, regardless of the best it can be. age, gender, or metaphysical Tickets go on sale Sept. 1, orientation." at Carey Candy Company With looks ranging from and Plumas Arts in Quincy high couture to steam punk, and at Country Style Salon and trashion (recycled in Greenville. fashions), the Fashionistas For more information or will present an to volunteer, contact entertainment event that Marjorie Meeker at: will long be remembered, marjorie_meeker@hotmail.c Returning from last year, om or by calling 284-7279. My name is Bill Wattenburg (www.wattenburg.us). I am going to sell a 4800 sq. ft. commercial building in Greenville for about half its real value. I will use the total proceeds from this sale to continue the scholarships I have provided for decades to Plumas County students. I or a non profit will finance the sale over 20 years at 5 percent with a small down payment so that income for scholarships will be guaranteed for the next twenty years. Here's what you are buvino: The property address is 208 Main St., in downtown Greenville (APN 110-061-012) and has a tax-appraised value of $100,000. One-half of the improved commercial space has been rented long term to the Thrift Store. It has two more rental areas plus a 500 sq. ft. studio apartment that needs complete rehab inside. Four separate electrical services. New metal roof. All interiors have been upgraded over the last twenty years. Ideal for fix-up guy who wants a home plus the steady income. Here's the backoround: I graduated from Greenville High School in June 1953. I had been accepted into the University of California at Berkeley with a small scholarship once I got there. But, my dad didn't have enough money to pay for transportation to Berkeley and my first month's room and board so I had given up the idea of going to college. Then, on the Friday before classes began at Berkeley, my dad told me to pack my bag with the best Levis, shirt and jacket that I had. I was going. He told me that a few friends in Greenville had taken up a collection and he showed me $160 (about $1200 today). The next day, with sadness in my heartand tears in my eyes, I climbed aboard a Greyhound bus bound for another world. Eleven years later, I was appointed to the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley. Thus began my 50-year career in the scientific world. But I never foraot how it all started, After I received the firstpatent that paid some money, I began returning a little of my good fortune to the community that kick-started my career. In 1970, I gave some land valued at $30,000 to the Plumas School District to pay the maintenance on tennis courts at Greenville High. Twenty years later the tennis courts were in disarray. District administrators sold the land to pay for their own salaries, I imagine. So I turned to directly providing scholarships each year to Greenville's graduating seniors. I developed a small subdivision and used that money to pay for it all. The total proceeds -- and much more -- went to the students. In the eighties, I gave another $100,000 worth of land and equipment to the Indian Valley Community Services District and the Plumas County Public Works Department to help them when I was told they were in crisis. A few years ago; during a lawsuit, I had reason to ask these agencies to acknowledge the gifts I had made - nothing more. The administrators simply ignored my requests. I imagine that they did not want to displease a local lawyer who did not want me to look like a nice guy in court. I learned a lesson. Newly hired or elected bureaucrats seemingly can't be bothered with anything that had been done before them. If you want to give to deserving citizens, give it to them directly. And here'$ a areat oz)oortuni to do lust that Again, here is a chance to buy this commercial building at a price that will be around half its value knowing that those proceeds will benefit our local youth. The buyer can designate up to one-half of the sale income to another Plumas school if so desired, but I'm earmarking at least half of the sale price for GHS scholarships. Send offers to wattenburg@aol.com