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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 5A On-the-ground work at the Lambert salvaged some site of Plumas Charter material from the house to School's new facility began repair the barn. Sept. 7 with demolition when "It is our intention that we Norm Lambert used an will make that corner of excavator to pull down an old Quincy Junction and Kelsey house at the corner of Kelsey Lane a beautiful, growing Lane and Quincy Junction reflection of our school and Road. pay homage to the past by According to PCS OtYlce having the barn fLxed up and manager Maggie Hennessy, useful again," said Hennessy. the house was built in the The demolition begins the 1940s by a Chico family that process of readying the ran cattle seasonally on the property for construction, nearby Leonhardt and which can begin when the Bresciani properties. PCS board committee Hennessy said that the ffmalizes its contractor choice school has decided to keep and the final facility plans the adjacent barn, lilac are approved. bushes and small retaining For more information, visit wall to Use as part of the new facility's garden/outdoor Under the News tab, choose learning space. To this end, "Facility Updates." Norm Lambert displays his expert excavator skills demolishing an old house at the site of the salvaging material to use in restoring the adjacent barn. Photo by Ingrid Burke new charter school facility while will Victoria Metcalf Assistant Fditor Twice in one day, the Plumas County Sheriff's Office experienced setbacks at the hands of the Board of Supervisors. During the morning session enforcement. "It's a work in at the Sept. 11 meeting, Sheriff process," she said. She then Greg Hagwood listened as detailed what was required of supervisors allowed Plumas her to make the necessary County Probation Chief Erin changes for pay and Metcalf to remove funding that reclassification to move cost the sheriff's office one forward. "I just not have had a deputy and one corrections chance to complete it," she positions, told the board. In a second move, Scarlett pointed out again supervisors decided to wait on the money requested for code determining if cannabis code enforcement was not in the enforcement officers within budget. the sheriffs office should County Counsel Craig receive reclassification and Settlemire told supervisors additional pay. That pay they needed to find the money. would be retroactive to July 3 He said they could make when supervisors t01d changes later and provided Hagwood to begin code suggestions. enforcement. Supervisor Sherrie Thrall Susan Scarlett, county said she was concerned about budget fiscal consultant, where they would find the brought the situation to money. She said they could supervisors' attention, use one-time monies, "which She said she ~ew, is not good fflSCal policy,: : supervisors to:pay Whi!e, supe so, pon er, d for supplies, fuel and other . various options, Thrall said, things concerning code "It isn't going to fall from enforcement on the cannabis heaven." moratorium approved in Nov. Scarlett was optimistic that 2017. But when she questioned supervisors could find the the sheriffs fiscal officer about funding somewhere within it, no funding was showing up existing funds. on the sheriff's new fiscal Eventually, Supervisor Lori budget draft. Simpson questioned what Although supervisors would happen if Measure B directed Human Resources passes. That's the law allowing Director Nancy Selvage to do or disallowing commercial the required paperwork cannabis grows in Plumas providing the sheriffs office County. If that law passes, with the essential information several departments for an upgrade and pay, anticipate increased Selvage told the board she workloads -- meaning more hadn't had time. costs associated with that Selvage was called to the increased responsibility. supervisors' chambers Sept. 11 When asked what Auditor to discuss her role in Robert Allen anticipates preparing for code should Measure B pass, she said there isn't enough information to really budget for it. July 3 meeting Hagwood was before the board July 3 stating he needed $100,000 for an assistant cannabis code enforcement compliance position and extra duties for other officers. Code enforcement traditionally falls under civil law. With additional cannabis code enforcement, the sheriffs office needed to better understand civil code process in abating grows and penalties associated with those grows~ The code enforcement part of the moratorium was approved May 31. Enforcement began in early July. Typically, a code enforcement Qfficer from the - county's building department would handle these calls, but there is a certain risk connected to investigating cannabis grows not associated with other code enforcement. Hagwood agreed to take over code compliance in good faith, believing his staff would be paid and expenses met. Although supervisors, county counsel and others discussed funding ideas for enforcement, Hagwood had to ask supervisors at the end of their discussion what they had decided. The bottom line was supervisors agreed to come back to the issue later -- leaving the sheriffs office unfunded for a new county mandate -- at least for now. is flawless." 29, 3pro ten vears later a an good Art. Barns. History. 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