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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010 13A i] C0UNTY, from page 1A our basic needs during the hope it doesn't come to that." have the money. I mean, Ireasons, partially because the county could use those months, month by month, if He also assured the boardjust don't get the reasoning Settlemire informed him restricted funds for this kind the state doesn't have a bud- borrowing from the countythere,', Olsen countered:there is no case law pertain- of action, perhaps the college the fact the county can't get get. wasn't the only solution the "Well it's a matter of tim- ing to this kind of financial had restricted funds as well its money early: Plumas "We understand there are college was pursuing, ing is the way to look at it," solution, only an education and he would have to investi- County residents don't have difficult times for all publicly "We're looking at borrow-Taylor suggested, code saying this kind of gate whether the college to pay their property taxes funded entities and I'm sure ing privately and things like "You've got a bigger source transfer could be done. could use those instead. until December and April. the county included, that, but we think without of funds'than the county does A lack of case law means He said even if the county The part no one can debate "The county I'm sure has this we might well be in a though, you know, coming there has never been any re- considered helping the col- is the impact of the down its own cash flow issues, and dire situation." from the state," Olsen contin- lated litigation, which sug- lege, it would also have to economy on Plumas County. other districts are undoubt- Thrall told her fellow ued. "The state's got a bigger, gests a county and college think about whether other "Due to the state budget edly in a similar boat, but we board members she and su-supposedly deeper pocketshave rarely attempted it.districts, like the Plumas impasse we are not receiving are in a situation where it's pervisor Lori Simpson would than we do, yet we have to let Ingstad said the county Unified School District, state apportionment funds getting pretty crucial." begin working on the issue our employees off." was taking the request seri- would also need help some- since July at this point," Tay- He went on to address thethat afternoon. "We've faced that alreadyously but had many ques- time in the near future. lot said. relationship between the "What will this money be and probably will again in tions such: What has the col- The CAO said ultimately "It's getting to be a very county and the college, used for?" Ole Olsen asked, the coming months," Taylor lege done to cut spending? those factors would have to dire situation, where we'll "If we can't operate, obvi- "Basically our payroll and assured him. Can the county "temporarily be balanced to determine basically run out of money ously there's an economicother basic expenses that are In a phone interview later transfer" funds from areas what was appropriate and here sometime in October we impact on the county in a va- essential to keeping the col- in the week, Ingstad said the other than the general fund, best for the county. believe, riety of ways." lege open," Taylor respond- committee met with him and which doesn't have enoughHe said the county was tak- "I wanted to stress that it's "Our employees wouldn't ed. other county employees and money? ing the request so seriously an 'as needed' request. In be buying things and events "I see, you want to borrow set up a meeting with the col- Ingstad said the road andbecause of "the importance other words we want to work wouldn't happen that drawmoney from the county andlege to address questions, mental health departmentsof the college," which he said with the county in coopera- people to local business and yet the county has had to lay He said the situation washad large reserves that in was "critical to the local tion just basically to meet that kind of thing. I sure off people because we don't very complicated for manytheory could be used. But, if economy." FRC, from page ]A citing a lack of reliable fund- our local community, which creased student numbers, cost savings and promote ing since July 1 this year. is already reeling from the Others are specific cash planning. The 2010 - 11 bud- Taylor also explained theeffects of a severe, two-year- flow reductions. At the end get projected a shortfall of the board a letter he sent college's efforts to obtain old recession." of the 2009 fiscal year, Tay- $989,000. Governor Schwarzenegger bridge funding through anActing on a request from lor recommended 306 cost Suggested major reduc- and members of the state "advance" from the county, the board at a previous meet- saving proposals, the bulk of tions included more cuts in Legislature regarding the which is also strapped for ing, Taylor also presented a them to categorical pro- course offerings and attri- cash flow crisis, a statement cash. report of cost saving men- grams, not general fund pro- tion in faculty positions. of how the state budget cri- He said, "ff the state bud- sures FRC has, or is in the grams. About 169 were im-Taylor considered each of 27 sis is forcing a greater crisis get impasse persists, and if processof, implementing, plemented for an initial sav- openings to determine in the county. Feather River College is Some cuts will not realize ings of $350,000. whether it could be eliminat- After observing the college forced to stop payments to immediate cash savings. In- Taylor said a new strate-ed or madepart time. would run out of operating its faculty, staff, and service stead, they decrease future gic plan and a fresh ap- In many cases, hiring was funds in October, he placed contractors, this will be an costs based on future needs, proach to budget develop-delayed, which saved the blame on state officials, economic catastrophe for such as programs to meet in- ment is essential to achieve months of salary outlay, oth- ers were delayed and "back- filled," while some employ- ees were not replaced. Facul- ty positions were replaced with lower paid associate faculty members. Following that process, the budget committee re- viewed the budget, carefully looking for additional sav- ings. As a result, FRC had an $800,000 savings against planned costs, and actual cash on hand savings of $500,000. COMMUNITY CORNER COMMUNITY CALENDAR Thursday, Sept. 23 church hall, 176 Lawrence St. For Emotions Anonymous, 7 p.m., AA, noon, 260 County Hospital info, call Lin Bixby, 283-9102, or 711 E. Main St., (formerly Drug & Road, Courthouse Annex - Or- Sherry McKee, 283-4066. Alcohol building, Cemetery Hill, chard House. Quincy. Plumas County Republican Quincy), 3rd floor conference rm. Women's Support Group, Women, every 4th Thurs. forFor all ages struggling with their Every Thurs., I-2 p.m., Plumes lunch, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Locations emotions. For more info: Janae Crisis Center, 591 Main St., change monthly. Call Joy Klein, Hutchins, 530-638-5911, janae- Quincy. Call 283-5515. 283-2719. AI-Anon, 5:30 p.m., United Explorer Post 8% Quincy Volun- AA, 5 p.m., 260 County Hospital Methodist Church, upstairs in teer Fire Dept. Explorer Program, Road, Courthouse Annex - Or- back. For families & friends of al- meets 2nd and 4th Thursdays. chard House. Quincy. coholics. For info call Sarah Anderson, Target Shooting, sponsored by Women's Circle, 6-7:30 p.m., 530-276-1503. Quincy Sport Shooting Associa- PRS offices, 711 E. Main, Quincy, Plumes Alcohol, Tobacco andtion. I p.m., Gopher Hill site. Methodist Church, 282 Jackson Soroptimist International of St., Quincy. 6-8 p.m. every Sun- Quincy, Quincy High School, day. Open to all: beginners, sin- next to culinary classroom, noon. gles, couples, all ages. $5 per Overeaters Anonymous meet- person. Casual dress. Refresh- ing, 5:15 p.m., 260 County Hos- ments, pital Road, Courthouse Annex- Orchard House, Quincy. Monday, Sept. 27 NA, 7 p.m., Meth'odist Church, Spanish Peak Lumber #2 282 Jackson St., Quincy. Restoration Project, meets Creative Writing Group, every each Mon. & Wed., 9 a.m., Art 4th Tues, 2 p.m. For info, Mary Barn, Plumes/Sierra Fairgrounds. Weddle at jawed- Call 283-6320 or 283-1978 for or Mary June info. German, 283-4805. 283-0866. Other Drug Coalition. Focused NA meeting,,p, oon, 260-County ..~. : : ~, ~: , NA, 7 p~m., 260 County Hospital on reducing alcohol, tobacco:and ' AARP, at Mountain Viewi~Manor, Hospital !Road,-C~)urth'ouse~An- ~ ,WednesdayfSept; 29 ....... Road, Courthouse Annex - Or- other drug problems in Plumes 4th Fri, 116 Circle Dr~. Potluck, nex-:Orchari~HOUse, Qumcy Spanish Peak Lumber~ chard House. Quincy. County. 4th Thursdays, 1 p.m., 5:30 p.m. 50 yrs & older invited. Rotary Club, Mineral Building, Troop 130, 7 p.m., Church of Je- Work Connection conference Dinner at the Grange, Feather fairgrounds, noon. Call 283- sus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. room, Quincy. plumasatodcoali- River Grange Hall, Quincy, 4th 2127. 283-3953. Fridays, 5-9 p.m. Call 283-2782 Boy Scout Troop 151, Mon., 6 Pistol shooting, sponsored by or 283-2930. p.m. Scoutmaster Rob Robinette, Quincy Sport Shooting Assoc., Friday, Sept. 24 283-0858 for location. 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, Annex- Orchard House, Quincy. Community Meditation Ser- vice, 7-8 p.m., Center for Spiritu- al Living. 304 Lawrence St. Every- one welcome, revhannah@ 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. ~'A~AT:7"p:rn':,' tlpslairS in back, ~::~thodist Church, 282 Jackson St., Quincy. To change information on this calendar page. please call Eva at the Feather River Bulletin: 530- 283-0800 or email esmall@ plumasnews .com. Gopher Hill site, every Thursday, AA, noon, 260 County Hospital Saturday, Sept. 25 Duplicate Bridge. Every Mon- 10:30-11:30 a.m. 6 p.m., (arrive by 5:30 p.m.) Road, Courthouse Annex - Or- Plumes Tea Party Patriots. 7- day, 6:30 p.m., Resource Center, Toastmaster's Internation- ] weather permitting. Quin- chard House. Quincy. 8:30 p.m., Graeagle Fire Hall. Blairsden, corner of hwys 70 and el, American Valley Chapter. L NA, 6:30 p.m., 260 County Hos- NA, 6:30 p.m., 260 County Hos- 89. Call Ruth Bright, 836-1454 or Eve ry Wed., 1 2- 1 p.m., St. John's Cribbage Club, 2nd pital Road, Courthouse Annex - pital Road, Courthouse Annex - Jackie Lucky, 836-2232. Plumes Bank Credit Adminis- and 4th Thurs., noon, St. John's Orchard House. Quincy. Orchard House. Quincy. AA, 7 p.m., Methodist Church in tration Conference Room, 32 Today's Weather AA, 5 p.m. 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex - Or- chard House. Quincy. Dukes of Plumes Cribbage Gang. Meet 10:30 a.m., start play 11 a.m. 1st, 2nd, 4th Satur- Quincy, upstairs at the back 282 Jackson. Tuesday, Sept. 28 PRS-WlC, Supplemental food & nutrition education for children Central Ave., Quincy. For more info, contact Jacky Madarang, 530-927-9959. AA meeting, noon, 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse ........ ~,,~:..,: .... ~&. ~'.. ..... ~v..~ ~ ,y... days at Mt. Tomba, Cromberg; under 5 & pregnant-nursing ~ =:~:;;.:,:i~, ;~: ~:k~, =~:-:~ ~ge =-"~: :;~-~v 3rd Saturdays at Coyote Bar & women. Every Tues., 10 a.m.,C H U R C H E S Grill, Graeagle. Quincy. 283-4093 or (800) WIC- 66/45 72/47 76/50 81/52 78/51 Animal Adoptions. 10 a.m.-24093. c, louds. Highs in theMix f sun and in the low 7Os andMalnly sunny" Higho ~m~70,a~SU~"H~'~ k,,a0,,nd~,*~Su"ny'H~ H~h.~*~x~~su"~" p.m., Plumes County Animal Board of Supervisors, 10 a.m., Calvary Chapel of Quincy 283-4463, serviceRonTrumbo'sbeen mid 6Os and lows in Iows in the upper Iows~nthelowSOo. ~s~. 7o,~o~ providing every Monday morning ~m~d4os. ,~. ,=,.~.. Shelter, Quincy. Courthouse, Quincy, 1st 4 Tues. 2335 East Main St.,Quincy. Sunrlu Sunut Sunrlu 8unNt 8undN Sunset 8unrl~ Sun,~ S,,,~. S,.,t AA meeting, noon, 260 County (below),please call Evaat The . Sunday. Sept. 26 Hospital Road, Courthouse An- Center for Spiritual Living, 283-0997, Feather River Bulletin 283-0800 California At A Glance Square Dance lessons. United nex- Orchard House, Quincy. Lawrence & Church St., Moon Phases ~ ~ Christian Life Fellowship, 283-0345, LAST WEEK'S ~aaina ~ ~ 317 First St., E. Quincy. TEMPEtCATURES First Full 2.1 I 1. Christ the King Episcopal Church, i~ ::':, ": Q ........ ~ / Sep15 Sep23 / ..1.2 2:,oa.m. 8. s_p.m. ....... _2:- I 283-1608, 545 Lawrence St., Quincy. :l . . , 9/s .N., -, . : , ISep 13 81 40 -- 915 1.0 1.3 I to ~ ~ I,, \ \ Bum~:~.~/ ,~Oam..~ ~:ols'a3.m.! _ 1.6 [ Church of Christ .... " \ i l', %, w2 : a. s m. I 283-1191,152 E. Jackson St., Quincy. Sep14 81 37 -- ,~'~ ~ ~! OCt 1 Oct 7 I D [/,,s I Sep15 82 35 -- S'~Fr'~i:~ Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Sep 16 84 38 -" ~' UV Index I eRe d ng / 2.S ] Day Saints, 283-2170, 55 Bellamy ~ii ...... Wed 9/22 ~ High I 1.2 ~vilie ~1~ I 2:11 a.m. I Sep17 79 40 -- 1 2:16a.m. @ / : W8 I Ln., Quincy. %~: Thu 9/23 ~; High ~ _ ~. ~. J "X~ i =., ICommunity United Meth~:list, 283- Sep19 69 45 tr. '~ii~ , 79~~ Fd 9/24 ~ High 1740, 282 Jackson St., Quincy, Sep20 76 39 ~-~ " " / / ", ~ 913 I ]~ Sat 9/25 ~:~ High | ('31.7 -- | X ,..I,~ ~-,~ / "~]r~,e,.I~ 7:24p.m.] ::l www.psln.comlmethodist. ......... ~~ Sun 9/28 ~ High 3:52a.m. .03 inches precipitation tO date. I 91s -'t'--~', eCliico N . ~I~..^,. : N |~" ].s I ..... "'-'-'""---'-'--- --- I ,, I.- Quincy.First Baptist, 283-1160, 74 Reese St., 2.5 inches below average to date.compiled by Ron Trumbo S ~ :. :.~:. :.~ 11 5 41 "a m Area Cities ~-~ f'"~:i'~/" ~ 6:2~1~.m.I...~ 6"27 a m Meadow Valley Community Church, 283-4259, 48 Cemetery ad, LAKE LEVELS " "- " ........... ' " ; I Anaheim 7~' S7 ,=U"~ M=.'~ 7' Sa ,*~,~ ~ "" ,.u,r~ 61.~m. ,: m. ,~Oon City Meadow Valley, office: 353 Jackson B.kor.~,,d7e se su.ny MOW,,, 7e ~ su~ye~ e.m~,~o el ~ su.ny St, #100, Quincy. Barstow 84 54 sunny Mm~terey 59 50 pt sunny San Diego 67 60 pt imnny Needles97 mst...ny s e , .oo 58 s4 I1' .4+ ws ..... 9/'d"" " I Lake Almanor Blythe 98 68 sunny Ch~ 77 ~ pt.un.y 0=~.'.~ 84 53 ptsunny S=nao=, ~ 54 ptsunny I~ -- Our Savior Lutheran, 283-2546. tCurrent 4,485.14 CostaMasa 71 60 ptsunny Paln~ 81 Se ~ S~n~e,,,~ ~S ~, ~sun~] |:,~,~m]l~m~= Twelve M 2s have been recorded in the EICentro 98 67 sunny puad~-m75 S7 p~sunny Stodeon73 S~ muny IRegional 16 5 0 {21 last three weeks This compares with Church & High Sts., Quincy.1 Year Ago 4,479.49 Eureka 55 50 pt sunny I ; y mtheprevloustwo-weekpen- Fresno 79 S~ rrmtsunny R~r~e a3 r~ m=t=~ny Tr, x~e 63 3O t-e~n Keglonal "lib :1 : U i Z onl two" " " " vrevlOUS WK l U .1 U 1 LoaAngeles 69 56 pt auony 73 S2~onny I t'revlous week lU u i od. Nine M 3s have been recorded this Seventh-Day Adventist, 310-2042 or Lake Almanor **Capacity National Cities I m It ~ctive seismic week as year. 0nly six happened in 2009, 283-3092, 233 Pine St., Quincy. 1"Current 911,948 iq, .... .~. ..... II ~ ...... ~,~ -- ~ Co C~ I th~ earthquakes topped the Earthquake activity continued north Atlanta 90 66 n tlmnny HOUStOn86 74 t-I Pho 119 7O t..,m I 20 -week mark for the second of Portola at Lake Davis following the Springs of Hope Christian Fellow- 1 Year Ago 775,297 Boston 81 59 ptauony I..~.An$1el~ B~ 56 ptsunny 81nFrlmdlloo 58 54 pt,,,~ [ f~ and the third time in M 3.3 on June 4. This week produced two Chicago 75 = t-=o,m t-ato, s,,=u. 54 matsu ship, Pete, 283-1613, or John, 927- Bucks Lake *Elevation Dallas 8g 73 t-=o,'~ .,~,- ~. 63 ~ st ~ ~7 e. ~-==,m I "~ sixth time ~'s year more events, a M 2.6 on September 8 D ..... 8t 55 pt sunny Net,/York84 66 met lunny W~ DC DO B9 rn~ ~ ] they as reached +20 events: It and a M 2.3 on September 3. 7626, 59 Bell Ln., Quincy. tCurrent 5,143.87 [ h~mes last year. Activi!y Tahoe City was the site of a f0ur-event I 30 events-per week since swarm that occurred on September 7 St' John's Catholic Church, 283- 1 Year Ago 5,141.69 I November 2009. and 8. The two largest measured M 2.3 0890, 176 Lawrence St., Quincy. Bucks Lake **Capacity [ The ~ismicity increased, and M Z.1. 1"Current 82,358 I ~e events in the bt 2 range. Two small jolts triggered near Chester. Starlight Missionary Baptist, 283- 1 Year Ago 78,697 31ty HI Lo Cond. 1. You'll Sore Gos 2, You'll Sore Time t5o5, 171 Redburg Ave., Quincy. "Elevation above sea level in ft. Truth Tabernacle of Quincy, 260- *'Storage in acre ft. 3. You'll Sove Money 4,You'll Help Our bxol Economy 8006, 2205 East Main St., Quincy. "l'Sep.19, 2010 Sep. 28, 2009 ,,We gocld" Advanced Geologic Exploration, Inc. Scientists of the Earthr~ 180 Main St. P.O. Box 1956 Chester, CA 96020 (530) 258-4228 See an archive of past earthquake reports at