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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 7A New street lights in the works Debra Moore Staff Writer dmoore@plumasnews.com New lights will replace six streetlights that line Jackson Street between Harbison and Buchanan streets before the end of the year. The Quincy project is part of PG&E's effort to replace 3,000 lights throughout its coverage area. The electric company is targeting center- bore wood streetlights and will replace them with either decorative aluminum, galva- nized steel or concrete mod- els. Bob Perreault, the county's public works director, said there are technical reasons behind the utility company's decision to replace that style pole statewide. "PG&E will perform the work," Perreault said, but was giving the county the op- tion of choosing the style. Perreault presented four options for the board to con- sider during its Sept. 18 meeting; acorn-style, teardrop, a tapered arm and a town-and-country option. The latter is very similar to the style that is in front of the Plumas County Museum. The Board of Supervisors considered the matter be- cause the Quincy Lighting District is one of the special districts that it governs. Supervisor Lori Simpson, who represents the Jackson Street residents, asked "Did this go through design review?" referring to the Quincy Design Review Committee, which makes architectural decisions for Quincy's historical down- town area. Perreault said the commit- tee had a meeting planned for Oct. 3, but because of time constraints needed to get board input as well. The board selected the con- crete pole with a town and country fixture subject to the committee's approval. The earliest the work will begin is late October. PG&E plans to replace six streetligbts on Jackson Street by the end of the year. The Board of Supervisors favors installing streetlights similar to this one in front of the Plumas County Museum, but is asking the Quincy Design Review Committee for input. PhOtO by Debra Moore PG&E releases 2011 corporate report PG&E Corporation has re- leased its 2011 Corporate Re- sponsibility and Sustainabil- ity Report, outlining its progress in safety, environ- mental performance, cus- tomer solutions and commu- nity vitality, among other ar- eas of sustainability. The report also captures PG&E's renewed focus on the basics of its business: provid- ing safe, reliable and afford- able energy. The report covers PG&E's progress in areas such as public and employee safety, gas and electric operations, environmental performance, diversity and inclusion, cus- tomer energy programs, fi- nancial results, and commu- nity vitality. "Sustainability is rooted in PG&E's long-standing com- mitment to the environment. However, it's also much more than that; it encom- passes our relationships with our customers and em- ployees, as well as our ongo- ing commitment to the eco- nomic vitality of our busi- ness and the communities we serve," said Tony Eariey, corporation chairman, chief executive officer and presi- dent. "Sustainability is cru- cial to PG&E's long-term suc- cess." The report is available at pgecorp.com/sustainability. Visitors can access videos, stories and other content on PG&E's sustainability efforts. "PG&E is working every day to drive sustainability across the business, at all levels, and this effort is in- spired by the dedication and leadership of our employ- ees," said Ezra Garrett, vice president of community rela- tions and chief sustainability officer of PG&E. "We are also focused on engaging with and invigorating the neigh- borhoods where our cus- tomers and employees live and work." The report follows recent announcement of PG&E's in- clusion on the Dew Jones Sustainability North Ameri- ca Index for the fifth consec- utive year. The inclusion recognizes PG&E's ongoing commitment across all levels of sustainability. The company &E was also recently named to the Car- bon Disclosure Leadership Index for the consecutive fourth year for the quality of its reporting on greenhouse gas emissions and the busi- ness risks and opportunities from climate change. For more information about PG&E, visit http://www.pge.com/about/ newsroom and pgeeur- rents.com. Adds Place American Valley Bakin 8 Ayoob's Main Street Styles Bod & Soul Care, Cand, Co. Carrot Consul(in8 Coci Reynolds Cornerstone Learnin 8 Center DL. Trotter  Associates Dr. Troy C. VanPelt, DDS Epilo8 Beoks Feather Financial Feather River Solar P]ectric Heaven's Gate F.quine Acupressure Hish Altitude Harvest CSA Jim Cross Madden Plumlin8  Heatin8 , ransaea Ca[6 " P :' Plumas Arts Plumas MassaSe Therapy ' ' Plumas Motor Suppl 9 Plumas Unihed School District Quinctj Auto Co. Quincy Natural Foods Quincy Real Estate y' Properttj MSmt Riverside Rock The Bike Shop The Toy Store--Little People Transition Quincy Sierra Paci[ic Industries State Farm Insurance, Richard Stockton Stirlin 6 Builders Webster Enrineerin 8 Wild Hare Sisn Co. CHIPS, from page 1A As for private property losses, they too are still under review. During the meeting, several landowners in the Seneca area talked about the damage to their property and various outbuildings. Jan Prichard, of the Al- liance for Workforce Develop- ment estimated business loss- es at $1.4 million. She had col- lected worksheets from 49 business owners, which out- lined loss of revenue. "There is a huge impact on h lot of businesses in the A1- manor Basin," she said. "There were almost 50 jobs lost; this is just the beginning for them." So far, the only financial re- lief for the business owners is available in the form of low-in- terest Small Business Admin- istration loans. Supervisor Sherri Thrall said that many businesses rely on the lucra- tive short summer season to get them through the winter. She questioned how they could afford to make loan pay- ments when there would be no money coming in. She was also concerned about the lingering impact the fire would have on the economy. She feared publicity about the fire would keep people from visiting the Almanor Basin. "Good point," Supervisor Jon Kennedy said. "The percep- tion is that it is all burned up." He said that not all of the 76,000 acres that burned were high intensity. During a follow-up inter- view Sipe said he was await- ing a breakdown from the Forest Service. Thrall said that after a re- cent meeting with Ted Gaines, the areas's state sena- tor, he assured her that he was committed to running public service announce- ments saying the area "is still beautiful." She said that some mer- chants are already running advertisements on Reno tele- vision stations. Thrall said she also was concerned about the "long- term effects of people breath- ing smoke." Sipe said that Seneca was tracking whether there was an increase in the number of respiratory complaints dur- ing the fire, but that wouldn't address long-term issues. The board voted to extend the local emergency to allow more time to calculate losses. Sipe said he remains hope- ful that if a persuasive case can be built, there could be some financial relief for both the private and public entities affected. "We need to have a strong and compelling case," he said. Fire timeline The supervisors have ques- tioned the events that sur- rounded the Chips Fire and whether the Forest Service acted quickly enough and with enough resources to stop the fire. Plumas National Forest Deputy Supervisor Laurence Crabtree provided a timeline of events to the supervisors. The board decided to study the information and then for- mally ask for more data if it deemed ,that step necessary. SEASON FINALE! Thanks for making this a great BBQ season. Our Friday night BBQ is coming to a close soon! Join us for the final BBQ of the season on Friday, September 28 Ribs & Chicken with all the fodn's. Served 5-8:30pm Horseback Ride at 3pro. s55 per person (Reseroations Required) So come enjoy the Ranch, fish, swim and join us for dinner Friday September 28 from 5-8:30pm. 1-800-33-HOWDY or 283-0930 2116 Greenhorn Ranch Road, Quincy, CA www.greenhornranch.com Eastern Plumas Chamber of Commerce Join Us in the Inaugural Cett00c Fest u0| T0u00 R00nt Sunday, October Z 2012 Plumas Pines Golf Resort 10:30 a.m. Shotgun - 4-Person Scramble S 8 9 Per Person (Includes golf. cart 8[ appetizers ) To be held each October in conjunction with the Eastern Plumas Chamber of Commerce Celtic Festival, this inaugural golf outing is a great way to network with fellow business leaders and the community and enjoy a great round of golf at Plumas Pines and mouth watering cuisine at Longboards Bar & Grill. All proceeds benefit your Eastern Plumas Chamber of Commerce. Some of the Shenanigans of the day include: * A traditional Celtic Opening Ceremony Best Celtic Costume Contest Putting contest with traditional wood shafted putter Longest Drive for Men & Women Closest to the Pin for Men & Women Hole In One Prize on Hole 11 Appetizers at Longboards Bar & Grill following play Awards Ceremony Lots of Blarney Sponsorship Opportunities include: $50 Tee-Sponsor Includes Tee Sign with your name and newspaper recognition