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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 5A County agree to refund $779,396 to Collins Pine from page 1A distributed, the settlement approximately $1 million in from the economic and renders decisions on Equalization issued spans a number of years, property tax revenue thatdownturn. The company hadassessment appeals, guidelines for pay it back," Allen told the making the calculations has been held in an account invested heavily in its mill, Though Durrant and substantiating school board, more cumbersome. Also, the pending an audit from theanticipating running two Leonhardt reached an obsolescence," Leonhard "This is a more school district is now a basic state, but Allen won't know shifts to maximize output, agreement prior to the said. "I was intrigued by complicated issue, which is aid district, which changes how those funds should bebut that didn't happen ashearing, they both this." why it took so long," its funding formula, distributed until the audit is demand for lumber waned, appeared before the boardThat led to more research Leonhardt said. To avoid future completed. "Our output is 50 to 60 to explain how it was with Leonhardt ultimately During an interview Oct. unpleasant surprises, That source of revenue percent of capacity," said achieved, adjusting the values for 10, Leonhardt said that the Leonhardt wants to meet at was discussed during the Jeff Durrant, who described In 2010 the state Board of 2007 through 2013, resulting school district wants a quick least annually with the budget hearings, with thehimself as an agent for Equalization addressed anin the $700,000-plus payback answer, but Allen needs school district to keep its supervisors planning to use Collins, during the Board of issue that plagued a lot of to Collins. time to do the research, leaders informed of it for one-time expenditures. Equalization hearing, businesses -- investments While it would seem that potential property tax The Board of Supervisors in property and equipment the money would be repaid losses. Collins appeal serves as the Board of that were overvalued. Staff Writer James Wilson in the same ratio that it was The loss could be offset by Collins' appeal stemmed Equalization for the county, "The state Board of contributed to this report. Where in the world? Michael and Diana Beatley, with granddaughters Brystol and Emma, attend the Old Lahaina Luau in Maul, Hawaii, on Sept. 29. QCSD, from page 1A additional $6.70 each bill. For commercial customers, changes would tack on an average of $22:41. For six in the district that are water-only customers, rate changes would increase an average of $360.61 each month. "One problem with this we'll face is renters," noted director Richard Castaldini. "They'll have no incentive to reduce water usage since they don't have to pay the bill." Another issue addressed was the high cost to multifamily units. Though each unit may consume less than 4,000 gallons in a month, the landlord would still be charged for a higher tier in the new system. "We need to look at giving multifamily customers a break," said Jim Bequette. "If there's a customer with five units, should the discount be at 20,000 gallons?" The board decided to readdress the rate change during the November meeting, when data on multifamily units are available. If the board approves the once we organize as a rate change during next county, we can put some month's meeting, QCSD will bigger grant proposals out send letters to all its there," Sullivan told the customers announcing the board. change in rates months before the changes are applied. Wastewater discharge Sullivan presented a Integrated regional water proposal from Hunts and management Sons Inc. to the board to In his monthly report, allow the local business use QCSD General Manager of the wastewater treatment Larry Sullivan filled the plant to dispose of rainwater board in on his involvement that collects in the storage with the Upper Feather areas. River Regional Water Castaldini was first to Management Group. offer his opinion -- not in The group, made up of favor of the proposal. QCSD members from 30 entities, has no idea what problems met Sept. 24 at the allowing untested supervisor's chambers in wastewater from a business the Plumas County that holds fuel on site could courthouse, cause down the road, said The group was split up Castaldini. into four issue-focused "We just don't have the workgroups! municipal science for this," said board services; meadows, president Denny Churchill, floodplains and water agreeing with Castaldini. bodies; upland and forest "I'm not confident the management; and charcoal filters (we use) are agricultural lands suitable to do the job." stewardship. Sullivan joined The board unanimously the municipal services voted to oppose allowing workgroup. Hunts and Sons Inc. the use According to Sullivan, of the wastewater treatment everyone in attendance had plant. one common question: Will The next regular board this lead to grant money? meeting is scheduled for "There's the hope that Thursday, Nov. 13, at 9 a.m. Q,from page IA Admission $7 Plumas Arts Monday: members, $10 nonmembers. Transportation workshop, pers6n. For information: Tasting (includes admission) 4 - 5:30 p.m., Plumas County John, 927-8879. $30 members, $35 Public Works conference room nonmembers (discount at 1834 E. Main St. Anyone Mountain Harvest Festival, I - through Plumas Arts only, interested in coordinated 5 p.m., Plumas-Sierra County until noon Oct. 17). General transportation for seniors, Fairgrounds. Craft brewers, admission tasting passes people with disabilities, wine and beer tasting, vendor available at Quincy Naturallow-income residents welcome booths, live music. Proceeds Foods. For information: to provide input. For information: benefit Plumas Arts. 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