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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 11A Tributes beg r supervisor i00:t00ii;h;00snC0000n ;:::orsado00=a 00oOctC2ma/:b ndec00a::tn00c nedy Violence Awareness Month in i still has more than two Plumas County. : months remaining to serve as chairman of the Plumas < County Board of Supervisors, the accolades for his service are : beginning. Regular board attendee i: Larry Douglas used the public comment portion of - the Oct. 14 meeting to laud : Kennedy. "I want to thank you for € ) your commitment," Douglas :i: said. "Yes, you," he ; reiterated to a surprised :i Kennedy• The two have not ; always agreed on the issues, ii a fact that Douglas noted. :: In addition to complimenting Kennedy for • his work, Douglas • mentioned the importance of i the supervisor's entire family to the community. "How do we keep families like yours here?" he asked. Kennedy's term concludes at the end of the year and he did not campaign to retain it because of the toll some personal attacks were taking on his family. Property for sale The county wants to sell 66.7 acres in Indian Valley and use the proceeds to make improvements to its three airports. The Indian Valley acreage originally had been intended for a fourth county airport, but the ground couldn't support a runway. In 2005 the land appraised for $200,000, but that was when real estate appraised much higher than it does today. Facilities Director Dony Sawchuk will have the land reappraised. The acreage is located off of Stampfli Lane and is surrounded by ranch land. Appointments The supervisors were , asked to appoint Nansi Bohne to serve on the Mental Health Commission, but they delayed the action until they have a chance to review the organization's bylaws. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ROUNDUP The size of the commission -- 20 members -- was criticized in the Kemper Report (a consultant's review of the county's mental health department) for being too large and unwieldy. Rather than appoint Bohne, who would serve a three-year term, the board wants to consider its options first. Fire prevention help Pacific Gas and Electric Co. gave $103,000 to the Plumas County Fire Safe Council for fuels reduction projects. The local contribution was part of the $5.5 million that PG&E gaveto agencies across the state in wildfire prevention funds. Ntis Lunder, director of the council, told the supervisors that he learned of the opportunity in May and "doggedly pursued" the funding. He submitted three proposals to expand existing projects and all three were funded and are already underway. Theprojects include work on La Porte Road near Quincy and North Valley Road in Indian Valley, as well as green waste processing across the county. An additional $42,500 for fn-e communications equipment did not receive funding, but will be in line for the next cycle. Joe Wilson, who is the county's former facilities director, but now handles governmental affairs for PG&E, said the funding became available this year because the governor declared a drought state of emergency. "It remains to be seen if the funds will be available next year," Wilson said. Delicia Martinetti, the domestic violence coordinator for Plumas Rural Services, shared local and national statistics about domestic violence with the board. Plumas Rural Services has served 17 adults and 19 children in its shelter, as well as 47 outreach clients. Citing the recent cases of domestic violence in the National Football League, Martinetti said, "We see that on a regular basis. It's a much larger problem than you think." However, Plumas County achieves a much higher success rate in keeping individuals away from their abusers. "Nationally 85 percent return" to their abusers, while locally "83 percent stay away." Plumas Rural Services held a "Celebration of Courage" last Thursday evening, Oct. 16, at the West End Theatre. The event focused on those who escaped domestic violence and featured a locally produced video and a roundtable discussion. "This is a good program," Supervisor Lori Simpson said. "We really need it." Great Northern Hair Co. 1690 E. Main St., Quincy 283-3302 Make Your Neighbors Jealous with a professional paint job! • Interior & Exterior Paint & Stain • Commercial, Residential, Big or Small • Serving Plumas and Sierra Counties • 30 years Experience • Discount Pricing There is no substitute for quality. BOB RAYMOND PAINTING 836-1339 (cell) 249-3966 CA Lic. #759277 Carpet FALL CARPET SALE ON NOW! 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