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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015 5A BOLAND General manager i from page 1A leaving district financially solvent finally, repairs did start on Pioneer Pool, skateboarders ruined the fiberglass by riding on it before it cured. Meanwhile, community members, angered by the pool closure, campaigned for board seats promising to fire Boland. "Needless to say, I felt that I had made a terrible mistake in accepting the position," Boland said. "I had to realize that not everyone had the same level of passion for parks and recreation that I did, and still do." At the time, he told the newspaper, "We'll take a careful look at all the programs, including their cost effectiveness. The district is in a tenuous financial position. We'll look for creative ways to generate additional funds and revenues. We will solicit input from the public." Slowly, he corrected course and turned the ship around. The deficit spending stopped. Fees were adjusted. New board leadership committed to run the district more like a small business. The district downsized, moved to smaller offices and retained only core programs that paid for themselves. It settled a lawsuit and paid off loansJ' "It wasn't easy," Boland Boland's greatest legacy said. "I had to say 'no' a lot." may be the relationships Today, the district is a he's fostered. His tight ship: financially conversation is peppered solvent, its facilities well with words like maintained and its programs sustainability, community, holding steady. It owns and collaboration and win-win. operates Pioneer Park andHe has cultivated alliances Pioneer Pool; operates and and negotiated long-term maintains the Quincy Skate agreements with Feather Park for the county; and River College, Plumas the club's motto of'Service owns half of Lowell BaderUnified School District and above Self.'" Park and operates it under Plumas County to share If that weren't enough, a special use permit from the facilities and keep programs Boland and his wife, Forest Service. Counting running. Gloria, find time during the Boland, it employs three "The district's motto is holidays to organize local people full-time. 'Together, we build bell ringers for the Salvation Its programs include community,' and I have Army. youth and adult basketball, tried to honor that the Of his rich life of service, youth soccer, adult softball, past 25 years," Boland said. Boland said, "It's Johnsville Junior Ski Team, Sipe calls Boland "a rock. particularly rewarding to tennis lessons, a stringed He's always there. He's just see former life guards who instrument program, swim one of those unsung heroes, in their day taught many team and an aquatics You don't realize all he hundreds of kids how to program, does because he does it so swim, then go on to become The organization has quietly." doctors, lawyers, teachers -- proved resourceful and One of Boland's richest real pillars of their adaptive. In one unusual collaborations has been communities." arrangement, it garners with the Quincy Rotary one-third of its pool income Club. An active member, Boland plans to remain from the High Sierra Music he has leveraged it for funds in Quincy and stay active Festival. as well as volunteer labor, in Rotary. He wants to sail Boland himself has In turn, the club has more during the summer exhibited great adaptability, benefited from Boland's months on Lake Almanor "He's a go-to guy," longtime efforts to increase and spend more time trailer board member Jerry Sipe membership, camping along the coast in said. "Plumbing, mechanics, "He's fabulous. I think the fall. pouring concrete, Jim's athe world of him," said "And complete about a jack of all trades. I've seen Andy Ryback, former Rotary thousand home him dive to the bottom ofpresident. "He'll do whatever improvement projects," he the pool to fix a valve."needs doing. He exemplifies said. Jim Boland stands in front of playground equipment, Thursday, Oct. 29, at Pioneer Park operated by the Central Plumas Recreation and Park District. Boland will retire from his position as general manager for the district at the end of the year. Funded by a grant, the playground equipment was installed with help from one of the district's frequent partners, the Quincy Rotary Club. Photo by Delaine Fragnoli FREE DELIVERY AVAILABLE TO CHESTER, GREENVILLE, WHITEHAWK, GRAEAGLE AND PORTOLA AREAS Thanks to all of the generous supporters of KQNY, the Sound of the Lost Sierra. Without your support, programs on KQNY would not be possible. Please consider becoming a regular donor to support KQNY, Please visit the web ( for more information, or mail your checks to PO Box 350, Quincy, CA 95971. S inclusive Financing Available/ Layaways Welcome/ I " 535 LAWRENCE ST., QUI a Save a Lot" NCY Closure of Woody Green Waste Receiving At Feather River Disposal The Plumas County Solid Waste Divisionannounces the closure of the woody green waste receiving facility at Feather River Disposal effective November 15, 2015. Non-woody green waste will continue to be accepted at the Quincy Solid Waste Transfer Station on Abernathy Lane at a reduced rate of $5 per cubic only on certain days: Saturdays and Tuesdays - from 9 AM to 5 PM. yard Green waste contaminated with other types of waste will be charged at the non- reduced rate of $17.44 per cubic yard. On all other open days at the Transfer Station, green waste will be charged at the non-reduced rate of $17.44 per cubic yard. Examples of non-woody green waste are grass clippings, leaves, pine needles, pine cones and weeds. Examples of woody green waste are trees, limbs and branches.