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2A Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014 Feather River Bulletin Debra Moore Staff Writer Since the Board of Supervisors had only one scheduled meeting in November, many department heads had subjects to discuss -- from hiring new employees to accepting unanticipated revenue. Four department heads received authorization to fill vacancies Nov. 4. Public Health Director Mimi Hall will recruit and hire a program division chief. The job will entail serving as the project director for state and federally funded regional HIV programs. Louise Steenkamp, the director of Plumas County Alcohol and Other Drug Services, received approval to BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ROUNDUP hire a program clinician supervisor. Sheriff Greg Hagwood will be hiring an entry-level patrol deputy as the result of an internal promotion following a retirement. Public Works Director Bob Perreault is authorized to hire a road maintenance worker in Beckwourth and in Greenville. "It's part of the domino effect of foremen retiring and others being promoted from the inside," Perreault said of the two entry-level positions. The supervisors approved the sheriffs request to accept $40,000 from the state's Division of Boating and Waterways to purchase side-scan sonar equipment, which is used to recover victims. District Attorney David Hollister also received unanticipated revenue of $20,846, which was awarded by Plumas County Superior Court. The money will be used to purchase educational materials for clients of the county's Adult Substance Abuse Treatment Court. Shared waste Sierra County could be transporting its solid waste to Plumas County when its own landfill closes in the next couple of'years. Public Works Director Perreault reported that preliminary talks are underway for Sierra County to haul its waste to the transfer station in Delleker, where it would in turn be hauled to the Lockwood Landfill in Nevada. "The logical next step is a meeting of the two boards," Perreault told the supervisors. InterMountain Disposal, Plumas County's solid waste franchisee in the eastern portion of the county, also contracts with Sierra County, and would continue to work with both entities. Grant actions The supervisors took two actions with regard to its Proposition 50 grant agreement with the state. In June 2009, the county entered into a grant agreement with the California Department of Water Resources, which contained seven projects totaling $7 million. With the county's match, the overall scope of the agreement is $8.5 million. In November 2013, the supervisors decided not to implement the Last Chance II project, which had $2.2 million in funds earmarked for it. With the state's approval, the county is replacing it with other projects. "We've been working to reprogram $2.2 million," Planning Director Randy Wilson said before asking the supervisors to approve $1.29 million for a new project titled "Greenville Water and Sewer System Repairs." The project will coincide with improvements to Highway 89 and adjoining county roads. The board also approved Wilson's request that the county's consultant, Uma Hinman, perform the invoicing functions for the Prop 50 grant administration. Next meeting The next meeting of the Board of Supervisors is ' scheduled for Tuesday, 'Dec. 2; at 11 a.m. The board will also meet .: Dec. 9 at 10 a.m. and Dec. 16 at' 11 a.m. The staggered start times of the board meetings are the result of the supervisors conducting their business as the Community Development Commission on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 10 a.m. lence on envlronm analysis Ann Powers Southwest Region to re-do an toll on winter recreation and Staff Writer environmental analysis of industries including over-snow vehicle use under snowmobiling, downhill and the National Environmentalcross-country skiing, trails, If you didn't know any Policy Act. grooming, tourism and better, you might think you The study will result in the more. walked in on an angry game designation of National Before the $1 million of dodgeball between Plumas Forest System roads, trails "enterprise phase" of the National Forest officials and and areas for over-snow second analysis gets local residents last week in vehicle use with minimal underway, Forest Service Quincy. impact to natural resources, officials told the However, it was really a "The previous analysis we standing-room-only crowd townhall meeting in the did was found to be they needed public input. Mineral Building on the inadequate," said Bart "The need is for you guys Plumas-Sierra County Lander, a Forest Service to better do your jobs," Fairgrounds stemming from environmental coordinator,countered area resident a 2013 court settlement "It's unfortunate we didn't do Gordon Hardgrave. between the U.S. Forest an adequate job the first "Why are we spending a Service and Snowiands time." bunch of money to re-do an Network, Winter Wildlands Five national forests are analysis we've already Alliance and the Center for impacted by the agreement:done?" asked Kyle Felker, of Biological Diversity. Eldorado, Tahoe, Stanislaus, Quincy. A condition of that Lassen and Plumas. "Another nail in the settlement requires the Area residents are coffin affecting our economic Forest Service's Pacific concerned this may take its development," added Portola Mayor Pro Tem Michelle Gault. As officials explained, apologized and pledged to do better, they were often booed, heckled, subjected to name-calling and made targets of offensive language. "This is probably the most contentious (project) I've worked on and I've been doing this for 12 years," said Lander. "Most of my colleagues do five in a career; I'm doing five all at once. We can only do the best job we can." Four of the five national forests have already hosted townhall meetings on the issue. Tahoe National Forest representatives say they will schedule similar meetings after the NEPA process begins next month. Community members grill Forest Service officials over a court settlement calling for a second environmental impact study. Photo by Ann Powers Firearms Instruction Offering CCW Classes for Sierra, Plumas and Lassen Counties As well as Personal Protection Classes and Men's and Ladies' Basic Pistol Courses ..... : " : Call for Schedule NRA.Pistol. Instructors Curt McBride & Travis Schiavone Call for information and sign up for one of the upcoming classes 530-927-9760 It is your right to protect your.home and family. Know how to do it right and be prepared. Dessert Cakes* 8" round serves 16 s56 9" round serves 32 s96 Cupc * Two flavors 24/s56 Filled cupcakes add .25 ea. Custom Ca Start at $4.50 a serving (includes fondant) The final price is based upon design. i.e. tier cakes, theme cakes, wedding, baby shower,, please call to discuss design. ~ All custom cake orders need to be placed two weeks in advance. Cupcakes or dessert cake ~ orders at least 72 hours in advance i.e. order Weds for Fri pick-up. Nov. - April only. * All prices are based on current cost of goods, overhead (7~.~, O and labor. Prices are subject to change without fiotice. L~lraCts . ,~el~ ~ Hours: Mon.-Fri. lOam- 3pm. Sunday by appt. only ~rl~s'~~'/''~'' 185 cSot 21~IFC:d ~k 2;'o?Pl~nm:Y C: (5 3m0 )# ~843;:87 6 6 ' g P " .p. . _ Holt to represent Almanor on school board M. Kate West Staff Writer chesternews@plumasnews'cm After three consecutive four-ye~ terms as a trustee on the Plumas'Unified School District board, Hamilton Branch resident Sonja Anderson announced in October 2013 that she was stepping down from her position and simultaneously encouraged members of the community to step up. That same month, Chester resident Traci Holt took up the challenge and announced her candidacy to be the Lake Almanor representative to the PUSD board of trustees. In 2014, Cheryl James, also a Chester resident, announced her candidacy for the position. At the conclusion of the Mohawk Community 3o Fri., #ev. 28 10am-4pm Sat., Nov. 29 10am-3pm Graeagle Fire Hall 7620 Hwy 89 Graeagle Featuring several new artists, as well as past favorites! Jewelry, Textiles, Metal & Wood Works, Paintings, Crafts, Gifts & So Much More! ' For more info contact Mohawk Community PLUMAS RURAL SERVICES Resource Center Serving People, Strengthening Families, Building Co.unities www.plumasru 836"0446 Nov. 4 election, Holt claimed 70.63 percent of the total vote and won her seat on the board. As trustee-elect, she WilJ " assume her pd ition Dec. 1t! and in the interim has expressed her appreciation. "I appreciate all of the support I received from the voters that turned out and . the volunteers who helped me with my journey. "I am very grateful to the voters of Plumas County for i their trust that I will continue to put the students of Plumas County first," Holt said. She also said that she would continue to uphold her stated goals and objectives. "I will put students first and help Plumas Unified : School District provide the highest quality education for our children. 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