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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010 13A Diana Jorgenson were in attendance, Council members William after that, a vacancy would Portola Editor Juliana Mark, high vote get- Weaver and Curt McBride have to be included in another ter in the election, was in the were not in favor of spending election. A newly vacant seat on Por- audience but would not bethe money. Citizen Lar- Former City Council mem- tola's City Council before the sworn in until the election ry Douglas disagreed: "This is ber Mike Rush also wanted to votes were even dry on two had been certified. Incumbent an elected position, not one express his interest in the pc- other seats brought a number candidate Curt McBride hadappointed by the city council, sition, saying that he would of citizens to the regular meet- edged out his fellow incum- To me, this (appointment) is have run for the council this ing Nov. 10. Some of them bent by only three votes, and wrong ... You spend money on election had he known about wanted to be considered for incumbent Mayor John Lar- other things. This is some, the third seat. He wished to the position; some of them rieu expressed his desire to thing you have to do, so it's announce his interest in the wanted to know why the posi- pursue a council seat via 'by the people,'" seat, saying that as of the last tion had not been on the bal- Kennedy's vacancy and re- Mike Matus, another Porto- election, he was the next obvi- lot. Sorting it out was a cum- cused himself from discus-la resident, thought that the ous choice and had only been bersomeprocess, sions, resignation so Close to the beatenby 16votes. At issue were the two years City attorney Steve Gross election brought up the ap- ' Mayor Pro Tern Wilson remaining on Bill Kennedy's explained the options: that the pearance of impropriety. He agreed with his fellow mem- term and whether to fill the earliest a special election thought that someone whobers that the cost of an elec- vacancy by special election or could be held would be in was moving must have known tion was not warranted and by appointment by the coun- March and that it would cost much further in advance,had some other considera- cil. approximately $8,000, or if the Mayor Pro Tem Dan Wilsontions to add: "If we go with a Council member Bill council decided to appoint, it defended Kennedy in his ab- special election, it would Kennedy was not present, would have to do so within 30 sence, giving Kennedy's rea- mean being without a council although his resignation took days. New legislation in Janu- sons for wanting to be near member for four months and effect the day following the ary would extend the period his grandchildren, and chided there's problems withthat. meeting. He was in his new to 60 days, which would Matus for making assump-There would be opportunities home in Oregon, had planned match the period allowed for tions, for things to get pushed back, to attend his final meeting, special districts, but current Gross clarified that the res- maybe 2-2 votes, it's time but snowstorms in the law would only give the coun- ignation would have had to when there is sickness and Cascades prevented him. All cil 30 days, or by default, it occur 114 days prior to the maybe we wouldn't have a four of the other members would need to hold a special Nov. 2 election in order to quorum." election, have been included. Anytime Juliana Mark asked how many members were requiredresidents in the audience to make an appointment and were interested in applying was reassured that council for the vacancy, an interest members would seat her prior that may or may not wane in to making a selection, if they time. But the process for them could work out the timetable to do so was finally estab- in order to meet the deadline lished. Interested Portola resi- and if the election were certi- dents who are registered vot- fled in time. ers may submit a letter of in- She then spoke for appoint- terest to City Hall by 5 p.m. ing Larrieu because he had Nov. 29. The letter should in- campaigned and "he had al, clude a brief biography and a ready put forth the effort," Statetnent as to why they want Douglas disagreed, saying to serve on the council that in recent elections, new Council members will re- candidates were always the ceive copies of the letter prior vote getters, not the incum- to the Dec. 2 meeting to ad- bents. "I think that's a big in- dress the issue. The appli- dication of public perception." cants are asked to attend the The council then agreed to meeting, on a Thursday at 5 appoint a member to there- p.m., to read their letters to mainder of Kennedy's term, the council and for public ben- rather than holding a special efit. At that meeting, Mark election and went through the and McBride will also be laborious process of choosing sworn in for their terms of of- dates that met all the criteria rice, prior to deliberations on of public notification, time for the appointment. receiving letters of interest, The council expects to time to allow the last election swear in the newly appointed to be certified and meeting the councilperson that same day, 30-day deadline. So no exceptions, you must be It appeared that four or rive present to win. COMMUNITY CORNER ! COMMUNITY CALENDAR '+ i Thursday, Nov. 18 Grief. New meeting time: 2-4 AA, noon, 260 County Hospital p.m. First Baptist Church, Reese Road, Courthouse Annex - Or- St., East Quincy. Bereavement chard House. Quincy. group open to anyone struggling Women's Support Group, with grief. More into call JoAnn Every Thurs., 1-2 p.m., Plumas Baldwin, 283-9161 or Doreene Crisis Center, 591 Main St., Wood, 394-7228. Every other Quincy. Call 283-5515. Thursday. AI-Anon, 5:30 p.m., United Out & About in Quincy. Group Methodist Church, upstairs in meets monthly on the 3rd Thurs- back. For families & friends of al- day at 9 a.m. in the conference coholics, room of the Quincy Library. For Women's Circle, 6-7:30 p.m., more information Mary Weddle, PRS offices, 711 E. Main, Quincy, 283-5351. 283-0866. Lions Club, 1st & 3rd Thursdays, NA, 7 p.m., 260 County Hospital noon at Moon's, Quincy. Call Road, Courthouse Annex - Or- 283-0495 chard House. Quincy. Meeting of the Moms play- Troop 130, 7 p.m., Church of group. 9:30-11:30 am., Episco- Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. pal Church, Lawrence St. 1st & 283-3953. 3rd Thurs. Call Pam Becwar, Healing and Growing through Women's Mountain Passages, Today's Weather ........ 11117 62/39 13me8 of sun and clouds. High= in the low 608 8rid low8 in the upoer 30s. Sunrlee Sunset 6"~1 AM 4.46 PM ::11/18 55/38 Plenty of sun. Highs ~ ~Je mid 50= and lows In ~le up~ 30s. SurmQe tklmm 6-.52 AM 4:45 PM 44/32 Showem. High= in the mid 40e lind Io~J in the low 30e. 8:58 AM 4"A5 PM 39/31 Showers po~ible. High= in the uRoor 30s and Iowe in th= low 30e. SunrMle Suneel 6:55 AM 4:44 PM 44/=8 Rain end =now ~. High= in the mid 408 m~l Iov4 In the upp~ 20e. 6:56 AM 4:43 PM California At A Glance Moon Phasee 72/56 Rmt Full Nov 13Nov 21 LJ,,t New Nov 28 Dec 5 UV Index Wed11/17 1 Moderate Thu 11119 Moderate Fd 11/19 Low Sat 11/20 Low Sun 11/21 LOw Tho UV ildlX II mlamJrld on i 0..11 number m, wt~ i h~her UV Index the nud r~"=ldn pro- Area Cities :rm=r~,rn~ tk.. rmm]p~ Anaheim 68 51 rnst sunny Modem 74 45 rest sunny Sallmm 72 47 rest sunny BokorsfleJd 73 50 suNly Mojave 72 42 sunny San Ben~u~no 78 47 sunny Bivstow 75 39 eunny Monterey 66 47 mst sunny San Diego 72 56 ~t sunny Bly~m 82 50 sunny Needkm 79 52 sunny San Francbo 73 53 pt sunny CIdco 71 44 rnetsunny Oakland 72 48 ptsunnySsnJoee 75 48 ptlunny Coeta Mesa 69 56 ~ sunnyPalnldale 75 40 sunny Santa B~fosrll 70 52 surlny El Centre 83 51 sunny Pasadena 78 51 sunny Stoddon 74 44 m$1 sunny Eureka 58 47 cloudy Reddlng T/.46 sunny Sueanvfile59 30 ptsunny Frelmo 74 49 sunny Riv~ 79 46 IRmny Truckee 56 30 pt sunny LosPu~eles 74 53 sunny Sacramento 73 46 mstsunny Vl=alla 73 46 sunny National Cities Atlanta 65 41 ptsunnyHouston 77 45 sunny Phoefl~x 76 53 sunny 8o~ton 58 42 rain Loe Angeles74 53 sunny San F~ 73 53 pt sunny Chicago 54 30 c4oudy Miami 84 66 t-stom~Seattle 47 40 ndn Dallas 72 41 sunny Minneapolis41 24 ~xly St louis 62 33 rain Denver 45 30 ~ sunnyNew York 61 4,5 ~ Wml~lngton, DC 65 46 rain (~010 AmodIm Promo ~ C, ontlmt Sl~f~j LAKE LEVELS Lake Almanor *Elevation tCurrent 4,482.25 1 Year Ago 4,477.84 Lake Almanor **Capacity tCurrent 841,039 1 Year Ago 736,951 Bucks Lake *Elevation tCurrent 5,137.33 1 Year Ago 5,138.54 Bucks Lake **Capacity tCurrent 71,536 1 Year Ago 73,503 *Elevation above sea level in ft. **Storage in acre ft. tOct 31, 2010 0t 31, 2009 LAST WEEK'S TEMPERATURS Date High Low Nov. 8 46 35 Nov. 9 45 31 Nov. 10 48 34 Nov. 11 51 28 Nov. 12 51 29 Nov. 13 55 26 Nov. 14 60 29 Preip. .82 .12 Total 5.71 inches precip, to date. Compiled by Ron Trumbo 283-0859 for into. emotions. For more into: Janae Boy Scout Troop 151, Mon., 6 Restoration Project, meets Second Horizon Club, Veter- Hutchins, 530-638-5911, janae- p.m. Scoutmaster Rob Robinette, each Mort. & Wed, 9 a.m., Art art's Hall, 1 p.m. 1st & 3rd Thurs. 283-0858 for location. Barn, Plumas/Sierra Fairgrounds. Juvenile Justice Commission, AA, 5 p.m., 260 County Hospital Duplicate Bridge. Every Mort- Call 283-6320 or 283-1978 for noon, every 3rd Thurs., 1446 E. Road, Courthouse Annex - Or- day, 6:30 p.m., Resource Center, into. Main, Quincy. Open to public,chard House. Quincy. Blairsden, corner of hwys 70 and Library preschool story time, Vikki Tuck, 283-1136, for more Target Shooting, sponsored by 89. Call Ruth Bright, 836-1454 10:30-11:30 a.m. into. Quincy Sport Shooting Associa- or Jackie Lucky, 836-2232. Toastmaster's International, Commission on Aging, 1 p.m. tion. 1 p.m., Gopher Hill site. AA, 7 p.m., Methodist Church in American Valley Chapter. Every 284-7206. 3rd Thurs. each Quincy, upstairs at the back 282 Wed., 12-I p.m., Plumas Bank month, rotates between the four Jackson. Credit Administration Confer- nutrition sites. Saturday, NOV, 20 ence Room, 32 Centra Ave., People Ist, self-advocacy forNA, 6:30 p.m., 260 County Hos- Tuesday, Nov, 23 Quincy. For more info, contact people with developmental dis- pital Road, Courthouse Annex - PRS-WIC, Supplemental food & Jacky Madarang, 530-927-9959. abilities. Champions Pizza, Quin- Orchard House. Quincy. nutrition education for children AA meeting, noon, 260 County cy. Social time: 4-5:30 p.m. AA, 5 p.m. 260 County Hospital under 5 & pregnant-nursing Hospital Road, Courthouse An- meeting, 5:30-7 p.m. Cost forRoad, Courthouse Annex - Or- women. Every Tues., 10 a.m., nex-Orchard House, Quincy.. pizza. 3rd Thurs. chard House. Quincy. Quincy. 283-4093 or (800) WlC- Senior lunch, Blairsden, noon, Quincy Crazy Quilters, 3rd Dukes of Plumas Cribbage 4093. Mohawk Community Resource Thurs., 6 p.m., St. John's Gang. Meet 10:30 a.m., start Board of Supervisors, 10 a.m., Center. Call 836-0446 for reser- Catholic Church, 176 Lawrenceplay 11 am. 1st, 2nd, 4th Satur- Courthouse, Quincy, 1st 4 Tues. vations. St. Business meeting, quilting de- days at Mt. Tomba, Cromberg; AA meeting, noon, 260 County Quincy Community Supper, 6 mo or activity, show & tell, re- 3rd Saturdays at Coyote Bar & Hospital Road, Courthouse An- p.m. every Wed, United freshments. Call 283-t736. Grill, Graeagle. nex - Orchard House, Quincy. Methodist Church. Free. ,Plu~s'2Co~. .... Seatc~& i~dS~ Animal Adoptions. 10 a.m.-2 Soroptimist International ofWomen's Circle, 6-8 p.m. every cue, 7 p.m., Mineral Building, p.m., Plumas County Animal Quincy, Quincy High School,Wed, 586 Jackson St., Quincy. Plumas County Fairgrounds. 3rd Shelter, Quincy. next to culinary classroom, noon. AA, 7 p.m., upstairs in back, Thurs. Overeaters Anonymous meet- Methodist Church, 282 Jackson Lake Almanor Snowmo- Sunday, Nov. 21 ing, 5:15 p.m., 260 County Hos- St., Quincy. bile Club, 7 p.m., Chester Square Dance lessons. United pital Road, Courthouse Annex- Community Meditation Ser- Memorial Hal., following the Methodist Church, 282 Jackson Orchard House, Quincy. vice, 6-8 p.m., Center for Spin- club's serving of the Community St., Quincy. 6-8 p.m. every Sun- NA, 7 p.m., Methodist Church, tual Living. 304 Lawrence St. Supper. All interested snowmo- day. Open to all: beginners, sin- 282 Jackson St., Quincy. Everyone welcome. 394-0876. bilers are invited to the supper gles, couples, all ages. $5 per Creative Writing Group, every and the meeting. For more infor- person. Casual dress. Refresh- 4th Tues, 2 p.m. For into, Mary La Leche League, 4th Wed., marion contact Kathy Donley at ments. Weddle at jmwed- noon, Quincy WIC Clinic. Hope, 596-4353. or Mary June 993-4813. Monday, Nov. 22 German, 283-4805. Elks meeting, Elks Lodge, Hwy. Friday, Nov. 19 Spanish Peak Lumber #2 70, E. Quincy, cocktails 6:30 AA, noon, 260 County Hospital Restoration Project, meetsWednesday, NOV. 24 p.m.; dinner 7 p.m.; meeting 8 Road, Courthouse Annex - Or- each Mon. & Wed, 9 a.m., Art Spanish Peak Lumber #2 p.m.; 2nd & 4th Wed. chard House. Quincy. Barn, Plumas/Sierra Fairgrounds. NA, 6:30 p.m., 260 County Hos- Call 283-6320 or 283-1978 for pital Road, Courthouse Annex - into. C H U R C H E S TO change information on this Orchard House. Quincy. NA meeting, noon, 260 County calendar page, please call Eva at " the Feather River Bulletin: 530- Emotions Anonymous, 7 p.m., Hospital Road, Courthouse An; Calvary Chapel of Quincy 283-4463, 283-0800 or email esmall@ 711 E. Main St., (formerly Drug & nex - Orchard House, Quincy. 2335 East Main St.,Quincy. plumasnews .com. Alcohol building, Cemetery Hill, Rotary Club, Mineral Building, Quincy), 3rd floor conference rm. fairgrounds, noon. Call 283- Center for Spiritual Living, 394-0876, For all ages struggling with their 2127. 304 Lawrence 8, Church St.,, Early Deadlines Christian Life Fellowship, 283-0345, 317 First St., E. Quincy. for Dec. 1 l I 1.6 >=" Christ the King Episcopal Church, 1 $ ~. ', 12:21 a.m. , issue: . .......... I _:., ,0,,, t ,.8 i 283-1608.545 Lawrence St., Quincy. i