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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015 "SA CODE, from page 1A patrolling and would be aware of blighted areas. Building Official John Cunningham said he would support the transfer of responsibility from his office to the sheriff, especially "if it's getting into marijuana." Sheriff Greg Hagwood said that he didn't "want there to be an over emphasis on the marijuana issue." But there are issues in neighborhoods where marijuana is grown and he cited theft, vandalism and fistfights as examples. Currently there isn't a specific ordinance that addresses marijuana grows in the county, but that will change. In the meantime County Counsel Craig Settlemire explained why a grow currently would be prohibited. "Plumas County has what is generally referred to as a "permissive" land use and zoning ordinance. It describes the types of activities that are allowed within a particular zoning. If an activity isn't permitted, it is prohibited," he said. The supervisors approved the change in code enforcement, but still have to approve job descriptions and budget changes. Sheriff's approach During a Nov. 12 interview, Sheriff Hagwood laid out his plans to implement code enforcement. "As a lot of code enforcement will be dealing with marijuana grows ... we need law enforcement there." Kevin Goss Chairman Plumas Board of Supervisors While the board's Nov. 10 meeting tended to focus on marijuana, and Hagwood acknowledged it would be part of the job, a substantial focus would be on addressing blight and enhancing community beautification. Of the former, agwood wants to form a working group represented by varying interests in the county. "The goal is to craft a marijuana ordinance that allows individuals with medical needs to satisfy those needs but that doesn't interfere with other property owners," he said. Hagwood reiterated some of the problems that have arisen with theft and vandalism, but also talked about the effect that it has had on residents' abilities to sell their properties when located near a neighbor growing marijuana. "There are incidences of no sales throughout the county," he said. He also noted that some individuals have located to Plumas County to grow "There are a number of instances where property owners find themselves in a position where they can't fix it by themselves. We need to identify groups that can help." Greg Hagwood Sheriff marijuana "specifically because we don't have an ordinance." He cited Beckwourth, Greenhorn, the Feather River canyon, Meadow Valley, Chester and Greenville as areas that have been affected. Hagwood is hopeful that an ordinance can be formulated and adopted by March. As for the other portion of code enforcement, Hagwood plans to hold community meetings and begin prioritizing the issues that need to be addressed, many of which have become greater than property owners can tackle on their own. Citing physical or financial impediments, Hagwood said, "There are a number of instances where property owners find themselves in a position where they can't fix it by themselves. We need to identify groups that can help." He continued, "My goal is to find ways to help the community address long-standing issues, that aren't punitive and that are cost effective." Using inmate and community service labor, and potentially workdays with Feather River College students could help property owners. While dealing with the present reality, Hagwood is also looking to the future. "There are existing issues, but I also want to put together programs to prevent future incidences," he said. To accomplish this Hagwood plans to hire a full-time code enforcement officer for the county and a part-time officer for Portola. For the full-time officer, Hagwood is seeking some unique qualities -- someone with a law degree, but who is also a sworn deputy. "The ideal candidate would have a strong legal background so as not to impact county counsel," Hagwood said. That's because so much of code compliance involves legal notifications and processes. The sheriff also would hire the part-time employee, but the individual would report to Portola officials as part of the sheriffs contract with the city. As with the marijuana ordinance, Hagwood hopes to have both officers in place by March. Concert to benefit church Maggie Wells Staff Writer mwells@plumasnews.com Taylorsville musicians and their Quincy friends will join together to perform the "Little Mountain Church House Concert #2" -- a benefit concert for the upkeep of the Taylorsville Methodist Church----on Saturday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m. Ken Crowley, Leslie Mink, Johnny Walker, Joe Tomaselli, Barney Harchis, and Lance Barker are scheduled to perform. Joining them will be father and son duo Robert and Bobby Williams. This will be their first public performance. It will be a night of old time country music. The event will be held at the Taylorsville Methodist Church Tickets are $5 as a donation at the door and doors open at 6:30 p.m. Richard K. Stockton State Farm Agent Lic# #0B68653 65 W. Main Street Quincy, CA 95971 Bus: 530-283-0565 That's turkey talk for "Dig in." There's no better time to thank you for your continued business. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.* CALL ME TODAY. Q, from page 1A Central Plumas Recreation & Park District's youth basketball league sign-ups ongoing~ League open to boys and girls in grades 3 through 6. Deadline to register, Wed., Nov. 25. Sign-ups at Recreation District office, 34 Fairgrounds Rd. For information, 283-3278. Tomorrow: Walk-in free flu vaccination clinic, Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds-Fairgrounds Rd., 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., or until vaccine is gone. Tulsa Scott Pavilion. Flu forms can be downloaded at plumascounty.us/publichealth/fluinof rmation. Free flu shot appointments available in Chester, Greenville, Quincy and Portola, 283-6330. Meeting of Plumas County Democrats at Quincy Library conference room, 6:30 p.m. For information, contact Faith Strailey, 283-2604. Friday: John Craigie, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $15, on sale at Carey Candy, West End Theatre Cafe and westendtheatre.us. Saturday: Greenville Drama Class presents "The Effects of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds," West End Theatre, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets: $10 general, $8 students, can be purchased at westendtheatre.us, or at door. Parental discretion is advised. Quincy Elks Lodge hosts fundraiser for Lifetime Elk and Quincy citizen Clifford "Buzzy" West, noon- 3 p.m. Luncheon and silent auction, tri-tip sandwiches, salads and chips, $10. 2004 E. Main St. For information: John or Tracy, 283-2265. Free "What is Yoga? An Introduction for Beginnflrs" class. 10 - 11 a.m., Quincy Yoga & Wellness Center in Plumas Pines Shopping Center. For information, call Jane Steidel, Certified Yoga Teacher, Co-owner of Center, 283-3536. Monday: Ned Evett in concert at Eastside Public House, 1760 E. Main St. $5 cover. For information, 283=9805. Wednesday: ....... Magic Beanstalk Player program for K-2 grades, focusing on drama skills, improv, characterization, storytelling, monologues and learning a musical number. Wednesdays, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., at West End Theatre, 14 Crescent St. W Dinnerhouse &FuLl SeTwice Antique Bar -- Home of the "Martini Whisperer" -- $ 25.95 per person EVERYTHING MADE FROM SCRATCH Soup, Salad and Dessert included OPEN when the red truck is herel 60300 Mt.Tomba *Limited Stock "Forget the Trip to Ren . Shop Locally & Save:" Financing Available! Layaways We!come! 535 LAWRENCE ST., QUINCY a Save a Lot" Ned Evett MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23RD 7-9PM NED EVETT RETURNS TO THE EASTSIDE! come listen to him play some magical music with his fretless glass necked guitars! He mesmerizes & amazes his audiences with his creative songs and sounds that come from his music! 7reehouse Album 1760 East Main St., Quincy" 283-9805 Feather Publishing seeks a full-time reporter to co~er high school athletics, college sports and community recreation. Must have strong photography skills. Some weekend and evening work required. t~ Please send resume, wr. iting sample and photography sample to: Dan McDonald at dmcdonald@plumasnews.com