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Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001 Rex turns his attention to another turkey--county governrr around? Are we adding peo- order to maximize the lyst's office was warning it years, but still has doubtS I Have you been following coming in. But if you look at the news in your favorite lo- the state of California, they cal newspaper lately? Rex are now predicting a massive has about come to the conclu- deficit for this coming fiscal sion that our county govern- year. ment is doing everything Actually, they are having they can to mimic the actions one this year, too, but ne- of our illustrious state legis- glected to tell anyone about lature, it. Glossed it over by saying About every time you pick that the current year's bud- up the paper, you read about get would exceed revenues by the adding of an additional $4 billion--the difference be- position or two to our county ing made up by the previous employment roles. Can't do it year's surplus. Fancy way of without sufficient help. But saying they spent more than what would happen if some- they had, and it didn't seem one said no to the latest re- to bother them. quest? Would the world come At the state level, as early to an end? Can't something as 1999, the legislative ana- be dropped, changed, moved ple to compensate for less- amount of money they earn was risky to depend on con- To add insult to injury, we whether this than-adequate employees for their efforts, tinued high levels of revenue now have the highest number dollar deficit just that no one wants to deal So far, the county has been from capital gains and stock of state employees per popu- ized in just the past with? Rex has a whole lot of able to-s y within budget option transactions, lation since the passage of months. Seems thoughts on th|s. limits, pro i,d _ed the grants In the fiscal year 2000/2001, Proposition 13 in 1978. Along Yet at the same time, our and other wir/dfalls keep capital gains taxes made up these lines, have you evermagnitude fabulous five are adding bod- 23 percent of the state's total cogitated on what the ratio of by surprise. Was ies, they are telling the coun- general fund revenues. It was county employees to county ty employees' union they only 5 percent in the mid-90s, population is now, what itwas coming?. can't afford to give them any- Anyone speculate as to what was 10 years ago? Rex won-now taking firm where near the raise they are would happen if the bubbleders what would have hap- with it? asking for. might burst, and when? pened to the quality of our In pondering thiS, At the same time this is be- Something like this could lives if we had not added all red dog is ing said, our governing body never happen in Plumas the state and county employ- inkling that goes out and pays someone County. ees? thousands of dollars to nego- Might it have made sense In the upcoming state bud-same path. What tiate for them with the era- for the state to spend their get, the deficit is projected to ty doing with ployees' union. Of course, the windfall revenue on one-time be somewhere around $8-16 state other side is doing the same. projects? Bad thinking. Dur- billion. They now blame this onetime, Know what their costs are? ing Governor Davis's briefon everything from a sour Are county fathers { Neither does Rex, but bet it's tenure, general funding economy to the Trade Center ers this go not being done for free. spending has increased by 37 Sept. 11 disaster, not on for new programs Wonders if it isn't in the percent, while the population spending more dollars thanemployees so best interest of both negotia- has increased by only 5 per- they planned on taking in.cri tors to drag out the salary di- cent during those same three Rex read all the reasons, alogue as long as possible in s email: Kay Farris PAY A FAIR PRICE! A couple transferring fromlower offer allowed the family to Iowa to Vi, xrginia accepts $7,900 move quickly. The new job won less than fair market value" for out, resulting in a final sale price their home. A small rural church lower than "fair market value." congregation agrees to pay more ~" than "fair market value" for five acres of land adjoining the exist- ing church property. What's hap- petting here? Fair market value is "That price, at which a seller is willing to sell and a buyer is willing to buy." Prices actually paid and accepted for real estate can and do vary dramatically, however, from the so-called norm of "fair market value." Consider the couple moving to Virginia. Time pressure affected the final price. Accepting the Why did the church pay a pre- mium for the land adjoining their existing property? They wanted it for a picnic and fellowship area for church members. Be.c, ause land adjoining the cl~rch property was in limited supply, they paid the higher price. While a theoretical "fair mar- ket value" exists for all proper- ties, reality dictates that many deviations from that price level may occur. Each sale is governed by different circumstances. Call Kay or Leah today. Leah West OPJUlA@Ul ASSOCJUml$ Located in downtown Graeagle (s30) 6.1234 Inclement weather brings intermittent phone service to the Canyon again WILL It's the day after Thanks- giving and I am trying to bring some order to a mind befuddled by a turkey hang- over. Dinner was wonderful, but after two days of prepara- tion, I didn't eat much. Some- time in the wee hours of the morning, I awoke with vi- sions of oven-browned drum- sticks. It was quite good. Word from the lower Canyon is that Wednesday, Thanksgiving Eve, saw a rash of accidents. None seri- ous that I have heard of, but the CHP was very busy. At- tempting to verify these ru- mors of wrecks, I jumped on the telephone, only to find that once again, inclement weather has disabled the What steers leave on the phone system, pasture floor apply here. Rants against the telephone A large log cabin is being company have appeared in erected on a 1-acre lot in Old this column before, and this Mill Ranch. Residents tell me is another such gripe. The af- that the cabin itself will be termath of these cries of in- about 2,200 square feet inside justice is a system even more and takes up almost the en-' unreliable than before, tire acre it is being built up- For instance: Last spring, on. Pac Bell did some work on There will be more about the phone system in the the unique home next week, Twain area. when the en- this week having been taken hancements were completed, up with pies, turkey, cranber- caller ID was disabled and we ry sauce, curried onions, no longer had battery backup stuffing, bread, sweet pota- during power failures. Lose toes, mashed potatoes and power and the phones go-- gravy.. immediately. Loren and Rhonda Numerous calls to Pac Bell Perkins are doing f'me. Or, at repair and customer service least they were the last time I gave me the opportunity to talked to them (phones talk to a number of very nice again). They are in the people, receive many assur- process of cleaning up the ances that all would be put mess left by the great culvert back the way it was and, flood. Repairs are under way "Thank you very much for and all should be made right bringing this to our atten- shortly. Storrie is open and tion." visitors are welcome. Make reservations today! 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The plan had ed prior to the the National Fire is an Ba multi-agency, ship approach wildland fire risk ed States. Once the Pacific region completes instructions, tbl forester will whether or not plan. The plan effect throughout Appeal by the chief are crefionary retary er, since Veneman recW from this issue, tary for Natural and Environment will have 15_days whether or not to review. In January, vice issued the Framework for ( and managing 11.5 of Sierra integrates the and a to national ment. 276 appeals Sierra Nevada Amendment and vironmental ment.