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County News Wednesday, Nov 28, 2001 II II Keller to collect information about gram in 2002 the costs for starting a foot- While instructors are not for a football pro- ball program," Carroll said. entirely opposed to a football Feather River Col- Carroll said the state's fi- program, they are advising to be scruti- nancial woes--which have the trustees to hold off for a but a final decision on resulted in the governor'syear. is not expected call for a 15 percent budget According to Ken Crawl•y, aextmonth, cut next year for colleges-- president of the academic when the college's are potentially troubling,senate, the faculty wants to is scheduled "Given the state deficit is- hold off partly because of fi- the plan either its sues, we have some concerns nancialconcerns, as well. or its thumbs down. about whether or not addi- for both sides of tional growth will be funded," There are other concerns, weighing in Carroll explained, ranging from FRC's ability to provide housing, to a football issue, which will be But, Carroll said, there is a program's impact on academ- by the trustees at 29 meeting, possible silver lining because ic programs that do not at- "recent predictions from the tract student athletes, Craw- President Susan state chancellors' office lead ley said. said school officials us to believe that we would "do our homework" receive sufficient allocations Crawley said the senate is approving a team for if we begin the program this not opposed to football, but season, fall." favors "carefully planning for oncerns is the impact a football program said. Another hurdle is facultywould have on other aspects is continuing opposition to starting the pro- of college operations." n U By Debra Coates Managing Editor Repeated telephone calls, letters, and certified mail of- fers have gone unanswered, so Plumas County will begin the process of eminent do- main to take a half-acre par- cel of land from a Mohawk Valley family. The property, located on Johnsville Road near the Mo- hawk Cafe, belongs to Ann Sherrard and her two sons, Tom and William. According to Public Works Director Tom Hunter, the county needs the property to elimi- nate a dangerous curve, as part of the rehabilitation of the Johnsville Road between Highway 89 and Poplar Val- ley Road. Deputy Counsel Julia Cole- man told the board of super- im nresponslve visors during its Nov. 20 meeting that she has been un- able to get a response from the family members. "I have made many, many attempts to contact the Sher- rards and have received no response at all," she said. Coleman said she sent sever- al written offers to all three of the Sherrards. On one occasion, Coleman said she reached the wife of" Tom Sherrard, who said the family didn't object to selling the property. But, Coleman said, she couldn't confirm that fact with any of the three actual owners. Coleman asked the board to approve "the fin'st step in the process of condemning the property." The first step is a "resolu- tion of necessity." According to the county counsel's office, "A resolution of necessity es- tablishes the specific use for which a property may be pos- sessed through eminent do- main and lists the statutory authority for the taking, among other things." The Sherrards will have a chance to respond at a public hearing scheduled for Dec. 11. Supervisor Robert Meacher wanted to know why the su- pervisors would be willing to take this step on the Mohawk property, when it was unwill. ing to do so to obtain the ani- mal shelter property in Greenville. "The difference here is eight years," Hunter said. The supervisors unanimous- ly voted to support the coun- W counsel's request. 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