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Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2001 You can't say th Opinion/County News t our county officials never made a decis' Sometimes Rex gets to thinking the whole world is a tuxedo and he is nothing but a pair of brown shoes-- doesn't fit in. Expounds on a lot of topics no one appears to care about. Gets down in the dumps when he realizes that the future isn't what it used tobe. There was a time that, when the public expressed frustrations, a response could be expected from our local governing body. This tie to public sentiments has been deteriorating for a number of years. Came to a head during the last election when two out of the three county super- visors running for reelection were ousted. The third barely squeaked by. Rex figures one of the rea- sons this happened was the fabulous fire's lack of any ob- vious direction when it came to building, buying, and re- vamping county buildings. Then, to avoid having anyone criticize their august deci- sions, they insisted on hiring bevies of "experts" to study all aspects of the problem be- fore a resolution could be reached. Appears the primary ex- ception to this was the Taj Mahal, the Plumas County Department of Public Worksernment officials got to (road department) office. The thinking this building was planning xtd approval for getting a little old. A struc- this struct .eseemed to ma- ture that was originally a terialize out of'the clear sky, county hospital and was like- with the supervisors tagging ly older than the dirt it was along and belatedly approv- sitting on. The configuration ing decisions being made by of the interior of the building persons other than them- was probably better suited selves. Rumors'have it that for hospital patients, but it the new building, property had been successfully used as purchase and site prepara- health and social service of. lion for the structure rice space for as long as many amounted to over $1 million, can remember. Since there has been no pub- But the building had lived lic accounting on total costs, a long time, and it was time no one knows for sure. for a change. What kind of And then we have the change was left for someone Courthouse Annex out by other than our elected offi- Feather River College. No cials to study and give recom- one can say this site has not mendations for? Never let it been studied. About eleven- be said that our board would teen years ago, our local gov- go out on the limb and make a straightforward decision,thousand or so We needed a new building, corrected. What kind and where was left Someone soon for someone else to ponder, flourishing popuiation C So committees were ap- gus in the building, pointed, an expensive "Facili- about by ties Study for the Plumas water seepage. Nothing County Annex" was made money couldn't take and reviewed by the board, Next and then nothing happened, system needing Well, according to Rex, some- attention, and tax thing did. Somewhere along ing, in order the line, it was discovered quick freeze on a few there was asbestos in the old county's freest. All this: building and a fix had to be buildin immediately made. Then ment there was the water problem According to Rex, it brought about by the fact that most like owning the annex was originally know what a boat is? built on a wet hillside. Water more than a hole in the! seepage that had probably you try to f'ill up with been taking place for Next: More on decades. For another few boom. Ill The California Air Re- is scheduled for Nevada City sources Board hopes to ban on Jan. 7. burn barrels and incinera- George Ozanich, repre- tors statewide, and prohibit senting the local air quality residents from burning card. management district, said board, cloth or paper, that he doesn't believe any The new rules are set to go workshops will be held in into effect Jan. 1, 2003. Plumas County. He encour- But first, the California ages interested parties to at- Air Resources Board will tend the Lassen County conduct public workshops event. throughout the state. A Anyone interested in more workshop is scheduled for details may contact Joe Fish, Friday, Dec. 7, from 1 to 3 of the Northern Sierra Air p.m. at Jensen Hall on the Quality Management Dis- Lassen County Fairgrounds. trict, at 274-9360. 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