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2A Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014 Feather River Bulletin li Debra Moore Staff Writer dmoore@plumasnews.com Dubbing a new Forest Service rule about commercial photography in the wilderness "confusing," the Board of Supervisors is asking the agency to reconsider. The Forest Service published a new directive in mid-September requiring that permits be obtained to film or take photographs for commercial purposes in wilderness areas. Because the directive is not specific, many questions have arisen. "This lends itself to significant confusion," Public Works Director Bob Perreault told the supervisors while presenting a letter objecting to the directive during their Dec. 2 meeting. "Confusion will certainly arise in the instance of a non-commercial visitor taking photographs or video, and, later deciding to sell them," read a portion of the letter. The letter suggests that some "commercial filming could adversely impact the pristine nature of our wilderness area," and those activities should be reasonably regulated. However, it also states: "under most scenarios, the act of taking photographs or videos will have little to no adverse impact on an area. The possibility that any of the images may be sold does not imply a potential adverse impact." "This is another example of BO, a .D OF SUPERVI SORS ROUNDUP "This is another example of government over reaching." Bob Perreault Public Worlds Director government over reaching," Perreault told the supervisors. They agreed and sent the letter. Jail still a priority Addressing the state of the Plumas County jail remains a priority for the supervisors and they instructed county Treasurer Julie White to proceed with securing $2 million toward that purpose. White is addressing certificates of participation (a means of financing) that were issued in 2003. In the process of re-funding those certificates now, the board asked her to access $2 million for the jail. The board was considering building a new facility on Mill Creek Road in East Quincy. "These funds would have to be spent within three years," White told the board. She suggested the need for alternative projects if the county isn't ready to proceed with the jail in that timeframe. Now, the board is studying a modular option that would augment the current jail an option that would be less expensive and with which the county could proceed more quickly. "The plan we're exploring will move along a lot faster," Supervisor Sherrie Thrall said. The money would be used as a match to state funds. Thrall anticipates the sheriff applying for the grant next September with funding the following spring. But Thrall said she saw the value in a backup plan. "We would surely know if it's doable with a year left," she said, leaving time to use the money on something else. "Another alternative is not to get the money at this time," County Counsel Craig Settlemire advised. "I would hate to borrow $2 million and then spend it on little projects," Auditor Roberta Allen said. The supervisors agreed and will discuss the status of the jail during their Dec. 16 meeting. More jobs The supervisors authorized two departments to fill vacant positions. Chief Probation Officer Dan Prince will hire a legal services assistant, while Social Services Director Elliott Smart will recruit an employment and training worker. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year from KQNY! KQNY sincerely appreciates your continued support during 2014. Please consider making an end of the year donation to KQNY. Visit www.konv919,oro or mail a donation to P.O. Box 350, Quincy, CA 95971. We would not be on the air without your support! We will contribute of 5% of our sales on the last 10 days of the holiday shopping season to those who contribute so much to our community. Putting up the tree L ',;3(:,,, i :ii ii ii i:ii !i!:ii i :iiii: i ii ~ii V i::~ Jimmy West is at the controls, while Terry Meilan (in the bucket) helps direct the base of a 50-foot Christmas tree into a 5-foot-deep hole on the Plumas District Hospital lawn. Dr. Jeff Kepple, the hospital's chief executive officer, donated the tree from his La Porte Road property. ' Photos by Debra Moore The FlUmas Crisis Intervention &"Resource Centet" in Quincy was overwhelmed in a wonderful way with the generosity, caring and sharing given by our community over the Thanksgiving holidays. The generosity came in the form of money, turkeys and the goodies that make the dinner particularly delectable. We are also very grateful to the volunteers that helped to pack the boxes and deliver them when necessary. This community sharing and caring wraps warmth and joy around all of us. The, Recou, rc. Library hosts holiday program Youth Services Librarian Dora Mitchell has announced an upcoming Holiday Storytime and Gift-Making Workshop. The event is set for Wednesday, Dec. 17, 3 - 5 p.m. at the Plumas County Library, 445 Jackson St. Children ages 5 and up are welcome. Call 283-6310 with questions. D 0 American Valley 2014 Holiday Donation Pioneer Quincy Elementary PCO Plumas County Hospice Plumas County Veterans Quincy Little League Quincy Boy Scout Troop #151 Quincy Volunteer Fire Department FRO ENACTUS Foster Program Quincy Jr-Sr High Booster Club Quincy Girl Scout CAN Troop #244 (Community Assist Network) Your Money -- Your Community Plumas Pines Shopping Center 30 E. 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