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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, Dec 19, 2012 5A QCSD, from page 1A line will remain disconnect- ed from the district's water supply at least until the source of the coliform bacte- ria is discovered and elimi- nated. Sullivan is looking into purchasing an ultraviolet fil- tration system to reduce the possibility of future bacterial contamination. American Valley Commu- nity Services Authority A brief discussion regard- ing the status of the AVCSA resulted in a recommenda- tion to dissolve it. The mat- ter was placed on the Janu- ary board meeting agenda as an action item. Director Denny Churchill explained that since a dis- trict joining the Quincy area's two community ser- vices districts never materi- alized, AVCSA has never served the purpose it was formed for: to oversee the American Valley Communi- ty Services District. The language of the bylaws is not applicable to the cur- rent situation, and since the two districts have dissolved their plans to merge, AVCSA no longer serves a purpose. Churchill went on to say that the two boards could meet to discuss a collabora- tive effort for a wastewater treatment plant (or other matters) without need of AVCSA. The wastewater collection system rehabilitation project has scaled back consider- ably, construction observer Eric Marshall said in his pre- sentation to the board. Marshall told the board that Leslie Mink of Plumas Corporation was a big help in storm water monitoring and reporting for the waste- water project. He said Mink holds the necessary certifica- tions and was more qualified than he to conduct the neces- sary work. The department of public works sent a letter to the dis- trict notifying it and its con- tractors of winter suspension for all underground work within the Plumas County road rights of way. Marshall reported that high traffic areas, such as West Main Street and Bucks Lake Road near the hospital, have been repaved and are now fit to withstand the win- ter season. Limited construction may continue throughout the winter as weather permits, Marshall said. The district tabled an item on the agenda to approve the audit until next month, when a representative from Haws, Theobald and Auman can be present with a revised audit. The next board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at 9 a.m. SUPES, from page 1A Meacher said that, the coun- ty administrative officer used to keep a running total, but with no one in that posi- tion, the task hasn't been done. Clerk to the Board Nancy DaForno said that she would contact the county auditor prior to each meeting so that the supervisors could have the information. Inmate medical services Plumas County renewed its contract with North Fork Family Medicine in Quincy to provide medical services to jail inmates. The $124,468 contract re- quires North Fork to pro- vide medical services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The physicians provide on-call service as well as weekly site visits. Airport improvements The supervisors approved a contract with Wilburn Construction to install ob- struction warning lights as well as obstruction removal at Gansner Airfield in Quincy. Wilburn provided the low bid of $103,826. The only oth- er bid came from Par Elec- trical of Reno for $120,800. The Federal Aviation Ad- ministration and the Divi- sion of Aeronautics also approved the contract. Settling disputes The public works depart- ment received approval to hire companies to survey property in Crescent Mills and Quincy. During an interview prior to the board meeting, Public Works Director Bob Per- reault said neighbor dis- putes prompted the work, but it is necessary to "clean up" rights of way. In Crescent Mills, the work is a holdover from when Caltrans constructed the new parts of Highway 70/89 through town. Por- tions of the old state high- way became county proper- ty, but a survey was not completed to clearly define street rights of way and easements. "Two landowners keep complaining about each oth- er's driveways," Perreault said. The survey will allow the county to properly di- vide the areas in dispute. "Nobody will lose access," Perreault said, and added that the property owners will actually receive more land. The second area to be sur- veyed is Baker Way in Quin- cy. "This is an issue of pre- scriptive easement," Per- reault said. The narrow street was never officially given to the county as part of a subdivision, but "over a period of years and usage, the county acquires rights to maintain it." It's a challenge for snow removal and garbage pick- up, but the survey will not remedy those issues. 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There is a spreading Christmas tradition in Protestant churches to pro- vide a space and time for people to acknowledge their feelings of sadness and de- pression in what are known as "Blue Christmas" ser- vices. These services, often held on the longest night of the year, are more quiet and reflective than the tradition- al liturgies of Christmas Day or Christmas Eve. But while they may be more subdued, the services are intended to help people find "light in the midst of darkness." The origins of Blue Christ- mas services are unclear. Some pastors report holding them for more than a decade But they seemed to have gained steam after 1996, when a prototype litur- gy for such services was in- cluded in a church school curriculum used by many Protestant churches in Canada and the United States Some believe the name may have been in- spired by the song "Blue Christmas," made popular by Elvis Presley. 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