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2B Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2001 Bulletin, Progressive, be sure to call the jail and tell not to do it. them you don't want the job. I'm not going to deliver the Newspaper: Had he, in message for you., And he did, fact, been told, that, "You're the next day, he called and going to get hired. The job is told them. (Gardner said his yours?" Continued from page 1B he just needed a job. He test- ed. He did come out No. 1 on the written (test). He scored stepson finished No. 3 in test- Gardner: No,, extremely high on the writ- ing and that Nos. 1 and 2 first of all, there are oth'L*r. ten. The interview's kind of were eventually hired.) steps you have to go throug'b marginal, but there was a fe- There are backgrounds you male who on the overall Newspaper: Had your have to go through. There's a score came out (first). But stepson wanted the job, psychological (test) you have there was something involv- would he have gotten it? to go through. ing this female. She was a Gardner: After our discus- live-in with one of the correc- sion? Newspaper: Prior to that, tional officers and I thought since you took office, did that may be a concern. Newspaper: In the absence (County Administrative Offi- of that discussion? cer) Robert Conen ever tell Newspaper: Why? Gardner: Gee, I don't you not to hire any of your Gardner: The closeness, know. You're asking me to family? Specifically, either of One being a supervisor (at speculate, your sons? the jail), the other being a Gardner: Specifically, no. I correctional officer. I know Newspaper: At one point, don't remember Bob Cohen that we have relatives on the was the job his if he wanted and I ever having a conversa- department, but we don't let it? tion on hiring relatives. I do them supervise (their rela- Gardner: Let me put it this remember that (ex-County tives). And that was just kind way: I was extremely uncom- Administrative Officer) Jim of a concern. I talked it over fortable in doing that. That's Stretch and I talked about with my stepson, and he and I the reason we had a talk. And hiring relatives. agreed this would not be a he felt uncomfortable with it. good idea. And, so he took off. When both of us felt uncom- Newspaper: Did he tell He went back to L.A. And, I fortable, then it was decided you what he thought the poli- said, "Whatever you do, you that the best thing to do was cy should be or what he said the policy is? Gardner: I think he used an example of (retired sher- iff) Don Stoy's son-in-law. DeCrona: What difference does it make if he didn't hire him? What's the accusation? who came to you? And what did they say? Did they say, "This is wrong?" Newspaper: (The newspa- per had heard that some jail employees were concerned. The concerns were that Gard- ner's stepson might be hired even though others were more qualified). Gardner: But he wasn't (hired). That's the bottom line. (Gardner and DeCrona explain the hiring process. Gardner is typically present- ed with a list of the top three candidates.) Newspaper: (Gardner is asked about his comment to the Plumas County Board of Supervisors that it was not "his understanding" that Deputy Greg Hagwood had been a candidate for sheriff). N '00 Geo Metro LSI A/C, power steering, dual air bag, front wheel drive, only 29,000 miles. #701681 Sale price $8,995, $210 down, 60 too. a| 210.25, APR 9% O.A.C. payments include tax and license. and , 5a~es tax and oMV te~ increa '01 4x4 JXL '99 Dodge Dakota Club Cab 4x4 Sports utiJity with a sporty V-6, automatic, air cond., Auto. trans., ar~, power steering, power brakes, power power windows and door locks and more. #995844. windows, power locks, power seats, tilt, cruise, AM.,'FM stereo/cass., 29,000 miles. Stk. #2060A, I.D. #295721. per nlO. Sale price $13,995, $278 do~.n, 72 mo at 277 86, APR O.A.C. payments include ~ax and hcense 9% '96 GMC Jimmy 4x4 Beautiful inside and out, V-8 power windows, door locks. dual air bags, ABS brakes, privacy glass and more. Retail Kelly Blue Book says $17,995! #54656B. '278per nlo. pur flit) Sale price St 3,995, $278 down, 72 too. at 277.86. APR 9% Sale price St 7,800, $349 down, 72 m~. at 349.89, APR 9% O.A.C O,A.C. payments include tax and license, payments include tax and license, Chevy Tahoe 4x4 .... '97.GMC Suburban V-B, auto,~/~C-~ I:~,l~tet st~rin~ brekes,),vtndo~s, locks, 5.7 enBvne, aulo. tranS., air, I:~we s~-ering, brakes, . w~ndows, locks, se,~s, lil~, cruise, AM,TM tilt wheel,-cruise'cenn'ot; A/vt/FM'' stereWcass., alloy wheels, third seat, stereo/cassette, alloy wheels, rear air conditioner. Must See. #466453. Stk. #1053. I.D. #748437. II1~. 9per too. Sale price $21,995, $2,1 t 3.21 down, 72 too. at 399.00, APR'9% Sale price $17,999, $3,641,62 down, 60 rr~. it 339.OO, APR 9% O.A.C. payn~ents include tax and license. OA.C. payments include tax and license. p(~r 1110. Sale price $16,698, $329 dov, n, 72 too. at 32900, APR 9% O.A.C. payments include tax and license. ~lL. J~llJ La-'~ " IL'll~ll '96 Chevy 'ab 2 OO'4.t4' this beauty is very ~sell equm~ed~,'ith : all the popular options. #440955. Sale price $18,999, $3,748.23 down, 60 too. al 359.00. APR 9% O.A.C. payments include tax and license. '02 CHEVY SILVERADO EXTENDED CAB 4][4 1(25(}0 Well equi #135322 PONTIAC MONTANA VAN 6 passenger 4 door van, luxurious inside and out. #170370 88 Lease for Only per mo. 60 too. lease at $394.88 per month plus tax; CAP costs $30,199; residual $11,475.62; $2000 down cash or trade; based on 12,000 miles per year. Rebate 60 Lease for Only per mo. 60 too. lease at $331.60 per mo~th plus tax; CAP Costs $24,810; res~ual $7.194,90: factory rebate of $2,5OO is ur~;I for the the down payment; based on 12,000 miles per year. i '01 CHEVY $-10 CREW CAB 4X4 Here's a great deal on this hard-working LS model pid is also well equipped. #161243. '02 CHEVY AVALANCHE 4X4 the sports utility that is also a pickup truck. What a conversion, what a vehicle! #112992 Rebate 11 Lease for Only mo. 60 too. lease at $306.11 pet month plus tax; CAP costs $26,033; residual $9,111 35; factory rebate Of $3000 is ur~l ~" down; ~ o~ 12,000 miles per year. MSRP $36,993 Ceasar's Price After Discount & Rebate wuxs Ol ile. Rental Cars Available Sakes: M-F 8-6 Sat. 9- Highway 70 - Quincy Service: M-F 8-5 Sat. 9-2 For obvious reasons, one - would have a concern with that (comment). Gardner: why?. The final tiffing date had not been reached yet. Newspaper: I understand. But it seems to me that the question was---that the con- text of the question based on talking to board members af- terwards--"Isn't this the same fellow who's running against you?" The perception was, "Aren't you just hiring him just to get him out of the way?" Gardner: I know that was the perception that came up. Newspaper: And then you say, "That's not my under- standing." Let me ask you this backwards about that re- sponse: What was that the an- swer to in your mind? Gardner: My mind is that I was looking at the timal tiding date. You're not a candidate until that date and you've done all the paperwork. Just because you take in-lieu pa- pers out does not make you a candidate, I don't think. Newspaper: Would you still have welcomed him back to the department even if he had tided? Gardner: Oh, gee. (Long pause). I don't know ifI can really answer that question. (At this point in the inter- view, a discussion takes place about some philosophi- cal issues and personnel mat- ters. It is not included for the sake of brevity. Gardner de- tails how and why Hagwood was hired at the department.) Newspaper: It seems you've come full circle with the (police car) engine. You've gone from "I've done nothing" to "OK, I did want the engine. I wanted it for my son." So, I guess it would be appropriate, if you wanted to, to explain it once and for all, Doing Business As: FICTmOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT No. 2001-281 (Expires 12-14-2006) The~ f011bwinTper~n(s)'is/ai'e d0fng buSi- ness as: Quality Cabinets, 684 ~ 0t, Ch~stU, CA 96020.: .......... John Robed Cobb, P.O. Box 494, West- wood, CA 96137. ? This business is conducted by an individual. The Registrant commenced to transact busi- ness under the above name on Jan. 1, 2002. Signed: John Cot~. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Plumas County on date indicated below: Filed: Dec. 14, 2001 Judith Wells, County Clerk By: Eileen Hannah, Deputy Published FRB, IVR, PR, CP Dec. 26, 2001, Jan. 16, 2002 Doing Business As: RCTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT No. 2001-274 (F.x~ 12-7-2006) The following person(s) is]are doing busi- ness as: Durkin Construction, 433 Durkin Dr., Lake Almano~, CA 96137. Christopher N. Durkin, P.O. Box 1516, Chester, CA 96020. David W. Ourkin, P.O. Box 1181, Chester, CA 96020. This business is conduc~:l by copartners. The Registrant commef~ to transact busi- ness under the above name on Dec. 1, 2001. Signed: John Cotb. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Plumas County on date indicated below: Filed: Dec. 7, 2001 Judith Wells, County Cle~ By: ~ Hannah, Deputy Published FRB, IVR, PR, CP Dec. 26, 2001, Jan. 16, 2002 Bids for pickup truck NOTICE INVITING SEALED PROPOSALS CHESTER PUBLIC tmLffY DISTRICT (Vet e ounvh pt p truc with serv e/ul Ix ) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sealed proposals or bids will be received by the Chester Public Utitity District at the Dist~ Office, 209 Main Street, P.O. Box 503, ~ter, CA 96020 until 3.'00 P.M. January 10, 2002, at which time they will be publidy opened and reed. Parl~ ~terested ~n sub- m~r,g a propor~ mey call (530) 2582171 to request commie deta . Published FRB, IVR, PR, CP Dec. 19, 26, 2001 County to purchase property Notice of Intention to purchase R~ Property In accordance with Government Code Sec- tion 25350, the Plum, as County Board ot Su- pervisors publishes its intent to purchase following properties, A.P.N. #115-011-050 located at 577/579 Main Street and A.P.N. #115-011-054 located at 555 Makl SYeet/11 Crescent Street, Quincy, CA 95971. The property is being purchased from Feather Publishing owners Michael Taboret and Ked Taborsld, ~ and wife fo~ Ihe of $637,500.00. The Board of Supervisor witl meet to consummate the purcha~ on January 15, 2002, at 10:30 a.m. in Ihe BO~ of Supervisors' Chambers, County CouP- house, Quincy, Calif. Published FRB, IVR, PR, CP Dec. 26, 2001, Jan. 2, 9, 2002 to put it to rest. Gardner: I certainlyl it can be done. From the that the car was til the time that it was chased, there was some versation between and I. And I was th about buying it. I didn'U plain it to (the during because I didn't want to~ my son thInk it was an ness because, at engine was purchased was completely ture. If you look at the and it can (business) gency Vehicles that I dis- cussed with t engine with some other equipment behind the here and behind the and having them restoret (department) rescue That was in May. time (a Quincy business) chased (the engine) had a discussion with a re entative Emergenc Then, I purchased the in June. When I talked to the sentative about trading this equipment, the en: wasn't mine to take. When I picked up out here in the back was a reserve (deputy) was standing there. and my wife were about what we were do. And he's willing that, during tion, that we were taking engine to store for a later trade-in for the ner) didn't talk about view) because, at the were talking, it didn't to me. Like there's a lot things that you heard we were talking. I distInctly when per) asked me a question l said, "Yes, I wanted the gine." But then it was pursued after that. I bring it up, and (the per) didn't bring it up. went on to other that wasn't in the paper. when you said at that in our conversation September interview you wanted the engine, question. And you ed, saying, "You, You Ing the sheriff's rather than Gardner: No. was saying, gine." By some question you asked, I re- member saying, "I the engine." I wasn't ring to the sheriffs de ment; I was personally. Then, to other issues. (A the interview took place moment.) Another thIng, too. thing was made in the article (about the engine), that I had done the county favor. I know where that didn't come from me. say anything about doingI county a favor. It (County Counsel)Rob man because he used it me. And you talked to before you talked tor's note: The meet with Shulrnan in tember prior to Gardner.) And the issue the car or the engine had, been rebuilt with flat-top tons, which improved the strength, the high mance. The roller cam. cost. I knew none of that. There's no way I could told that because I didn't know it. (Editor's news article the information to Instead, the newspaper olr rained the information through a report from We district attorney's office.) But knew exactly what was that engine becaus rebuilt. He me what was in The only thing he told was that DeCrona: That here, too, after a meeti we had. (To Gardner) Re- member what he said to Gardner: He., son why I knew what was that engine is because I it apart. DeCrona: We're here, going, "What's deal? It's sitting t