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;. 4A Wednesday, July 15, 2009 Indian Valley Record $16,000 in federal funds awarded to county Plumas County has been awarded federal funds i covery and Reinvestment Act through the American Re- :" of 2009 for the emergency ? food and shelter national i! board program. Plumas County has been i  chosen to receive $16,000 in i ARRA to supplement funds i emergency food and shelter programs in the county. ; ; PILE, from page A 5 the meeting expressed the iidesire to move toward a :, rate structure that incorpo- * rated cost-of-living increases The state set-aside com- mittee selected this jurisdic- tion, along .with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emer- gency Management Agency, and consists of representa- tives from American Red Cross; Catholic Charities, USA; United Jewish Commu- nities and United Way of America. The national board was charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in the high-need areas around the country. A local board, made up of varioUs volunteer organiza- tions, will determine how the funds awarded to Plumas County are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies in the area. The local board is responsible for recom- mending agencies to receive these and any additional funds available through the ARRA. Under the terms of the grant from the national board, local agencies chosen to receive funds must be private, voluntary nonprofit or units of government; be eligible to receive federal funds; have an accounting system; practice nondiscrimi- nation; have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food or shelter programs andif they are private, voluntary organi- zations, they must have a voluntary board. Qualifying agencies are urged to apply. Public or private voluntary agencies interested in apply- ing for ARRA Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds must contact Walter Mathison, at 283-5515, for an application. The deadline for applica- tions is by July 31.  tied to a consumer price i index. !ii They agreed such an i: approach would be more ii humane for all concerned: !i County staff wouldn't have to ::i: go through the rigmarole of assessing and processing the =- rate increase proposals; the two companies would enjoy greater certainty and consis- tency with their income; and ratepayers would see smaller incremental adjustments rather than one whopping one. "I like the CPI approach," said board chairwoman Sherrie Thrall. "It's cleaner." "Then we'd only have to be here if there were some heinous new (state) mandate," said Ross. "We need to build in the CPI so we don't shock the consumer," said Supervisor Robert Meacher. Ross said his company had not raised rates for four or five year. "If you spread the (requested rate increase of) 15 percent over the years since our last increase it would just about equal cost- of-living increases." The question, however, was which CPI to tie the rate to. Public Works Director Bob Perreault said he and his staff were researching different options, but it was hard to find one that really fit with the realities of Plumas County's economy. "Every- one has to reinvent the wheel to accommodate themselves. It's looking like we will have to come up with our own." Perreault indicated he and his staff would continue to work on the issue. Perreault also raised concerns about capital improvements needed at the county's multiple transfer sites and reduced funds to pay for those improvements. At one time there was a parcel tax which produced funds to close landfills and open transfer sites. The tax expired, but the county had surplus funds from it, which Perreault's department has been tapping at a rate of about $250,000 a year. Now there is only about $100,000 left, creating a shortage of funds for capital improvements. Perreault said he has had preliminary conversations with Dave Keller at Community Development about possible loans, and suggested that a 2 percent increase in the county's administrative fee for the solid waste franchises could be used to offset the loan payments. That 2 percent increase would be passed on from the solid waste franchisees to the consumer. Supervisors felt they needed more information about possible financing options before they could make a decision and asked Perreault to return with Keller for a more detailed presentation. Perreault also let the supervisors know the county's expenses were increasing with Lassen Power for its green waste dis- posal services in the Chester area. Although still small, Perreault said net expense could increase from about $1,000 a year to $5,000. Perreault's department is continuing to investigate proposed revisions to the existing contract with Lassen Power and exploring other options. Thrall, who represents the Chester area, said she would talk to her constituents to get their feedback on the service. Call us for all your Plumbing and Heating needs RESIDENTIAL * COMMERCIAl. F The Most Natural Way to Replace Missing Teeth J New chief-of-staff elected Traci Rue Staff Writer tbue@plumasnews.com Steen Jensen, M.D. FACS, has been named chief of staff at Plumas District Hospital. Jensen, a general sur- geon and Fellow of the American College of Sur- geons, is a familiar face and has been serving area residents for 13 years. He currently splits his time between the North Folk Medical Clinic in Quincy and Seneca Hospi- tal in Chester. He began his role in the administrative position June 17, along with vice chief of staff, and partner, Vincent Frantz, M.D. 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEED! 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Display Classified: Thursday, 3 p.m. Classified: Monday 9 a.m. News: Friday, 1 p.m. Breaking news: Anytimel To Subscribe: Call (530) 284-7800 or use the handy coupon below, or send e-mail to subscriptions@plumasnews.com Adjudication: The Indian Valley Record is adjudicated a legal newspaper by Superior Court Decree No. 5462 and qualified for publication of mat- ters required by law to be published in a newspaper. Pestmasten Send change of address orders to the Indian Valley Record, P.O. Box 469, Greenville, CA 95947. Michael C. Taborski Co-Owner/Publisher Keri Taborski Sherd McConnell Co-Owner/Legal Advertising Display Advertising Manager Kevin Mallory Cobey Brown Asst. Vice Pres./Admin. Asst. Vice Pres./Operations Delaine Fragnoli Tom Fomey Managing Editor Production Manager Alicia Knadler Elise Monroe Resident Editor Bookkeeper Sandy Condon Eva Small Human Resources Director Composing Manager Mary Newhouse Unda Randall Classified/Circ. 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More help is needed to finish the community center this summer, which is the last summer season before the work must be completed in late winter. To volunteer call 284-1993. Several firefighters from Plumas National Forest Engine 20 pitch in to help install and assemble the Nuksa T playground equipment in time for the grand opening during Gold Digger Days in Greenville. Photo by Johnny Walker Board approves final budget Joshua Sebold Staff Writer jsebold@plumasnews.com As expected, the Board of Supervisors approved the 2009-10 final budget for Plumas County with no major changes from the draft it agreed upon at its budget workshop. The board also followed up on its pledge to temporarily suspend development impact fees retroactive to June 9. Looking to the short term Northeastern Rural Health Clinics would like to announce that we have a new telephone number Susanville location. ;1-00oo calling our new number PLEASE listen to the prompts and you will be directed to your medical and/or dental provider or the appropriate office. We appreciate your patience through this new transition. Northeastern Rural Health Clinics Quality healthcare... Your choice, Our ommitmenL economic future, County Administrative Officer Jack Ingstad said the banks the county does business with were pledging to accept state IOUs from Plumas for now, although several supervisors mentioned hear- ing rumors banks would stop accepting them in a week or so to try to speed up the state budget process. In an e-mail after the meeting, Ingstad mentioned the California State Associa- tion of Counties didn't expect federal money distributed through the state to slow down or experience any issues related to the state's budget problems in the near future. 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