Independent Auditor Norm Newell of Smith & Newell characterized Plumas County as “one of the better ones” in terms of financial management when he delivered the county’s annual audit report Tuesday, Feb. 15.
Newell told the Board of Supervisors the county earned an “unqualified or clean opinion,” which he explained was “what you want to have.”
At the Feb. 2 meeting of the Portola City Council, City Attorney Steve Gross introduced a draft of a five-page ordinance to ban medical marijuana dispensaries within city limits. After consideration, Ordinance No. 339 will be back on the Feb. 23 agenda for approval and become effective March 23.
Fair manager John Steffanic appeared before the Board of Supervisors Tuesday, Feb. 15, to explain circumstances leading up to his request for $77,445 from the county’s contingency funds.
Most of the money, $72,445, is to meet payroll through the end of the fiscal year. Steffanic said the remaining balance, $5,000, was to ensure the fair had funds to pay its electric bill.
The late Bill Hopman was named Fireman of the Year for the Quincy Volunteer Fire Department.
The presentation was made Saturday night, Feb. 12, at the annual installation-of-officers banquet at the fire hall.
At the first of two rate study presentations to the Portola City Council to discuss increases in city water and sewer rates, Mayor Pro Tem Juliana Mark asked, “Why now? Right now, people are having a hard time of it, so why are we talking about rate increases now?”
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