TEXT_SIZE
Please update your Flash Player to view content.
   These are the stories we are working on for this week's newspaper:
  • Quick fix: A plumbing problem is forcing the Plumas Unified School District to move its headquarters to the former probation building.
  • Lesser charges: A former Chester Public Utility District general manager pleaded guilty to reduced charges last month in connection with unauthorized use of a district credit card at a Reno strip club.

Streetlights will stay on—for now

Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor
12/30/2009


    Streetlights will stay on for now due to a vague promise to pay the January streetlight bill Wednesday, Dec. 9, when directors of the Indian Valley Community Services District met in Greenville.
    Finance Committee Chairman Mike Yost reported to directors about the annual district budget and a response from county and PG&E officials.
    “Everything balances except for the fire department, which is about $9,000 short,” Yost said. “And it’s the streetlights that are eating into what we had originally budgeted for the fire department.”
    Directors were prepared to throw the switch on New Year’s and shut the lights off if county officials did not provide them with more support; they made that clear this fall in a letter to Plumas County Counsel James Reichle.
    “Prior to creation of the community service districts in Indian Valley, streetlights were a county responsibility,” they wrote. “We would like to suggest that they still are.”
    Yost reported county and PG&E officials have responded to that letter, and all agreed that a countywide streetlight district was needed. But, any such district would need a revenue source, and that is where the problem gets stuck.
    Things would get a bit complicated if taxes were to be raised or reapportioned.
    Yost said the bulbs could be changed out to reduce electricity usage, but the district would still be charged the same amount.
    So while there are still no definite answers or promises, directors were willing wait and see what county officials decide.
    
Move
-

Sports Headlines

Top Headline

FRC rodeo to open arena for anyone brave enough

FRC rodeo to open arena for anyone brave enough

This cowboy holds on for dear life during last year’s saddle bronc riding portion of the rodeo clinic at Feather River College. For the third year, FRC’s rodeo...

Read More...

New class plans paddle fest

New class plans paddle fest

Quincy locals try out some human-powered boats at last year’s Plumas Paddle Fest, presented by the Outdoor Recreation Leadership program of Feather River College....

Read More...

Fishing Report for the week of 4/18/2014

Fishing Report for the week of 4/18/2014

Robert Paulson, of Meadow Valley, holds up the 23-pound Mackinaw he caught at Bucks Lake on April 6. Photo submitted Michael Condon Staff Writer 4/18/2014Read More...

Contact Us
up_contact

KennedyBtn

Facebook Image

BarberBtn

Local Events

National Headlines

Auto Parts
CanyonMotorsButton
Moving and Storage
LassenNews.com
Yellow Page Directory
Yellow Pages
Advertise with us
Dining Guide
PlumasDiningCoverWeb
Visitors Guide
"); pageTracker._trackPageview(); } catch(err) {}