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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:

  • New state: Proponents of the state of Jefferson pushed the Plumas County Board of Supervisors to sign a declaration of support Jan. 20, but they didn’t get it.
  • Nursing home to close: Healthcare leaders learned that the skilled nursing hospital in Quincy is slated for closure, which would result in the relocation of more than three dozen patients and the loss of 60 jobs.
  • Program sacked: Judge Ira Kaufman is no longer sentencing people to drug court. He said he was ending the program because clients weren’t being served.

Public meeting on proposed Quincy courthouse Nov. 1

Feather Publishing 

A public meeting Tuesday, Nov. 1, will provide an update on the current status of the new Quincy courthouse project and potential sites. At the meeting, the public and other interested parties will have an opportunity to hear about the status of the statewide courthouse construction program in light of the state’s budget, progress on site selection for the new Quincy courthouse, and planned next steps.

The Administrative Office of the Courts and the project architect will present the project update. Community input from the previous meeting in April will be summarized and addressed. Interested parties may ask questions and provide comments.

The meeting will be held 5:30 – 7 p.m. at the Superior Court of Plumas County, 520 Main Street, Department 1 Courtroom, Third Floor, Quincy, CA 95971.

The current historic courthouse is a significant town landmark, but no longer functions well as the main courthouse for the Superior Court. The courthouse, completed in 1921, does not meet modern operational and security requirements. The goal of the project is to construct a new three-courtroom courthouse that meets the community’s needs, blends with the character of the town of Quincy and preserves green space. The new building will have 38,283 square feet and cost $51.8 million. Estimated construction cost is $644 per square foot.

The two top sites under consideration are the Dame Shirley Plaza area, which would consist of Dame Shirley Plaza and an assemblage of adjacent and nearby parcels; and a privately held parcel at 199 Crescent St.

For more information, visit Under the Programs tab, choose Facilities. On the left, click the Courthouse Projects link. Scroll down; under Find A Project, In-Progress, choose Plumas County, New Quincy Courthouse.

The Judicial Council is the policymaking body of the California courts. The Administrative Office of the Courts carries out the official actions of the council.



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