Homeowners could pay CalFire $150 for fire prevention
A bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown designed to generate revenue for the state could cost some Plumas County homeowners an extra $150 per year.
Despite objections by lawmakers in rural counties, Brown signed Assembly Bill 29 as part of the state budget deal June 30.
Referred to as the “rural fire tax,” it will impose up to a $150 fire-prevention fee on state residents who live in a state responsibility area (SRA).
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No plea from shooter
The man accused of killing Susanville resident Rory McGuire during a July 2 car chase made his second appearance in Plumas County Superior Court on Monday, July 18.
Gregory Chad Wallin-Reed, 36, of Reno, Nev., has yet to enter a plea in the case.
During Monday’s arraignment proceedings, Wallin-Reed was represented by attorney Richard Young, of Reno, whom he has retained in place of his appointed Plumas County Public Defender Doug Prouty.
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Ding, dong: It’s the bill collector
Indian Valley Editor
Indian Valley residents who pay for water and wastewater have not paid their bills to the tune of about $50,000.
Some homes have even had the water shut off for up to three months, and still the bills are not being paid.
For May, about 30 percent of the bills had not been paid by the time June bills went out.
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Portola City Council implements rate increases effective July 1
In a decisive move, Portola’s City Council passed Resolution No. 2095 at its July 13 meeting, implementing the city’s proposed water and sewer rate increases as of July 1.
The resolution was originally presented May 11. It went through the Proposition 218 process without receiving a majority of protests, and the city held the requisite public hearing.
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Almanor art show re-invests in local culture
Confused about which arts and crafts show to attend this summer? If in doubt, make sure to attend the Almanor Art Show and enjoy one of the best annual events that Plumas County has to offer. Plumas Arts hosts the 42nd anniversary Almanor Art Show Aug. 6 – 7 on the magnificent and cool green Collins Pine lawn on Highway 36 in Chester.
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Board approves plan to bring county up to ADA standards
Just a few years ago, Plumas County was threatened with lawsuits for not complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
In short, the county wasn’t considered a safe and easily accessible place for disabled people.
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