A crowd of fifth-graders from Quincy Elementary School fill the Board of Supervisors meeting room at its regular meeting June 12. The students got a chance to learn about county government and make requests during public comment. Photo by Carolyn Shipp

New faces at board meeting show the future for Plumas County

The Plumas County Board of Supervisors saw a group of new faces at its meeting June 12. The Quincy Elementary fifth-grade class, taught by Helen Lemnah, were guests at the meeting. The group of students were there to learn about county government and even expressed some ideas for change during the public comment period.

Holden Hutchinson asked that the board consider establishing a monthly large trash pickup day where residents can dispose of their larger trash items like couches and T.V.s.

“The side of the road is not the trash [can]…I do not think it is cool that people just leave their trash on the side of the road … not to mention people just dump the trash in the woods,” said Hutchinson. “I think we should have a large trash pickup once a month like other cities do.”

After Hutchinson’s public comment, the class stayed to hear some of the business on the agenda and left with a “thank you” from the board.

Another new face in the crowd was that of the recently hired Behavioral Health Director, Dr. Tony Hobson. Hobson is the former Assistant Director of Health and Human Services for Sutter-Yuba Behavioral Health. The board passed his employment agreement and welcomed Hobson to the position.

“We are very excited to have you in our behavioral health department,” said District 4 Supervisor Lori Simpson.

“I am really excited for this opportunity,” said Hobson.

A returning face also filled a new position after the board approved the employment agreement for Kevin Correira as the new Director of Facility Services and Airports. Correira has been with the county’s public works department for 16 years and just recently moved into the interim director position after the vacancy left by the departure of Donny Sawchuk.

“We are happy to have you on board too, Kevin, with all your past experience here in Plumas County,” said Simpson.