General fund regains monies

Following an announcement that the Plumas County Board of Supervisors was taking a short break and heading into closed session, County Auditor Roberta Allen quietly stepped to the white board and restored $100,000 to the county’s general fund.

That money was on loan to the county’s flood control district under Plumas County Public Works. That money was borrowed Dec. 18, 2018.

To meet bills, Bob Perreault, flood control district manager for the county, asked to borrow $100,000 from the county’s general fund.

Perreault promised to repay the amount as soon as state funding was released.

And he did just that.

At the beginning of fiscal year 2018-19 the general fund had $350,000. That amount was written on the white board inside the Supervisors’ chambers. And every time a department head made an approved request that amount was written on the board and subtracted from the amount.

It was a request from Plumas County Clerk and elections coordinator Kathy Williams that wiped out the fund earlier this year. She had election obligations to meet and supervisors agreed.

But the $0 balance is now gone and the county has $100,000 to see it through the last few weeks until the fiscal year draws to a close.