Board talks cash, councils and cooperative extensions in a full agenda – California News

Board talks cash, councils and cooperative extensions in a full agenda – California News

A full room was met with a full agenda at the Plumas County Board of Supervisors meeting Sept. 5. With the new fiscal year came renewed contracts and stacks of agenda material.

Beckwourth Service Area low on cash

The Board of Supervisors sits as the governing authority for various special districts and county service areas, including the Beckwourth County Service Area. In that capacity, the board authorized Public Works Director Bob Perreault to request a $26,000 loan from Plumas County to meet the cash obligations of the Beckwourth service area.

Perreault reported that the pipes and sewer system within the Beckwourth CSA need major repairs. He reported that there are opportunities to obtain the funding through the state, but the process of receiving necessary income studies sent to the Beckwourth community was slow going.

In the meantime, the service area cannot meet its cash obligations until a pending rate increase is finalized. The board authorized the request for the loan as the service area governing board and approved the loan as the County Board of Supervisors.

What happened to the coordinating council?

The county established the Coordinating Council in 2008 to coordinate the plans and policies of the county with the U.S. Forest Service. The Coordinating Council is intended to serve as an advisory body to the Board of Supervisors. Perreault reported that participation from Forest Service staff was low.

Perreault said a subcommittee met and contacted the Forest Service and received suggestions on how to encourage participation.

“In the past, the Coordinating Council became somewhat of an appeal group and so it was spending too much of its time on projects…

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