Thursday, January 7, 2010
Mike Poindexter and Stacey Callahan have indicated they will run for Modoc County sheriff and John Lawson will run against incumbent Gary Woolverton for district attorney.
Supervisor Dave Bradshaw will not seek re-election. David Porter Misso of Tulelake has indicated that he will file as a candidate for Bradshaw's seat.
Filing dates for the June 8 primary election and details from the California Secretary of State are listed below. Contact the Modoc County Elections Dept for details. 233-6204.
Candidate Filing Dates and Deadlines
Jan 1* to Feb 25, 2010
Signatures in-lieu of filing fees - All partisan candidates
This means that candidates can collect signatures in lieu of paying a filing fee.
Feb 15* to Mar 12, 2010
Declaration of candidacy and nomination papers – Candidate filing
Mar 13* to Mar 17, 2010
Nomination period extension if eligible incumbent does not file
Apr 12 to May 25, 2010
Statement of write-in candidacy and nomination papers
NOTE: *Asterisked dates indicate that the date falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or a holiday; if the date is also a deadline, in most cases, it will move forward to the next business day.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
The chairman is John Dedrick, mayor of Alturas, the vice chairman is Ft. Bidwell tribal administrator John Vass, and the secretary/ treasurer is Pit River Tribal Administrator Belinda Brown.
The association has appointed a project director, whose name was not immediately available.
The Modoc Frontier Healthcare Association will be seeking non-profit status.
Modoc Independent Daily News’ inquiries regarding the makeup of association membership and the status of the $265,000 grant funding received in 2009 were not answered as of this posting.
Regular meetings will be held on the third Thursday of each month at Alturas City Hall at 9 a.m. The next regular meeting will be Thursday, Jan. 19.
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Supervisor Shorty Crabtree, next in line for the chairmanship of the Modoc County Board of Supervisors, declined the nomination during the Jan 5 board meeting.
"I'm too old," Crabtree said.
Supervisor Dan Macsay (right) was nominated in his stead and Macsay accepted. Crabtree then agreed to be vice chairman.
"I wish they would leave us alone. We should petition to be put in Nevada, and I mean it. For the past few years Modoc has balanced its budget and the state has not."
-- Supervisor Pat Cantrall, reacting to a report about how Modoc will be affected by the state of California's budget woes.
Ivy B. Horr Medical Education
Loan Fund Accepting Applications
The Ivy B. Horr Medical Education Loan Fund is now accepting applications for 2010. Loans up to $10,000 are available to students who attended high school in Shasta, Lassen, Tehama, Modoc, Trinity, or Siskiyou counties. The deadline is March 31, 2010. To be eligible for this scholarship the student must be engaged in the study of medicine or in medical training at a college or university.
Ivy Buchler Horr created a trust before she died through which low interest loans are awarded to students from Shasta, Lassen, Trinity, Tehama, Modoc & Siskiyou Counties pursuing an education in medicine. The trust was recently transferred to the Community Foundation for permanent administration. To date over 150 people have benefited from the generosity of Ivy B. Horr.
Monday, January 4, 2010
Are you concerned about our county’s financial future? Do you want your voice to be heard?
Now is the time to stand up and be counted.
Speak out about lower taxes, fiscal responsibility,
term limits and restoring common sense to all government entities,
including Modoc County.
For example, Medicare will be cut by 500 billion dollars and be insolvent by 2017.
It’s high time this country charts a course back to a republic called
the United States of America.
Come join with us, united we stand, divided we fall.
The Modoc County Patriots Tea Party meets the second Sunday of each month at the Veterans Hall in Alturas. from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. This month's meeting is Sunday, Jan. 10.
"The BLM has asked for a 45 day extension to March 15. We need more time to review documents before we decide to sign or deny right-of-way, " Collum told the Modoc Independent News.
Collum also said the final Environmental Impact Statement will be published on January 8.
El Paso Corporation, Ruby Pipeline, LLC proposes a 677 mile natural gas pipeline from southwestern Wyoming to Malin, Oregon. Direct impact to Modoc County will come from the proposed work camp located at Vya, Nevada, 25 miles east of Cedarville, which will house approximately 600 workers for a period of nearly one year with 400 modular units and 200 RV pads.
El Paso Corporation is North America's largest interstate natural gas pipeline system and one of North America's largest independent natural gas producers. For more information, visit www.elpaso.com.
For those of you who can't attend the Modoc County Board of Supervisor's meeting. You can listen on the internet by going to www.modoccounty.us and in the left hand column, click on Board of Supervisors, which will take you to a page with the past and current meetings listed. Click on the meeting you want to listen to and the audio screen will open on the left hand side of the page. To help you follow along, here is the agenda for Tuesday, Jan. 5.
MODOC COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2010
SHERIFF’S ANNEX BUILDING
211 E. FIRST ST. - ALTURAS
SUPERVISORS: MACSAY, BULLOCK, CANTRALL, CRABTREE and BRADSHAW
9:00 a.m. Call to Order (Chairman reminds everyone to turn off cell phones, pagers, etc.)
Pledge of Allegiance
Moment of Prayer
Public Comment: This is the time set aside for citizens to address the Board on matters not on the agenda. Comments should be limited to matters within the jurisdiction of the Board. If your comments concern an item shown on the agenda, please address the Board after that item is open for public comment. By law, the Board cannot take action on matters that are not on the agenda. The chair reserves the right to limit the duration of each speaker to five minutes.
Agenda items with times listed will be considered at that time all other items will be considered as listed on the agenda or as deemed necessary by the Chairman.
Approval or additions/deletions to agenda
Department Head Reports
CONSIDERATION/ACTION: Respectfully requesting approval on the final System Improvement Plan for Child Welfare and Juvenile Probation Services. This is a three year plan from 2009 through 2012. (Social Services)
Treasurer-Tax Collector Items: (Tax Collector Knoch)
a. CONSIDERATION/ACTION: Request approval of 3 year contract with Bid4Assets.com to conduct annual tax sales for Modoc County.
b. CONSIDERATION/ACTION: Requesting Board of Supervisors approval as Light District Board for Cedarville Light District to loan Bidwell Light District $4,500 for 18 year payback at 2% interest.
c. CONSIDERATION/ACTION: Adoption of resolution to renew delegation of investment authority to the Treasurer, as required by GC 27000.1 and 53607.
Planning Department Items: (Planning Director Hunter)
d. CONSIDERATION/ACTION: Second reading and approval of Ordinance for a Rezone from Unclassified (U) to Agriculture Exclusive with a Minimum Lot (M) Overlay on the 120.1 acre project area for Parcel Map #2009-28, as filed by Peggy Bolesta-Upton representing the Eleanor J. Bolesta Estate.
e. CONSIDERATION/ACTION: Second reading approval of Ordinance for a Rezone from Unclassified (U) to Agriculture General (AG) and Agriculture Exclusive (AE) with a Minimum Lot (M) Overlay on the 154.68 acre project area for Parcel Map #2009-35, as filed by Clinton and Mary Hall.
f. CONSIDERATION/ACTION: Second reading and approval of Ordinance for a Rezone from Unclassified (U) to Agriculture Exclusive (AE) with a Minimum Lot (M) Overlay for the 80-acre project area for Parcel Map #2009-22, as filed by James Massey representing J.E. Baley Land LLC.
g. CONSIDERATION/ACTION: Second reading and approval of Ordinance for a Rezone from Unclassified (U) to Agriculture Exclusive with a Minimum Lot (M) Overlay on the 120-acre project area for Parcel Map #2009-23, as filed by James Massey representing J.E. Baley Land LLC.
h. CONSIDERATION/ACTION: Approval of Supervisor Jeff Bullock recommendation on the re-appointment of June Roberts to the Planning Commission for District 2.
CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS:
i. Board approval of Members of the Modoc County Local Planning Council. (Local Planning Council – Beth Main)
j. Board approval to appoint Patty Rogers to the Lookout Cemetery District. (Clerk of the Board)
a. Administrative Services Report
b. Department Head Reports
c. Board of Supervisors Reports
Sunday, January 3, 2010
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