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February 27, 1980

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Wednesday, February 27, 1980- THE GRIDLEY HERALD - SecSou l, pap 5 Letter to 's Nole: Following is a the Gridley City in what has happened in as government is con- was present at Tuesday As a public serv- is printing the re- Citizens of Gridley: employees, Depart- Planning Commie- groups and City been very active in an'Council established a lttee composed citizens, a series of followed with the end mg a detailed list of day as 1,500 members of of. America California, Oregon, will test their in- and team skills in ng from agricultural to vegetable crops in the d Statewide FFA Field larch 14 and 15 at University, Chico. organizers Billie Tesconi said all except in parliamen- will be held begin- a.m. March 15 at the "s farm. The parliamen- contest will be in campus classrooms. ~. team champion is of Grass Valley. to be held at the farm high school team :al mechanics, South ; agronomy, try cattle, Santa Rosa; cts, Atascadero; farm Grove; farm power ~ry, Woodland; fruit land judging, light horses, Corn- Hanford; meats, Ornamental horticulture, er of Fresno; small ~s Molinos; and Gonzales. OF COUNTY OF AND TO ADMINI- MASASHI Ika MASASHI MIKE M. aka MIKE Council adopted resolutions an- nexing the 31 acres which were soon to be the site of the Heritage Oak Shopping Center for planning control purposes as well as for revenue source (sales and property taxes); and annexed the Westside Estates Subdivision. Council amended the Land Use Element of the General Plan In re- vise the land uses, densities, spheres of influence; adopted the Zoning Map for the Residential Zones with the existing City limits; estab- lished Public/Quasi-Public District and Mobile Home Park Zone to the Zoning Ordinance, adopted Environmental Impact Reports for Commercial and Residential areas of the City. Council approved the extension of sewer and water lines on Gridley- Colusa Highway, Magnolia Street and down Highway 99 to a pro- posed 185 home subdivision. Gridley's EPA Grant funded Wastewater Treatment. Plant facil- ity was completed, dedicated and is now in use averaging 1/2 million gallons inflow per day. This new plant has the capability of serving a population of approximately 16,000 and can treat 2 million gallons per day. The Council supported many worthwhile programs and made City staff time available to the citi- zens involved in various causes, such as the "Save-the-Depot" Committee, Rape Crisis Program, Chamber of Commerce's down- town improvement program (wherein the City crews installed and will maintain the fine decora- tive trash receptacles sponsored by the Gridley Rotary Club), and the EOC Senior Citizen Program (which subvents the cost of Senior's dances, tour bus trips, films, etc.). The Council has studied Butte County's Air Pollution Non-Attain- ment Plan for the Gridley area and made necessary recommendations pointing out fallacies in the agri- cultural burning plan. Rice Growers to meet in Yuba City The Agricultural Extension Ser- vice will hold a meeting for area rice growers this Wednesday, February 27 from 9a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Sutter County Agricul- tural Building, 142 Garden High- way, Yuba City. Agenda items will include: Rice Research Board nominations and presentations; PG&E electrical load management program; cost of rice straw removal; disease suscep- tibility; rice variety update, fer- tilization and new seed technology. DIRECTORY credi- who may interested in ate of: MIKEN~" " IMOTO, aka LODGE .. 'jF~ TANIMOTO, No. 230, F&AM ~ TANIMOTO, Meets Second TuesdL.,"~ MOTO. each month at 8:00 p.m. s been filed Robert Fulton ~,NIMOTO in Worshipful Master )urt of Butte Arwnd Holmbeqb Secretary 'sting that: IOTO be ap- ~N SOnal repre-Post 5731, VFW & Auxiliary rain Rer the,Meet~lst &i3rd .... ,~ced :nt. ' Thurs. each month, . the petitionMemorial Hall, Gridley 7. 1980,Bart J. Frates, Commander "L tn Dept. 2, George Deaner, Adjutant r~Umber One Lorraine Deaner, President :, Oroville, Call- Sue Tokuno, Sec.-Treas. BARRACK OF WORLD WAR I i No. i198an1 AUJ(ILIARY" Meets on the 2nd Wednesda~ of each month. 12:30 p.m. - Potluck 1:30 p,m. - Regular meeting Oley S. Heltzel, Command,r Ethel Mathews, President to the Petition, you PPear at the ate your ob- written ob- court be- ap- be in person CREDITOR creditor of YOu must file~ SOUTH BUTTE POST NO. 210 The American Legion meets The Gridley Public Works De- partment installed the "Nelle Roof" Gazebo weathervane on top of the City Plaza, the Council and City Fire Department accepted the care and responsibility for the "Jaws-of-Life" power rescue tool, which had been purchased through the efforts of the Gridley Pheasant Club, Gridley Lions, Gridley Rotary Club, Junior Women, Ki- wanis and other local organiza- tions. Public Works crews refur- bished the old Veatch Memorial Light by Clarice Dukes Fashions. The Council worked with Butte County Board of Supervisors to continue funding of Gridley Am- bulance Service. Council directed City crew to install flood lights at the Gridley Swimming Pool, which the Pheasant Club had donated. The Council considered and sub- sequently awarded a variety of contracts to improve City financial and legal control, not the least of which included an expanded audit contract, an agreement to codify City Ordinances (organize and in- dex eliminating duplicate and Ob- solete City laws) and an agreement to appraise City assets to deter- mine their proper value for depre- ciation and insurance cost pur- poses; miscellaneous contracts in- cluded, a comprehensive drainage study agreement which when com- pleted will be an important element of properly planned growth, a street, curb and gutter construc- tion for the 400 Block of Virginia Street; a building inspection pro- fessional services contract for in- spection of the new shopping center construction, a joint cities agreement for NCPA Residential Energy Conservation and Insula- tion Program, participation in electrical power generation in Calavaras County hydro-electric and Lake County geothermal pro- jects. lit various personnel related matters, the Council: --amended PERS Retirement Contract to allow retired safety members an increase in benefits. --consolidated Clerk/Personnel Officer position with duties of Finance Officer, savings totalling approximately $16,000, --awarded dental insurance coverage to employees. --restored seniority to 1978 strike involved employees. --accepted resignation of E.H. "Jackie" Roberson; presentation made tO Jack for. his 42 years of fine service as volunteer fireman to the City. --established uniform 5-step salary schedule for all City em- ployees. --executed GPOA Memoran- dum of Understanding allowing for a 7% cost of living increase fo~ employees. --secured CETA (federally- funded) workers in training to assist the City staff. --adopted a comprehensive set of personnel rules and merit sys- tem to delineate city employee responsibilities. --approved hiring of 4 street personnel, raising the number of City employees to 43 as compared to 1975 level of 41. ---presented Certificates of Serv- ice to 22 employees in appreciation of a total of 22 years worked by them for the City of Gridley. The Council studied various transit proposals at great length; as a result, an advisory measure is to be placed on the April 8, 1980 ballot requesting citizen input re- garding the installing of a tram- type vehicle,. The City Council closed the City Park to through-traffic. . and. hibited drinking of mtoxmatmg beverages in the Park to help pre- vent the frequent episodes of van- dalism and reckless driving which make the Park undesirable for use by the Citizens of Gridley. The C=ty has also secured grant funds of approximately $21,000 for City Park enhancement. The Police Department made 380 arrests in 1979, issued 1707 citations and took 3,847 reports. A six month undercover investigation culminated in a major drug bust of 18 suspected drug dealers operating in Gridley. The Fire Department answered 84 calls, of which 36 were full call- out situations. Twelve calls in- volved structure fires, 17 were grass fires, 9 were auto fires and 38 were miscellaneous other calls. The Publi~ Works Department issued 149 Building Permits, chip sealed 7.86 lane miles, installed 3000 feet of water mains, installed new floride feeders at Parkside Well site and replaced pump seals, installed approximately 110 new water meters, installed 2000 feet of sanitary sewer mains, began the decomissioning of old wastewater treatment plant. i The Electric crew completed changeover of three alleys (1.0 miles) from 4.160 KV to 12 KVA primary voltage, completed repair of substation regulator and fin- ished switching procedures; in- stalled new primary circuits at :Fairgrounds and transformej's in- stalled 2000 feet of 12 KV primary circuit to feed Heritage Oak and began the sc2th primary system loop, installed t2 KV primary cir- cuits to Westside Estates, installed new voltage regulators. DRUG ABUSE C()MMITTEE A group of concerned Gridley citizens is ~tttempting to raise money to hire an additional police officer to set up drug and an alcohol educational program in Gridley schools. For more information con- tact Police Chief John Donnahoe at 846-5670. LO.RIN M. WISER Certified Public Accountant announces moving his office to 1743 W. Gridley-Biggs Road P.O. Box 787, Gridley By appointment only 846-6291 Ql,o,taql!h_ ft Shop Budget Shopping iO to 2 M0n.-Sat. (10-1 Thurs.) 550 Spruce St. TV SERVICE? Call B46-2493 Gridley TV im I.B. FLORES Backhoe - Trencher & Rotovator Service Grading & Lawn Preparation Phone 846-2092 Nursery Co. Complete Line of Fruit, Nut and Shade Tlees. the Court or at 8:00 p.m. on the third Ph. 846"2378 ,,, KENTUCKY $'r'tEET he personalTuesday of each month at tPpointedbythe Gridley Memorial Hall.FOR HOME Harvey four monthsLou Radley, Commander Of first issu- Herbert Perki., Adjutant DELIVERY OF Fillmore PRIZE WINNING 868 as provided LOYAL ORDER ~-a-,._ PHONE of the Call- OF MOOSE ,.~e~ DAIRY ; code. TheGrid'., NO. 1594'~ 5693 claims will not 2275 Highway 99E~ PRODUCTS... 0 four months Phone 846-4610 Inesd:w "-~ H~?l" ORIDLEY of the hearing 2nd & 4th Wed esdays Gov. TonyAirisa 868-5714 SEPTIC TANK ~IE the file Sec. Gary Carries 8464610 ~/i~i~ sImVllCl If you are ed in the V~~5 ~,~ SEWER LINE CLEANING file a re- ORDER OF EASTERN STAR [/ ,m.....--- Vic Haury, Owner oqo ZUZZ ,l[f no answerT 846-4110) court to re- cMeets 2nd and 4th ~, notice of the :Thursday ~-, inventory of,Barbara Law ~ i arid of the Worthy Matron ,~1~ SEPTIC TANK SERVICE / rots and re- l:loyd Gill ~1~"~ t in section ~Worthy Patron "' PROMPT EMERGENCY SERVICE ,lifornia Pro- P.O. Box 122, Gridley, CA FREE ESTIMATES _ AILLINGTON HEART SERVING Petitioner COUNCIL q~P'Ak'~" OROVILLE'GRIDLEY'BIGGS'C~--~" ~ MILLING- NO. 101 ./JqJW ' ' " - 876, 446 Y.M.I. v --.~ JACK BIGGS idley~ Call- Meet~ se-"e~ona TuesclTy eacl- month at 8 p.m. in Parisl-~ 20, 22, 27,Hall. Tony Airis~, President SEWER SERVICE Herald) .... Leonard Phillips, Rec. Sec. FOR ANY DRAINAGE FAILURE [Editor's note: This is a letter written in response to a recent Valley Oaks inquiry into why the Secretary of Health and Welfare has not responded to the Gridley facility's request for help. it is ad- dressed to Dr. Keith Sanford, chairman of the Valley Oaks Ad- visory Board.] Dear Dr. Sanford: Mario Obledo, Secretary of Health and Welfare, has asked me to respond to your letter of December 31, 1979 regarding delays in T.A.R. processing and nine lost T.A.R.s. I have also received many letters from other individuals indicating a high level of community support for the Valley Oaks Health Care Center. The Redding Medi-Cal Field of- fice has been understaffed for several months. We have recently filled those vacancies and transfer- red an additional clerical position to help alleviate the backlog of work in that office. These steps should cut down on the problem of turn around time mentioned in your letter. The problem of the lost envelope is much more complex. The ad- ministrator of your facility has, by separate letter and a telephone call from my staff, already been advis- ed of the limitations the regula- tions place on the Department with respect to the approval of late T.A.R.s. Unfortunately, the loss of T.A.R.s in the mail is not a reason that i may use for retroac- tive approval under current regula- tions. Further, I have been advised by legal counsel that I have no authority under current regula- tions to grant an administrative ex- cept, ion in your case. 1 have asked my staff to develop amendments to the current regula- tions, that would allow the Depart- ment greater flexibility in retroac- tively approving T.A.R.s that are late due to circumstances beyond the control of the provider. We are working with the California Association of Health Facilities in the development of these changes. We are also considering the numbers of T.A.R. submissions required by providers. We have attempted to prevent' the loss of revenue due to late T.A.R.s by encouraging providers [through bulletin notices] to sub. mit T.A.R.s on a timely basis. In 1971 we instituted a system using a transmittal control document [MC 3020] which is available to all pro- viders. The Field Office will accept T.A.R.s from the first of the month prior to the reauthorization period for processing. A copy of the transmittal is'date stamped and returned immediately to the facility so they can verify the reception of the T.A.R. by our Field Office in a timely manner. I note that the T.A.R.s lost in the mail were not mailed until September 26, 1979, which would not allow sufficient time for our return of the transmittal document so your facility would know they were received by October 1, 1979. We recommen/:l your T.A.R.s b mailed to us earlier in the month, prior to the month of service. Then, if Valley Oaks does not receive the transmittal form back before the end of that month, they can contact the Medi-Cal Field Of- fice and make necessary ar- rangements for submission of replacement T.A.R.s, even if not completely filled out and signed. I suggest also that Jan Lubeck contact Frank Ketchel in the Sacramento Medi-Cal Fiela r)ffice [Redding is a sub-officel for assistance to help set up a sys,;m similar to those used by providtrs who have developed extremely ef. fective procedures for assuring that T.A.R.s reach the field office on time. 1 regret that l am not able to grant your request fur payment for the lost T.A.R.s. Valley Oaks does have the right to request a hearing before the State Board of Control on this matter. The Board is not restricted by law, as I am, to limit its decisions to provisions of Department of Health Services regulations. We have provided the address of the Board to Jan Lubeck. We appreciate your facility's participation in the Medi-Cai pro- gram and hope you will continue to do so. If you have any questions on this matter, please call me at [916] 445-1248, or contact Tom Heerhartz of my staff at the above number. Beverlee A. Myers Director BPW MEETING TODAY The Business and Professional Women's Club will hold a business meeting today at noon in Casa Lupe Restaurant. RETIRED PUBLIC EMPLOYEES MEET TODAY The Butte County Chapter 39, Retired Public Employees Associa- tion of California will meet today at noon at Country Smorgy in Oroville. ~OMEN'S SOFTBALL MEETS THURSDAY The Gridley Women's Softball League will hold its first meeting of the 1980 season this Thursday, February. 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Sycamore School Cafeteria. 0eOVlLtt TIME-d ,q' CREDIT BUREAU t nErAins I ram Collections, Credit Reports Room 21847 Roblnson St. I . FOR ALL CLOOK$ PHONE 846-5712 , I "House calls on floor clocks." CHECK WITH US FOR... See us for all your unholstery needs. ~r Auto & Truck Seats ~ Headliners Furniture ~, Boat Seats Antiques sr~ Car Carpeting Cr RV & Camper Cushions crEtc., etc., etc :Auto Insurance *N Road Service EW ADDRESS: 26 Hwy 99E ]Emergency Homeowners Insurance o" PHONE 846-2063 Maps and Tour Books Personal Accident Policy DENNIS HOOGEvEEN 846.54116 == (Off 53_ __ J-3931l ~_ Notice to GRIDLEY HERALD SUBSCRIBERS , 'AOORESS CHANGES. Bncause-of the increasing high cost of address changes hy the Post Office, it would he greatly ap- preciatod if you would in- from us of a move. It now leusB 25c per chanp and twith a mailing list of nearly 14,000 it is easy fo~ that cost *to mount up... So, if you will let us know d a .chnop, we wifl be ipatoful. (Formeri~ "Walter Jansen & 24 YEARS EXPERIENCE WE CARRY- Gridley Brand and Lincoln Brand Feed, Dog Food & Stock Supplies. WE OFFER- Custom grinding, rolling, mixing and seed cleaning. NOW TAKING ORDERS FOR SEED RICE CLEANING Open Mo thru $-5 and &l 841631tll ,BAIBAOE laVlOi 1111111 IIiLlli Phone 046-2709 RESIDENTIAL. COMMERCIAL. iNDUSTRIAL DAILY OR WERKI.Y PICK.UPS. Trying to haul your own garbage & trash? Let u, provide you with reasonable, dependuble, werkly w~it"e! DROP BOX SERVICE -- Smoll or Large Bins SOLID W, elL CO. P.O. Box 1512 -- OROVILLE, 95965 15 % Olscount On all insulated sSed tl 'fov all imped aed dtidk pickups. Also fiberllass slmq tops for Datum aid To] ta pickvps Ifaetoq sooedsl for as low as $2S0.00. eullock's Campm Sa 2750 ff /99E, GmUq [Iri ;)I ( i Jr I, INSTALLATION SUPELIES REFRIGERA~ON REPAIR 14 Ill. EMEIEHOV IRIIVlI PHONE 846-3584 Home- 846-6116 .