May 15, 2013
Next meeting for Scott Valley POW
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Eat dessert first
Catholic Parish Hall in Fort Jones
Update on a variety of issues
May 11, 2013
Thanks to Andrew Hurlimann for organizing our 2nd Amendment gun safety day. It was a little hot, but luckily a breeze came up and cooled it a bit.
Thank you to Etna Police Officer Tony Stacher for giving us safety and shooting tips. You are a great teacher.
Yep, it was a nice social outing for Scott Valley Protect Our Water supporters.
– Editor Liz Bowen
Mar 28, 2013
By Liz Bowen
Shared desserts first. About 40 people attended from as far away as Redding, with Erin Ryan, Congressman Doug LaMalfa’s staff, and Tom and Patsy Mohler from Red Bluff.
Liz Bowen presented the slate of officers that were nominated and stated the nominations were still open and please, if anyone wanted to nominate anyone, to do so. Mike Adams moved nominations be closed and we voted on the officers. The results are:
President Mark Baird
Vice presidents Andrew Hurlimann and Liz Bowen
Recording Sec. Bev Slaughter
Treasurers Cyndi Baird and Pauline Cramer
Jim Craig discussed the Fire Protection Fee. He spoke with Cal-Fire officials and learned the agency has NOT sent out a second set of bills. It is still dealing with 87,000 appeals and complaints received statewide – many claiming information is not correct regarding a livable structure on property.
But three people that we know of, in Siskiyou County, have received a second bill – two were in attendance at the meeting tonight. Jim said that for any discrepancies or to complaints about a second billing — to call the Suisun City Cal-Fire phone number and talk to a SUPERVISOR. The number is 1-888-310-6447.
Erin Ryan reported on Congressman Doug LaMalfa’s recent FIRST interview with FOX television from his Redding office. And that the Redding newspaper and television has continually painted the Redding Tea Party Patriots with negative and false articles. So the group no longer allows the media to report on their Question and Answer periods, which caused quite a stir on Monday night.
Congressman LaMalfa did hold a Town Hall meeting on Monday during the Tea Party meeting, which the television showed only 20 people attending, when in reality there were 380. This is the bias that continues from many media outlets.
Mark Baird told about his meeting with CA. Senator Jim Nielsen and 14 lawyers in Sacramento last week over the California Water Bond. The Southern California water entities want water to be channeled through the Bay Delta and, unfortunately, it looks like there may be additional $250 million in the 2014 Water Bond to pay for California’s portion of the cost of Klamath dam destruction.
Mark informed them that Siskiyou will loudly fight the Water Bond, which will pit Siskiyou agriculture against So. Cal agriculture. Yep, that is David and Goliath, but we do know how that turned out for Goliath!
Richard Marshall, president of the Siskiyou Water users Assoc., explained that the Klamath Co. Commissioners withdrawl from the KBRA and KHSA is a great step in the right direction. Some people are fighting and slamming Klamath Co. for withdrawl, but out of 9 counties that are affected by the Klamath River – only one is now a signer to the KBRA and that is Humboldt.
SCWUA is opposing The Nature Conservancy in Shasta Valley as it tries to take total ownership of its legal Water Right allotment and move that water down Shasta River, without it being utilized by other Water Right holders. This is not the way Water Rights works and, if TNC is able to shepherd its water down the Shasta River, it will totally change how Water Rights priorities work. Not a good thing.
The Siskiyou Co. Board of Supervisors voted 4 to 1 to write a letter to the Water Quality Control Board saying it does not want to participate in the Integrated Regional Water Plan, but realizes it is being mandated to close sewage ponds near Montague and does not have the funding to do the job. Yes, it is a dilemma.
Andrew Hurlimann is organizing a Gun Training Day with a law enforcement officer in attendance to provide instruction. Date TBA.
Mark Baird expounded on the letter he sent to DFG regarding its continued insistence of the Normandeau Company completing yet another redundant in-stream water flow study on both the Scott and Shasta Rivers. In a letter DFG Regional Manager Neil Manji sent to the County Board of Supervisors, Manji asked for input and info, which would be kept “private” and no public meetings would be held by the “Public Review Committee”. Yes, it looks like this info will be dealt with in “secret” and who knows if it doesn’t get changed around to fit the scenario DFG hopes to create.
In December, the Siskiyou Co. Board of Supervisors voted NOT to participate as a stakeholder DFG/Normandeau study.