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Fire safe council meeting tonight

Monday, June 2, 2014 — The next general meeting of the Lassen County Fire Safe Council will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 2 at the Susan River Fire Protection District office located at 705-145 Highway 395 in Johnstonville.

The regular agenda will include updates on active projects, potential new projects, the education director’s report and agency updates.

The meeting is open to the general public and all interested parties are welcome to attend.

Open house held at Diamond View

Monday, June 2 — To help the transition into middle school to be as smooth as possible, an open house will be held at 6 p.m. tonight, Monday, June 2 in the Diamond View School multipurpose room.

Parents and students will get to meet the teaching staff, learn about some of the available clubs and activities offered and take a tour of the school.

There will also be a short presentation on what to expect for the upcoming school year and people can ask questions.

For more information call 257-5144. 

Governor appoints Foulk as warden at HDSP

May 27, 2014 — California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced Frederic Foulk, 51, of Susanville, has been appointed warden at High Desert State Prison, where he has served as acting warden since 2013. Foulk has served in multiple positions at HDSP since 2006, including chief deputy administrator, correctional administrator and facility captain.

Supes recognize Vander Ploeg’s service

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 — Former county counsel Rhetta Vander Ploeg served her last day on May 16, but before her departure, the board of supervisors took the opportunity to recognize her years of service with the county.

On behalf of the supervisors, board chairman Larry Wosick presented Vander Ploeg with a proclamation during a Tuesday, May 13 meeting. She is now working for attorney Jim Curtis in Sierra County.

Newly hired county counsel and current district attorney Bob Burns hired Vander Ploeg in 2008 as a deputy district attorney where she served until 2012 when she assumed the job as county counsel.

Burns said Vander Ploeg was his single best hiring decision and described her as having a great personality and someone who came to be a friend.

County receives good audit

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 — Lassen County received a good audit report for the 2012-2013 fiscal year and, according to the outside auditor, it is among the smaller counties that are doing better than others across the state.

Fausto Hinojosa, of Price Page and Company, out of Clovis, presented the audit report at a Tuesday, May 20 meeting of the Lassen County Board of Supervisors.

According to Hinojosa, the county received a clean opinion, which finds the financial statements are presented in accordance with the accounting rules set by the governmental accounting board.


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