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Chester Progressive, Westwood PinePress Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 3A il Debra Moore During the economic and parts of Quincy. Staff Writer downturn, many property The assessor began making owners saw their taxes changes downward to the decrease thanks to taxable value of county homes After several years of lower Proposition 8, which allows in 2007, but this year will property tax bills, some for a temporary tax reduction begin to reverse that trend. Plumas County residents to reflect market values. Treasurer Tax Collector could receive a bit of shock But as market values Julie White said that tax bills when tax bills arrive this rebound, the rates can must be mailed by Nov. 1, but month, increase faster than the 2her office plans to send them "The people who have seen percent allowed under out this week. lower bills are the ones who Proposition 13. For a full"I like to give the taxpayer a could see the increase," explanation and example, see little more time when Plumas County Assessor the adjacent information possible," she said. Chuck Leonhardt said. "If the provided by the State Board of The first installment is due economy continues to gain, Equalization. Nov. 1 and delinquent after more will see increases next Leonhardt said the areas of Dec. 10 at 5 p.m. year." the county that are beginning Property tax appeals may Leonhardt estimates that a to experience an increase in be filed with the assessor's "few hundred" will see a the price of homes being sold office. For more information higher bill this year. are Graeagle, Lake Almanorcall 283-6380. Why tax bills Tax increase example The State Board of Equalization provided this scenario: A taxpayer purchased a home in 2006 for $500,000. In 2013, the factored Proposition 13 value would be about $544,000 ($500,000 increased by an inflation factor that cannot exceed 2 percent each year). If the market value of that property was $450,000, the assessor would temporarily enroll the iower value for property tax purposes pursuant to Proposition 8. In 2014, if the market value of the property recovers to $540,000, the market value will be enrolled because it was lower than the factored Proposition 13 value. While the 2014 taxable value exceeds the previous year's taxable value by more than 2 percent, it reflects the current market value and does not exceed Proposition 13 limits. -In following years, the market value of the property will again be determined and compared to Proposition 13 value and the lower value will be enrolled. ~ M. Kate West Staff Writer Good news appeared to be the continual theme when the Almanor Recreation and Park District board of directors met Monday, Sept. 22. Topping the list was the ability of the district to host its first-ever meeting in its own headquarters instead of a rented location as it has done since the district formed in April 2000. The new headquarters building is located at 102 Meadowbrook Loop, next door to the district's Truman Collins Sports Complex (soccer/ball field). Currently ARPD has use of the building through a formalized facility use agreement with the Plumas Unified School District. The agreement is in place until such time as the deed transfer process for the building and attached parcel is completed between PUSD and ARPD: When that occurs the recreation district will become the property owner. This was also the first meeting since the annual Street Rod Extravaganza event, for which ARPD has become the hosting organization. The event, which was held Sept. 5 - 6, was a coordinated effort between thedistrict and the Lake Almanor Street Nodders. While there had been some concern that attendance would be down considerably because of a two-year absence of the event in the community, the event financial recap revealed the success of the event. Revenue after expenses totaled slightly over $4,300, which will be funneled back into the operation of the district after a reserve is set aside for next year's event. The ARPD Youth Soccer League is also obviously off to a good September start with the registration of over 140 athletes, 18 of whom will receive registration scholarships from the recreation district. Registration revenue totaled over $5,000, which will allow the district to meet the program's expenses and set aside a reserve for 2016. The fall session is coordinated by parent volunteer Camille Klimek and is supported by many parents and community members who take on the roles of team coaches and referee coordinators. Klimek shared that the higher-than-average registration has necessitated the formation of several new teams and the need to supplement uniforms and equipment. The U-15 age group participates in a traveling league and will need formal uniforms during play. Approximately 60 playing pennies were purchased for the spring session and 60 have been ordered for the fall season. In upcoming youth sports program news, Klimek advised that as the soccer season draws to a close, ARPD will again offer a drop-in basketball program for students in third and fourth grades. This program usually operates from late November through January and is coordinated by coach Mike Klimek. nty field tour to feature ration The public is invited toPost Office at 10 a.m. andSierra Valley Resource observe two recently should bring their own Conservation District and completed natural two-wheel drive vehicles for the Tahoe National Forest, resource-related projects in travel on unpaved Forest the Carman Creek II tour the Carman Valley area Service roads. Participants will feature a fuels reduction north of Sierraville. A field are encouraged to RSVP by project (hand thinning) tour will be held Friday, Oct. email to sierravalleyrcd and several components 10. Interested participants of a creek restoration should meet at the Calpine A partnership effort of the project. Indian Valley Community Pool Indian Valley Recreation & Parks District would like to say .... HANDMADE Cookie Stamps 1]1 To allofoursponsors, volunteers, the community, IVCSD, 168 Main St by Rycraft [[[ the pool committee and 20,000 lives, for a great swim year. Old Town 5 3 0 - 2 5 8 - 19 5 5 Ill We couldn't have done it without you/ Chester CookiesStamp.comllI 4' See you next year! I Lake Almanor Centennial 1914-2014 /~lorBc;ISt ~ DRIVEWAY MAINTENANCE HOT CRACK FILLING PATCHING 530 - 284 - 1474 BEAR etc. Skinning for additional fee. Call us for more info. Saturday, Oct. 25 Dash 4:30 pm, Mash 6 pm Almanor Recreation Center, 450 Meadowbrook Loop, Chester Runners with "life flags" will take to the trail in the hopes of evading the "touch of death" from members of the ZCF, Zombie Capture Force! Dash $20, Mash $20 or both for $30 Tickets available at the Chester branch of Plumas Bank, The Coffee Station, at the dash start and dance entry. Dash registration at 3:30. Join the ZCF (Zombie Capture Force) or choose to be an Evader! Hosted by ARPD (Almanor Recreation and Park District) * For more info emaih Support recreation! Visit and catch us on Facebook g?z: Ib Savings thru 10-7-14 0000 Ground Chuck * Meat Packs are approximate weight. (All items subject to stock on hand) ~,:~:::::~:~ ~!i~ ~:i:! ~!~!~:~:~, i