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;2,$, Tuesday, May 1,2007 Lessen County Times ~J By Barbara France Managing Editor bfronce@bssennews.corn Getting a quorum to make decisions about the Susanville Municipal Airport has been difficult the last few months. However, the Susanville Municipal Airport Commission should now be able to hold meetings after the City Council approved an ordinance amending the city code, At its Wednesday, April 18 meeting, the council approved ordinance number o7.0940 saying the commis- sion will have five members and one alternate. Before the amendment the commission had five members. Section 2.32.020 now states. "All commission members and the alternate shall be appointed by the mayor with approval of the city council. One member shall hold mem- bership on the Lassen County Airport Land Use Commission. Two members shall be pilots, All members shall reside within 15 min- utes of the city limits. In the absence of any members from a meeting of the Susanville Airport Commission, the alternate shall serve in the same man- ner as that member." Also changed was section 2.32.030. It now reads, "The term of office of members of the airport commission and the alternate shall be for four years. It is the intent of this ordinance that the remaining offices now held by members of the airport commission shall continue the same terms of office they presently hold. The alternate shall be appointed to an initial term of four years. When the alter- nate's term ends, or each member's term ends, then that term shall be filled as otherwise provided herein this Chapter 2.32." By Barbara France Managing Editor bfrance@la.~ennews.com Sometimes people know they are friends for life and need to watch each other's back, Justin Gillespie and Cameron Stokes are best friends. They attended Justin Gillespie Lessen High School together, played football together for the Grizzlies, graduated together and joined the United States Navy together. Navy courses Now they are training to be nuclear engineers together. Cameron Stokes Gillespie Joined the Navy Delayed Entry Program in April of 2006. The PEP pro- gram gives undergraduates a chance to learn more about the Navy and prepare for boot camp while they finish their high school education. Gillespie said he encour- aged Stokes to become a PEPper in May of last year. Both men have been chosen to attend nuke school. Gillespie, who recently grad- uated Machinist Mate A school, will be going on to nuclear power training at the end of the month. Stokes isn't far behind. He just finished boot camp and will be going on to A school. The Navy's nuclear engi- neering program is one of the hardest programs to qualify for. Students have to excel in math and science while in high school and score well on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery tests. Only the top I0 percent of Navy applicants are chosen to join the Navy's nuclear pro- gram, which involves nearly two years of specialized training before being assigned to a ship. "Having two graduates of Lessen chosen says a lot about these men -- their intelligence, their commit- ment and their friendship," said Elizabeth Allen, from Public Affairs Navy Recruiting District of Portland, Ore. Hoa Voscoff, project engineer for Arcadis, a company contracted by Sierra Army Depot to ana- lyze water samples at Honey Lake, gives a PowerPoint presentation at the Restoration Advlsory Board meeting on Wednesday, April 25. Photo by Patrick Shilllto By Patrick Shillito at the Restoration Advisory was out due to neck surgery, Staff Writer Board Meeting at the Sierra and wouldn't be back for two- pshillito@lassennews.com Army Depot at 6:30 p.m. onthree weeks. The continuing cleanup of Wednesday, April 25. The most prevalent presen- N-- RMOUNTAIND k.jjt Honey Lake, the status of the Newly hired environmental tation came from Base I TE 1 D u I, Upper Burning Grounds and chief for SIAD, Scott Olsen, Realignment and Closure Truck Driver P siti ns Avai bl the testingofwateratseveral who filled in for SIAD Environmental Coordinator groundwater cleanup sites Restoration Project Manager Michael Ericksc~.~Erickson's o o la e around the area were. the Susan Hollidag conducted the report detailed @aey Lake's , . . Starting Wages at $18.00/Hour R maintoPics Of con ;ersation meeting. Olsen Said Holliday currentthe massiveStatus in munitionsregards to cleanup undertaken in recent yearsl At the last RAB meet- Some Benefits Included ing, Erickson said American : : Technologies, Inc which recovered 53,200 munitions Applicants arc rcquircd to have a Class A or B Commercial Drivers and explosives of concern License with a current Medical Card, bc physically fit and able to lift from an area of 2,600 acres, to to 751bs, mcct DOT Requirements and simple record keeping. Pick performedRemovalAction.a Time Critical As of right now, Honey up application at 108 Commercial Street, Portola. 530-832-4879. 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ASk us aloout closing costs! ASKING S359,900 munitions were located is covered. Erickson said the lake's water level is stable, but because of the weather conditions, he said he was unsure when they can contin. ue with the remedial clean up of the lake. Erickson explained even though they were able to clear the surface, the lakebed still contained some munitions and explo- sives of concern. He said in his presentation that the lake is still restricted, and no unauthorized people are allowed near it. Since the November board meeting, warning signs have been placed strategically along road intersections near the lakebed to prevent people from wandering into any of the unauthorized areas. At the end of his presenta. tion, Eriekson highlighted the fact that SIAD has agreed to an Environmental Services Cooperative Agreement with the center of Urban Watershed Renewal, which is part of the Honey Lake Conservation Team. The pur- pose of this agreement, Erickson said, is to imple. ment institutional controls to help better protect people from the area. The institutional controls include the installation of two bilingual display cases, developing informational packets, landowner notifica. tion, and community aware- ness briefings at future RAB meetings. Erickson hopes to have this all done by next year. The next RAB board meet- ing will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 8. ,(,