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16A Tuesday, July 18, 2000 La County N[ Reclassification narrowly passes ey Woody Moqn Staff Wnte The Lassen County Board of Supervisors unanimously ap- proved a partial reclassifica- tion of county employees, Tuesday July II, but not before one supervisor voiced disgust at the wage and classification study. Lassen County Personnel Di- rector Lynne Margolies pre- sented the board a recommen- dation to implement a portion of the Shannon II Study, which immediately drew fire from District 2 Supervisor Jim Chapman. "We want to implement this portion," Margolies said. "be- cause these people are identi- fied as working out of class." While saying he was sup- Get your child ID at the Fair Lassen Janesville Lodge No. 149 in conjunction with the Grand Lodge of Free and Ac- cepted Masons of California is providing absolutely free a child ID program. Bring your child to the Lassen County Fair and look for the Masonic Booth in the Commercial Building. Each parent will receive a printed record with the child's picture, thumbprint and space for other identifying data for emergency use. No information is retained by the computer or the Masonic Fraternity. Call 253-3978 for further in- formation. Prison Citizen's Advisory Committee to meet High Desert State Prison Warden R.A. Castro, Califor- nia Correctional Center Act- ing Warden J.E. Hall, and Citi- zen's Advisory Committee Chairperson Linda McAn- drews, have scheduled a CAC meeting for July 24, at noon at The GrOund Cafe. The CAC serves as an op- portunity for the public to dis- cuss issues of concern with the administration. The CAC is used to improve the public's understanding of correctional programs and influence cor- rectional directions. The CAC consists of 12 members who are appointed by both war- dens. If you have any questions concerning the CAC meeting, call Castro at 251-5100, exten. sion 5505, Hall at 257-2181, ex- tension 1107 or McAndrews at 257-5459. Lori Root a trainee in Fallon office Lori Root joined Inter,' mountain Farm Credit in the position of collateral evaluator/loan officer trainee. She will be located in the Fallon office, and will par- ticipate in a 10.week course to familiarize her with all aspects of association opera- tions. She will then focus on duties and responsibilities associated with a career in agricultural lending. Root is a native of Su- sanvllle, where she was raised on a ranch where a cow/calf operation was run. She is a recent graduate of California State University, Sacramento, earning a BA degree in economics. The Intermountain Feder- al Land Credit Association and Intermountain Produc. tion Credit Association are borrower-owned organiza. tions with offices in Reno, Fallon, Elko, and Win. nemucca, Nevada; and A1. turas, Susanville, Tulelake, and Yreka, California. They are part of the Eleventh Farm Credit District, which provides services to approxi- mately 18,000 farmers and ranchers in California, Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, and Utah. portive of the change in lassi- fication requested by Mar- golies, Chapman took issue with the entire Shannon II wage and classification study delivered to the board on June 13. "To be honest, I think the county was ripped off for the $60,000," Chapman said. "I'd like to see them even refund, if not all, a major portion of that. "I think we would have been better served to take that mon- ey and invest it in Mrs. Mar- golies office, and maybe em- ploy additional'-'lrsonnel in her office, to free upper time or augment her time tb-have done the same basic considera- tion." But Chapman went on to say the board did have an obliga- tion to proceed. "But the nature of the Shan- non Report is highly question- able and highly suspect," Chapman said. "Instead of hav- ing more confidence, I have ac- tually less confidence in where we're at. Returning his focus to Mar- golies' request for re-classifica- tion, Chapman voiced concern about the reclassification of two budget analyst positions. One in the County Administra- tive Office and one in the Health and Human Services department. Chapman also said he could not support the reclassifica- tion of two positions in the Public Works Department in- volving the associate engineer to associate civil engineer and the transportation planner to the transportation project Inanager. "To me, I know what a bud- get analyst is," Chapman said. "But the titles and positions and descriptions for the new classification is just part of government gobbly gook." Following a motion to ap- prove the request for reclassifi. cation with the exception of the disputed positions, the board unanimously approved the request from Margolies. Then District 1 Supervisor Robert Kyle made a new too. tion to put the exceptions back into the requested ] Following a tion, the in favor of the pervisors Chapman voting no. The reclassification as the imately $48,000 andi imate cost to will be about ing to the figures the request by sonnel director. u 1972 THE PARDNER 1980 ROBBINS FURNITURE FURNnURE & BEOmNG Cov,,,.d s nl,, so. ooors. ':::: Take added Fair Week discount ..... Your Price for bot .... IN IN FABRIC LEATHERMATE Lane" SALE SALE COMI SOON! All leather biker with bagsl NO DOWN PAYMENT AND 24 MONTHS TO PAY WITH ROBINS CARD ORgO DAYS SAME AS CASH, OAC.  i IN BUSINESS OVER 24 Furniture & Carpet One OPEN MON.-SAT.. 2830 MAIN STREET " SUSANVILLE . 257-7788 16A Tuesday, July 18, 2000 La County N[ Reclassification narrowly passes ey Woody Moqn Staff Wnte The Lassen County Board of Supervisors unanimously ap- proved a partial reclassifica- tion of county employees, Tuesday July II, but not before one supervisor voiced disgust at the wage and classification study. Lassen County Personnel Di- rector Lynne Margolies pre- sented the board a recommen- dation to implement a portion of the Shannon II Study, which immediately drew fire from District 2 Supervisor Jim Chapman. "We want to implement this portion," Margolies said. "be- cause these people are identi- fied as working out of class." While saying he was sup- Get your child ID at the Fair Lassen Janesville Lodge No. 149 in conjunction with the Grand Lodge of Free and Ac- cepted Masons of California is providing absolutely free a child ID program. Bring your child to the Lassen County Fair and look for the Masonic Booth in the Commercial Building. Each parent will receive a printed record with the child's picture, thumbprint and space for other identifying data for emergency use. No information is retained by the computer or the Masonic Fraternity. Call 253-3978 for further in- formation. Prison Citizen's Advisory Committee to meet High Desert State Prison Warden R.A. Castro, Califor- nia Correctional Center Act- ing Warden J.E. Hall, and Citi- zen's Advisory Committee Chairperson Linda McAn- drews, have scheduled a CAC meeting for July 24, at noon at The GrOund Cafe. The CAC serves as an op- portunity for the public to dis- cuss issues of concern with the administration. The CAC is used to improve the public's understanding of correctional programs and influence cor- rectional directions. The CAC consists of 12 members who are appointed by both war- dens. If you have any questions concerning the CAC meeting, call Castro at 251-5100, exten. sion 5505, Hall at 257-2181, ex- tension 1107 or McAndrews at 257-5459. Lori Root a trainee in Fallon office Lori Root joined Inter,' mountain Farm Credit in the position of collateral evaluator/loan officer trainee. She will be located in the Fallon office, and will par- ticipate in a 10.week course to familiarize her with all aspects of association opera- tions. She will then focus on duties and responsibilities associated with a career in agricultural lending. Root is a native of Su- sanvllle, where she was raised on a ranch where a cow/calf operation was run. She is a recent graduate of California State University, Sacramento, earning a BA degree in economics. The Intermountain Feder- al Land Credit Association and Intermountain Produc. tion Credit Association are borrower-owned organiza. tions with offices in Reno, Fallon, Elko, and Win. nemucca, Nevada; and A1. turas, Susanville, Tulelake, and Yreka, California. They are part of the Eleventh Farm Credit District, which provides services to approxi- mately 18,000 farmers and ranchers in California, Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, and Utah. portive of the change in lassi- fication requested by Mar- golies, Chapman took issue with the entire Shannon II wage and classification study delivered to the board on June 13. "To be honest, I think the county was ripped off for the $60,000," Chapman said. "I'd like to see them even refund, if not all, a major portion of that. "I think we would have been better served to take that mon- ey and invest it in Mrs. Mar- golies office, and maybe em- ploy additional'-'lrsonnel in her office, to free upper time or augment her time tb-have done the same basic considera- tion." But Chapman went on to say the board did have an obliga- tion to proceed. "But the nature of the Shan- non Report is highly question- able and highly suspect," Chapman said. "Instead of hav- ing more confidence, I have ac- tually less confidence in where we're at. Returning his focus to Mar- golies' request for re-classifica- tion, Chapman voiced concern about the reclassification of two budget analyst positions. One in the County Administra- tive Office and one in the Health and Human Services department. Chapman also said he could not support the reclassifica- tion of two positions in the Public Works Department in- volving the associate engineer to associate civil engineer and the transportation planner to the transportation project Inanager. "To me, I know what a bud- get analyst is," Chapman said. "But the titles and positions and descriptions for the new classification is just part of government gobbly gook." Following a motion to ap- prove the request for reclassifi. cation with the exception of the disputed positions, the board unanimously approved the request from Margolies. Then District 1 Supervisor Robert Kyle made a new too. tion to put the exceptions back into the requested ] Following a tion, the in favor of the pervisors Chapman voting no. The reclassification as the imately $48,000 andi imate cost to will be about ing to the figures the request by sonnel director. u 1972 THE PARDNER 1980 ROBBINS FURNITURE FURNnURE & BEOmNG Cov,,,.d s nl,, so. ooors. ':::: Take added Fair Week discount ..... Your Price for bot .... IN IN FABRIC LEATHERMATE Lane" SALE SALE COMI SOON! All leather biker with bagsl NO DOWN PAYMENT AND 24 MONTHS TO PAY WITH ROBINS CARD ORgO DAYS SAME AS CASH, OAC.  i IN BUSINESS OVER 24 Furniture & Carpet One OPEN MON.-SAT.. 2830 MAIN STREET " SUSANVILLE . 257-7788