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Monday, August 10, 2020

Council directs Colusa City Manager to explore hiring freeze

Even though they were optimistic the numbers would true up by the mid-year budget review, the Colusa City Council made a statement last week. Last...

Supes get presentation on Land Conservation Act program options

Since 1965, the California Land Conservation Act – also known as the Williamson Act – has been the state’s primary tool in helping to...

Colusa City Council splits on tax liens for delinquent Recology accounts

During last week’s regular meeting of the Colusa City Council, Dan Shea, general manager for Recology Butte Colusa Counties, asked councilmen Dave Markss, Dave...

Garamendi urging more federal investment in Sites Reservoir

Rep. John Garamendi, senior member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, has sent a letter to the Bureau of Reclamation urging it to allocate...

Colusa City Council talks annexation

After the topic initially came up during a joint meeting of the Colusa City Council and Planning Commission, ‘future annexations’ was on the agenda...

Colusa city council, planning commission hold joint meeting

Following last Tuesday’s joint meeting of the Colusa City Council and the city’s planning commission, officials from both bodies said that they felt the...

Colusa City Council approves new development agreement with Green Leaf Processors

During their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, July 17, the Colusa City Council unanimously approved a new development agreement with Green Leaf Processors Inc.,...

Colusa City Council approves new water, sewer rate adjustments

Water and sewer rate modifications proposed for the City of Colusa were approved unanimously by the city council last week, as few voters expressed...

Williams hires temporary building inspector for historic IOOF hall

City, building owner fight over code violations The Williams City Council last Wednesday agreed 4-0 to hire a temporary building inspector to deal with structures...

Williams pulls panhandling ban until further review

The Williams City Council last week temporarily killed its plans to criminalize panhandling after a federal judge ruled earlier this month that banning such...

Williams Unified to look at additional pension options

Williams Unified School District employees may soon be able to take better charge of their pension investments to ensure they will have enough money...

Sites Reservoir closer to getting funded 

The California Water Commission on June 28 adopted the Sites Reservoir project’s final application score, setting the stage for the Commission to conditionally award...

Panhandling ban could spell legal trouble for Williams

Williams officials may possibly rethink the city’s new panhandling ordinance, which is set for second reading and adoption at tonight’s, July 18, City Council...

County Planning Commission activities

Commission recommends abandoning intersection of Myers, Ohm roads Last week, the Colusa County Planning Commission adopted a resolution recommending that the county abandon a portion...

Colusa County Grand Jury releases 2018 report

Last week, the Colusa County Grand Jury released the findings of five investigations it conducted over the past year. For the most part, the...

Colusa’s Mosquito control program underway

Mosquito season is here, and the Colusa Mosquito Abatement District’s control measures for the City of Colusa and surrounding areas kicked off last week. District...

Williams continues with mosquito controls

Williams residents should once again feel some relief from pesky mosquitoes this summer. The City Council, at their last meeting, accepted the proposal from the...

Maxwell Parks and Recreation District eyes tax increase

It has been more than 30 years since the Maxwell Parks and Recreations District was established, and revenue generated from property taxes have long...

Williams sewer plant to upgrade, avoid penalties

The Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board (WQCB) will allow the City of Williams to take the $48,000 the wastewater treatment plant has...

No local pot measure to appear on November ballot

Colusa County voters will not see an advisory measure on the Nov 6, 2018 ballot asking them if they would like to see cannabis...

Candidate filing period for General Election

Preparations are underway for the Nov. 6, 2018 General Election, and the filing period for all offices opens Monday, July 16 and runs through...

County adopts tentative budget for 2018-19

The Colusa County Board of Supervisors anticipates dipping into reserves to meet a $95.7 million spending plan for the 2018-2019 fiscal year, which began...

County turns to new investment plan to help fund pension gap

The Colusa County Board of Supervisors plans to dabble in the stock market to help cover the mountain of unfunded post-employment medical benefits they...

Supervisors authorize purchase of Rule 20 funds from Butte County

The Colusa County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to authorize County Administrative Officer Wendy Tyler to purchase $2 million in Rule 20 Credits from...

School board to decide fate of English-speaking teachers

Two longtime Williams Unified School District kindergarten teachers are fighting their involuntarily reassignments next year to a grade level they don’t want to teach. Dale...

Museum asks Williams City Council for ADA help

After the City of Williams failed at two attempts to get a state grant, the Sacramento Valley Museum board last week made an in-person...

Williams to crack down on aggressive panhandling

The First Amendment protects the right of individuals to ask their fellow man for help, but once panhandlers cross the line in Williams they...

Colusa forming ad hoc budget committee to tackle deficit

“The way that I’m reading this is the same that I read in last year’s budget, and the budget prior to that: I don’t...

City Council votes to unfreeze lieutenant position at Colusa Police Department

The Colusa City Council last week voted 4-1 to unfreeze a lieutenant position at the Colusa Police Department, paving the way for Colusa Police...

Greenceuticals gets special use, regulatory permits from city council

After clearing one of the final hurdles with the Colusa City Council last week, the long-talked-about Greenceutical, LLC project is moving forward in the...

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