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Herlong Sold to Pezzullo

Amedee Parcels sold to Pezzullo, airfield excluded

Jack Hanson     Joe Bertotti         Hammond  HPUD

ARMY M.O.U.

Army Lease

First RFP     Second RFP     Third RFP    Fourth RFP   Fifth RFP   Sixth RFP

Amedee Electrical Substation

Pezzullo Contract     Deeds

2014 GRAND JURY FOUND CONFLICT OF INTERESTS

RFP for Contaminated land

 

                                                                            Amedee Army Airfield

 OPERATED

BY THE UNITED STATES ARMY

The Army cannot lease property off the base

The Army cannot lease the airfield to private parties

 

 

On November 28, 2000, the Lassen County Board of Supervisors agreed to take 4788 acres of surplus Army land in Herlong.

435 Acres for the Town of Herlong

4353 Acres of hazardous munitions and ordinances surrounding the Amedee Army Airfield

2004 CEPA Remediation Report states a

 $2.4 million cost to clean it up and the

liability to clean it up is with SAID

AND THE SUPERVISORS REFUSED TO DISCLOSE THIS IN THEIR

AUGUST 19, 2014 RFP ?

 

The Army has a 50 year lease with Lassen County for the new flight extention on the southeastern side of the Army's Airfield

EXHIBITS FROM 2007

Amendment to the

 LEASE AGREEMENT WITH ARMY

 

 The Army owns the airport.

The Army can only sell or transfer the airfield to a Federal entity.

Lassen County can never own this airport

...and they certainly cannot represent the Airfield in any RFP marketing their property surrounding the Army Airfield in Herlong

 

 

 September 23, 2014

Lassen County Supervisors

Release Amedee RFP

Bidders have until December 11, 2014 to submit a bid

 

It will be interesting to see

who Tom Hammond and Larry Wosick are representing

 in this sale. 

 

 

Supervisor Hammond has been pushing un-naturally hard to sell this land.

 Watch the absurd conversation on September 23, 2014 BOS meeting: Part 6-Part 8

 

 

 

 September 18, 2014

 

 

KAN WE HELP REPEATEDLY ASKS

COUNTY SUPERVISORS

FOR FULL DISCLOSURE

 ON THE

AMEDEE AIRFIELD PARCELS

 

Kan We Help has repeatedly asked the Lassen County Board to disclose the fact that the East Shore parcel of the Amedee Airfield parcels are highly contaminated with ordinances, explosives and toxic waste.

Kan We Help informed the Board of Supervisors Kan We Help would file an action with the court to stop the sale unless the condition of the East Shore parcels (2004 CEPA/REMEDIAL ACTION PLAN)is included with any and all RFP's.

Kan We Help was confronted with

strong resistance to full disclosure

Supervisor Wosick told Kan We Help Secretary Eileen Spencer, on September 9, 2014 to stay home on Tuesdays and play bridge

September 9, 2014 BOS Meeting

 

The Supervisors have now agreed to include a full copy of the 2004 CEPA/REMEDIAL ACTION PLAN

 

Page 59 states the costs to clean up this hazardous area

The clean up will be the responsibility of the Sierra Army Depot

Lassen County Supervisors voted to include all of the Amedee Airfield parcels including the land leased to the Army and property owned by LMUD

Kan We Help Objected

Lassen County Decided to

 Exclude

the Leased Property in next Draft

 

 

 May 13, 2014

SUPERVISORS PLACE YET ANOTHER

AMEDEE AIRFIELD RFP

ON THE AGENDA

County Supervisors discuss and discuss

"The California Department of Transportation Division of Aeronautics staff recently confirmed that an airport Land Use Compatibility Plan (ALUCP) is required for the Amedee Airstrip. The Supervisors approved the Plan to be ordered and are still discussing whether they need it or not ?

and discuss whether or not to order an

Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan

Watch video: May 13, 2014

 

HUGE PROBLEMS FACE THE COUNTY

NO.1  

HOW TO DECEIVE THE PUBLIC AND BIDDERS ON THIS PROPERTY

The Lassen County Supervisors intend to market these parcels in the most recent RFP.

Let's just focus first on Parcel 133-080-60-11.  

and look at these facts

Page 7 of 8, Paragraph 18 of the County's Lease

with the Army

states the County cannot sell any part of the airfield.

You will notice that the County's 50 year Lease Agreement with the Army is marked in the vertical stripes.

The Army's leased property has been intentionally included

in the RFP Parcel133-080-60-11.

 

The first RFP the  County presented, at the January 28, 2014 meeting,

was challenged by Kan We Help because

 the heading included

"THE DISPOSAL OF THE AIRFIELD"

NO.2

Lassen County owns property within the two mile "vicinity" of Amedee Army Airfield.

"The California Department of Transportation Division of Aeronautics staff recently confirmed that an airport Land Use Compatibility Plan (ALUCP) is required for the Amedee Airstrip. The Supervisors approved the Plan to be ordered

Watch the discussion in Part 9 of the video

The Supervisors

have never disclosed

the LIABILITY IT HAS ASSUMED ON

ANY PUBLIC PROPERTY DAMAGE OR PERSONAL INJURY

THAT COMES WITH OWNING PROPERTY WITHIN

THE 2 MILE VICINITY OF AMEDEE

THIS FACT ALONE MAY END

ANY SALE OF THE PARCELS SURROUNDING

AMEDEE ARMY AIRFIELD

 

NO.3

On March 18, 2014 the Lassen County Supervisors instructed the County Administrator to order a Title Company to prepare a Preliminary Draft of the property for sale in the RFP.

 No such "PRELIMINARY DRAFT HAS BEEN DISCLOSED AS OF MAY 13, 2014.

March 18, 2014, Agenda Item H-10- MINUTES

 

However,

On September 1, 2000, the Lassen County Supervisors ordered a firm to prepare a

"Amedee Army Airfield Marketing Feasibility Analysis"

and on

 December 31, 2000 paid a firm to prepare a

" Memorandum on Airfield Marketability Amedee Army Airfield"

NO.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 24, 2014

Lassen County Supervisors Are Set to Bungle yet another portion of the Sierra Army Depot Herlong Property

Watch video: Part 4 @ 16:18 mark, all of Part 5 & 6

Property surrounding the Army's Airfield

County Supervisors represent the property Leased by the Army "FOR SALE" 

Supervisor Chapman wants a Resolution brought to the Board defining what is not to be sold. Chapman's suggestion is that a portion of the  property be set aside  so that the County can control access to the airfield (the upper right-hand corner of the map, "Amedee Airfield Road").

Supervisor Hammond replied the access is now being controlled by Army Military Police. The Army has a 50 year lease with the County for the Amedee Airfield extension with the option of an additional 50 year lease. The Army must approve the use if the County sells the property surrounding the Federal airstrip.

CONFUSED MR. EAGAN?

 

100% DECEPTION

 Lassen County cannot SELL the leased area highlighted in blue above.

It seems that a HUGE MIS-REPRESENTATION IS BEING OFFERED to the public

 

 

 

 

 March 18, 2014

 

The hand out for the DRAFT RFP Amedee Airfield property was not included on the County's website and a notice was issued that the handout would be available at the March 18, 2014 Board of Supervisors meeting. 

March 18, 2014, Agenda Item H-10

March 18, 2014, Agenda Item H-10- MINUTES

 

 

There were no hand outs available to the public. Rhetta Vander Ploeg didn't have one, but she came to this meeting with nothing and we can only assume she was unprepared even to attend this meeting that she is being paid for. Watch PART 7: 16:00 mark

 

 

February 27, 2014

Lassen County

is about to offer something

FOR SALE

 they  have publicly admitted

is

worthless

 

 

But the Property

surrounding the

Amedee Army Airfield

is zoned heavy industrial

and has the

only ACCESS to the Airfield

Video Link: Part 7

Lassen County cannot sell the airfield. Presently the Army owns the airfield and can only dispose of it to another Federal agency. The army gave the new southeastern new extension to Lassen County but signed a 50 year lease with another 50 year option.

The Army would agree to give up their lease but must approve a new Lessee. The Army has also stated that this would be highly unlikely to occur.

Parcel 133-080-60-11 has been mis-represented by the County

 

 January 30, 2014

 

Amedee Army Airfield, Herlong CA.

 

......Here we go again

The Supervisors placed a "Request for Proposal" to sell the Amedee Army Airfield on the January 28, 2014 Agenda as H-6. It was placed at the end of the Supervisors Agenda, so as to draw little or no attention to it. You have to love the deception of the agenda description.

NOW, LOOK AT THE ACTUAL RFP

100% Deception

The County cannot sell the Airfield

No Attachments were available

RFP Deficient

Which "friend" of the Supervisors will pick this up for $100 or less.

Interim CAO Richard Egan shows the public the actual property the Supervisors want to sell.  The property (marked in blue) is worthless without the Army's Airfield, which the County does not own. The 50 year Lease of the southeastern portion of the airfield, also cannot be sold by the County but is represented in the RFP as "part of the sale"

Websites that advertise public airfields for sale, have a few airfields this size for $825,000 to $1,000,000.

The County does not want to know how much it is worth?

It is a moot point, because no one will buy the land around the airport with limited access because of the Army's airfield.

BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD AND MAY WE SUGGEST THE NEXT TIME THIS APPEARS ON ANY AGENDA, PRESENT IT HONESTLY