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Honey Lake Valley Recreation Authority

Joint Powers Authority, a public entity

Lassen County & the City of Susanville

Agenda & Min.

Payments to the City of Susanville

#1  Design & Build Request for Proposal- all bids rejected

#2 Design & Build Request for Proposal-secret bid opening again

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BUDGET

 

 

April 15, 2017

The Honey Lake Valley Community Pool

will open in 2017....

....after three years of waiting for this pool

The sign will be lighted and have landscaping shrubs, trees and rocks

 

 

Pool side of building.  White doors house the equipment, next two doors go to the lobby of the pool house and dressing rooms are on the right

 

NEED FOUR GOOD SUNNY DAYS TO FINISH THE POOL

 

 

 

December 28, 2016

HLVRA Leases "triangle" from the City of Susanville ?

The HLVRA leased the .17 acre triangle from the City of Susanville for 99 years.

 

The community pool project shrank when the funds could only provide for the construction of a smaller pool and a small administration building.

 

Lots of room to expand the community pool area

 

December 1, 2016

Modern Building Construction makes great progress

on new community pool, in Susanville, despite bad weather

Pool Construction Cost as of 11/22/16: $2,047,725

Administration Costs:

 

HLVRA votes "No" on diving boards (?)

 

 

 

November 11, 2016

 

New Honey Lake Valley Community Pool

 Survived the First Bad Weather

Parking lot done and lights installed

 

 

 

October 13, 2016

Pool House scaled down to save money

 

 

Front of the pool house

Back of the pool house

 

September 21, 2016

HLVRA Has a Razor Thin Budget

to Open Pool

Despite Chapmans Stupid Statement

"Public help is not needed"

 

 

 

 

September 20, 2016

Chapman tells the HLVRA Board, at a Special meeting, that they don't need money from the public

 

Supervisor Chapman leaves office in December of 2016

 

 

September 20, 2016

Chapman tells the HLVRA Board, at a Special meeting, that they don't need money from the publicHLVRA

 

 

 

Supervisor Chapman leaves office in December of 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 13, 2016

Honey Lake Valley Community Pool Moving Along

 

 

 

August 1, 2016

Construction Progress

 

 

 

July 12, 2016

The Joint Powers Authority, HLVRA,

 Wants the $80,000 Annual Payment

from Lassen County

for the

Community Pool by August/2016

THE COUNTY DOES NOT HAVE IT

According to Lassen County CAO Richard Egan, the HLVRA has asked for the Supervisors to pay the annual payment early in August.

The original conditions have changed since the Lassen County Supervisors voted to take out a $4,080,000 loan to build the new pool and purchase a building. 

 

 

When Kan We Help asked, the Supervisors refused to disclose what the annual payment. This payment is due on June 4 of each year until 2035.

This payment takes all of the Tobacco Settlement Fund each year.

 

 

 

 

The Supervisors told the public the County's annual HLVRA support payment would be paid from the Tobacco Settlement Fund.   There is less that $1,300 left in the Tobacco Settlement Fund until it is replenished with an "undetermined" amount each year.

 

THE 40 YEAR CAREER POLITICIAN, SUPERVISOR CHAPMAN,  TOLD THE CAO TO JUST TAKE IT OUT OF THE GENERAL FUND

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 30, 2016

19 DAYS LATER........

assessing the hole?

 

 

 

June 21, 2016

HLVRA OFFENDED BY COWS IN THE POOL

AND

SCHEDULED A QUICK

"GROUND BREAKING CEREMONY

Chapman was walking around telling anyone that would listen that

"HE" was responsible for getting the pool.

 

 

June 16, 2016

 

Lassen County Community Pool

Now Just a Cow Pasture

 

 

 

June 1, 2016

Honey Lake Valley Recreation Authority

Does Not Qualify

 to be a

NON-PROFIT ?

 

May 31, 2016

 

Community Pool or Puddle Pool?

 

Budget Cuts Should Typically lower the price, but

Pool Costs Have Escalated to $2,750,000

...but does not include the following

 

 

 

May 1, 2016

Local Deer Enjoy

the Community Pool

in Susanville

 

April 5, 2016

Lassen County Times Editor Sam Williams

BLINDLY PREJUDICE

 

"Chapman walks out of pool meeting ?"

.....Williams failed to mention a few people walked out before Chapman when  it became too painful to listen to the sad, sad, discussion

Williams writes that there are "nattering naysayers" against the pool project.

There were no "nattering naysayers" at the March 29 Pool meeting. There was a very supportive group that wants this community pool and has supported this project for 2 1/2 years of fumbling and bumbling from five men that have no idea what they are doing

Chapman leads this Board in delays and ignorance

 The bad decisions, of a clueless HLVRA Board, is beyond frustrating.  

 

The problem was the HLVRA Board has no idea what they are doing & Chapman has been the biggest problem

 

March 29, 2016

The HLVRA is no more closer to starting construction than they were in 2013.

 

SWIM FREE ZONE

 

The March 29, 2016 meeting was too painful to watch

The pool design is now back to three options, A, B, or C

Supervisor Chapman threw one of his tantrums again. He would have split a gut if they told him they had to cut out the elevator

One thing that is extremely obvious with this JPA:

the five member Board should have been fired/replaced after six months

 

 

 

 

 

February 7, 2016

Honey Lake Valley Recreation Authority

Has Dug A Huge Hole

For

Themselves

.......and that's about it

 

February's are coming and going

and NO PROGRESS ?

 

December 15, 2015

Pool Board Approves

the

Contract

to

"Design" the $3 Million Dollar Pool

......of course they do not have $3 million dollars

 

While the Executive Director Jarod Hancock continued to claim the "DESIGN BUILD" process would save money and the professionals told him that was the wrong approach.......now Mr. Hancock was reluctant to admit that the professionals were right.

Hancock: "It's been slower and more expensive"

The contract "for design only"  Mr. Hancock presented to the HVLRA Board, on December 3, 2015 was for $73,000. The Contract the Board approved was for $127,792.

 

 

 

December 3, 2015

HLVRA POSTPONED APPROVING

CONTRACT FOR POOL

UNTIL 12/15/15 @3:00 PM

For the second meeting in a row no board packets had been made for the Directors or the Public.   Brian Wilson, Jim Chapman and Nick McBride did not attend this meeting. Vice-Chairman Jim Chapman was at a "vacation/meeting" in Monterey, Ca. It was not stated why Wilson or McBride did not attend. Dave Meserve chaired the meeting.

The Lassen County Auditor and Treasurer stated that they would not approve any more Reimbursements to the City of Susanville without proper authorization. A Resolution was placed on the Agenda but both offices stated that they were told by their outside Audit company that the language was not sufficient and needed to be amended

Lassen County Auditor Diana Wemple told the Directors that the JPA would begin reimbursing County officials in April of 2016.

November 3, 2015

 

HLVRA Unprofessional Speculations May Prove Costly

The HLVRA Board of Directors would not listen to those professionals that strongly suggested getting a set of Plans done a year ago. 

 

The original thought was to have "plans" made and then issue an RFP for construction.

 

Things went wrong when the decision was made to have one company do everything.

 

 

This stumbling Board has  now issued two RFP's that included a Gross Maximum Price of $2,249,866 to design and build a community pool

 

This pool cannot be built for $2.2 million & the HLVRA Board was told this over and over.

Even though the second RFP clearly stated the GMP,  only two Contractors Bid in an illegal and unethical  secret bid opening.  Modern Building bid $2.9 million and Tricon bid $3.3 million

The Board voted to sign a contract with Modern Building and try and scale down the pool because they do not have $3,000,000.

GUESS WHAT?

 THEY ALSO TALKED ABOUT  JUST HAVING THE DESIGN "PLANS" DONE AND THEN BACK OUT OF THE CONTRACT WITH MODERN !!!!!!!!

Hopefully none of these Board members (Hammond, Chapman, Wilson, McBride) will be in office when they come to the public for more money

 

October 22, 2015

 

 

Honey Lake Valley Recreation Authority

promised that the second RFP bids

for the Community Pool

would be open to the public

The Executive Director, Jared Hancock never had any intention of making the bid opening public

The public is banned from the bid opening at 5:00 PM this afternoon

This unfortunate action puts a permanent black cloud over the legitimacy of the entire process

Where's the shame....?

The "Design/Build" PCC Section does not give the HLVRA the right to close the bid opening to the public. This was a policy decision.

 

 

September 2, 2015

City of Susanville

Approves $1.2 million dollar

for Community Pool

New RFP for "Design Build" RFP will be issued on 9/28/15

 

NOTE:  BIDS WILL BE OPENED IN PUBLIC VIEW ON OCTOBER 22, 2015

 

 

August 29, 2015

Honey Lake Valley Recreation Authority

Rejects All Bids

and

Plans to Reissue the RFP

 

August 10, 2015

Kan We Help

Files

Complaint Against the HLVRA

for Public Contract Code Violations

 

 

 

 

August 6, 2015

 

 

BID OPENINGS ARE

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

[California's Antitrust Laws prohibit "bid rigging"]

 

Executive Officer of  JPA-HLVRA

Jared Hancock

Unfortunately Decides the Bid Opening

Would Be Secret

HLVRA         HLVRA RFP

You do this when the RFP is rigged

The Honey Lake Valley Recreation Authority issued a Public Request for Proposal on June 17, 2015

The day (August 6, 2015 @3:00 PM) the public Bids were to be opened, Executive Officer Jared Hancock decided to open the bids secretly.

 

(Public bid openings are open to the public. This is a $2,000,000 public project to build a community pool)

Hancock based his decision, for the secrecy, on Public Contract Code 22160-22169. Of course, this government code does not give him any authority to make the bids secret.

THE PUBLIC AND THE CONTRACTORS BIDDING SHOULD BE VERY CONCERNED

WITH

 HANCOCK'S ACTION

Submitting bids for public jobs is very expensive for contractors and when the process is tainted, someone should pay

 

Comedy Central's Jon Stewart advised his viewers, on his final show:

"If you smell something, say something"

 

 

 

 

 

July 29, 2015

 

The Honey Lake Valley Recreation Authority

Releases Request For Proposal

THE HLVRA ISSUED THE RFP

WITHOUT

ANY "PLANS "   WHATSOEVER

(only specifications & artwork provided)

AND

states that the Bids cannot exceed the "Guaranteed Maximum Price"

Option 1:  GMP   $1,162,466

Option 2:   GMP  $1,087,400

Option 3 (1 & 2):   $ 2,249,866

Good Luck...this will be awarded to NST

Lassen County RFP's are politically selected

This is the JPA's Schedule

 

 

 

 

July 22, 2015

HLVRA Fails to Get Grant

&

Must Rely Now on the City of Susanville

for

Construction Dollars

Numbers a little fuzzy?

Collateral:  Susanville Fire House 0r Police Station ?

Umpqua Bank costs:  $319,452 not $539,376

Payments? 

Fees?

 

 

 

July 14, 2015

KAN WE HELP

ASKS

CHAIRMAN PYLE

TO APPOINT

NEW HLVRA MEMBERS

Chapman attends less than 50% of the JPA's meetings and when he does show up he talks and talks and talks. Did we mention that he just   T   A   L   K   S.

Chapman has been responsible for most of the delays.

 

 

June 23, 2015

CHAPMAN LIES

AND HAMMOND SWEARS BY IT

Video June 23, 2015 BOS meeting: Part 2, 12:56 to 18:15

Supervisor Hammond & Chapman

deliberately

misled the public

Lassen County District 2 Supervisor Jim Chapman and District 5 Supervisor Tom Hammond sit on the Honey Lake Valley Recreation Authority created by the City of Susanville and Lassen County.

Honey Lake Valley Recreation Authority

These two men attended the June 16, 2015 HLVRA meeting when the Executive Director Jarod Hancock announced that Susanville did not get the OGALS Grant.  The OGALS Grant, if awarded,  was to be used for Susanville's share ($1.1 million) of the construction costs for the community pool.  Susanville must now find another source for the pool construction costs. 

The County will hold onto the $1.1 million that they borrowed on June 4, 2015 until Susanville can find a source for the pool construction costs.

 

Chapman and Hammond stated clearly that this Grant had nothing to do with the pool.

Video: Part 2, 12:56 to 18:15

JUST TWO PLAIN OLD FASHION LIARS THAT THINK

THE PUBLIC DOESN'T CARE IF YOU LIE TO THEM

 

 

YESTERDAY, AT THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING, CHAPMAN AND HAMMOND FAILED TO REPORT THIS "FACT" DURING AGENDA B-4 (Unagendized Reports by Board Members aka meetings they attended)  AND WERE CLEARLY ANNOYED THAT THE ISSUE WAS BROUGHT UP BY KAN WE HELP.

 

 

 

 

June 16, 2015

City of Susanville Fails to Get the $1.1 Million Dollar Grant for

Construction of the

Honey Lake Valley Recreation Authority Pool

There are no planned "amenities".  This is a basic "L" shape pool.  The "Pennies for the Pool" fund will be able to fund "amenities" after the pool is built.

Lassen County Supervisors and the only incorporated city in the County, Susanville, formed a Joint Powers Authority in 2013 to build a community pool. 

The HLVRA moved forward today and  approved a Request For Proposal (RFP) to find a developer or contractor to build the pool even though there are no funds yet.  The two public entities have each been contributing $200,000 a year to the HLVRA  towards the construction costs. Funds have been used to demolish the old pool

This Board has no sense of urgency and indicated that this process could take years. 

Could this be just another JPA bottomless money pit

 

May 5, 2015

Wrong Board Members

 for Pool Project

No interest

No progress

No funding

After a year and half, this Joint Powers Authority is just holding one meeting after another that produces nothing.  They don't care if meeting notices are published. They don't seem to care that no one attends the meetings anymore. They don't seem to care if the Minutes are correct of past meetings.  There is no interest, no progress, no funding.

It will take another year before they even have plans drawn up and find funding to build

This Board has ZERO knowledge, experience or  interest in building the pool.

This is the design that the Board chose:

The footprint of this project basically takes up the entire lot and Supervisor Chapman wants more discussion on where to place the pool?

 

April 21, 2015

The JPA Continues to Lack Funding for Construction

The old Roosevelt pool has been demolished but the HVLRA struggles to move forward.

 

 

 The City of Susanville applied for a Grant but will not know before September 2015 whether or not they will get funding from that source.

The County on the other hand has contracted a firm for $64,000 to advise them on borrowing $1.1 million and contracted a law firm for another $26,000 to watch the loan process

$90,000 that could have been

 used for construction

 

?ATTENDANCE:

 THE RESULT

OF AGENDA'S NOT BEING POSTED?

The JPA Board did decide to have plans drawn up for the pool

 JPA Board: David Meserve, Tom Hammond, Brian Wilson

 

March 3, 2015

HLVRA Board asked, again, to post their agendas

 

L to R:  David Meserve, Alternate Jeff Hemphill (Hammond a no-show) Brian Wilson, Jim Chapman

Jim Chapman lashed out at the public for attending too many public meetings and he feels that the agenda is available at enough places. That explains all of the empty chairs at all of the meetings.  

 The problem: the Brown Act requires the Agenda to be posted on their website.

 

The JPA was established in late 2013 to build a Community Pool for Lassen County. To-date, they have not secured any funds to build the pool.  The old Roosevelt Pool has been demolished and now, no money to start construction.

Kan We Help provides a link, above, to the HLVRA's meetings

If the HLVRA doesn't want you to attend, not posting their agendas is a good way to accomplish this.

THIS IS ALL PUBLIC MONEY

 

 

 

February 26, 2015

Roosevelt Pool Demolition

 

January 6, 2015

Three HLVRA Board Members Approve

 Demolition Contract for Roosevelt Pool

The big problem:  No property has been transferred to the JPA.

[the school district still owns Roosevelt Pool and the County still owns the parking lot]

and a

Legal Services Contract

 

 

December 13, 2014

Kan We Help Receives Public Records Request

The delay.....they had to suddenly "create" the supporting documents

The HLVRA could not release the supporting documents for their "staff hours" because they did not exist. 

Because the HLVRA was non-responsive, Kan We Help also filed a Public Records Request for the HLVRA invoices supporting documents with the Lassen County Auditor. 

The HLVRA finally provided newly created staff hours reports. These staff hour reports were filled out by one person and coincidently matched all of the invoices billed to the County.  Obviously, this was an effort to validate the $58,000 billed to the HLVRA for Susanville staff time.

Hopefully, when these documents are requested in the future, they will be legitimate.

 

 

December 3, 2014

HLVRA Executive Officer

Ignores Public Records Requests

to

 Release Supporting Documents

for Payments to Staff

Jared Hancock, HLVRA Executive Officer has refused or cannot comply, after several requests to release documents that support reimbursements to Susanville "staff". Lump sum invoices are submitted and quickly paid. 

There are currently no employees at the year-old Joint Powers Authority created to handle millions of taxpayers dollars to build and manage a community pool in Susanville, California.

Accountability + Transparency= Trust

After several requests by Kan We Help, the HLVRA has agreed to submit at least monthly financial statements.  

 

December 2, 2014

Honey Lake Valley Recreation Authority

meets today at 3:00 PM at the Susanville City Hall

New pool designs, New Costs

 

$ 3,002,924

 

 

$3,008,604

 

 

$3,277,880

 

 

$3,283,560

 

 

November 21, 2014

MORE HOUSEKEEPING NEEDED

MORE INTEREST NEEDED BY HLVRA

In October, Kan We Help submitted a request for the HLVRA to bring their website up to date with Minutes and Agendas. 

Now that all Agendas have been posted it appears that the February 18, 2014 Minutes were never approved.

Also, the June 17, 2014, July 1, 2014 and the August 5, 2014 Minutes were approved without a quorum

Now, there are currently six outstanding minutes.

 

November 18, 2014

Community Pool

Lacks Funding

to

Proceed

The City of Susanville and the County

will not advance the $3,500,000 for construction

 

Honey Valley Lake Recreation Authority meets AND DOES NOTHING.  Supervisor Chapman absent again.

 

This JPA Board has had the "Funding" conversation over and over and over.

May 6, 2014 JPA Minutes

"Million Penny" Donator pleads for the JPA

to do the right thing

Bill Feierabend  donated $10,000

 

 

November 14, 2014

 

?NO ACCOUNTABILITY

FOR THE POOL MONEY ?

Susanville Dentist, Dr. Jim Hodges, asks the Lassen County Board of Supervisors why the Community Pool has not been put on the Capital Improvement Plan.

Hodge on pool

Maybe.......What the public doesn't know won't hurt them.........?

The Supervisors have hidden six pages of County's Capital Improvement Projects from the public.  These projects still exist but the Supervisors don't want the public pressure to complete them. 

Maybe.......What the public doesn't know won't hurt them.........?

The Supervisors voted to donate $200,000 (of taxpayers money) a year to build a community pool at the old Roosevelt Pool site which closed in 2004. 

After one year, the JPA (Honey Lake Valley Recreation Authority) has been reluctant to release current financial statements.

The City of Susanville has donated $400,000 since the JPA was formed on November 18, 2013. The County has matched that amount and now is attempting to match the $1,750,000 needed for construction costs.  

 

 

 

 

November 12, 2014

LASSEN COUNTY SUPERVISORS

HAVE NOT

LOCATED A FUNDING SOURCE FOR

THE HVLRA  COMMUNITY POOL

Another week goes by and the Supervisors have yet to place any item, on their agenda, for the $1.75 million dollar's needed for  County's portion of the construction costs for the pool

The old Roosevelt Pool, closed in 2004, and may well stay closed if the JPA does not find funding soon

 

November 8, 2014

Design Options for Community Pool

Offered to HVLRA

Site: Old Roosevelt Pool

Option 1: $3,867,482

Enclosed Pool for year-round use

 

 

 

Option 2: $ 2,924,193

Not enclosed, for seasonal use

 

 

 

November 6, 2014

Honey Valley Lake Recreation Authority

Met on November 4 and

Presented Options for the Susanville community Pool

ABSENT: Supervisor Wosick. He has  resided outside his District since January. He resides  in Reno.

 

The HVLRA will be one year old on November 18 and the two public entities that make up this Joint Powers Authority (City of Susanville and Lassen County) have yet to secure any money to construct this community pool.  The costs now exceed $3 million. 

The JPA was asked to begin being accountable for the $800,000 now in its' treasury. Jared Hancock showed resistance to this type of accountability.  President Brian Wilson asked Mr. Hancock to present a financial report at their next meeting.

JPA's are notorious for pissing away money

JPA's don't think they have to be accountable for the people's money

 

On November 5, 2014, the City of Susanville Agenda Item 12 failed to inform the public that $1.75 million dollars will be needed to donate to the construction of the community pool.

 

 

 

October 21, 2014

The Wheels, they keep on spinnin'

The Lassen County Supervisors decide to go on a Scavenger Hunt

The Supervisors decided to table the approval of $1.75 million dollars, for the pool construction costs, until they could locate the cash. It was decided that CAO Egan, Supervisor Chapman, Supervisor Hammond and Auditor Karen Fouch would meet early next week and find the money.  The annual $200,000 donation to the HVLRA comes out of the "Tobacco Settlement" fund now, but would be up to the discretion of future Boards to continue this donation.

Supervisor Chapman stated that February was unrealistic to begin construction.  Susanville City Manager, Jared Hancock is determined to keep the project moving forward. 

In the mean time, the HVLRA met at 3:11 PM, across the street at the Susanville City Hall,  and decided that a short mini-meeting was all they needed.  A quick sweep through the short agenda and they went home. 

October 20, 2014

Pool Joint Powers Authority

Plans to pay cash for Pool

$1,750,000 from the City of Susanville

and

 $1,750,000 from Lassen County

Shhhh.....even though the Agenda title is a bit mis-leading...

Supervisors still place it as the last item on the Agenda, hoping no one will notice?

Agenda item H-6

HLVRA Executive Officer, Jared G. Hancock sends both public agencies a request to consider

 

 

 

October 15, 2014

HLVRA

NEEDS A HOUSEKEEPER

Missing Agendas, Missing Minutes

A whole lot of cleaning up needs to be done on the Honey Lake Valley Recreation Authority Board. This JPA was formed in 2013 to build a community pool in Lassen County.

THREE BROWN ACT VIOLATIONS   

A Quorum to approve the Minutes: 

three members that attended the meeting and can attest to the accuracy and correctness of the minutes

 

After a year, the Authority has not secured funds for the proposed $2.5 million project

 

 

 

 

October 14, 2014

NO POOL MEETING TODAY

NEXT MEETING:  October 21, 2014

 @ 3:00 PM, Susanville City Hall

October 7, 2014

LASSEN COUNTY HAS

HALF

THE REPRESENTATION

AT POOL JPA

Supervisor Wosick goes to one meeting and

Supervisor Chapman goes to the next.

The HLVRA ran into a problem at their October 7, 2014 meeting today. They had two meeting minutes to approve but NO CHAPMAN AND NO WOSICK.  This meeting had only two regular members present and an alternate.   Wosick showed up at 3:15 but could not vote to approve the Meeting Minutes for the September 16, 2014 because he didn't attended only the last half of that meeting. That left only two members that attended the 9/16/14 to vote, three members were needed to approve the 9/16/14 meeting.   These minutes were tabled. 

THE HLVRA IS SUBJECT TO THE BROWN ACT

Wosick, Wilson and McBride attended the 9/19/14 meeting and these  3 JPA members can  approve these minutes.  voted 10/7/14 Meeting: The alternate to the JPA sits on the far left, Brian Wilson, Nick McBride, absent were Supervisor Chapman and Supervisor Wosick.

 

The design company has been asked to design a pool for $2.5 million. 

The JPA does not have $2.5 million. 

No decision was made on financing. Both Susanville members and County members will agendize the options to finance the pool. The JPA leaned toward asking each public entity to pre fund the money needed to build the pool.

They anticipate, weather permitting, to start the 6-7 months construction, in February 2015

 

UNEXPECTED AGENDA ITEM

The JPA's Agenda item included a Closed Session item"

"Significant Exposure to Litigation"

Kan We Help Secretary Eileen Spencer asked Executive Officer Jared Hancock who their "legal counsel" was. He replied they did not have one.   Mr. Hancock stated that Mr. Burns will sit in on the Closed session.  The JPA has no agreement with Mr. Burns or any other attorney, other than a land acquisition attorney handling the property transfers.

Mr. Burns was allowed to sit in the Closed Session. Mr. Burns was a civilian and does not represent the HLVRA in any way shape or form ?

 

September 30, 2014

DESIGN MEETING

PUBLIC MEETING:

September 30, 2014 , 6:00 PM , Susanville City Hall

Watch meeting

 

September 23, 2014

Lassen County

May Actually Get A Community Pool

 

The City of Susanville, under the great leadership of Jarrod Hancock, could keep this project afloat.  County Supervisors could easily upset the progress by their incessant bloviating.  The Supervisors do not take notes during their meetings and literally start from square one when the pool issue, or any ongoing issue, comes up. The only Supervisor that retains "any" information is Supervisor Chapman.

September 23, 2014 BOS meeting: Part 8 @ 19:30

The Supervisors did state that they are considering transferring only 140 ft from the existing property line between the closed Roosevelt Pool and the old Roosevelt School.  They are still a couple of months away from the transfer. Kan We Help will monitor this process.

 

September 21, 2014

 Supervisor Chapman Makes a Motion

to give the HVLRA, a Board that he and Wosick sit on,

a 14,000 square foot building

Pool discussion very misleading

CAO Richard Egan indicates that only a portion of the Roosevelt School property would be given. The City of Susanville actually owns the property the pool (Parcel A) will be built on

 

 

 

 

 

September 16, 2014

 

NOW.......

just a month after the Supervisors want to give public property away (Roosevelt Annex), they propose to spend $675,000 to remodel the Roosevelt Annex in the next fiscal year.  This building is currently being used by Lassen County Health and Human Services.

Sound familiar.........Health and Human Services "One Stop" in Herlong.  The County poured thousands of federal money into it and then sold it to Pezzullo & friends for $172.  Pezzullo purchased an entire town for $31,900.

Kan We Help Secretary Eileen Spencer was cut off by Larry Wosick when she wanted to know why they were planning to spend $625,000 to remodel a building they plan to  "GIVE  AWAY".

FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS

NOTE: Once the Roosevelt Annex is given to Wosick and Chapman they can sell it to a private buyer........

 

August 12, 2014

KEEPING BOTH EYES ON THE

BACK ROOM LAND DEALS

It is not a coincidence that the old Roosevelt Pool site was chosen for the new swimming pool.  It became apparent at the Board of Supervisors August 12, 2014 meeting that this site was not chosen because it was the best site for the pool  but it had the Roosevelt Annex building on the parcel.  Presently this building is being used by Health and Human Services.

 

Supervisor Chapman's wants to UNNECESSARILY give a County building to the HLVRA...who does he represent?

 Listen to Supervisor Chapman giving  the Roosevelt Annex to the JPA Honey Lake Valley Recreation Authority

CAO Richard Egan begins his presentation by suggesting to the Board that the entire parcel (Parcels A & B) be transferred to the HLVRA, which includes the Roosevelt Annex building.

Listen to the entire discussionPool discussion

Parcel A: existing Roosevelt Pool owned by Susanville

    Parcel B:  Roosevelt Annex Building owned by the County

or

 

 

 

April 22, 2014

 

Honey Lake Valley Recreation Authority

ANOTHER LASSEN COUNTY JPA

BLACK HOLE

 

Lassen County Does Not Build Anything, ever....................

Watch every dollar literally, go down the drain

[The County signed a contact with a company to research sites. The public has asked what happened to this contract, the County's answer..........(                   ).

 

March 19, 2014

 

 

pool*pool*pool*pool*pool*pool*pool*pool*pool*pool*pool*pool*pool*pool*pool*pool*pool*pool*pool*pool*pool*pool*pool*pool

Larry Wosick, Jim Chapman and Brian Wilson

Bail on Pool Project?

 

HOW SINCERE WERE THEY ABOUT BUILDING A POOL

Supervisor Wosick doesn't live here anymore and had the County Counsel make an unbelievably unprofessional statement that he could still be a Lassen County Supervisor. Regardless of that small detail he has decided not to run again and is moving his Reno family to Texas or Florida.  Character matters and Wosick has failed.

Supervisor Chapman has announced that he would not be running again in 2016 and has decided to run for County Auditor which he is not remotely qualified for.  That takes him off the JPA pool committee.

Brian Wilson, first time City of Susanville Council member, is running for a County position he is distinctly and legally not qualified for. A position that, if he should win, will take him off the newly formed JPA pool Committee.

Catch The Falling Stars

 

 

February 19, 2014

Supervisor Chapman picks the Creedance School site for his pool

Currently being used by Lassen Community College &

right across the street from his brothers business.

 

View looking East

View looking West

 

 

August 16, 2013

 

Supervisor Chapman pulls

an UNKIND

DISINGENUOUS

POLITICAL STUNT

to those committed to building a community pool

Chapman knew that the Supervisors were going to release a MEMO at the August 20, 2013 Board of Supervisors Meeting that would recommend employee pay reductions & program reductions.

WHERE IS THE SHAME ?

August 13, 2013

New Susanville Councilperson Brian Wilson

 and

Career Politician Jim Chapman

Suddenly

Announce a Pool Plan

The County's Roosevelt Pool closed in 2004

Eight (8) years later, on October 9, 2012, Chapman supported forming a "POOL" committee headed by County CAO Nichols.

Lassen County CAO Martin Nichols was charged with returning, in January of 2013, with a PLAN.

This Committee will be dissolved on December 31, 2014.

 

July 23, 2013

New Susanville Councilperson Brian Wilson

Votes Against "Grant"  $$ Dollars $$

for New City Park

 

 

February 19, 2013

LASSEN COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

SIGNS CONTRACT WITH

AQUATIC DESIGN GROUP

FOR COMMUNITY POOL

Contract

AGENDA ITEM H-5

 

February 5, 2013

 

 

 

 

The public has longed for a community pool since the Roosevelt Pool was condemned in 2004.

 

The Lassen County schools, City of Susanville and Lassen County  have all been tapped for money to build a new community pool but MONEY has always been the stumbling block.

Were the  $621,216 improvements to the Eagle Lake Airport more important than a pool?

AFTER THE LASSEN COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS APPROVED $621,216 TO IMPROVE THE EAGLE LAKE AIRPORT, THEY FORMED A POOL COMMITTEE

ROOSEVELT POOL

BUILT IN 1938

CLOSED IN 2004

 

 

 

 

October 11, 2012

Does Lassen County need a $621,216 Eagle Lake Airport for Fred Nagel's Nagel's Projectfriends and family

The Nagels have been purchasing property at Eagle Lake

Nagel is representing the company that wants a full service resort at Eagle Lake. They  will need an airport, right?

or

does Lassen County need a Community Pool