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Sutter County Phase I – Local Public Safety Realignment Plan
September 30, 2011
The Sutter County Community Corrections Partnership (CCP) approved their Phase I - Local Public Safety Realignment Plan on September 29, 2011. The plan will be presented to the Sutter County Board of Supervisors on October 11, 2011. The Phase I Plan defines the issues and concerns identified by all CCP agencies, and recommends funding for the Sutter County Jail, Sutter County Probation and substance abuse services to meet the immediate needs of the realigned population. The plan in its entirety can be found on the Community Corrections Partnership Documents page.

Phase II and subsequent plans will identify and measure the actual impact of the new procedures and programs. It will also allow time to thoroughly identify gaps in services, identify issues in community protection, expand programs already in existence, modify court and sentencing practices and norms, and consider the formation of new efforts to enhance public safety across the continuum of enforcement, incarceration, supervision and rehabilitation.

Questions should be sent to Chief Probation Officer/CCP Chair, Christine D. Odom.

September 13 Board Meeting to Run on Comcast September 21
September 20, 2011
The September 13 Board of Supervisors meeting, during which supervisors received an update on the Sutter Butte Flood Control Agency's progress on the Feather River levee rehabilitation project, will be broadcast on Comcast Channel 18 at 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 21.

Due to a technical difficulty, the Board meeting was not broadcast last Wednesday. Comcast has identified and resolved the technical difficulty, which prevented the showing of some other Board meetings.

Board meetings can be viewed live at the County's web-streaming portal http://www.suttervideo.org. Meetings are also archived on this site for viewing at anytime.

Video of World Trade Center Memorial Groundbreaking on Sutter County Website
September 16, 2011
The Oswald-Tudor Firefighters Association conducted a groundbreaking ceremony on September 11, 2011 of a memorial to those who saved lives and lost lives on September 11, 2001. The memorial includes a 130-lb. section of steel girder from the World Trade Center.

Board of Supervisors Chairman James Gallagher spoke at the ceremony, and he and Supervisor Jim Whiteaker turned dirt in the groundbreaking ceremony.

For a videotape of the event, go to http://www.suttervideo.org/.

9/11 Remembrance Event on Sutter County Website
September 16, 2011

Videotape of the entire ceremony conducted at Yuba City High School on Sept. 11, 2011, on the 10th anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center, is now available for viewing on the County of Sutter’s web streaming portal, http://www.suttervideo.org.

The event was hosted by Tri-Counties Blue Star Moms. Sutter County Supervisor Jim Whiteaker was master of ceremonies. The event included a fly-by by F-15 fighter jets, a bell-ringing ceremony marking the chronological order of events on the day of the attacks, prayers, speeches, patriotic songs, and demonstrations on the proper manner in which to fold—and dispose—of an American flag.

Sutter County Community Corrections Partnership (CCP) Special Meeting
September 15, 2011

Sutter County Community Corrections Partnership (CCP) will hold a Special Meeting, Thursday, September 29, 2011, 10:00 a.m. at the Whitaker Hall (Sheriff’s Training Center), 44 Second Street, Yuba City. The focus of this meeting will be to review and approve the Phase I Plan - AB 109 Realignment.

Contact Leticia Paras-Topete or Emmy Yandall of Sutter County Probation 822-7320 if you have any questions.

Work Underway to Repair Levee Protecting the Nicolaus Basin
September 14, 2011

Construction crews began in the week after Labor Day to repair a damaged section of northern levee along the Natomas Cross Canal at Verona, in south Sutter County.

The project is expected to be completed before the rainy season.

Civil Engineering of Loomis is performing the work under a $397,568 contract. Three quarters of the contract will be paid for by the state of California and 25 percent is a local match that will be paid for by the County of Sutter, and in-kind credit for fill dirt provided by Reclamation District 1001, according to RD 1001 Manager Diane Fales.

The construction company is taking down sections of the levee where cracks developed during storms in March of this year. New soil will be brought in and compacted, and a stability berm to support the new section of levee will be constructed on the land side.

The Natomas Cross Canal carries drainage from Placer County across Sutter County and into the Sacramento River at Verona. Approximately 200 farms and homes in the Nicolaus basin would be at risk for flooding if the levee failed. Highway 99-70 would also be threatened.

Passport Day in the USA
September 12, 2011
The Sutter County Clerk Recorder is hosting a special event in Yuba City, California on Saturday, September 17, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. to provide passport information to U.S. citizens and to accept passport applications. Thousands of local acceptance facilities around the country are joining the Department of State in celebrating Passport Day in the USA 2011, a national passport acceptance and outreach event.

U.S. citizens must present a valid passport book when entering the United States by air. U.S. citizens entering the United States from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda at land borders and sea ports of entry must present a passport book, passport card, or other travel documents approved by the U.S. government.

To help our customers who may not be able to visit our office during our normal business hours, additional services such as certified copies of Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates, Fictitious Business Name Statements, issuance of Marriage Licenses and performing Marriage Ceremonies will be available this Saturday.

Information on the cost and how to apply for a U.S. passport is available at travel.state.gov. U.S. citizens may also obtain passport information by phone, in English and Spanish, by calling the National Passport Information Center toll-free at 1-877-487-2778.

Event:   Passport Day in the USA
Date:   Saturday, September 17, 2011
Time:   9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where:   Sutter County Clerk Recorder
433 Second Street
Yuba City, CA 95991
Yuba and Sutter Counties Coordinate Launch of New Website Addresses
September 08, 2011
Yuba and Sutter counties are making it easier to access emergency preparedness information by launching new website addresses with direct links to their respective emergency services sites.

BePreparedYuba.org and BePreparedSutter.org are being announced as part of September's National Preparedness Month. The new website addresses will take visitors directly to the emergency management pages without having to navigate through each county's home page.

Information available on the websites includes links to reservoir and river levels, weather advisories, advice on how to prepare emergency "go kits" and—in the event of a local emergency—shelter and evacuation information.

Sutter County's website includes a link to an 80-minute video documentary on the 1955 flood, as well as a video developed in cooperation with the Red Cross on emergency preparation. Links to color posters that can be printed out by individuals, businesses and organizations are also available on the Sutter County site.

Both sites include links to state and national emergency organizations and to the American Red Cross.

BePreparedYuba.org is the future home of a dedicated emergency website currently being developed and scheduled to go live prior to the upcoming winter season. During development, the web address will direct users to the current Yuba County Office of Emergency Services website.

County officials are coordinating with the Yuba County Water Agency to develop the new website, which will focus on providing emergency preparedness information to help educate citizens on how they can prepare for emergencies. In the event of an emergency occur, the website will become the information go-to site for Yuba County residents.

The site will include tools to build emergency plans, a checklist for creating emergency preparedness kits, and educational materials for teachers in the classroom. Residents will also be able to sign up to receive text messages for emergency and non-emergency information and access details on how to receive assistance and mapping for affected areas.

According to the American Red Cross, more than one-third of all Americans have no plan in place in the event of an emergency, and 40 percent of all businesses do not recover after an emergency. Individuals and businesses that plan for an emergency, however, have a greater chance for survival.

Yuba and Sutter counties will also jointly host a National Weather Service training for volunteer weather spotters. Members of the public are invited to attend weather spotting training at 6 p.m. on Sept. 22 at the Yuba County Government Center, 915 Eighth Street, Marysville.

Piece of World Trade Center on Display in Sutter County on 10th Anniversary of Attack
September 07, 2011
A section of metal beam from the World Trade Center will get a permanent home at an outdoor memorial in Sutter County, and will be displayed during a groundbreaking ceremony on the 10th anniversary of the attack on the Twin Towers.

The Oswald-Tudor Firefighters Association secured the artifact from the Port Authority of New York and has permission from the Sutter County Board of Supervisors and the Community Memorial Museum Commission to construct a memorial on the grounds of the museum.

"We believe this will be a fitting tribute to the people whose lives were lost, and to those who saved lives, that day and also will bring a bit of United States history to Sutter County," said Sutter County Fire Department Captain Glenn Aronowitz, a spokesperson for the Firefighters Association.

The public is encouraged to attend the groundbreaking ceremony at 1 p.m. on Sunday, September 11, at the Community Memorial Museum, 1333 Butte House Road, Yuba City.

The 135-pound girder from the World Trade Center will be on display during the ceremony, along with the plaque that will be mounted to a pedestal when the memorial is constructed.

Following the ground-breaking, at 2 p.m., there will be a free screening of the World Trade Center documentary, "102 Minutes That Changed America," inside the Community Memorial Museum.

The documentary, produced by the History Channel in 2008, depicts in virtually real time the New York-based events of the September 11 attacks primarily using raw video footage from most amateur citizen journalists.

Drive-Through Flu Clinic
September 06, 2011
Sutter County Public Health is holding a drive-through flu clinic for Sutter County residents.

Saturday, October 8, 2011
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Riverbend Elementary School
301 Stewart Road, Yuba City

The community drive-through vaccination clinic is for ALL Sutter County residents 2 years of age and up. No appointments necessary. No crowded waiting rooms. Protect yourself from influenza without leaving your car!

Sutter County Public Health asks the community to be prepared for the drive-through flu clinic by understanding the following information about the clinic:

  • Injectable flu vaccine is available for adults 18 years and older;
  • Intranasal Flumist spray is available for all healthy 2-49 years of age;
  • Children and teens under 18 years of age MUST be accompanied by parent or legal guardian;
  • Wear clothing that quickly bares the upper arm near the shoulder in case an injection is needed;
  • $5.00 donation will be accepted.
  • Please note: No pediatric injectable flu vaccine will be offered at this event.
Due to a reduced quantity of state-supplied vaccine, this may be our only community flu clinic. Please check the Sutter County Public Health homepage for updates at www.suttercounty.org/publichealth or call: 530-822-7215.

Expedite the process by printing out your consent forms ahead of time.

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