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The Sutter County General Services Department is actively pursuing security enhancements at three of the four boat ramps it operates.
General Services Director Megan Greve said the plan is to install security fencing, on-line or credit card payments, and a gate lock system to reduce vandalism and thefts at boat ramps at Boyd's Pump and the Yuba City Boat Dock on the Feather River, and at Tisdale Weir on the Sacramento River.
Improvements are expected to be in place this fall, Greve said.
In the interim, Greve said, boaters will not be required to pay the daily use fee. The County is removing the cash boxes used to collect boat ramp use fees because the boxes have been destroyed a multitude of times and money from the boat fees stolen. The enhancements will allow for the safe and secure collection of fees that are to be used to provide annual maintenance of the docks. Over the past two years, the revenue collected has been reduced by over $10,000 due to theft and vandalism.
"These security enhancements are what many boaters have been asking Sutter County to provide," Greve said. "We'll provide a more secure parking lot while boaters are out on the water."
No changes are planned at Live Oak Park boat ramp, where there is a park attendant on duty.
The Sutter County Public Health - Tobacco Control Program applauds the Sutter County Board of Supervisors for designating all County owned, leased, and operated facilities and campuses as Smoke and Tobacco-Free. The new policy, approved by the Board of Supervisors on April 10, 2018, will include all enclosed and unenclosed areas, including buildings, grounds, parks, and parking lots. Implementation of the new policy will begin on World No Tobacco Day, May 31, 2018.
The Smoke and Tobacco-Free Campus policy declares that the use of any tobacco product, or use of any product that mimics smoking or produces smoke be prohibited. This policy applies to all staff, campus visitors, clients, vendors, contractors and volunteers. The policy designation promotes the health and well-being of all Sutter County employees and the community they serve by decreasing risk of secondhand smoke inhalation. Sutter County facilities and campuses will be a place where we can all practice health. “This is a great step forward in providing a healthier place to live and work for Sutter County employees and for the people that they serve,” stated Dr. Lou Anne Cummings, Sutter County Health Officer.
According to the California Department of Public Health, about 13% of Sutter County adults smoke and 10% of high school aged youth smoke. This means roughly 77% of Sutter County residents DO NOT smoke. In a public opinion survey of Sutter
County residents, 78% reported they would prefer to visit a business that prohibited smoking on the property. In Sutter County, 1 in 5 deaths each year is attributed to smoking (Max et al., 2014). According to Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention, secondhand smoke is a preventable factor of numerous health problems in infants and children, including asthma attacks, respiratory infections, ear infections, and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Some of the health conditions caused by secondhand smoke in adults include coronary heart disease, stroke, and lung cancer. According to researchers, the annual cost of smoking in Sutter County is estimated at more than $56 million, more than $30 million of that in direct health care costs (Max et al., 2014).
For more information on “Creating a Healthier Sutter” and adopting a voluntary policy for a Smoke and Tobacco-Free Campus call Sutter County Public Health Tobacco Control staff at (530) 822-7215. Residents are encouraged to visit the Sutter County Library (750 Forbes Avenue) from 1pm to 5pm on May 31, 2018 to celebrate with us, learn more, and pick up a free tobacco cessation “quit kit.”