Please enable JavaScript to best view this website.
Skip to Main Content
Skip to Content Menu
California

Holiday Closure
June 26, 2009
On Friday, July 3rd, most county offices will be closed in observance of Independence Day.
Sutter County Deputies Delay Pay Increase
June 22, 2009
The Sutter County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association has agreed to delay a pay increase to help Sutter County weather anticipated cuts in state funding for mandated state programs operated by the County.

Sutter County is preparing its 2009-2010 fiscal year budget, which will include dipping into reserve funds to balance the budget without cuts to services and programs. Delay of the pay increase for DSA members will save the county approximately $314,000 in the 2009-2010 budget year.

“The decision of the DSA to agree to delay implementation of a negotiated pay increase speaks volumes about the integrity of the rank and file men and women who work for the Sheriff’s Department,” said Board of Supervisors Chairman Jim Whiteaker. “As they do every day in their dangerous job setting, they are putting the community before themselves and their families. On behalf of Sutter County, I thank them for this additional selfless act.”

The DSA represents sheriff’s deputies, correctional officers, investigators and other law enforcement unit classifications. Members were scheduled to receive a raise of three percent on June 20, based on a bargaining agreement in 2007 which is scheduled to expire at the end of 2009. The DSA and the County agreed to extend the MOU through December of 2010, with the raise delayed until June of 2010.

DSA President John DeVries issued the following statement:

“On the 27th of May, 2009, the County approached the Sutter County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association to request they forgo their upcoming 3 percent cost of living increase. On the 15th of June, the membership of the Sutter County DSA unanimously voted to give up their 2009 cost of living increase of 3 percent. The members took this action not under threat of layoffs or work furloughs, but because it is the right thing to do in today’s economic climate. The members will collectively give back to the county $314,000 as a result of their action. We, the members of the association, are members of the community of Sutter County and we took an oath to protect and serve our community. We saw this as another way to serve our community.”

Sutter County Wins National Recognition For Mandatory Flood Insurance Deadline Outreach
June 18, 2009

Sutter County’s efforts to warn residents of new requirements to purchase federal flood insurance have been recognized by the National Association of Counties (NACO).

Sutter County has received a NACO Achievement Award for the “Mandatory Flood Insurance Deadline Outreach” program it implemented in 2008 to warn south county residents of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s decision to place them in a mandatory flood insurance area, according to Larry Naake, NACO’s executive director.

Board Chairman Jim Whiteaker nominated the County for the award, and announced the award at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting.

Sutter County partnered with several agencies, including the Sutter Butte Flood Control Agency and The Yuba-Sutter Appeal-Democrat, in implementing the award-winning program.

When the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) released new maps placing one-third of Sutter County in a high-risk flood zone, Sutter County had to explain to thousands of property owners how, for the first time in four decades, the federal government would require flood insurance on mortgaged properties, and require expensive—and in some cases impossible—flood-proofing measures on new construction.

Sutter County responded with a communications campaign that involved partnerships with key flood control organizations, the local media, and community groups; a series of direct mail pieces to the impacted property owners; a series of outreach meetings by the Sutter County Division of Water Resources for property owners, insurance agents, real estate agents, developers and engineers; the use of new media; the creation of Flood Awareness Month; the creation of a special event, the Flood Aware/Flood Prepare Fair; and the staffing of three people qualified to read flood maps and answer phone calls about flood insurance.

Sutter County partnered with the Sutter Butte Flood Control Agency, the American Red Cross, the Yuba-Sutter Mall, the Yuba-Sutter Appeal-Democrat AM 1600 KUBA, and the California Department of Water Resources to create Flood Awareness Month and the Flood Aware/Flood Prepare Fair in October. The Appeal-Democrat printed a special section with information about past floods, preparing for a flood, and flood insurance requirements.

PROACT, a citizen’s organization, conducted levee tours in association with Levee District 1, during Flood Awareness month.

Sutter County produced a video with haunting images from the 1955 flood and posted the video on YouTube and The Appeal-Democrat website.

The county’s outreach generated calls to the Water Resources Division from more than 800 different residents—and many called two or three times. Three qualified department staff fielded the calls and deciphered FEMA’s flood maps for residents. The County and the Sutter Butte Flood Control Agency have plans to continue Flood Awareness Month each October. FEMA is expected to remap large portions of the remaining areas of Sutter County into a mandatory flood insurance zone in 2010.

California Grizzly Bear Exhibit at Museum
June 18, 2009
The Community Memorial Museum presents the exhibit "Bear in Mind: The Story of the California Grizzly", from June 26 – August 16, 2009. Opening Reception and Program on Friday, June 26 - Reception at 7:00 p.m. and Program at 7:30 p.m. Featuring Susan Snyder of the Bancroft Library, editor of the book "Bear in Mind, The California Grizzly".
Notice of Beilensen Hearing
June 15, 2009
The Sutter County Board of Supervisors will conduct a Beilensen Hearing pursuant to Section 1442.5 of the California Health and Safety Code (Beilensen Act) on the transfer of management of the Sutter County Medical Outpatient Clinic. The Beilensen Hearing will be held on June 30, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. at the Board of Supervisors Chambers, 466 Second Street, Yuba City, CA 95991.
Children’s Program at Museum
June 09, 2009
The Community Memorial Museum of Sutter County will offer a free children’s program on Thursday, June 18 at 10:30 a.m. Aondreaa the Storytailor will present “The Life and Times of a Very Spoiled Princess”, a four-part tale woven from four famous stories. Join Aondreaa as she portrays the spoiled princess Ingrata and her attendants with drama, humor and pathos, with poetry and audience participation. The young princess lives up to her name (Ungrateful), from her imperious insistence on a preferred potty, to her demand to possess the moon, to her forced choice over the fate of her suitor, and at last to recognition of the consequences of her selfishness.

Refreshments will be served after the program. No reservations are needed. The Community Memorial Museum is located at 1333 Butte House Road in Yuba City. Regular open hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call the Museum at 822-7141.

Who Maintains the Levees in Sutter County?
June 02, 2009
Feather River (Live Oak Maintenance Area)
California Department of Water Resources
3310 El Camino Ave., Sacramento, CA 95821
(916) 574-1302

Feather River (north Yuba City to Live Oak)
Levee District 9
1471 Coats Drive, Yuba City, CA 95993
(530) 749-3902

Feather River (south Yuba City)
Levee District 1
250 Second Street
Yuba City, CA 95991
(530) 673-2454

Sacramento River (Robbins Basin)
Reclamation District 1500
PO Box 96, Robbins, CA 95676
(530) 738-4423

Sacramento River (Meridian Basin/southern stretch near Tisdale)
Reclamation District 1660
PO Box 35, Meridian, CA 95957
(530) 696-0349

Sacramento River (Meridian Basin, northern stretch)
Reclamation District 70
PO Box 129
Meridian, CA 95957
(530) 696-2569

Sutter Bypass (west levee Robbins Basin)
Reclamation District 1500
PO Box 96, Robbins, CA 95676
(530) 738-4423

Sutter Bypass (west levee Meridian basin)
Reclamation District 1660
PO Box 35, Meridian, CA 95957
(530) 696-0349

Sutter Bypass (east levee north and south)
California Department of Water Resources
3310 El Camino Ave., Sacramento, CA 95821
(916) 574-1302

Snake River (east of Sutter Buttes/Wadsworth Canal and interceptor canal)
California Department of Water Resources
3310 El Camino Ave., Sacramento, CA 95821
(916) 574-1302

Tisdale Bypass (north and south levees from weir to Sutter Bypass)
California Department of Water Resources
3310 El Camino Ave., Sacramento, CA 95821
(916) 574-1302