Ronald S. Erickson, who has worked for 32 years for the County of Sutter, the last 11 as its County Counsel, is retiring effective December 6, 2014.
The Sutter County Board of Supervisors will be presenting Mr. Erickson with a Gold Resolution at its meeting on Tuesday.
After serving as a Captain in the Unites States Army, Military Intelligence Branch in Munich, Germany, Mr. Erickson earned his law degree and post-doctoral degree in taxation and business from McGeorge School of Law.
He began his career with Sutter County as an extra-help attorney, hired in 1982. He was hired as a fulltime Deputy County Counsel in 1983, promoted to Assistant County Counsel in 1987, and was appointed County Counsel in September of 2003.
In addition to leading the staff of the County Counsel’s Office and advising the Board of Supervisors on matters that came before them, Mr. Erickson represented the County in complex land use and California Environmental Quality Act litigation, as well as representing both Sutter County and Yuba County in complicated cable television property tax cases.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) is redesignating the Yuba City – Marysville area from nonattainment to attainment for the fine particulate matter (PM2.5) national ambient air quality standard. The “Yuba City – Marysville area” includes all of Sutter County and the valley and foothills of Yuba County, the mountain areas of Yuba County already attain the standard. This decision by US EPA signifies that local air quality is improving and is now meeting the health based PM2.5 standard
Fine particulate matter reductions are essential because the tiny particles can penetrate the lungs and cause respiratory and cardiovascular problems, damage to lung tissue, cancer and premature death. Sources of PM2.5 include combustion sources like cars, trucks and engines, and smoke from residential wood stoves and fireplaces, agricultural burning, and wildfires.
“Hard work by local residents and businesses to reduce emissions has resulted in cleaner air for all of us” said Christopher D. Brown AICP Air Pollution Control Officer of the Feather River Air Quality Management District.
Yuba and Sutter county residents can receive email or text air quality forecasts by signing up at www.fraqmd.org. For more information please visit the Air District’s website or call (530) 634-7659.
The Trees & Traditions gala fundraiser is now in its 33rd year of helping to support the Community Memorial Museum in Yuba City. Scheduled for Saturday, December 6th, the event takes place in the Museum that has been decorated all around with 6-foot wreaths and long garlands made from fresh greenery. A large Christmas tree is the centerpiece, decorated with ornaments handmade by volunteers, and throughout the Museum are many small decorated trees that are awarded to drawing winners during the event.
Lavish hors d’oeuvres, champagne, and wine create a generous feast, while music from the MARKS Ensemble drifts through the galleries. Many donated gifts will be taken home by drawing winners, and a silent auction features special items.
The event is from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Museum, located at 1333 Butte House Road in Yuba City. Tickets are available at the Museum or from any Museum Commissioner for $45 per person. Call the Museum at (530) 822-7141 for more information.
Yuba City (November 3, 2014) - Sutter County Public Health is holding a walk-in influenza (flu) vaccine clinic in Live Oak on Thursday November 13 from 3:30 to 5:30 pm at the Live Oak Community Center at 10200 O Street Live Oak, California. The walk-in flu clinic is for ALL Sutter County residents 2 years of age and up. No appointment is necessary.
Flu vaccine remains the single most effective way to prevent flu and it is very important to get your flu vaccine in addition to washing your hands, covering your cough and staying home when you are sick.
Sutter County Public Health asks the community to be prepared for the walk-in flu vaccine clinic by understanding the following information about the clinic:
On Tuesday, November 11th, most County offices will be closed in observance of Veteran's Day.
On Thursday and Friday, November 27th and 28th, most county offices will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.
The Community Memorial Museum of Sutter County is hosting a closing reception for the exhibit Our Good Earth: Ag and Art in the Valley on Thursday evening, November 13th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. The exhibit consists of nearly 80 works of art interpreting agriculture in its many facets in the Sacramento Valley and is the work of 13 contemporary artists residing in the midst of our fertile farm land, including many from our local community.
The exhibit will remain through Saturday, November 15th. All art pieces are available for purchase, and a portion of the proceeds benefit the Community Memorial Museum. The reception is free to the public.
The Community Memorial Museum is located at 1333 Butte House Road in Yuba City. Regular open hours are Wednesday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call the Museum at (530) 822-7141.
The Sutter County Board of Supervisors’ second meeting in November will be on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, November 25.
The meeting previously was scheduled for November 18, but was changed by Board action due to a conflict with the California State Association of Counties annual conference.
In December, regular Board of Supervisors’ meetings are scheduled for December 2, and December 16.
The first Board meeting of 2015 will be January 6.
Unless otherwise posted, Board meetings are conducted at 6 p.m. at the Hall of Records, 466 Second Street, Yuba City.