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Ponderosa West Grass Valley Defense Zone Project Is Ahead of Schedule

Fire Safe Council, CAL FIRE NEU, and County of Nevada report 398 acres have been treated within the Ponderosa West Grass Valley Defense Zone Project, the highest priority hazardous fuel reduction project in the Nevada County Community Wildfire Prevention Plan, putting it well ahead of their 300 acre year-end goal.

Identified by CAL FIRE and Governor Newsom as a top priority to protect one of California’s most wildfire-vulnerable communities, the defense zone provides an effective location for fire suppression activities. It creates a shaded fuel break, or defense zone in a high risk region adjacent to the City of Grass Valley and focuses on both private and Nevada County-maintained land. The footprint of the project includes 1,237 acres and offers protection to the communities of Lake Wildwood, Penn Valley, and Rough and Ready to the west, as well as the City of Grass Valley.

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Penn Valley Town Hall Meeting

The Penn Valley Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 12th Annual Penn Valley Town Hall Meeting this Tuesday, January 14th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Ready Springs School Gymnasium.

District 4 Supervisor Sue Hoek  is highlighted as the keynote speaker and will be speaking about County activities and policy updates. Sheriff Shannan Moon, Penn Valley School District Superintendent Dr. Torie England, and Lake Wildwood Association President Mark Bailey will all speak about recent community updates as well.

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January 14th Board Meeting Preview

Board of Supervisors meetings take place every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. Unless otherwise noted, at the beginning of each meeting, the public can address the Board on items that don't appear on the agenda but are of public interest and are within the jurisdiction of the Board. Tuesday's January 14th meeting is scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. in the Board Chambers at the Eric Rood Administrative Center in Nevada City.

Following Public Comment, the new Chair for 2020 will be selected and Chairman Anderson will be recognized for his efforts as Chair in 2019.

After approval of the Consent Calendar, the Board will consider a request by Supervisor Miller to send a Letter of Concern to California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara regarding the availability and affordability of Commercial Insurance in Wildland Urban Interface Areas.
Then the Board will consider a resolution approving and accepting a one-time funding award from the State of California Department of Health Care Services to initiate a pilot of the Whole Person Care Program to address homelessness in the County of Nevada, in the maximum payable amount of $445,868.49, for the period March 31, 2020 through June 30, 2025.
Afterwards the Board will consider an Ordinance amending Section A-II 2.4 Of Article 2
of Chapter II, Title 1 of the Nevada County Administrative Code entitled Time and Place
of Meetings of Board of Supervisors to set the provisions that will constitute a
Regular Meeting of the Board of Supervisors.
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Gold Country Stage transit

Transit Free Fare Days, January 11th & 12th 

Ride for free on Gold Country Stage on all routes on Friday, January 10th, through Saturday, January 11th, during the United Way California Care Force Free Health Clinic at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Routes will be operating their normal schedules, days, and times. Additionally, for folks traveling to the United Way California Care Force Free Health Clinic, the Route 3 Fairgrounds stop, at Brighton Street and McCourtney Road, will be available every hour.

Nevada County Transit Services has received a Low Carbon Transit Operations Program (LCTOP) air quality grant that provides public transit funding assistance for projects that help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve mobility.

Library Card design

Library Card Design Contest 

In honor of National Library Week in April, the Nevada County Community Library is launching a new "Imagination' themed Library Card Contest!  We are calling on artists and library fans of all ages to submit a creative, original design following some simple guidelines. 

The winners will be chosen from four categories, including youth under 10 years, teens 11-17, adults 18 and older, and the Nevada County Arts Council Choice from all entrants. Winning designs will be featured on official Nevada County Community Library cards and will be recognized by the Nevada County Board of Supervisors.

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Penn Valley Library Offers Classes for New Catalog 

The Penn Valley Library will be holding two classes for patrons who have questions about navigating the features of the new library catalog. The classes will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 15th and on Thursday, January 16th. Patrons are encouraged to bring their questions to either session of the class.  

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Child Welfare Holiday Donations

Child Welfare Services Thanks Community for Holiday Donations for Foster Youth  

Nevada County Child Welfare Services would like to send a heartfelt and indebted thank you to all of the County offices, community services providers and community members for making the holiday season wonderful for our local families and foster children through their selfless donations. The substantial amount of donations of food baskets, gift cards, clothes, warm jackets, blankets and school supplies and toys given through the Giving Tree Program and outside donations lets our foster youth population know that our community is there for them and to ensure their basic needs are met.

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Elections Job Fair

Elections Job Fair 

The Nevada County Elections Department is having a job fair Tuesday, January 14th from 4:00pm – 6:00pm in the lobby of the Eric Rood Administration Center 950 Maidu Avenue Nevada City. We are recruiting for vote center staff members for the upcoming March Presidential Primary Election as well as the November Presidential General Election. Stop by to apply, interviews will be conducted on-site. For questions call Ali O'Brien 530-265-1604.

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Job Openings at Nevada County: Behavioral Health Nurse 

Nevada County employs approximately 800 employees covering a full range of services and positions, from accountants to wastewater treatment system operators. In Nevada County, quality of life comes first. It is the only rural California county with two designated Cultural Arts Districts and is known for its abundance of outdoor recreational activities.

Interested in joining a fast paced work environment filled with caring professionals dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable community members?  The Nevada County Behavioral Health Department is looking for a Limited-Term Behavioral Health or Registered Nurse I or II to work as part of a clinical team that includes a supervisor, psychiatrist, case manager, therapist, and another nurse. This person provides support for medication refills, nursing assessments, assisting psychiatrists in daily duties, and coordinating services within the clinical team as well as with primary care and other agencies.   

We have a friendly, nurturing work environment and we enjoy the privilege of serving individuals with serious mental illness.   The work is always interesting and provides opportunities for collaborative, creative problem solving.  We hire individuals who are not only caring but also bring a sense of humor and fun at the right time.

The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill full-time, regular, and limited term positions. Limited term positions are offered the same level of benefits as a regular position, but the term ends on June 30 of each fiscal year and the continuation of such position is contingent upon continued grant funding.

Find out more information about this position online. Have a question? Contact Human Resources by calling (530) 265-7010 and selecting option 2.

Nevada County HR has gone green!  We have transitioned from printing our recruitment fliers to having them displayed on a large TV screen in our lobby. We will continue to have a dedicated computer kiosk in which you can print and apply for all of our open jobs.  HR moving forward for our planet!

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