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Old Tunnel Property in Brunswick Basin in Grass Valley

County Partners to Bring Housing Development to Grass Valley

Nevada County began the required public notice process to purchase a 5 acre parcel of land located on Old Tunnel Road in Grass Valley earlier this week.  This property is situated in the City of Grass Valley and is close to many essential services such as shopping, banking and medical offices. 

The goal is to develop the parcel as an affordable housing project in collaboration with the City of Grass Valley, Hospitality House and the Regional Housing Authority. The topic of purchasing the property will come to the Board of Supervisors for consideration on the January 8, 2019 Board Meeting at 10:00 a.m. Public input on the proposed purchase of property on Old Tunnel Road is welcomed at that time. During that meeting, the Board will also consider the approval of a Memorandum of Understanding between Nevada County, Hospitality House and the Regional Housing Authority to partner together in the property development process.

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County Applies for Additional $5 Million in Fire Prevention Funding

This week, the County of Nevada submitted six grants to CAL FIRE's Fire Prevention Grants Program. This program provides funding for local projects and activities that address the risk of wildfire and reduce wildfire potential to forested and forest adjacent communities. Activities eligible for funding include hazardous fuel reduction, fire planning, and fire prevention education with an emphasis on improving public health and safety while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Nevada County applied for a total of $5,689,175; this figure includes County and partner in-kind match contributions. Awards will be announced April 2019 with projects beginning September 2019. All projects must be completed by March 2022.

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Recycle your Christmas Tree for Free

Once the Christmas holiday is over, recycle your Christmas tree for free at several locations in Western Nevada County. Trees can be disposed of in your Waste Management green waste collection service by cutting the tree into three foot sections and placing them in the green waste cart, or bring your tree to one of the five Western Nevada County locations to recycle them. Please remember, trees must be free of ornaments, lights or metal stands and un-flocked.  Take advantage of free Christmas tree recycling and help keep Nevada County litter free. 

Due to the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays, Waste Management of Nevada County will not operate any collections on December 25th or January 1st. If your collection day falls on or after either of these holidays, it will be delayed one day.

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CalTrans Alerts Motorists of Possible Hazardous Weather Conditions Over the Holidays

Caltrans District 3 is alerting motorists to incoming weather systems in Northern California, which will impact holiday travel through Tuesday, December 25.

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued alerts for two weather systems expected to continue through Christmas on Tuesday. The weakest of the two systems will continue into Friday morning, with light rain and snow levels around 6,500 feet. A second, wetter and colder system is anticipated Sunday and will continue through Christmas. Snow amounts of one to two feet are possible over mountain passes with snow levels dropping from 6,000 to 4,500 feet by Tuesday. Heavier precipitation is also expected Monday afternoon in the mountains, with light rain in the Valley.

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YubaNet's 25 Weeks to Prepare for Fire Season: Emergency Notifications Systems

It's not too early to start preparing for the 2019 fire season. Follow along with YubaNet’s weekly articles aimed at helping residents take “bite sized” steps to prepare for the next high fire season. Over 25 weeks the articles will address, “vegetation management on private properties, how to harden your home, what you need to do now to be ready if/when evacuations are being called for your area, how-to guides for communication plans, evacuation plans, how Nevada County Schools prepare for wildfire and more. Each story will have resources to help you keep your family safe.”

The focus for Week 2 is on Emergency Notifications Systems, including Nevada County Office of Emergency Services' CodeRED Emergency Alert system. CodeRED Emergency Alerts are another tool in your tool belt to be notified when an emergency happens in your neighborhood.

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Happy Holidays! County Offices Closed December 25th

Happy Holidays to you and yours!

All administrative County offices will be closed on Tuesday, December 25th, in observance of the Christmas holiday and Tuesday, January 1st, in observance of the New Year’s Day holiday.  Public safety and Sheriff's patrol services will continue as normal. Normal business hours for other offices will resume on Wednesday, December 26th, and Wednesday, January 2nd.

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Job Openings at Nevada County: 

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.

The Department of Public Works is looking for one Assistant Engineer or Associate Civil Engineer.  If you are interested in joining a high-performing team of engineers and professionals, consider applying to one or both positions. The Engineering Division has an annual Capital Improvement Budget of around $8 million; typically manages the construction of multiple bridges, paving projects and other improvements at one time; collaborates with the community and other County departments to develop innovative solutions to complicated problems; and works on processing permits for land use projects. 

The Public Works Department of Nevada County is a dynamic team of dedicated individuals providing Engineering, Wastewater, Solid Waste, Roads Maintenance, Transit and Fleet services to the public.  The Associate Civil Engineer/Assistant Engineer works with all Public Works Divisions as well as other County departments on a regular basis.  In addition to road related projects, the position also assists with wastewater, solid waste and transit projects.  This variety and continued collaboration keeps the job interesting and provides a continued ability to continue to expand your professional knowledge. 

To join our team, apply today!  Applications are due by January 15th at 5:00 p.m.

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

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