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Recently Elected Officials to be Sworn In on Monday, January 7th

With the coming of the New Year, recently elected Nevada County officials will be starting new terms. Nevada County elected officials are elected on a non-partisan basis to serve four-year terms.

District 3 Supervisor Dan Miller, incoming District 4 Supervisor Susan Hoek, Assessor Sue Horne, Auditor-Controller Marcia Salter, Clerk-Recorder/Registrar of Voters Greg Diaz, District Attorney Cliff Newell, incoming Sheriff Shannan Moon, Superintendent of Schools Scott Lay, and Treasurer-Tax Collector Tina Vernon will be sworn on Monday, January 7, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

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Nevada County’s 2019 Homeless PIT Count set for January 24th

The Homeless Resource Council of the Sierras, a collaborative group of agencies and nonprofit organizations from Placer and Nevada counties, has announced that Nevada and Placer County's annual point-in-time (PIT) count of homeless individuals and families will take place January 24, 2019.

This year, a number of Nevada County organizations will host events where volunteers will conduct brief surveys with homeless residents of Nevada County. The events will provide a hot meal; County services such as CalFRESH, CalWORKS and Public Health; and will offer donated clothing, supplies, and gift cards at three locations in Grass Valley, North San Juan and Truckee.

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January 8th Board Meeting Preview

Board of Supervisors meetings take place every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. At the beginning of each meeting, the public can address the Board on items not appearing on the agenda, but are of public interest and are within the jurisdiction of the Board. Tuesday's January 8th 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 Board is welcoming new District 4 Supervisor Susan Hoek, selecting the Board Chair and Vice Chair for 2019, and recognizing Supervisor Ed Scofield for his service as Chairman in 2018. Afterwards the Board will welcome the new officers of the local Salvation Army branch, and recognize Mr. Terry Jochim for his 16 years of dedicate service to the Agricultural Advisory Commission.

Following the Consent Calendar, the Board will consider a resolution proclaiming the 50th Anniversary of the Pacific Crest Trail's designation as a National Scenic Trail, and consider authorizing the Chairman to submit a Letter of Support to the CPUC regarding the transfer of the Bright Fiber broadband project to Race Telecommunications.

Afterwards, starting at 10:00 a.m., the Board will consider revised Mitigation Fees for the Truckee Fire Protection District, an MOU with Hospitality House, and the purchase of property located on Old Tunnel Road in Grass Valley.

Later, starting at 10:30 a.m., the Board will discuss financing for the County Operations Center, and consider Park and Recreation Facilities Mitigation Fees.

Watch Tuesday's Board meeting live or archived online from our website.

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Penn Valley Area Plan Second Community Workshop, January 23rd

Live or work in the Penn Valley Area? Mark your calendar for the second Community Workshop for the Penn Valley Area Plan on Wednesday, January 23rd, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Ready Springs Elementary School in Penn Valley. We are continuing our efforts to engage and solicit feedback from those that live, work and play in Penn Valley.

The Penn Valley Area Plan will serve as the comprehensive land use and zoning plan for the Penn Valley area.  The plan is intended to guide development such that it is consistent with the community's vision and the Nevada County General Plan.

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YubaNet's 25 Weeks to Prepare for Fire Season: Hazardous Waste

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 4 is on hazardous waste disposal. Hazardous waste can be fuel source if a wildfire were to happen. Find out how you can safely dispose of the hazardous waste in your home from Nevada County's Environmental Health Director, Amy Irani, and YubaNet.

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Cannabis Regulations Update

Are you looking for property in Nevada County to purchase in mind of cultivating cannabis, are already a cannabis farmer, are a neighbor to a cannabis cultivation site, or just wondering about the status of cannabis regulations in Nevada County?  Ensure you are informed on the most current information regarding cannabis regulation if you are effected by evolving regulations at both the local and state level.

Prior to making a long-term investment in purchasing property do your research to ensure you are receiving accurate information from realtors and private property owners regarding cannabis cultivation activities. More information and public meetings will be available during the early months of 2019 regarding cannabis cultivation and it's revolving regulations.

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Nominate Nevada County's Next Poet Laureate

As we welcome in the New Year, the search for Nevada County's next Poet Laureate has begun! The Nevada County Poet Laureate Program is an initiative of Nevada County Arts Council in collaboration with Nevada County Board of Supervisors.

The role of the Nevada County Poet Laureate is to spread the art of poetry and encourage literacy and learning in Nevada County. Additionally, the Nevada County Poet Laureate will bring a significant cultural project that extends through a two-year term to Nevada County. One of goals for this program is to bring poetry to students who might otherwise have little opportunity for exposure.

Nevada County Arts Council is accepting nominations for the position through February 15, 2019.

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Job Openings at Nevada County: Criminal Attorney

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 District Attorney's (DA) Office is hiring an Attorney I to prosecute misdemeanor cases received from the various state and local law enforcement agencies in Nevada County.  As an Attorney, you can expect each day to be full of a variety of opportunities and challenges ranging from reviewing evidence and filing complaints to prosecuting jury trial cases.  The DA's Office collaborates with many justice partners including Nevada County's Probation Office, Public Defender's Office, the Nevada County Superior Court, and all Nevada County law enforcement agencies. The ideal candidate must be comfortable and well versed in the use of technology, as the position is full of electronic information exchanges which can include body cam video footage, criminal history e-documents, and completion of e-forms for Court submission. 

Apply today! Applications are due by January 11th 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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