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Free Green Waste Disposal

Free Residential Green Waste Disposal Starting this Weekend

Starting this weekend, the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County, with support from the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services and Waste Management, is offering free residential green waste disposal options at six different locations in Western Nevada County. The residential green waste drop sites will be available every Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. this month. 

The Fire Safe Council of Nevada County fulfills its mission by providing various alternatives such as the drive-by chipping program and community green waste drop sites. Beyond offering the convenience of more sites and economic relief with free options, this program provides an opportunity to connect with neighbors around this important issue.
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CSTI EOC Class in Auburn

County Staff Practice and Prepare for an Emergency Event

County staff participated in a four day hands-on training with local jurisdictions to practice responding to an emergency event and become certified in Cal OES' Essential Emergency Management Concepts course. Participating jurisdictions included the Nevada County Superintendent of Schools, the Town of Truckee, Placer County and more.

Throughout the week, participants learned about the role and sections in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and how EOC staff supports our emergency responders that are in the field during an emergency event. The training cumulated with a tabletop exercise that simulated a large earthquake event.

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Nevada County Cannabis Conversation

Cannabis Conversation: Public Hearing on Cannabis Ordinance and EIR

On Tuesday, May 7th, the Board is holding a special meeting with public hearings on the County's Commercial Cannabis Cultivation Ordinance and will consider a resolution certifying the Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR).

Public comment on the County's Commercial Cannabis Cultivation Ordinance is encouraged on the May 7th special meeting, It is required that Board action on the Ordinance occurs at a regular Board meeting, so the Ordinance will come before the Board to consider a final adoption at the May 14th Board of Supervisors meeting. The Ordinance will come before the Board as an Urgency Ordinance so it is enacted immediately rather than the 30 days typically needed for an Ordinance to become policy. This will allow the Ordinance to be available as policy for commercial cannabis grows as early into the season as possible.

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Children's Health & Wildfire Safety Carnival

Children's Health & Wildfire Safety Carnival on Saturday

This Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services, Fire Safe Council of Nevada County and Gold Country Kiwanis are partnering to host the Children's Health and Wildfire Safety Carnival. All families are welcome to attend this free event. The carnival will highlight the incredible first responders, fire fighters, law enforcement personnel, search and rescue volunteers, emergency medical service workers, and wildfire prevention efforts of the Nevada County community.

Children and families can enjoy interactive safety simulations, crafts and engaging activities. Past crowd favorites have included helicopter landings, burn demonstrations, police vehicles and a bicycle rodeo. Helmets and car seats will be provided to children while supplies last. On scene will be free delicious BBQ, tasty treats, music, art, a bounce house and guest appearances from favorite mascots throughout the afternoon.

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Burn Permits Required

CAL FIRE Burn Permits Now Required

The fire season is fast approaching. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) has begun requiring burn permits as of Wednesday, May 1st.  

These permits will be required when in the Nevada, Yuba and Placer Counties.  Burn permits can be obtained from your local fire department.  CAL FIRE also offers online residential burn permits for residents living within the state responsibility area of Nevada, Yuba, Placer and Sierra counties effective immediately. Please take the time to obtain a burn permit if you will be burning vegetation this season.

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Another Successful Tax Season for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

The Sierra Nevada Regional Department of Child Support Services (SNRDCSS) has wrapped up another successful year of free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance.

For the seventh consecutive year, dedicated SNRDCSS staff members switched gears and expanded services to provide tax preparation assistance to the low to moderate income families and individuals in our community.  For the 2018 tax filing season, SNRDCSS assisted in the filing of 245 returns, an increase of 38 percent over the number of filings processed for 2017.  In addition to those filed returns, SNRDCSS also assisted additional members of our community with filing extensions or past years' tax returns.

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County Encroachment Permits for Construction, Events, and Filming

An Encroachment Permit allows the County to monitor work and activities performed within their Right-of-Way (typically County maintained roads) to ensure County Facilities and Infrastructure are protected as well as ensuring public safety is considered during activities and construction.

An Encroachment Permit is required anytime construction or proposed activities are to encroach within, under or over the County's road Right-of-Way. Some activities that would constitute the need for a permit include installation of driveways, vegetation and tree trimming requiring traffic control, utility installation or repairs, community events such as parades or sporting events, and filming activities such as commercials and documentaries.

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Madelyn Helling Library

New Technology at the Madelyn Helling Library

The Madelyn Helling Library has a new PC reservation system called Envisionware, a new printer and a new system for printing documents and scanning. Library patrons can reserve a PC the day of their visit through the Envisionware print release computer, or simply sit down at any available PC and log in. Available PCs are identified with a green "available" notice on the screen.

Mobile printing is now available with PrinterOn. Patrons can even print from mobile devices via the PrinterOn App or via email with documents attached. The Madelyn Helling Library is also now offering free document scanning through the print release station, and for a limited time, patrons will be able to print in both black and white and color for only $0.15.

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Library Classes Focus on Computer Safety

In the month of May, the Madelyn Helling Library Collaborative Technology Center will hold a series of classes focused on ensuring that patrons are safe online and are using safe computer practices.

May 10th will kick off a month of safety classes starting with "Staying Safe on the Web" taught by Mike Betts from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The following two Fridays, May 17th and May 24th, will be a two-part class in the How to Tech series called "Internet Safety" taught by Megan Lloyd from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day. Finally, on the last Friday of the month, May 31st, Mike Betts will teach "Backing Up Your PC" from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. These courses will give patrons a comprehensive understanding of safe computer practices and are accessible to computer users from beginner to advanced.

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Teen Lock-In at Madelyn Helling Library

The popular Teen Lock-in, hosted biannually by the Nevada County Community Library, returns on Friday, May 10th from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Madelyn Helling Library.

After the library closes, teens in 8th through 12th grade are invited to play Nintendo Switch, play tag in the stacks, divine the future with tarot cards and Ouija boards, make buttons, watch movies, and eat copious amounts of pizza. This event, with the theme The Underworld, is planned by the Teen Advisory Group, a squad of teen volunteers, and is funded by the Friends of the Library. Parents must sign a permission form.

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We're Hiring

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.

Are you a high school or college student home for the summer?  Interested in supplementing your studies with a County internship?  We welcome you to tell us what you'd like to learn and do in an internship. Your interest may be in the world of behavioral health, or planning, or accounting.  We have departments that specialize in those and other disciplines which may be able to put together a learning opportunity with you.  Our goal is to try to support you - our neighbor, our community member - in your educational and professional development; to make you more aware of what you local government is all about; and to help you form professional connections which may ultimately aid you in your career pursuits.

Find more information and apply for internship opportunities online. Have a question? Contact Human Resources by calling (530) 265-7010 and selecting option 2.

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