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2019 Ready, Set, Go! Handbook Mailed for Wildfire Preparedness Week

The 2019 Ready, Set, Go! Handbook has arrived in mailboxes across the county. Created by the County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services, in collaboration with partner agencies and emergency managers to help households prepare for wildfire, the guide serves as a one stop place for all fire preparedness needs.

The resources provided, from defensible space maps to Go Bag checklists, have been compiled through the collaborative efforts of county officials, local and state agencies, first responders, nonprofits, and community leaders.

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Wildfire is coming. Are you ready? Free green waste disposal.

Free Residential Green Waste Opening Weekend a Stellar Success

May 4th marked the opening day of Free Residential Green Waste Disposal at six sites weekends in May. More than 60 tons of green waste were collected, and by all accounts community participation exceeded expectations. Twenty 30-yard dumpsters were filled to 90% capacity by 1:00 p.m. on the kickoff Saturday. With the help of Waste Management, these dumpsters were hauled off to make space for even more green waste collected the following day.

Free Green Waste Disposal will continue throughout weekends in May. This program is powered through a combination of staff and dozens of volunteers. Residents interested in participating in the Free Residential Green Waste Disposal program may register to volunteer online.

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Ballots for State Senate District 1 Special Election Arriving Soon

On January 15th, Governor Newsom announced that a special election will be held for the California State Senate District 1 seat that was vacated by Ted Gaines. Nevada County and ten other counties within Senate District 1 are participating in this election.

Under the Voter's Choice Act, every registered Nevada County voter will receive a vote by mail ballot. Ballots were mailed beginning on May 6th and will be arriving in mailboxes soon.

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County Celebrates Breaking Ground at Future Operations Center Site

On Friday May 3rd, the County of Nevada celebrated construction breaking ground at the future Public Works Operations Center located on La Barr Meadows Road in Grass Valley. Over 40 County staff, elected officials and project partners attended an event at the future Operations Center location to celebrate the project. The Operations Center will house the County’s Public Works Fleet, Transit and Roads Divisions.

The County's current Operations Center on Loma Rica Road and has been in place for approximately 40 to 50 years and has outgrown Nevada County’s service needs and storage requirements. The new layout and location for the Operations Center will create efficiencies for staff and allow the County to better serve residents with Transit and Roads services.

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Save the Date: Building Fair, June 14th

Does the idea of developing property feel overwhelming?  Do you feel the same about clearing vegetation for fire prevention? If so, mark your calendar for the Nevada County Community Development Agency's 4th annual Building Fair on from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Friday, June 14th at the Eric Rood Administrative Center in Nevada City.

The Building Fair will bring nearly 50 vendors from the land development and wildfire preparedness fields before the building and wildfire season begins. In addition, there will be exciting demonstrations from wildfire resources and trade related contractors. 

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Nevada County ERC Launching Manufacturing Connection

The Nevada County Economic Resource Council (ERC) is launching an initiative called the “Manufacturing Connection” in partnership with California Manufacturing Technology Consulting (CMTC). The Nevada County Board of Supervisors, Cities of Grass Valley, Nevada City and the Town of Truckee support this initiative and invite you to the Nevada County Manufacturing Forum for Small and Medium-Sized Manufacturers (SMM).

CMTC is a federally funded nonprofit that provides technical assistance for SMMs helping them grow and retain jobs in California. The ERC is working to provide a platform for local Manufacturers to form local sector partnerships and be led by manufacturing leaders. 
The ERC is hosting a free event 
that will assist Small and Medium-Sized Manufacturer network with peers and connect with resources that help local companies become more profitable. It will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 30th at Grass Valley - A Belden Brand's conference room.
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May is Maternal Mental Health Month

One in five California women has symptoms of depression during or after pregnancy, according to the Maternal Infant Health Assessment. This translates to about 100,000 women a year. Perinatal depression can affect any woman, regarding of age, income, culture or education.

The good news is most women experience full recovery if they get treatment.  Getting treatment will strengthen the mom-baby-family bonds, creating a healthier environment for a growing family. If you or someone you know is experiencing perinatal depression, please contact your primary care, OB, or mental health provider and contact Nevada County Public Health's Maternal Child Adolescent Health Program for local resources.

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May 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 May 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 adoption of the consent calendar, the Board will transition into their regular meeting functioning as the Board of Directors of Nevada County Sanitation District 1 to consider a contract amendment regarding the Cascade Shore Community Leach Field Project.

Afterwards, the Board of Supervisors will consider a resolution establishing the Rough and Ready Cemetery as a Nevada County Historical Landmark.

Then, the Board will consider adopting an Urgency Ordinance on Beekeeping due to an abundance and increase of beekeepers in Nevada County resulting in significant reduction in honey production and an increase of bee pests and diseases.

At 10:00 a.m., the Board will consider adopting the final cannabis Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and Urgency Ordinance for Nevada County Commercial Cannabis Cultivation. At a special public meeting on Tuesday, May 7th, the Board heard over two hours of public comment on the cannabis EIR and Urgency Ordinance, and provided staff direction before they consider the adoption of both at Tuesday's May 14th meeting.

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We're Hiring

Job Openings at Nevada County: Legal Office Assistant

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 Office is hiring a part time legal office assistant to support the prosecution of misdemeanor cases and felony cases that are received from the various state and local law enforcement agencies in Nevada County.  Each day is comprised of new opportunities that can range from entering reports, filing complaints to producing discovery for the defense. There is coordination and collaboration with many Justice Partners including Probation, Nevada County Superior Court, Public Defender 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 from body cam videos and criminal history retrievals to electronic generation of documents to be filed with the court.  This position will be based in the Truckee Office, however there will be weekly time spent in the Nevada City office as well. 

Apply today! Applications are due May 21st. Have a question? Contact Human Resources by calling (530) 265-7010 and selecting option 2.

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