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Red Flag Warning and Possible Public Safety Power Shutoffs Issued for Parts of Nevada County

Parts of Western Nevada County have been issued a Red Flag Warning, the highest alert for fire danger, by the National Weather Service (NWS) starting at 6:00 a.m. Saturday, June 8th, through 5:00 p.m. Saturday, June 9th. Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) has issued notice that they might be proactively turning power off for safety and conducting a Public Safety Power Shutoff in several Northern California counties, including portions of Auburn, Grass Valley, Smartville, Rough and Ready, and Penn Valley in Nevada County, within the next 18 to 36 hours.

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Call Box at Purdon's Crossing

Call Box Reinstalled at Purdon's Crossing

On June 5th, the Office of Emergency Services completed the re-installation of one Emergency Satellite Call Box at the Purdon Crossing of the South Yuba River to provide visitors a quick way to report an emergency situation without cell service. The Purdon Satellite Call Box Project helped alleviate emergency needs within the area and provided quick response saving three lives at the river last summer.
The Purdon Satellite Call Box was identified as an action item by the Yuba River Public Safety Cohort last year in order to decrease emergency response delays. Vandalism has been an issue with existing signs in remote locations such as Purdon Crossing. Officials are asking the community to help prevent and report any vandalism in an effort to keep the Wild and Scenic South Yuba River Corridor beautiful and, most importantly, safe for all visitors.

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Ready, Set, Go! for families

Ready, Set, Go! for Families Wildfire Preparedness Presentation

On Monday, June 10th, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Board Chambers of the Eric Rood Administrative Center, Nevada County Office of Emergency Services will present Ready, Set, Go! for Families. The final in a four-part series, this event is designed to educate and inspire the community to prepare for fire season.

Presentations from Nevada County Consolidated Fire District and CAL FIRE will be followed by a question and answer session moderated by Pascale Fusshoeller, Editor of YubaNet.

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Building Fair

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 (CDA) 4th annual Building Fair next week 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 over 40 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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Before and after of County property cleanup

County Mitigates Fire Risk on Public Properties

The County has continued its effort to mitigate fire risk on County owned property and to surrounding residents.
Recently, the Code Compliance Division, Facilities, Health and Human Services (HHSA), Environmental Health, and Risk Management collaborated with the CEO’s office to develop a homeless encampment protocol to address unlawful encampments on County properties. This protocol involves the removal of unlawful encampments, while supporting the relocation of encampment inhabitants into homeless shelters or other identified housing resources. Care for personal belongings was also taken into considering as part of the removal process.
The county recently utilized this protocol to remove two separate encampments on County owned properties. These encampments had a lengthy history and were frequently visited by law enforcement personnel.

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June 11th 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 June 11th 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 consider a resolution upholding an appeal filed regarding the proposed telecommunications tower on Wild Life Lane in Grass Valley.

Afterwards, the Board will consider adopting resolutions revising the compensation and benefits for the Deputy Sheriff's Association, Senior Executives and Elected Officials in Nevada County.

At 10:00 a.m. there will be a public hearing before the Board considers a resolution approving the agreement between Nevada County and the Tahoe Truckee Disposal Company for the collection, transportation, processing and disposal of discarded materials in the unincorporated areas of Eastern Nevada County.

At 10:30 a.m. there will be a public hearing before the Board considers a resolution approving the reapportionment of property tax revenue from Nevada County to the Penn Valley Fire District, Higgins Fire District, Nevada County Consolidated Fire District and Truckee Fire District.

Afterwards, the Board will hear an informational presentation on wildfire before the Board tours CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit campuses.
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Mosquito Fish Giveaway, June 13th at the Eric Rood Center

Fight the bite! Nevada County Environmental Health recommends remembering the D's of mosquito control: Drain, Dress, Defend, Dawn and Dusk.

To help control your mosquito population, stop by Environmental Health's next Mosquito Fish Giveaway on Thursday, June 13th , from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Eric Rood Administrative Center in Nevada City , or mark your calendar for the last Giveaway on June 27th at the the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley.

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Gold Country Stage

Transit Free Fare Days: June 13th - 15th

Ride for free on Gold Country Stage on all routes on Thursday, June 13th, through Saturday, June 15th. Routes will be operating their normal schedules, days, and times from 5:50 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday. Additionally, for folks attending the Father's Day Bluegrass Music Festival, the Route 3 fairgrounds bus stop on Brighton St. provides access for travel to and from the event on an hourly basis.

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.

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Summer Youth Bus Pass

Transit Summer Youth Pass

County of Nevada Transit Services is offering a Summer Youth Pass, for kids ages 6 -17 with proof of age. The Pass provides unlimited rides on all Gold Country Stage fixed routes including Route 5 to Auburn, Route 6 to Penn Valley and Lake Wildwood, and the new Route 7 serving the South Yuba River and North San Juan.

The Summer Youth Pass sells for just $25.00, a savings of $42.50 over the regular pass pricing, and is good from June 1st through August 31st. 

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Grass Valley Library - Royce Branch

Summer Lunches for Kids at the Grass Valley Library

For the second year, children and teens ages 18 and under can get a free, healthy lunch five days a week at the Grass Valley Library, starting Monday, June 10th from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. In the summer of 2018, more than 1,600 children and teens enjoyed a nutritious lunch and an entertaining activity at the Grass Valley Library. Activities included yoga, art projects, a smoothie bike, and weekly science experiments.

Currently, 75 percent of children in the Grass Valley School District receive free or reduced lunch throughout the school year. When school is no longer in session, children and families may struggle to find food to fill this gap. With the Summer Lunches Program in place at the library, youth in the Grass Valley area will be able to find nutritious meals and enriching programs to help their minds and bodies grow throughout the summer.

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Nevada County Library Launches Blastoff to Summer Reading and Learning Program

The Nevada County Library is launching their Summer Reading and Learning Program this Saturday, June 8th, at the Grass Valley Library with a huge kick-off party and a visit from the Science Wizard who will not be shy about exploding things. The Summer Learning Program will continue through the summer, ending July 27th with a special Finale Party performance by Traveling Lantern Theater Company at Madelyn Helling Library with many fun events in-between.

In addition to fun programs, the library has created a learning challenge for babies, kids, and teens. Every person who signs up for the program will receive a free book, donated by the Friends of the Nevada County Libraries, and reading and activity challenge sheet. People can sign up all summer long at any Nevada County Library branch.

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We're Hiring

Job Openings at Nevada County: Senior Civil Engineer

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 Public Works Engineering Division is hiring a Senior Civil Engineer to oversee delivery of the County's Capital Improvement Projects, preparation of plans and specifications for Public Works infrastructure, including roadway and bridge improvement projects, and land development coordination in Nevada County.   The ideal candidate will have construction management experience, be registered in the State of California as a Professional Civil Engineer with a minimum of five years increased responsibility.  Experience working with the State Local Assistance program is highly desirable.  For additional information about the Division, please visit our webpage or our Facebook page.

Apply today! Applications are due June 20th. Have a question? Contact Human Resources by calling (530) 265-7010 and selecting option 2.

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