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Brunswick Commons property in Grass Valley

County Awarded Funding for Brunswick Commons Housing Project

Nevada County has been awarded $1.61 million by the California Department of Housing and Community Development for our Brunswick Commons Housing Project to build 41 affordable housing units in Grass Valley, California.

When completed, this project will provide 28-units of low-income housing (rent set at 30% of Nevada County's median income) and 12-units of Permanent Supportive Housing for chronically homeless individuals with severe mental illness who are receiving supportive services from the County's Department of Behavioral Health.

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County Expands Homeless Outreach efforts with HOME Team

On Monday, June 24th, Nevada County (in partnership with Hospitality House, Turning Point Community Programs and AMI Housing) is proud to launch the Homeless Outreach and Medical Engagement (HOME) team. The goal of the team is to identify, engage, and provide case management and housing support to highly vulnerable homeless residents of Nevada County.
Residents can contact the HOME team to express concern for someone they think may need help or services, or those who are experiencing homeless and are looking to connect with services themselves, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. by calling (530) 470-2686 or emailing

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Mosquito Fish Giveaway, June 27th at the Fairgrounds

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 last Mosquito Fish Giveaway on Thursday, June 27th, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. Can’t make it? Call Environmental Health Vector Control at (530) 265-1500 for information on how get mosquito fish or for help with treatments through the summer season.

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La Barr Meadows Sink Hole from Abandoned Mine

Portions of La Barr Meadows Closed Next Week for Abandoned Mine Remediation 

La Barr Meadows Road, between McKnight Way and Dog Bar Road, will be closed to through traffic for sinkhole repairs on Monday, June 24th, through Thursday, June 27th, overnight between 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Access to businesses and residences will be maintained, however through traffic will be required to use an alternate route.
Two sinkholes due to historic abandoned mine features were recently discovered on the shoulder of La Barr Meadows Road. As a result, the County has been working with NV5 Geotechnical Engineers and the California Department of Conservation Division of Mine Reclamation to remediate the sinkholes.

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Lake of the Pines Wastewater Treatment Plant

Lake of the Pines Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour, June 29th

Whether you are taking a shower, washing your clothes or flushing your toilet you are using water. We all know where water comes from, but where does it all go? Join staff from our Public Works Department on June 29th, at the Lake of the Pines Wastewater Treatment Plant (10984 Riata Way, Auburn) for an inside look at how it all happens. The tours begin at 1:00 p.m. and will end around 4:00 p.m.  

Nevada County Sanitation District handles nearly 1 million gallons of water every day through more than 110 miles of pipe and treats it all at 10 treatment plants in Western Nevada County. This free tour will give a behind-the-scenes look at the processes that make the system so reliable, and that keep the environment and Nevada County residents’ safe. From the point that wastewater leaves a home or business and enters the treatment process, follow the water through the treatment process to where it’s released to local creeks and rivers.

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June 25th 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 25th meeting is scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. in the Board Chambers at the Eric Rood Administrative Center in Nevada City.

Following the consent calendar and the Board's regular meeting as the Board of Directors of the Nevada County Sanitation District, the Board will hear a report from the Emergency Medical Care Committee regarding ambulance and emergency medical care in Nevada County. Then, the Board will review the analysis and recommendation for the future use of Juvenile Hall.

At 10:15 a.m., the Board will hold a public hearing before considering several resolutions regarding the County’s Brunswick Commons housing and resource center project.

At 10:30 a.m., the Board will hold a public hearing before considering approving an amendment regarding the operations of the McCourtney Road Transfer Station.

Lastly, at 1:30 p.m., the Board will hold a public hearing before considering a resolution to update the County’s General Plan Chapter 8, Housing Element.

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Truckee Library

Truckee Library Summer Learning Program for Youth Kicks Off

The Truckee Library is diving head first into a Summer Learning Program full of fun and engaging activities to keep children reading and learning all summer long.

This year's Truckee Summer Learning Program Kicks-Off on June 27th with a huge kick-off party and a visit from local magician Bill Sparacino, who will be performing astonishing magic tricks for all to enjoy. In addition to fun programs all summer long, the library has created a learning challenge for Pre-Readers, Independent Readers, and Teens. Every person who signs up for the program will receive a free book, donated by the Friends of the Truckee Library, to start them on their reading journey, and a learning log with prompts of new things for them to read, places to visit, or things to do.

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Adult Summer Learning at Nevada County Community Libraries

Nevada County Community Libraries are offering a variety of fun-filled events geared towards adults as part of the annual Summer Learning Program. 

This year the library is presenting an innovative 3D Design Camp for adults that is scheduled for Tuesdays at the Madelyn Helling Library from June 11th to July 23rd and at the Truckee Library from July 30th to August 13th. Stop by the library this summer for a fun round of Game Day that includes all time favorite board games, BINGO and library-generated literacy focused games from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. p.m. on June 24th and July 17th. In addition, the Grass Valley, Madelyn Helling, and Truckee Libraries are hosting Lazy Summer Reading days with lemonade and lounge chairs in their outdoor spaces where patrons are invited to grab a book, hangout, and just relax in the shade.

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County Veterans Services Help Families When a Veteran Passes

When a family member who was a veteran passes away in Nevada County, Nevada County Veterans Services is here to help.  We understand that this can be a difficult time for you and your loved ones.  In order to prepare, we can assist you so you do not have to go through this alone and understand what benefits your veteran might be entitled to. 

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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.

The Public Health Department is hiring for Public Health Coordinator (PHC), a position that serves as our Public Health Emergency Preparedness Coordinator. This dynamic position provides an exciting opportunity to work with department colleagues, first responders, healthcare facilities, and others from the County family, including Environmental Health, Behavioral Health and Office of Emergency Services. This position oversees three grants that focus on public health and safety (Public Health Emergency Preparedness, Hospital Preparedness Program and Pandemic Flu), and works with partners to ensure that all grant deliverables are met. The PHC develops and maintains public health emergency preparedness and response plans for the Public Health department and for the local Health Care Coalition. The PHC is integral in designing, preparing, and conducting exercises and trainings to test those plans. In the event of a local emergency, the PHC plays a key role in the Public Health Department's response.
The ideal PHC candidate feels passionately about partnering, and is organized, an excellent communicator, respectful of processes, eager to work with staff across the department and throughout the County organization, able to work both collaboratively and independently, and able to maintain calm and to provide leadership in an emergency event.

Apply today! Applications are due July 10th. Have a question? Contact Human Resources by calling (530) 265-7010 and selecting option 2.

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