Nevada County News - Engage with your local government from Nevada County CEO, Alison Lehman
Preparing for Sierra Roots Weather Shelter

Sierra Roots, Hospitality House and Nevada County Coordinate Homeless Services During Last Week's Cold Weather

On Tuesday November 26th, forecasted weather conditions triggered the opening of the Sierra Roots Weather Shelter. The weather conditions met criteria for the shelter to stay operational through Friday night. Building on the experience from previous years, significant improvements were made to the shelter operation including identifying a dedicated location and clarifying roles and responsibilities between Nevada City, Sierra Roots and the County.

Over the course of the weather event, both the Sierra Roots Weather Shelter and the Hospitality House shelter hit capacity. Shelter staff coordinated with the HOME team to ensure that additional individuals and families who showed up at the shelters were not turned away into the cold.

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Work on Ponderosa West Grass Valley Defense Zone Continues with Planned Controlled Burns on County Property

Weather permitting, CAL FIRE will manage burns in partnership with the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County in an effort to safely reduce hazardous fuels. Controlled burns will be implemented on the county parcels just northeast of the McCourtney Road Transfer Station.

Ponderosa West Project is a shaded fuel break. Unlike a fire break, a shaded fuel break does not remove all vegetation to bare mineral soil. Rather, living vegetation will be modified or reduced to limit a fire’s ability to spread rapidly.

Fire Safe Council of Nevada County , a non- profit organization with 20 years of experience advocating and assisting on defensible space clearing projects, is managing this project.

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Nevada County Public Heath: Prevent, Promote, Protect

State Recognizes Nevada County Public Health for Interfaith Food Ministry Partnership

The Nevada County Public Health Department is proud to announce that our nutrition education program was recognized for "Excellence in Programs" by the California Department of Public Health. This award recognizes community collaboration and collective impact. The award recognizes the partnership between the nutrition education program and Interfaith Food Ministry (IFM), and the eight years they have been working together.

This partnership has blossomed from one-off food tastings for clients, nutrition classes and volunteer trainings to long-term policy work to influence the very foods that the pantry offers to its clients.

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Property Tax

1st Installment of the 19/20 Nevada County Property Tax Bill Due December 10th

Tina M. Vernon, Nevada County Treasurer and Tax Collector, would like to remind property owners that the due date for the 1st installment of the 2019-2020 secured tax bill is December 10th at 5:00 p.m. Payments must be received in the Treasurer and Tax Collector office or show a postmark of December 10th. If mailing close to this date, it is highly encouraged to hand stamp a timely postmark to ensure timely payment. If received after the December 10th date without a timely postmark, a 10% penalty will be added for late payment.

Don’t want to come up to the office? A convenient outside drive-up Drop Box is available in the parking lot of the Rood Government Center until 5:00 p.m. on December 10th. You can also make payments by mail, in-person or online.

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Ask Nevada County app

Report Downed Trees with Ask Nevada County

The National Weather Service is predicting heavy rains and high wind gusts for Western Nevada County this Friday through Sunday and has issued a Winter Storm Warning for elevations above 5,500 feet.

Wet and windy weather can create an increased possibility of downed trees in County roadways. For road failures and trees down in the right of way during business hours call (530) 265-1411 and call 911 for any emergencies. You can also report issues with County roads online with the Ask Nevada County web page or download the app in the App Store or Google Play.

Ask Nevada County Website

Sand and sandbags

Free Sand and Sandbags from Nevada County OES

With rain in the forecast, the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services (OES) would like to remind residents that free sand and sandbags are available at four locations in Nevada City, Penn Valley, North San Juan and South County.
Residents must bring their own shovel to fill the sandbags with sand. Sand bags are very limited, so please only take what you plan to use for protection of your personal property.

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Gray Wolf

Learn about Gray Wolves in California

Kent Laudon, wolf specialist with California Department of Fish and Wildlife will be presenting information on California's Gray Wolf, during a special joint-meeting of the Nevada County Agricultural Advisory Commission and the Nevada County Fish and Wildlife Commission on December 19, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the Board of Supervisor Chambers.

Information presented will include the gray wolf's status as an endangered species, information on California's only known established wolf pack, and tips on living with wolves.

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Nevada County Library Zip Books Program

Nevada County Community Library now has a Zip Books program. The Zip Books program allows library patrons to request a book that is currently not in the library's collection. The item is ordered through Amazon and sent directly to the patron's address, free of charge. The patron must return the item to library staff once they have finished with it so the item may be added to the library's collection to be shared by other library users.

Zip Books is a Statewide program managed by the NorthNet Library System in partnership with the California State Library and is supported by funds from the California Library Services Act.

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We're Hiring

Job Openings at Nevada County: County Librarian

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 Nevada County is searching for a County Librarian. Reporting to the Information and General Services Director, the County Librarian is a department head with overall responsibility for the activities of the Library Services Department. The incumbent directs the County's central and branch libraries, prepares and controls the budget for County libraries, and provides expert professional assistance to the Board of Supervisors and County management staff.  Candidates will need an ability to look at libraries beyond the traditional model. The ideal candidate will seek to actively engage the community and will envision, create and promote each branch as a vital piece of the community.

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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