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Nevada County November 6th Election

November 6th Election: 4-Day Vote Centers Open Tomorrow, November 3rd  

The November 6th General Election is only 4 days away! Starting Saturday, November 3rd, the 4-Day Vote Centers open through Election Day.

Nevada County is under a new model this election season called the Voter’s Choice Act, providing greater flexibility and convenience for voters. Nevada County voters can vote by mail or drop their ballot in a Nevada County Drop Box any time before Election Day, or stop by one of Nevada County’s Vote Centers.

Not registered to vote yet? There is still time! Nevada County residents can register and vote the same day at any Vote Center location.

Need a ride to a Vote Center? Gold Country Stage is partnering with Nevada County Elections to provide free fares for all Gold Country Stage routes this Saturday, November 3rd. Ride fare free, and get out and vote!


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November 6th Board Meeting Cancelled

Due to less agenda items than normal, the November 6th special Board of Supervisors meeting has been cancelled. All items that were initially planned for Tuesday's cancelled meeting will come to the next regular meeting on Tuesday, November 13th at 9:00 a.m. in the Board Chamber at the Eric Rood Administrative Center in Nevada City.

Board of Supervisors meetings typically take place every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. At the beginning of each meeting, the public can address the Board on items not appearing on the agenda, but are of public interest and are within the jurisdiction of the Board.

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Nevada County and USDA Rural Development Co-host Workshop

On October 30th, more than 100 nonprofit leaders, elected officials, public agency staff, realtors, lenders, mortgage brokers, and potential homebuyers gathered at the Veterans Memorial Building in Grass Valley for a Nonprofit and Housing Resources workshop. The event, co-hosted by Nevada County and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development, focused on the Community Facilities Loan and Grant program, as well as several Single Family Rural Housing Loan and Grant programs.

Participants learned that the Community Facilities Loan and Grant program provides funding for nonprofits, public agencies, and federally recognized tribes seeking to implement essential facilities and services within their community. In addition, USDA staff presented eight Single Family Housing Grant and Loan programs, and Golden State Finance Authority (GFSA) Deputy Director, Craig Ferguson, spoke to a recently launched program in partnership with USDA which benefits rural homebuyers in California.


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Cold Weather Shelter Volunteer Training with Sierra Roots on Saturday, November 3rd

Join Sierra Roots at their Cold Weather Shelter Volunteer Training this Saturday, November 3rd, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Seaman's Lodge located in Pioneer Park in Nevada City.

Sierra Roots is implementing new directives and higher security at the Cold Weather Shelter this winter. Up to 18 volunteers will be needed per night, and the Cold Weather Shelter will open two or three nights each time the winter weather meets the criteria of temperature below 30 degrees, temperature below 34 degrees with 1” rain in a 24 hour period, temperature below 34 degrees with snow on the ground, or 3 or more consecutive days of rain.

All interested volunteers will need training. If you are interested, but not able to make the training time call Janice O’Brien at (530) 263-2058.

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Property Tax Bills are in the Mail

Property tax bills were sent out on October 31st and will start hitting mailboxes soon. With the implementation of a new property tax system and challenges in converting 40 year old data, the mailing of bills has been delayed but will meet State law requirements that bills be mailed by November 1st of each year. In a normal year, tax bills are generally mailed out by the 2nd week of October.

Due dates will not change with the 1st installment due postmarked by December 10th and the 2nd installment by April 10th. You can find your bill online on the My Tax Bill web page. You will need to enter in your new Assessment/Fee number. This number is now a 12 digit number, taking your old Parcel number and adding zeros in the 1st and 7th positions.

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Nevada County Fish and Wildlife Grant Program Now Open

The Nevada County Fish and Wildlife Commission is soliciting grant proposals for Fiscal Year 2019/2020. The grant program is supported through the Nevada County Fish and Wildlife Propagation Fund, which receives fifty percent of base fine revenues from Fish and Game Code citations issued in the County. The funds may be used for fish and wildlife education programs, temporary care of injured or orphaned wildlife, improvement of fish and wildlife habitat, or scientific fish and wildlife research.

The grant period is now open with an application deadline of November 30th.


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Energy Action Plan: Still Time to Fill out Survey

It's not too late to offer your input on the Nevada County Energy Action Plan!

As a reminder, Nevada County is working with Sierra Business Council to prepare an Energy Action Plan; feedback from the community is essential to the formation and success of the plan.

If you were unable to attend the community workshop on October 22nd, but would like your voice heard on how the County plans to accelerate energy efficiency, renewable energy, and water efficiency projects done by residents, businesses, and public agencies in unincorporated Nevada County, you are encouraged to participate in the online survey.

The information collected through the survey will help inform the development of the Energy Action Plan goals, strategies, and implementation actions.


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Daylight Saving Ends Sunday, November 4th: Fall Back and Refresh on Fire Safety

This Sunday, November 4th, is the end of Daylight Saving Time. As you turn back the clocks, take a moment to refresh yourself on important home fire safety tips from Ready.gov for the winter months:

  • Test your smoke alarms once a month.
  • Check that you have smoke alarms on every level of your home, including the basement. Be sure to have alarms close to and inside where people are sleeping, especially if you are hosting guests for the upcoming holidays.
  • Never use an oven or stovetop to heat your home in the winter.
  • Never leave a burning candle unattended.

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We're Hiring

Job Openings at Nevada County: Behavioral Health Clinical Supervisor

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.

Interested in joining a fast-paced work environment filled with caring professionals dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable community members? The Nevada County Behavioral Health Department is looking for an experienced Behavioral Health Clinical Supervisor capable of supporting and directing a team of five case managers.

Behavioral Health has a friendly, nurturing work environment and enjoys the privilege of serving individuals with serious mental illness. The work is always interesting and provides opportunities for collaborative, creative problem solving. Behavioral Health hires individuals who are not only caring, but also bring a sense of humor and fun at the right time. Duties include supervising and monitoring the day-to-day coordination and operation of the Adult Services multi-disciplinarian team consisting of psychiatrists, case managers, and others. The position is also responsible for the oversight of key housing programs.

Apply today!  Applications are due by November 7th.

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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