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Cots at Seaman's Lodge Extreme Weather Shelter

Extreme Weather Shelters Open through Monday morning, February 11th

The National Weather Service is predicting heavy snow and cold temperatures in the foothills through Sunday.
In an effort to collaborate over one of our most vulnerable populations, the City of Nevada City, Sierra Roots, Salvation Army, and the County have extended their Extreme Weather Shelter Protocol that started on Saturday, February 2nd, through Monday morning, February 11th making nine consecutive nights of sheltering by both providers.

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February 12th Board Meeting Preview

Board of Supervisors meetings 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. Tuesday's February 12th 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, Public Works will present their Capital Improvement Plan through fiscal years 2022/23.
Afterwards, the Board will hear about the draft of the Nevada County Energy Plan Public Review by the Sierra Business Council. Following the presentation, the Board will consider accepting the 2019 Nevada County Energy Action Plan.
Watch Tuesday's Board meeting live or archived online from our website.
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Sheriff Moon Announces Captain and Lieutenant Promotions

After a very competitive process, two Sheriff's employees have been promoted: one Captain and one Lieutenant, effective February 24th.
Mike Walsh has been promoted to Captain and will be assigned to Patrol Operations.  As the Operations Captain, Mike will be commanding all of Patrol Operations and Investigations. Sean Scales has been promoted to Lieutenant and will be assigned to Patrol Operations. As the Operations Lieutenant, Sean will be managing all Patrol Operations. 

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Wildfire Stakeholder Meeting

Community Leaders Gather for Wildfire Prevention Stakeholder Meeting

Thursday, February 7th, the County hosted the second Wildfire Prevention Stakeholder Meeting, gathering nearly 70 community leaders from local, state and federal agencies and organizations. This meeting offered an opportunity to continue to discuss how to work together across jurisdictional boundaries to increase community resilience to wildfire.
Community partners heard about upcoming updates to the Hazardous Vegetation Ordinance; CalFire's draft county-wide projects map which will eventually display all completed, in progress and proposed hazardous vegetation projects being conducted by all stakeholders in Nevada County; updates to the Safety Element of the General Plan which will has a significant focus on wildfire; Pacific Gas and Electric’s robust Community Wildfire Prevention Program; Fire Safe Council's recently awarded grants which will fund free green waste disposal sites to communities throughout Nevada County; and upcoming public awareness events taking place this spring.

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Jazmin Breaux Announced as Tahoe-Truckee Program Manager

Nevada County Health and Human Services Agency is pleased to announce that Jazmin Breaux started as the new Tahoe-Truckee Program Manager on January 28th. 

Jazmin brings over 10 years of experience providing direct services, program development, and program management to individuals and families experiencing a variety of life challenges including substance use disorders, mental health problems, chronic health conditions, trauma, and homelessness.  She resides locally in eastern Nevada County.

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Cannabis Conversation: Permitting Workshop

Are you planning on completing commercial cultivation activity in Nevada County as a new or existing cannabis farmer and want to learn more about building and fire regulations for this type of activity? The Nevada County Building Department and Fire Planner will be hosting a Permitting Workshop on February 14th from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Board Chambers at the Eric Rood Administrative Center to review building and fire code requirements related to commercial cannabis activity. Topics range from use and occupancy types for structures, disabled accessibility requirements, fire access requirements, and more.

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Funding Available for Homes Damaged in 2017 Lobo and McCourtney Fires

Nevada County Housing and Community Services recently received funding to assist low income home owners who sustained damages to their homes in Nevada County due to the Wind Complex fires of 2017.  These funds can be used to assist with repairs and/or replacement of damaged or loss homes due to the devastating wildfires.

If you are a home owner whose home was damaged or destroyed during these fires, funding may be available to assist you.  Assistance is available through a combination of low interest, deferred payment loans and grants to households with income not exceeding 80% of the area median income ($61,300/year for a family of four). 

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Snowy I80 near Truckee

Winter Storms: Sandbags, Reporting Road Issues and Travel Tips

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for the greater Lake Tahoe area from 4:00 p.m. Friday until 10:00 p.m. Sunday. The Weather Service is forecasting several feet of new snow over Donner Pass on Interstate 80 and Echo Summit on U.S. Highway 50, with wind gusts 40-50 mph that could produce whiteout conditions. Caltrans District 3 warns travelers that chain controls on Interstate 80 over Donner Summit, on U.S. Highway 50 over Echo Summit and on other Sierra mountain roadways should be anticipated Friday night through early Monday.
Nevada County Office of Emergency Services would like to remind residents that free sand and sandbags are available at four locations in Nevada City, Penn Valley, North San Juan and Grass Valley. Residents can also report issues or fallen trees in County roads online with the Ask Nevada County web page or download the app in the App Store or Google Play, or by phone during business hours at (530) 265-1411.

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Emergency Preparedness Checklist and go bag items

YubaNet's 25 Weeks to Prepare for Fire Season: Go Bags

It's not too early to start preparing for the 2019 fire season. Follow along with YubaNet’s weekly articles aimed at helping residents take “bite sized” steps to prepare for the next high fire season. Over 25 weeks the articles will address, “vegetation management on private properties, how to harden your home, what you need to do now to be ready if/when evacuations are being called for your area, how-to guides for communication plans, evacuation plans, how Nevada County Schools prepare for wildfire and more. Each story will have resources to help you keep your family safe.”
Having a go bag ready to go prior to an emergency is one of the easiest things you can do to save time and energy when an emergency evacuation happens. Read this week’s article for checklists of what should be in your home, first aid, and car go bags.

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Job Openings at Nevada County: Assistant Clerk-Recorder

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 Assistant Clerk-Recorder oversees a team of 10 positions including administrative support and management staff.  This individual works closely with staff to manage budget and human resource needs, chairs the Voter Outreach and Education Committee, and maintains strong collaborative relationships with partner agencies and vendors.  During election preparations, the office hires up to 60 extra-help temporary staff to assist with workload, and coordinates training and placement for our Vote Centers.  The Assistant Clerk-Recorder actively participates with staff to complete key election tasks such as selecting vote centers, designing/publishing voter materials and mailings, conducting official canvass audits, and overseeing regular evaluations of election operations to identify, prioritize, and implement improvements as part of an annual program improvement plan.  When potential or unexpected problems arise, the Assistant Clerk-Recorder ensures problem-solving and troubleshooting efforts produce solutions that are feasible, efficient and compliant with current law.  In addition, the Assistant Clerk-Recorder is the primary contact for local municipal, school, and special districts as well as voters and candidates seeking information on both recording and election law and procedure.

The Assistant Clerk-Recorder stays abreast of proposed state and federal legislation, anticipates policy trends, and identifies strategies and develops plans to integrate new laws and regulations into existing procedures.  Policy direction is provided by the elected Clerk-Recorder/Registrar of Voters, with significant discretion left to the Assistant Clerk-Recorder to interpret and apply that direction.

To join our team, apply today!  Applications are due by February 27th at 5:00 p.m.

Have a question? Contact Human Resources by calling (530) 265-7010 and selecting option 2.

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