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Green Waste

Free Residential Green Waste Disposal in Floriston

County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services is offering free residential green waste disposal in Floriston, September 28th and 29th, from 8:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M. to encourage residents to implement defensible space around the home.

This past May more than 1,000,000 pounds of green waste were collected in Western Nevada County as property owners limbed trees, thinned out vegetation, raked leaves, and cleared pine needles from the space adjacent to their homes. “We wanted to be sure we made this service available on the Eastside as well,” says Emergency Services Manager Jeff Pettit

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Alicia Burget

Appointment of Undersheriff and Captain Promotion

Sheriff Moon is excited to announce the appointment of Undersheriff Alicia Burget

Alicia became a full-time deputy with the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office in February of 2002 and has held the following positions: patrol, Court Security/Bailiff, Search and Rescue Coordinator, Detective in the Major Crimes Unit and Investigator in the Narcotics Unit. She was most recently the Jail Commander overseeing all operations at the Wayne Brown Correctional Facility. Alicia received the Bronze Star for bravery from the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office during an incident involving a domestic violence call with a woman being held hostage and the man later setting the house on fire with deputies inside.

Captain Sam Brown promotes from the rank of Lieutenant in Administration at the Wayne Brown Correctional Facility.

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Katherine Elliott Announced as Nevada County’s County Counsel  

After a strong candidate recruitment with Ralph Andersen & Associates, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors has appointed Katherine Elliott as Nevada County's County Counsel effective November 1st, 2019.

While in Mendocino County, Ms. Elliott oversaw the adoption and implementation of the County's cannabis ordinances including cultivation, dispensaries and taxes.  In addition, she advised the County on the creation of protocols and resolutions in response to several wildfire events and managed a similar sized office.

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Sam Brown

Sam Brown Promoted to Sheriff’s Captain

Sheriff Moon is excited to announce the promotion of Captain Sam Brown

Captain Brown began his law enforcement career as a Correctional Officer as the Wayne Brown Correctional Facility in 2003. Sam attended the P.O.S.T. Peace Officer Academy in 2005 where he received the Academic Achievement Award.

As a Deputy Sheriff, Sam worked in various assignments including as a Court Security Officer and Bailiff, Field Training Officer and a Detective in the Major Crimes Unit. Sam was promoted to Sergeant in 2012 and later promoted to Lieutenant in 2017 where he managed the Operations Division overseeing patrol and animal control operations. Most recently Sam has worked as the Executive Lieutenant in the Wayne Brown Correctional Facility and will be assuming the role of Jail Commander upon his promotion.

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UCCE Livestock Protection Tools Field Day

Predator management as it relates to range and pasture livestock grazing is an increasingly complex topic. How do modern livestock protection tools work, and how do protection strategies fit into the broader context of livestock production systems and natural resource management?

Join UCCE and local ranchers for this hands-on field day on September 18th from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Oak Hill Ranch in Auburn (lunch included). See hands-on demos, hear about strategies used in other states, and participate in discussions of what we can do collectively to reduce livestock-predator conflicts in northern California.

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Road Closed

Road Closure: Meadowlake Road, September 3rd - 30th

Meadowlake Road from Bowman Lake Road to Jackson Creek Campground will be closed to through traffic for culvert work and/or roadwork beginning September 3rd through September 30th.
Please observe all traffic control signs and the instructions of onsite personnel. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your patience. 

Department of Public Works

Talking About Overdose

August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day

Observed on the 31st of August every year, International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) seeks to create better understanding of overdose, reduce the stigma of drug-related deaths, and create change that reduces the harms associated with drug use.

In an effort to prevent deaths due to opioid overdose, the Nevada County Public Health Department distributes free naloxone at its HIV/HCV Testing Clinic, which is held on every 2nd and 4th Tuesday, noon-3:00 p.m., at the Public Health office located at 500 Crown Point Circle in Grass Valley.

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Library to Host Panel of Experts on Boosting Your Immunity

For parents wondering how to battle bugs for back to school, and adults curious about resources on boosting immunity as they get older the library’s panel at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, August 31st could be a lifesaver.

Local health professionals, including staff from the Nevada County Public Health’s Immunization Team, local pediatrician Dr. Sarah Woerner, and herbalist Daylin Wade, M.S., will speak about how to create and protect a healthy immune system for all ages.

Subjects covered will include evidence-based information regarding immunizations, the importance of herd immunity through the lens of historical vaccine preventable diseases, and natural ways to boost immunity. The short presentations will be followed by a question and answer session with the audience.

For more information about library events, visit the Events Calendar, or call 530-265-7050.

Labor Day

County Offices Closed September 2nd in Observance of Labor Day

All administrative County offices will be closed on Monday, September 2nd, in observance of the Labor Day holiday.  Public safety and Sheriff's patrol services will continue. Normal business hours for other offices will resume on Tuesday, September 3rd

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Job Openings at Nevada County: Network Systems Analyst I 

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.

Nevada County is seeking qualified candidates to join the Network Systems team as a Network Systems Analyst I.  Individuals with strong communication and good troubleshooting skills, the ability to think on their feet, excellent customer service and the ability to articulate technical language into laymen’s terms are encouraged to apply.  While having the skill set to work independently, a successful candidate must be able to work with other team members to handle the infrastructure for the County of Nevada to include cabling, power distribution, network closets and the data center.  Most importantly, a strong desire to learn and a positive attitude when challenged are key to this position’s success.  

Apply today for Network Systems Analyst I!  Applications are due by September 17th. Have a question? Contact Human Resources by calling (530) 265-7010 and selecting option 2.

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