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Supervisor Hoek and Miller viewing Lone Oak site plans

Lone Oak Senior Apartments in Penn Valley Receives $7M in Federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credits

The California Tax Credit Allocation Committee (CTCAC) announced Wednesday that over 7 million in federal low-income housing tax credits will be awarded to the Lone Oak Senior Apartments in Penn Valley. This comes after the Nevada County Board of Supervisors earmarked $1.2 million in County funds as deferred loans in the Regional Housing Authorities' developer funding application package to the CTCAC. The award of tax credits to Lone Oak Senior Apartments was the final step needed to fully fund the project that is expected to break ground in spring of 2020.
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South Yuba River plume where it meets Englebright

Possible Source of South Yuba River Plume Identified

Nevada County officials have identified a property on the 13000 block of Kilham Mine Road in Nevada City as the possible source of Friday’s South Yuba River plume that moved downstream to Englebright Lake.

After identifying the property by flying upriver with California Highway Patrol early on, officials from the County, Department of Fish and Wildlife and California State Water Resources Control Board made contact with the property owner on Tuesday. The owner has been cooperative, and staff from Nevada County Environmental Health have taken soil and water samples from the property to help complete the investigation.

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2018 Nevada County Crop & Livestock Report

Nevada County Agriculture Increases 7.3% in 2018

This week Nevada County's Agricultural Commissioner Chris DeNijs presented the 2018 Nevada County Annual Crop and Livestock Report to the Board of Supervisors. This annual report helps gauge the economic health and diversity of the agricultural community here in Nevada County.

In 2018, the gross value of agricultural commodities in Nevada County was $25,609,200. This represents an overall increase of 7.3% from 2017. Noteworthy gains occurred in Fruit & Nut Crops (24.2%), Timber products (20.6%), and Nursery & Flower Products (14.5%). After three years of declines, our livestock Industry, which is the county's highest valued commodity, experienced a 3.7% gain.

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Town Hall meeting

Nevada County District 1 Supervisor Hall and Division I NID Director Heck Joint Town Hall, October 3rd

Nevada County District I Supervisor Heidi Hall and Nevada Irrigation District (NID) Division I Director Ricki Heck are hosting a joint Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, October 3rd in the Board of Supervisors' chambers at the Nevada County Eric Rood Administrative Center from 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

The forum will include presentations from both Supervisor Hall and Director Heck followed by a moderated Q&A session with attendees.

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Drive-thru Flu Clinic

Save the Date: Free Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic, October 21st

Mark your calendars for the afternoon of Monday, October 21st, and come to Nevada County Public Health's free drive-thru flu shot clinic! The clinic is for adults and children 3 years of age and older, and will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the parking lot of Twin Cities Church at 11726 Rough and Ready Highway in Grass Valley.

Public participation is essential to making this event a success, so please come join us and help fight flu!

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Waste Management service

Waste Management Collection Schedule Change Starting
October 7th

Recycling and yard waste collection schedules will be changing for approximately 2,200 customers in Western Nevada County.

Starting the week of October 7th, Waste Management will be adding 2 new routes to better service the community. Postcards have been mailed to affected customers. Additionally, customers can check their collection schedule at or contact Waste Management customer service at (530) 274-3090 for any questions or collection issues.

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County Services at Brighton Greens to be Interrupted on October 4th for Emergency Preparedness Exercise

On October 4th, between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. at the Brighton Greens Resource Center, Nevada County will be conducting an Active Shooter Preparedness Exercise as part of their Emergency Action Plan. County services at the Brighton Greens Resources Center will be interrupted during the scheduled training.

Nevada County's Emergency Action Plan, required by the State and Cal-OSHA, ensures a well-rehearsed, quick, and coordinated response that helps to save lives and ensure the continuity of essential services in the event of an emergency. The Active Shooter Preparedness Exercise is in response to the increase in active shooter events we have seen in schools and government agencies in recent years. 

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National Preparedness Month 2019

National Preparedness Month: Review Your Family Emergency Plan

National Preparedness Month is recognized each September. It's a great time for families to review preparedness steps. The 2019 theme is "Prepared, Not Scared." Follow the Office of Emergency Services on Facebook and Twitter for discussions on specific topics that impact our community. 

Also be sure to visit for downloadable versions of Ready, Set, Go! Handbook and useful checklists to keep planning organized.

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Woman of Worth Butterfly Ball, October 4th

The Butterfly Ball is in celebration of Women of Worth's 20th anniversary.

Women of Worth provides assistance to families in crisis, along with providing emergency shelter, and long term transitional housing for women and children escaping domestic violence, human trafficking, and sexual assault. Enjoy an evening of food, music, and live and silent auctions.

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We're Hiring

Job Openings at Nevada County: 
Chief Fiscal & Administrative Officer

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 Community Development Agency (CDA) is hiring a Chief Financial and Administrative Officer (CFAO) to oversee all the finance and administrative functions of the Agency.  CDA is a dynamic and challenging environment that requires excellent communication, collaboration, and implementation skills.  The ideal candidate is a highly motivated self-starter that demonstrates a strong background in finance, budgeting, and administrative support and will possess a minimum of a Bachelor's degree with major course work in public administration, business, finance, or a related field.  Local government experience is highly desirable, but not required. 

The position supports multiple departments and divisions including the Agricultural Commissioner, Building, Code Compliance, Environmental Health, Farm Advisor, Planning, Public Works, and Cannabis Compliance.  Applicants should have a proven track record of implementing solutions to balance competing priorities while maintaining fiscal stability.  The Oral Board date for the recruitment is set for Wednesday, October 16th.

Apply online by October 4th. Have a question? Contact Human Resources by calling (530) 265-7010 and selecting option 2.
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