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SR 49 Multimodal Corridor Plan

The Nevada County Transportation Committee is creating the Highway 49 Multimodal Corridor Plan to provide recommendations for the improvement of roadway and traffic conditions to make it safer for pedestrians, cyclis and drivers to cross and travel along Highway 49 from the SR 20/SR 49/Uren Street intersection in Nevada City to the Nevada County Juvenile Hall. This will likely require a focus on intersections and innovative ways to reduce motor vehicle speeds prior to and throughout the corridor.

The public is invited and encouraged to review the draft and provide comments until November 1st. Public comments will be integrated into the Plan and a final document will be presented to the Nevada County Transportation Commission.

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Flue Fact

Reminder: 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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Truckee's Free Prescription Medication Take-back Day, October 26th

Local agencies are collaborating to bring a free Medication Take-Back Day to Truckee on Saturday, October 26th. Drop off unneeded or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications safely, effectively, and anonymously at this event. Help protect our water supply by not flushing medications and help protect our community from drug abuse with the safe disposal of prescription medication.

There will be a special drop off location on October 26th at Gateway Shopping Center in Truckee from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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Fish and Wildlife Commision

Nevada County Fish and Wildlife Grant Program Now Open

Nevada County's Fish and Wildlife Commission has made a total of $15,000 available to the non-profit organizations, schools, or other organizations and individuals; and is accepting grant proposals through November 30th. 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 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.

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Historical Land Marks Commission

Dedication and Celebration of the Wolf Post Office Historical Landmark Plaque

The Nevada County Historical Landmarks Commission is pleased to announce the installation and dedication of a plaque honoring the Wolf Post Office on Sunday, October 6th.

Ranchers and farmers began to settle the historic agricultural community of Wolf in the 1860s. William Sweet arrived in Wolf in 1869, immigrating from Cornwall, and purchased 200 acres before his wife and children joined him in 1871. On August 24, 1888, a post office was established for the growing population of Wolf. John Sweet, one of William's sons, ran the post office from the living room of his ranch house and it soon became a community center and gathering place for approximately 75 residents of Wolf.

The dedication and celebration of the landmark plaque was attended by approximately 60 people as well as Supervisor Ed Scofield, members of the Commission, and members of the Sweet family.

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Proposed Gold Country Stage Bus Service Fare Policy Changes

On Wednesday, November 20th, at 8:30 a.m. at the Board of Supervisors Chambers, the Transit Services Commission (TSC) for Western Nevada County will conduct a public hearing on proposed changes to Gold Country Stage fare policies.

The proposed changes are being considered in order to address a projected budget shortfall to provide additional operational revenue and provide adequate farebox revenue to satisfy the State Transportation Development Act (TDA) mandated ten percent farebox recovery ratio.  Proposed fare policy changes include increases in daily and monthly passes for Gold Country Stage fixed route zones 1 and 2, and would not affect Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) paratransit services.

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Pine Grove Cemetery Historic Tour with Chris Ward

Join the Doris Foley Library for Historical Research for engaging conversations and details about our local history on Saturday, October 26th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Local Cemetery District Member Chris Ward will lead the group at Pine Grove Cemetery and share information on headstones and point out famous people buried in the cemetery. 

Participants will meet at the Doris Foley Library for Historical Research at 11:00 a.m.

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Board Seal

October 22nd Board Meeting Preview

Board of Supervisors meetings take place every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. Unless otherwise noted, at the beginning of each meeting, the public can address the Board on items that don't appear on the agenda but are of public interest and are within the jurisdiction of the Board. Tuesday's October 22nd meeting is scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. in the Board Chambers at the Eric Rood Administrative Center in Nevada City.
Following public comment, the Board will present a Certificate of Recognition to YubaNet on their 20 Year Anniversary and then proclaim October 24, 2019 as World Polio Day to bring awareness to Rotary International's efforts to fight the disease throughout the world.

Following approval of the consent calendar, the Board will consider acceptance of the Nevada County Broadband Strategy Plan, prepared by Sierra Business Council, as well as acceptance of the Emergency Services Wildfire Preparedness Informational Presentation.

Then, the Board will consider a Certificate of Recognition for Ms. Alison Barratt-Green for over 9 years of dedicated service to the citizens of Nevada County as Nevada County County Counsel, for a total of 29 years of legal experience and over 26 years in public service.

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We're Hiring

Job Openings at Nevada County: 

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.

Come join our dynamic, professional team committed to keeping Nevada County's residents safe and healthy!

The Temporary Nurse Practitioner position provides clinic coverage Monday, Wednesday, and Thursdays as needed (per diem). Responsibilities include performing gynecological examinations and procedures, STI screening and treatment, family planning counseling and guidance.

The ability to speak, read, and write in Spanish in addition to English would be an asset in this position, but is not required.

You would be working with people who not only enjoy the work that they do, but also enjoy the camaraderie of an amazing team.

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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