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Posted on: February 3, 2023

OES, Environmental Health, and NID Respond to Town of Washington Water Emergency During Winter Storm

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Atmospheric river events with above-average rainfall and high winds in early January caused localized flooding, downed trees, and power outages throughout Nevada County. Due to these storms, the Town of Washington’s drinking water supply system was severe...

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Community Development News
Posted on: December 27, 2022

Nevada, Placer, and Yuba Counties Receive CSAC Award for Innovative Disaster Livestock Program

CSAC Disaster Livestock Award

This year, Nevada, Placer, and Yuba counties partnered to create a Disaster Livestock Access Program to support the safe evacuation of livestock from commercial ranch operations during a disaster such as a wildfire. The innovative multi-jurisdictional pro...

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Community Development News
Posted on: December 23, 2022

Free Tree Recycling at the Rood Center and more!

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Starting December 26, 2022, Waste Management will be offering several ways to dispose of Christmas trees including FREE recycling at the Rood Center. Please remember, trees must be free of any decorations, including lights and flocking. Check out ...
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Community Development News
Posted on: December 16, 2022

Nevada County Connects Celebrates 12 Days of Free Transit Fares

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Celebrate the 12 days of Holiday Cheer as Nevada County Connects offers free fares on all routes from December 17 until the end of the year! It’s our gift to you for the holidays.

Nevada County Transit Services has received a Low Carbon Transit Operations ...

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Community Development News
Posted on: December 15, 2022

Proposed Idaho Maryland Mine Final EIR Available for Public Review

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Today, the Nevada County Planning Department released the Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Idaho-Maryland Mine Project. (click here to review the Notice of Availability).

The Final EIR includes formal responses to public comments submitted r...

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Community Development News
Posted on: December 13, 2022

Nevada County Prepares for 2022 California Building Standards Code Update

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The 2022 California Building Standards Code Update (Title 24) will be effective January 1, 2023. To prepare the community’s contractors for the update, the Nevada County Building Department and the Nevada County Contractor’s Associatio...

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Community Development News
Posted on: December 6, 2022

Nevada County Embarks on First-Ever Recreation and Resiliency Master Plan

Recreation and Resiliency Master Plan

Nevada County is embarking on the development of a countywide Recreation and Resiliency Master Plan. The plan is not only a first for Nevada County, but also one of the first of its kind in the state of California to comprehensively integrate solutions fo...

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Community Development News
Posted on: October 12, 2022

Nevada County Releases 2021 Agricultural Crop Report

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This week the Nevada County Department of Agriculture presented the 2021 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 Nev...

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Community Development News
Posted on: September 27, 2022

Tire Amnesty Event October 24-28 to Reduce Illegal Dumping in Nevada County

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To reduce illegal dumping Nevada County, Grass Valley, and Nevada City residents can dispose of up to nine tires at no cost at select locations during the week of October 24-28 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm at various locations throughout Nevada County – see be...

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Community Development News
Posted on: August 10, 2022

Get New Projects Permitted with New Unpermitted Improvement (formerly As-Built) Policy

BOS Meeting-August 8, 2022 - Staff speaking to BOS on New Unpermitted Improvement Policy

On August 9, 2022, the Board of Supervisors received a presentation from the Nevada County Building Department on the department’s new Unpermitted Improvement Policy, formerly the As-Built policy. This revised policy addresses many of the hurdles and conc...

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Community Development News
Posted on: August 2, 2022

Nevada County Awards $415,570 in First Round of Outdoor Visitor Safety Fund Grants

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Nevada City, CA – August 3, 2022 – On July 26th, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors accepted the mid-year progress report for their 2022 objectives. Progress highlights for the Board’s newest objective, Recreation, included recent awards totaling $415...

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Community Development News
Posted on: June 30, 2022

2 Additional Ways to Access the Building Department and the Community Development Agency Are Back

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The Community Development Agency (CDA) is bringing back out 2 ways to assist you with your permit and application needs. On June 2, CDA relaunched the Over the Counter Wednesday Plan Review Program, which provides plan review services for qualifying proje...

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Community Development News
Posted on: June 8, 2022

Nevada County Requests Cal OES Disaster Declaration for Grape Crop Loss

2022 Grape Crop Loss - Frozen grape vines.

June 2—On Thursday, June 9th, Nevada County Agricultural Commissioner Chris de Nijs has requested a USDA disaster declaration through the California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) for grape growers in Nevada County due to freezing temperatures tha...

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Community Development News
Posted on: May 26, 2022

Over the Counter Wednesday Plan Review Program is Back!

Staff review plans with potential client for Over the Counter Wednesday.

Have your permit plans reviewed while you wait! The Over-the-Counter Wednesday Plan Review Program started in 2015 to help expedite the permit process by shortening your two-week review to a one-hour pre-scheduled appointment. 

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Community Development News
Posted on: May 24, 2022

Nevada County Board of Supervisors Accepts $950,000 CAL FIRE Grant to Support Wildfire Prevention

CALFIRE Grant for $950,000 presented to Nevada County Board of Supervisors by Public Works.

Nevada City, CA - The Nevada County Board of Supervisors formally accepted funds awarded by CAL FIRE at today’s Board of Supervisors meeting.  CAL FIRE Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit (NEU) announced last month that it had secured funding for a...

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Community Development News
Posted on: May 19, 2022

National Public Works Week Highlighted Our Ready & Resilient Public Works Crews

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On May 10th, the Board of Supervisors joined jurisdictions nationwide in proclaiming May 15th to 21st as National Public Works Week. Public Works professionals help keep our community strong by providing an infrastructure of services in transportation, wa...

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Community Development News
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Building Safety Month: Building Codes in Action

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May is Building Safety Month. The International Code Council founded building Safety Month to promote worldwide building safety and help individuals, families, and businesses understand what it takes to create safe and sustainable structures in our commun...

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Community Development News
Posted on: April 26, 2022

Greater Higgins Area Plan Project: Review Designs and Help Shape the Community May 4th 6-7:30 pm

SCMAC Workshop 3 May 4th 6-7:30pm review designs and join the conversation.

Nevada County is developing an exciting plan to help guide future improvements for the Higgins Corner area in the South County region. The Greater Higgins Area Plan is a planning effort with two key goals:

  • Establish a comprehensive future vision for the ar...
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Community Development News
Posted on: April 20, 2022

Nevada County Connects Free Transit Fares April 29th & 30th in Celebration of Earth Day

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Come celebrate Earth Day in Nevada City as Nevada County Connects offers free fares on all routes on April 29th and 30th! It’s our gift to the Earth, from you. 

Please help us make a positive impact in our communities by riding transit, ...

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Community Development News
Posted on: April 20, 2022

Waste Management Offers Free Nevada County Greenwaste Events

WM Greenwaste May 9 & 16, 2022 9am-3pm at McCourtney Road Transfer Station.

Waste Management offers Free Nevada County Greenwaste events this spring. Please see the specific details of their program below. 

Who: Nevada County ResidentsWhen: Mondays: May 9 & 16th What: Dispose of all your lan...

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Community Development News
Posted on: April 19, 2022

Nevada County Environmental Health to Hold Mosquito Fish Giveaways in May and June

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The Nevada County Environmental Health Department Vector Control Program will be holding Mosquito Fish Giveaways on five Thursday afternoons throughout May and June. Mosquito Fish can consume large quantities of insect larvae in your pond or other standin...

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Community Development News
Posted on: April 7, 2022

Responsible Hirschdale Recreation Access Points Effective 4/8/2022

Hirschdale Block 2022

Help ensure access to the Hirschdale area by using the parking and access points to the Tahoe Pyramid Trail and Truckee River (effective 4/8/2022). Please remember to respect homeowners, private property, and leave no trace to protect this important commu...

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Community Development News
Posted on: March 30, 2022

Neighbors Helping Neighbors in Cascade Shores

Neighbors Giving Each Other a High Five

Nevada County’s Building Director Craig Griesbach shared with me a special experience he had while working to address green waste cleanup needs around the county: “This past month, I met a disabled veteran and his neighbor in Cascade Shores. The veteran n...

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Community Development News
Posted on: February 23, 2022

Greater Higgins Area Plan Project: Join the Discussion to Help Shape the Community March 2 6-7:30 pm

SCMAC Workshop 2 Wed. March 2 6-7:30pm to learn more and participate in community meeting.

Nevada County is developing an exciting plan to help guide future improvements for the Higgins Corner area in the South County region. The Greater Higgins Area Plan is a planning effort with two key goals:

  • Establish a comprehensive future vision for the ar...
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Community Development News
Posted on: February 17, 2022

California Environmental Quality Act

California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) can be found at: www.mynevadacounty.com/ceqa

Want to learn more about the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)? Review the CEQA page.

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